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Old 04-26-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Screenroom!

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!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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Looks great! I have wondered how it would do in wind....

Two weeks ago I had the trailer at Moses Lake, WA and we were hit with wind gusts up to 50 mph all weekend (a tent trailer practically blew over and around - they folded up and returned to Spokane)....during it all, I was glad to have the EZ Up canopy vs the attached screen room. I'm not sure how well the room (attached to the trailer wall) would hold up with varied wind gusts pressuring the side wall?

Last weekend we were in Lewsiton, ID - another wet windy weekend....how comfortable would you be to use the room in inclement weather such as we experience in the Inland NW? I am still on the fence to use mine....

Las Vegas? Congrats on steadier weather and bigger city life...will you miss the trees? Ive been in Nine Mile area for 12 years now & know I will miss my peaceful lakeside community if I ever had to leave it.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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Driveway practice, to work the "kinks" out, is always a good idea. Home field advantage you might say.
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My local dealer quoted $675.00
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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We love ours! I was skeptical about the setup, but it's getting easier and quicker. It turned a little windy on us one day and all we did was stake the corners down with some tent stakes.
On a chilly evening a tabletop tiki torch keeps it keeps it nice in there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:34 PM   #7
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Screen room wind protection.

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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:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.).
  3. 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.
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I have updated my thread on how to setup the screen room without using pegs, post #296
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[*]If the velco starts to come loose on the trailer use a good grade contact cement/adhesive.
Thanks for this tip! We have had a terrible time keeping the Velcro attached to the front metal plate on the toy hauler!
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Great tips. It would have taken me quite a while to figure them out. Especially the boards under the jacks with eye screws in them.

Thanks again everyone.
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