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Old 08-12-2017, 12:12 PM   #201
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Since cold temps are not usually a factor, I bought and use some Cabelas emergency blankets to ward off the heat and tree droppings...they are lightweight and I secure with a few bungees. One fits the narrower bed bunk perfectly, the wider bed is slightly shorter but they do help to refract light and heat down here! I think they were a useful bargain.


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It's a 2014 and the only thing that looked like it was used was the outdoor grill
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:16 PM   #203
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Mamouth Spring, Arkansas, same trip. How about those classy wood sides on the Caravan?
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:19 PM   #204
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Here is the New Pup at our campsite in Maine

Here is our new Pup camping in Maine.🙂
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Does the screen room help stabilize the awning especially in the wind
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Isn't the Cherokee new too? How is it for towing the 296? I've been towing mine with a GMC Acadia and it does fine, but thought about the cherokee next time around.
The Acadia is rated to two 5300 lbs but the cherokee is something like 7300 if I remember correctly.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:29 PM   #209
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Here is our new Pup camping in Maine.🙂
Isn't the Cherokee new too? How is it for towing the 296? I've been towing mine with a GMC Acadia and it does fine, but thought about the cherokee next time around.
The Acadia is rated to two 5300 lbs but the cherokee is something like 7300 if I remember correctly.
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:53 PM   #210
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Does the screen room help stabilize the awning especially in the wind
I also have the screen room set up and yes, it does help in high winds, but can still lift. I tie down the awning with cords set out diagonally, and have spikes at the bottom of the awning legs and through the eyelets at the bottom of the awning in a couple of places. I have had the misfortune of having a sudden strong gust come up on a nice day (no wind), lift the awning, hit the roof and damage the connection between the awning post and the frame. Always best to tie the thing down, no matter what.

We survived a night on the sand bar in Carleton, Quebec with winds that I thought would overturn the tent camper. We closed up the awning and screen room the next morning, but both survived the night intact.
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Ya I to my awning down too do u connect the awning to the camper or have the legs perpendicular to the ground
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Ya I to my awning down too do u connect the awning to the camper or have the legs perpendicular to the ground
Legs to the ground. I put spikes through the loops at the bottom of the vertical poles; can't do that when run back diagonally to the camper wall.
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Ya I to mine down too the support poles do you attach them to the camper or put them perpendicular to the ground I have found that attaching them to the sides of the camper pulls the roof to much
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Photo of our 2514g.

Awning legs go to the ground.
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Photo of our 2514g.

Awning legs go to the ground.
Nice looks like my Brand new HW 296 with the screened room on nice PUP.🙂
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Does the screen room help stabilize the awning especially in the wind
Yes it does especially if you have the privacy flaps down.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:38 PM   #217
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Isn't the Cherokee new too? How is it for towing the 296? I've been towing mine with a GMC Acadia and it does fine, but thought about the cherokee next time around.
The Acadia is rated to two 5300 lbs but the cherokee is something like 7300 if I remember correctly.
No that's a Brand New Ford Explorer Sport with a 3.5L twin turbo, no issues hauling the 296, I'm not even using a trailer brake, does not push the car at all I can't even tell it's back there.
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Itís that time of year when folks start heading out. Didnít want this thread to fall through the cracks. Enjoy seeing those campsites.
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Old 04-11-2018, 03:28 PM   #219
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A couple weeks ago in Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park Jacksonville, FL - maiden voyage of my '18 Flagstaff SE 228BHSE PUP
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Photo of our 2514g.

Awning legs go to the ground.
Love the screen room. would love to add one. Where did you order yours and do you order by your PUP model or have to measure?
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