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Old 10-26-2018, 09:07 AM   #1
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Dometic Awning Question

Please don't roast me as this may seem like a dumb question, but I am new to owning a PUP. I have an '18 228BHSE with a dometic bag awning. I like the idea of the Dometic Screen room. Is this a replacement to the dometic bag awning or does it attach to the awning I already have? Dometics website isnt the most clear thing in the world.

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Old 10-26-2018, 09:24 AM   #2
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It should attach to the awning you already have. On my hw popup, the dometic awning had zippers on it that are used to attach the screen room.
I did not get the screen room, it seemed to be more trouble than it was worth for me, it was enough of a PITA to even use the awning. I just put up a free standing screen room.
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Old 10-26-2018, 09:28 AM   #3
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It should attach to the awning you already have. On my hw popup, the dometic awning had zippers on it that are used to attach the screen room.
I did not get the screen room, it seemed to be more trouble than it was worth for me, it was enough of a PITA to even use the awning. I just put up a free standing screen room.
Good point! Awning is PITA! Mine is broken now and I have to replace.... what screen room do you have?
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Good point! Awning is PITA! Mine is broken now and I have to replace.... what screen room do you have?
Just a regular old coleman screen gazebo.
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Old 10-26-2018, 05:43 PM   #5
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I had a screen room for the awning on the 2005 Rockwood Freedom 2290. It came with the camper. I'd never get another one.

They had to put snaps all over the body of the camper for the screen room to snap to, it did attach to the awning with a zipper, and it was a pain to put up.

It didn't keep the bugs out, was small, and did I say a pain to put up.

I bought a Screen House at the store and I've had it since 2007. It's awesome and was less than $100. It's large and allows a full size picnic table, my 4' X 6' cook table and even some tent chairs.

It allows me to get away from the camper and have a separate living area without any crowding.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:06 PM   #6
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I had a screen room for the awning on the 2005 Rockwood Freedom 2290. It came with the camper. I'd never get another one.

They had to put snaps all over the body of the camper for the screen room to snap to, it did attach to the awning with a zipper, and it was a pain to put up.

It didn't keep the bugs out, was small, and did I say a pain to put up.

I bought a Screen House at the store and I've had it since 2007. It's awesome and was less than $100. It's large and allows a full size picnic table, my 4' X 6' cook table and even some tent chairs.

It allows me to get away from the camper and have a separate living area without any crowding.

definitely leaning towards the separate screen room! Thanks
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:24 PM   #7
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definitely leaning towards the separate screen room! Thanks
Check out the Clam Quick-set screen rooms.
A little pricey but well worth it.
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Check out the Clam Quick-set screen rooms.
A little pricey but well worth it.
+1 on the Clam. We love ours. So easy and quick to set up. Most of the time we set it over the picnic table but there are times we just set it up to sit in.



We thought about the screen room on the awing when we first got ours but there are times when you can't always have the awing out. And my awing is damaged now, so need to replace it.
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:45 PM   #9
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Rockwood 1950 pop-up, with screen room attachment. DW hates bugs, loves screen room. (Happy wife...). Attach screen room before raising top, easier to reach! Attach skirt to trailer with rare earth magnets (found on Amazon). Helps keep bugs out of pop-up. Only takes extra 15 min. or so, but worth it to Dw. So what's an extra few minutes to get an extra room that's relatively bug free! Yes, rolling up the awning is a PITA!
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A thought on bag awnings and wind.

Colorado is windy. My bag awning will withstand quite a bit of wind if I place the poles vertically to the ground and stake them down, and then guy the awning to the ground with large steel stakes and para-cord. I never EVER put the vertical supports into the sockets on the side of the camper. That is a VERY flimsy setup. On mine, the sockets are plastic. Ridiculous!

But when the wind really picks up, say with an approaching thunderstorm, you need to be able to put the awning away in one hell of a hurry under very challenging conditions...often after having to run back to your site from whatever you are doing. Having to dismantle the attached screen-room, which also increases wind resistance a LOT, will substantially increase tear-down time and the risk of the wind tearing your awning apart before you can safely stow it.

Hard-side campers often have motorized awnings with automated wind sensors. When the wind comes up, they put themselves away. Even manual awnings are easy to put away. With your bag awning, you're on a ladder, struggling to roll up the fabric, and then tuck it away into the bag. Maybe it's already raining with lightning. And if you have just one ladder, you're pretty much doing it alone.

I'd urge you to reconsider turning your bag awning into a self-destructive sail that you can't possibly put away before it gets wrecked.

Even a free-standing screen room can be flattened in the wind. We had one that we used twice before it was junk...the retailer took it back.

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Old 02-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #11
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It seems like finding replacement parts for these Domestic bag awnings is a hard thing. I need a few replacement poles and parts. Does anyone know a good source?
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:31 PM   #12
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Not sure you can find parts. I tried to replace just a pole and bracket. Could not find it anywhere, so looked on the Dometic website and found I had to buy the entire side. They don't sell just the part you need.
So I jury-rigged it and just made due.
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