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Old 02-10-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Awning Enclosure question

Do any of you have any experience with awning enclosures? Are they worth the money? Easy to use?

I will be buying a Jayco Sport 165 and thought that an awning enclosure would offer a little more living space.

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Old 02-10-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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I have not used one, but my daughter and family does and love it. It also helps with the awning in wind.
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Old 02-10-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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I have used one as well with a pop up. I thought it was alot of work for a little extra room for a weekend but they may be worth it for a week or longer stays
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I've never used one but I like being able to walk in and out freely from under my awning
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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I prefer a screened canopy instead. This lets me sit away from the camper and better enjoy the atmosphere.
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:37 AM   #6
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I had one before my 5th and we really liked it. On our 19' Antigua the screen room basically doubled the living space. Our kids were very young at the time and the screen room allowed us to have them go to bed, while we enjoyed the evening outside. We also had privacy panels so it was truly another room.

One option which we had and is no longer available is a hard door option. This was a storable storm door which allows you to come and go without using the zipper.

I would have kept the screen room, but the 5th has an electric awning, and the room I had wouldn't work and we really didn't need to have the space any more. We now have a standalone screen enclosure although we don't like it as much as the screen room.

They are a little cumbersome to setup and take down, especially in the rain, and for a short weekend stay we wouldn't put it up. Anything more than 3 days and we did. Hope that helps.
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Thanks Nylyon.

I am going to be getting a very small Jayco TT so I figured that an awning enclosure would be necessary for additional living space. I have never had the room made for an awning and did not know how easy or difficult they were to put up and take down. Also, there is the thing about how much storage space they require.

It is great to get peoples feedback and not have to learn everything the hard or expensive way.
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Mine stored in 3 bags, probably 2'x2' and another bag for the rails. I stored it in the living space and only brought it when we planned to use it. It took probably 20 minutes to put up and about the same to take down.
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Great to know, thanks. What brand were you using? I'm seeing a number of them.
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Carefree of Colorado, I just looked and they don't sell the one I had any longer I think it was just called the "Deluxe" or something like that, nor do they sell that hard door option, my understanding is it was VERY rare, in fact, I had never seen one other than my own.
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