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Old 08-14-2007, 12:29 PM   #15
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We have an older screen house (with the outside poles) that has 4 flaps and two doors.
Last time we were out an about we put the screen house about 4 feet away from the trailer---put the flap up on the trailer roof (to where it raises in the middle--boler) and tied it down to the back bumper and the front to the tongue.
Worked great even when it rained-(no poolong of water) --gave us a "breezeway" out of the trailer door..a few steps into the zippered screen house and you could go out the other side.. Made it so you did not have to go in and out of the screen house to get into the trailer..
Having it tied down so securly to the frame of the trailer--no need for poles or anything..Was the first time doing it this way--although I had suggested it to dh for years---I think it will be done in the future....
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Old 08-14-2007, 01:32 PM   #16
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Jamie:

Check the height of the door on your trailer. I wanted a Paha Que screen house also. I chatted last week with their sales person. The side screens are only 5'6" tall. If you want to use it as a house that your door opens into, that might be too short. It was for us.

So we went to Walmart over the weekend and bought the EZUp. We also have the Walmart one that was posted earlier, but it went over in a windstorm and needs duck tape to keep it together. It is also more work to set up than we wanted. The EZUp exactly fits the top of our door, so it works perfect.

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looks great. which EZ Up model is it? and did you modify the screen room attachement? I thought it is a wrap-around with one zipper.
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:20 PM   #18
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Here's the screen house that we bought. We bought it in a store. http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=4664265

The screen curtain has two zippers. We can roll it back to accommodate the door. The wind curtain has only one zipper, I think. We may look into a second one, so it can be rolled back.

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Old 08-14-2007, 05:40 PM   #19
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thanks.
does it hold in the wind?
I will be in Denver next week, so will drop by a Walmart.

how high is it? my door upper edge is 6'8" from the ground
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I don't know about the wind. We just got it. However, it has stakes that go far into the dirt with stake-down ropes. Our last one just had little plastic pegs.
The hubby just measured it but used a short 3' tape. Our door appeared to be 6'1" to the top edge. The screen house sat on the lip of the little rain gutter that we have over our door.

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Old 08-14-2007, 07:46 PM   #21
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Thanks Cindy, that's very helpful.
I went to the EZ-UP retailer today and their product seem very solid, but the one I was interested in did not have a screen attachement. and the colst is almost $300 canadian
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:53 PM   #22
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Oh, my! Try Walmart online. The screen was about 90.00 and the wind screen was 30.00 US. We also bought the 30.00 wind screen for those times it is windy and/or we need privacy. I like to do yoga, but I don't like the campground to see me doing a headstand.
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It might help clarify things if we have the right name for the screen house we just purchased. It is the First-Up, not the EZUP. The First-Up has a canopy provided and we bought the screen walls and wind screen separately. The First-Up was $79.99 at Wal-Mart, the screen walls were about $28 and the wind screen was about $37. Both the screen walls and the wind screen have two zippers - front and back. The zippered sides roll sideways if you want the front and back totally open. We are trying to work out a way to have the wind screen roll back on the sides as well, but that might take cutting the sides and installing zippers there, too.

In setting up the First-Up, the clearance from ground to the bottom of the side supports is about 6'3". This clears the door for us just fine. If you needed a bit more height, I would suggest cutting 4 pieces of wood for the corner legs, attach them with a long bolt and wingnut, and then anchor the wood to the ground with long tent stakes. This could add as much as you need depending on the thickness of the wood. A 4x4 or 6x6 piece would give you plenty of clearance. Of course, the side walls would not reach the ground, but you can add tarp repair stick-on grommets and long tent stakes to firm up the bottoms.

Hope this clarification helps! By the way, the web link in Cindy's message above does point to the correct gazebo by First-Up.

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Oops, I posted the right Walmart link but used the wrong name.

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awesome thanks.
will drop by walmart next week in Denver.
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And thank you for not buying the one that I kept naming incorrectly! !

First-Up is around 90.00 but the screen is an additional 25.00 or so. It also has a set of rope lights available and a wind screen, if you can find it. We had a hard time finding the wind screen; we looked in 3 stores before we found one. I can't find it online either, but I did find tent sides for it on ebay, if you want to swap out the sides and use it as a tent. I found a couple of sites where you can also buy single solid covers for each side that can be rolled up. The First-Up comes in 3 colors but it does not appear that the screen sides do. They seem to be only in blue, but that is what we wanted anyway.


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yeah, Blue if what I am after as well
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Old 08-16-2007, 10:30 PM   #28
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I got my awning for my 13' scamp online at this web stie:

www.Interwestsports.com

It was fairly cheap, and they also have add-a-rooms for them too. They carry the awning rail that you attach to the camper shell that the awning itself slides into. Everything I have got from them has been great, and at a very reasonable price.

Thats my suggestion... Good Luck!

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