Friday, June 2, 2023


Grab handle makes RV screen door reach a lot closer

By Jim Twamley

Unless you have telescoping arms, if you’re like most RVers you may struggle to reach out and grab that RV screen door to close it. Kelly Melfi from Frankfort, Ill., is quite an innovator and he’s a lot like the rest of us. Grabbing the screen door was a hassle. But as an innovator, Kelly couldn’t just let it go.

With Kelly’s idea you can easily reach your screen door from inside your coach. He simply used a 1/2-inch piece of PVC and two “elbow” connectors as the handle. He cleverly attached the handle diagonally across the slider bars with sheet metal screws through the center of the elbows. This allows the handle slide cover to freely slide back and forth on its tracks.

Editor’s note: If you don’t want to build it yourself, here’s a screen door cross bar from Amazon.


0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe to comments
Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Sign up for the

RVtravel Newsletter

Sign up and receive 3 FREE RV Checklists: Set-Up, Take-Down and Packing List.