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Old 04-11-2011, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question Awning Screen Room?

Just need advice from anyone that has a screen room that attaches to the awning. I want to get one of these but have been told that it's not a good idea as if we get some bad weather we can now roll the awning up but won't be able to do that with a screen room attached. I figured we could just take the screen room down then roll the awning up, I'm hoping this is easy to do because I really want to get the attached screen room but don't want to risk tearing the awning. Help please
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #2
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I have a screen room attached to my awning. It spends the entire summer up. I have the trailer set up on a permanent site in Maine. Have never had any problems. However, if you do have one installed make sure you see where the hardware will go that attaches to the trailer. Have seen some where the exhaust fan over the range will not open, or some of the storage compartments will not open after installation of screen room. Another concern is that some furnaces are located so their vents are within the screen room producing exhaust fumes.
I would not have a screen room unless I planned on being at one site for a long period of time. too much effort putting on, and they do add lots of weight when traveling. Not easily cleaned, takes a rather large area to clean them. I usually bring it home and do it in my paved driveway.
Good luck, hope this has been helpful, any question feel free to ask.
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I agree with the last post. If set up properly they will handle a lotof wind. They are not quick to put up so unless I were staying a month or more I wouldn't want one. My personal opinion if you have a power awning I don't think they are a good idea. ( no upright poles)
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:53 AM   #4
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Thanks guys for the helpful info......I think we've decided that it might not be such a good idea after all.
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I have now had 2 screen rooms... the first one was with a manual awning and worked GREAT... left it up for 3 winters in So Cal no problems... Last summer I got a new TT with the cursed electric awning... got the screen room from Carefree... materials are way too thin... first wind busted up the room rafters NO WARRANTY.. the gear on the drive motor shattered and could not roll up the awning finally got it up only to have it unroll in the wind... guess you can tell I dont like electric awnings.. and if they refuse warranty on this one I will go with a manual one again.... My dealer sucks for warranty work... always whining.
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Seann, one of our neighbors last year had his electric awning tied down and the wind bent things up. He had to replace lots of parts and some of us pitched in to help him. Now when my wife starts wanting one I remind her of the neighbors that had all the trouble. (I don't want to mess with one)
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Seann, one of our neighbors last year had his electric awning tied down and the wind bent things up. He had to replace lots of parts and some of us pitched in to help him. Now when my wife starts wanting one I remind her of the neighbors that had all the trouble. (I don't want to mess with one)
I didnt want one to start with but that is how the factory ships them... and unlike the manual ones these have holes all up the side of the RV so if you take them off you have ugly holes to contend with... My dealer is being real anal about it all...
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We used our screen room for the first time this past weekend at Arrow Rock Mo state park. We really enjoyed the extra space. Putting it up and taking it down went quick. We had a few mild thunderstorms which had no affect on the room or the awning.
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We used our screen room for the first time this past weekend at Arrow Rock Mo state park. We really enjoyed the extra space. Putting it up and taking it down went quick. We had a few mild thunderstorms which had no affect on the room or the awning.
Whats the make of your screen room? Great pics and good to hear that it went up and came down quickly (was it easy to do??) We actually didn't get to go camping this past weekend because of the weather
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Whats the make of your screen room? Great pics and good to hear that it went up and came down quickly (was it easy to do??) We actually didn't get to go camping this past weekend because of the weather
If you have a manual awning get the Patty-O-Room its made of strong materials and you will be happy with it..

What ever you do stay away from Carefree of Colorados Add a room..
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