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Old 07-05-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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Do you have a screen room for your awning?

I have been looking at screen rooms and for one thing they are extremely expensive for a few pieces of screen and zippers. I could buy an entire canopy for less. I have a 20' canopy on my 31 RLDS and we are planing on staying in some state parks where having a screen would be nice.

We really do not need a patio room with solid panels, so I am looking for any ideas or links to something reasonable if anyone has an idea.

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The first popup we bought used came with one. We used it once and found it just to much of a hassle to bother with.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:43 AM   #3
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Not for the awning but, we have one seperate from the rv.
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I've been looking at those and also found they are too expensive for what they provide. I may look into a 10-12' pop-up canopy with a screen and see how the prices compare.
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A friend of mine had one and from his experience I'd say they are way too expensive. And it took him a couple hours to get it set up, then at least an hour to take it down, fold it up, and store it away. Not very handy unless you are going to be in one spot for a week. And ask yourself - after considering the time and hassle of putting it up and taking it down, how many times would you really use it?

Now if your trailer is parked on a seasonal site, then it might be a good investment.

just my opinion.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:12 AM   #6
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We stayed in a place called Solair in CT a couple years ago and the mosquitos were so bad we wished we had a screen room. Looked around and couldn't find one I was going to be happy with. Turns out a good tower style fan helps alot is much easier to set up.
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I've been looking at those and also found they are too expensive for what they provide. I may look into a 10-12' pop-up canopy with a screen and see how the prices compare.
I saw one of these pop-ups and he bought screening and took it to a sail maker and they sowed a zipper all the way around and included a doorway. The roll of screening he bought was about 7' wide by how ever long you need it. The bottom was like a double or triple seam and that kept it tight looking. It looked really good. Set your pop-up up and zip it all the way around and your done!
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We had a screen room for our large popup at one time. Once you got it set up - which took a while!- it was nice to have in nice weather. However, when a storm came through it was a huge hassle because you couldn't roll up the awning with all of the screen attached and the set-up wasn't stable enough to withstand a big wind. Once my husband and I were standing outside in terrible winds holding the awning and screen (which had fallen down) trying to keep it from ripping completely off the camper. It was just too much trouble for us to use.

I'd never want a screen room attached to the electric awning on our JayFlight.
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We had a screen room for our large popup at one time. Once you got it set up - which took a while!- it was nice to have in nice weather. However, when a storm came through it was a huge hassle because you couldn't roll up the awning with all of the screen attached and the set-up wasn't stable enough to withstand a big wind. Once my husband and I were standing outside in terrible winds holding the awning and screen (which had fallen down) trying to keep it from ripping completely off the camper. It was just too much trouble for us to use.

I'd never want a screen room attached to the electric awning on our JayFlight.
That would be enough to change my mind.
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We had a screen room for our large popup at one time. Once you got it set up - which took a while!- it was nice to have in nice weather. However, when a storm came through it was a huge hassle because you couldn't roll up the awning with all of the screen attached and the set-up wasn't stable enough to withstand a big wind. Once my husband and I were standing outside in terrible winds holding the awning and screen (which had fallen down) trying to keep it from ripping completely off the camper. It was just too much trouble for us to use.

I'd never want a screen room attached to the electric awning on our JayFlight.
Thank you. Saving this for DW to read.
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