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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:44 pm    Post subject: GoWesty Sliding Window Screen - anyone have them? Reply with quote

I'm considering buying one of the sliding window screens for my Westy that GoWesty makes:

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3991&category_id=141&category_parent_id=

Does anyone have these? Are you satisfied with them?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of these on the sliding-door window of my '87 camper. The frame is aluminum as compared to the plastic original, so it won't disintegrate from UV over time. Also, the frame and screen are black (at least mine is), in case that matters to you. Looks to be a high-quality piece.

Was fairly easy to install, just follow the directions.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you are satisfied with them? Any rattles? Did you have to modify your window frame? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No rattles, nice tight fit. No modification of window frame is required, no drilling or anything. Just a screw driver is all that is needed.

Very happy with this item!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have them too . . . awesome. Very solid. Great fit.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great fit, good product.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have them and I am pleased. I like the fact that you can replace the screen material. Mine seem to whistle on the highway at speed. When I replace the screen materail I'm gonna go with vinyl to seeif that eliminates the whistle.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: install issue with screws... Reply with quote

I know this is an ancient thread, but I just got one of these and can't get the screws to loosen to install. It looks like the paint has them frozen, and I'm starting to strip them! Shocked Anyone have that problem, or have an idea of how to loosen the screws? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: install issue with screws... Reply with quote

grahamneale wrote:
I know this is an ancient thread, but I just got one of these and can't get the screws to loosen to install. It looks like the paint has them frozen, and I'm starting to strip them! Shocked Anyone have that problem, or have an idea of how to loosen the screws? Thanks!


Lay them flat on the table with troublesome screw facing upwards, apply downward pressure and slowly try to turn screw.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wise words blake. You have alot of experince removing screws, with how many you turned to get all your parts off and painted orange...see you after class by the flagpole!!! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: GW Window Screens Reply with quote

I agree with all of the above. Good quality product and, yes, the screws are tight.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did buy one and I'm very satisfied with it after 2 years of use. I had a bit of a hard time with the screw too. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this thread is old, but I was wondering if anyone had the screen from eurocampers.com. Here is the link:

http://www.eurocampers.com/Vanagon-Westfalia-Passe...p_606.html

Gowesty is out of stock and I found this when searching around.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are one and the same...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what the difference between a Westfalia sliding window and tin top slider is? These sliders say they are for westfalia only?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jobenaus wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the difference between a Westfalia sliding window and tin top slider is? These sliders say they are for westfalia only?


The westy slider latch is positioned more towards the middle with different pieces of glass and it clears the screen. The passenger van sliding latch is positioned at the front and will not allow the full time use of the screen like the westy version. The removal of the screens more than a few times will find them broken pretty quickly.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
jobenaus wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the difference between a Westfalia sliding window and tin top slider is? These sliders say they are for westfalia only?


The westy slider latch is positioned more towards the middle with different pieces of glass and it clears the screen. The passenger van sliding latch is positioned at the front and will not allow the full time use of the screen like the westy version. The removal of the screens more than a few times will find them broken pretty quickly.
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Thanks syncrdoka! I see that now that I've had a look at mine. Looks like there really is no way to have a full time screen on a passenger van then. I guess the Velcro has to stay.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jobenaus wrote:

Thanks syncrdoka! I see that now that I've had a look at mine. Looks like there really is no way to have a full time screen on a passenger van then. I guess the Velcro has to stay.

If you have the older grooved window seal, You can pull out the ugly trim
and use weed wacker string to install regular fiberglass screen directly onto the seals....use a narrow screen roller and lots of soapy water.
Mines been on for a year now, love it, easy to do easy to fix,or remove.
You can even run at freeway speeds,windows open, no issues Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a more permanent solution. $2.99 each at Lowes.

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