Originally Posted by daveandmandy1
So after much research, we elected to get the screenroom that is actually made for our lovely A-frame. We thought about a separate pop-up canopy, but having the 'continuity' with the trailer just seemed like the better option. I had heard that the toughest part was putting it together, especially in windy conditions. So today seemed like the best time - sunny, and windy! I have to say, I think we'll really enjoy the additional room it provides! And the set up wasn't quite as tough as I thought it was going to be. Now to set it up while on a trip! One trip for sure: I got orders to move to Las Vegas, so we'll be moving from the lovely inland northwest to sunny and dry Vegas in June!
Hi, Congratuations on your screen room awning purchase.
We've used our screenroom awning for about a year and enjoy it.
It can be a pain to set up sometimes. If it is too windy, we usually don't try to set it up.
After setup, it holds up pretty well under stiff windy conditions with the following suggestions:
- Cut 2, 2 ft (I used 6 inch pressure treated decking) boards to go under the stabilizer jacks and attach screw hooks to both ends of each board. Attach the bottom edges of your screen room's bungee loops to these hooks at the both ends of the base of the trailer. With the weight of the trailer on these boards this offers additional protection from the wind, especially if your trailer is set up on a concrete or asphalt camping pad.
- Stake the awning down with the large "nail-like" tent pegs (found at most outdoor stores). You can pound them into the ground with a rubber mallet (I don't use the supplied tent pins as they are harder to work with.).
- If the velco starts to come loose on the trailer use a good grade contact cement/adhesive.
(Thanks to K0777 for coming up with suggestions for some of the above ideas.).
We only use our awning on 2 or more night stays. It provided great shelter from the cold wind and rain during our winter camps. It's nice and breezy during warm weather camping with the front unzipped / removed and side panels rolled up.