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Old 04-27-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
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It's Carefree's new Vacation'r screen room. They have a video on their website with a demonstration putting it up and taking it down. It takes about twenty minutes going up and about fifteen minutes to take it down and fold it up. We keep an eye on the weather forecast, because I don't want to see how it does in a severe thunderstorm.
I don't know about the quality of the older screen room from Carefree, this one is well built. The skirt uses black velcro which attaches to the trailer, since our TT is white we bought white industrial strength velcro. The screen room walls do not attach to the TT. We have to pay attention to our parking spot and park on the edge of a paved pad, we also have to pay attention where park the TT on the pad to avoid concrete patios, picnic tables and fire pits when the awning is extended. There will be some spots where we can't use the room.
It was nice to have the extra space for the dogs off their tether, and providing us a shaded area reducing the amount of bugs and wind while we enjoyed the view.
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:55 AM   #12
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My Carefree was bought last Oct... did not last one season... the Patty-O-Room was in use for 3 years before I traded up to a Jayco... I can tell you I will never buy another Carefree of Colorado product again... The crap they put the dealer through when I bought the slideout cover and now the "that is not covered under warranty of the screen room.. they have seen the last of my $$$
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:00 AM   #13
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Seann, we bought a front cover for out 5er from CareFree of Colorado and the guy did a terrible job of installing it. I never noticed it untill the end of the season. He didn't space some of the connectors correctly and the fabric was tearing because he had to streech it so much. In my book they are a good company to stay away from.
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I have the Carefree Add-A-Room limited and have been very pleased with it. Mine is older (still in excellent condition) but maybe they've changed construction, but ours is very well made and we've had it for 8 years. A couple of years ago we opted for the hard door option. We loved it! One advantage (or disadvantage depending on how you look at it) is that the hard door will anchor your awning to the ground. We just recently got a 5th and I haven't tried to even see if the screen room will fit (don't think that it will) and will likely sell it, but we loved ours especially with the hard door option!
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I have the Carefree Add-A-Room limited and have been very pleased with it. Mine is older (still in excellent condition) but maybe they've changed construction, but ours is very well made and we've had it for 8 years. A couple of years ago we opted for the hard door option. We loved it! One advantage (or disadvantage depending on how you look at it) is that the hard door will anchor your awning to the ground. We just recently got a 5th and I haven't tried to even see if the screen room will fit (don't think that it will) and will likely sell it, but we loved ours especially with the hard door option!
Yours has to be the manual style then... I am talking about the ones for the power awning... they made them soooooo cheap. Still trying to decide what to do about the room...
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:21 PM   #16
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Okay, I'm sold! Since we'll be living in our TT, and will be places 3-6 months at a time, would be great to have the extra room w/out having to worry about mosquitoes, ya know, the unofficial state bird of Texas?!? How much does one of these beauties hurt the pocketbook?
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #17
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Okay, I'm sold! Since we'll be living in our TT, and will be places 3-6 months at a time, would be great to have the extra room w/out having to worry about mosquitoes, ya know, the unofficial state bird of Texas?!? How much does one of these beauties hurt the pocketbook?
If you don't mind previously owned, I'm selling mine, hard door and all!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #18
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If you don't mind previously owned, I'm selling mine, hard door and all!
Heck no, my TT is previously owned. Fair warning though, I'm unemployed. How much are ya asking? Making a wish list now as I'll be living in my TT, and the extra room would be nice. Getting ready for when I can get back to work, where ever that may be.
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Heck no, my TT is previously owned. Fair warning though, I'm unemployed. How much are ya asking? Making a wish list now as I'll be living in my TT, and the extra room would be nice. Getting ready for when I can get back to work, where ever that may be.
George, this is a perfect opportunity for you to check out the "Parts and Accessories Wanted" forum in the classified! As you add an item to your list, add a new thread to the classifieds. Ya never know, someone might have something to sell. Posts usually stay up there for around 6 months before being deleted.
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Heck no, my TT is previously owned. Fair warning though, I'm unemployed. How much are ya asking? Making a wish list now as I'll be living in my TT, and the extra room would be nice. Getting ready for when I can get back to work, where ever that may be.
I'm sorry to hear about the unemployment that sucks. One bit of advice don't just use the internet job boards. Do it the way we all learned years ago call employers by phone and go to the companys directly some may not like it but most will know how bad you want to work by showing them. Offer to work as a sub contractor for a couple of weeks to show off your talents. I have a good friend thats a head hunter he said thats the best way to get back to work.
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