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Old 05-31-2017, 09:43 PM   #1
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Question Need easy up no bugs screen room

Bugs love me. Just came back from FL and was eaten up once again.

Found this on Amazon.

New SportCraft 8 ft Pop Up Screen Room With Floor Canopy Tent Shelter
https://www.amazon.com/SportCraft-Screen-Floor-Canopy-Shelter/dp/B0114N0SOY/ref=pd_sbs_468_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0114N0SOY &pd_rd_r=JEW8C5GPE76N24DKPFFR&pd_rd_w=g5XZM&pd_rd_ wg=DP8Hw&psc=1&refRID=JEW8C5GPE76N24DKPFFR

Anyone have one?
Critiques?
Alternatives that won't cost an arm and a leg that have a floor also?
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Old 05-31-2017, 09:58 PM   #2
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I have a friend who used to use one at agility trials. It's small but effective and easy to set up (some people have trouble putting it away, though.) Hers may have been smaller than this but 7.5x7.5 is pretty small.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Bobbie for the response

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I have a friend who used to use one at agility trials. It's small but effective and easy to set up (some people have trouble putting it away, though.) Hers may have been smaller than this but 7.5x7.5 is pretty small.
Hoping to find something that 2 - 0 gravity recliners can fit. Reading the reviews the big thing is learning the trick how to get it back in shape to fit in the bag. There's a video posted on how it works here the Amazon item review says.

This shows you how to put it back in the bag:
Breakdown fold Sportscraft 8 ft Pop Up Screen Room Tent by TZ2OurLittleDogToo


Any alternatives out there w/ a floor?
Has to be an easy-up and not cost a fortune.
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #4
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Clam

Several people on this forum have recommended this: Clam Quick-Set Escape 1660 Six Pack Screen Tent, Green | L & M Fleet Supply

It looks big enough to be fun, and easy to set up and take down!
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Another proponent of the Clam shelter here. Florida tested!

We have the model 9281, there are some smaller and larger versions. Purchased ours on Amazon.
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Old 06-01-2017, 11:13 AM   #6
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the Clam

my only reservation regarding this one is that it is very heavy. i bought one, but i have not yet used it. just surprised at the packed size and weight....
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I used to use a folding window shade all the time in my car- once you know the trick it takes seconds to fold it, but it isn't intuitive for everyone. I had fun watching friends try to do it. The shelter is similar. Once you have the muscle memory you don't have to think about it but you can get frustrated at first.
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:30 PM   #8
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easy up Screen Tent

We have a Clam, takes my wife and I 2 minutes to set it up. The only pieces /parts are the stakes.

It is easy to take down, it withstands high winds with out breaking.

It is heavy and takes up room.

For my purposes it is the best I have ever had.
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Tricky figure 8 and a clam?

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I used to use a folding window shade all the time in my car- once you know the trick it takes seconds to fold it, but it isn't intuitive for everyone. I had fun watching friends try to do it. The shelter is similar. Once you have the muscle memory you don't have to think about it but you can get frustrated at first.
I have a float raft with nylon in the middle. Can blow up the sides and pillow. This looks like it may fold the same way starting with a figure eight. I used to know how to fold it. Fortunately my DH managed to get it back to a circle. I could only manage an egg shape.

Hope it's not as much fun. This looks a lot like the baby tents and doggy tents only for humans and human adults.

Was wondering about the clam dome. Nabbit if they are expensive. Just how hard are they? Worth the money?
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Clams, floors, and blisters

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Several people on this forum have recommended this: Clam Quick-Set Escape 1660 Six Pack Screen Tent, Green | L & M Fleet Supply

It looks big enough to be fun, and easy to set up and take down!
I was wondering about those. Are they really quick to set up and set down? I don't think they come with a floor right?
I thought about making a grommetted mat that is made up of large flannelly-waterproof pieces as a flooring.

Clams sure are expensive do look very sturdy. Wonder how they hold up in storms and their longevity? Would have to swallow hard on the price but...

I am so over getting blisters that take weeks and weeks to fade. I think the ants got me this time. Not sure. I still itch. Oh handy trick rubbing alcohol on a bath rag helps take away the sting and disinfect them. I got an allergic reaction to whatever it was and bought benedril tabs and cream. Seemed to help... and then there was the sun poisoning. I had doped myself up with the strongest dep and sunscreen I could find.


But miss the beach? Unimaginable! We go to Topsail Hill Preserve on Santa Rosa Beach FL. Listed in many many lists of the best of the best parks. Generally #2.
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How fast? Easy?

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Another proponent of the Clam shelter here. Florida tested!

We have the model 9281, there are some smaller and larger versions. Purchased ours on Amazon.
Good to know. Leaning towards them. Approx what is the setup and takedown time? Does it take two people?

Give up FL because of the pesky critters is not an option. This is war!
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Another proponent of the Clam shelter here. Florida tested!

We have the model 9281, there are some smaller and larger versions. Purchased ours on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TMBENDS...ding=UTF8&th=1

Clam Corporation
Clam Corporation 9879 Quick-Set Escape Shelter, 140 x 140-Inch, Brown/Beige

List Price: $319.99
Price: $285.05 & FREE Shipping. Details You Save: $34.94 (11%)

Wow ~ 300 clams! The lengths we must go to defeat bugs. The tan looks pretty good lighter for sun reflective properties and brown the color of dirt for the bottom.

I guess if you figure in Benedril tabs, cremes, alcohol wipes, and even a visit to a Dr. for a predisone shot, and various other products that the boogers can defeat it may just be a bargain.

Really does cut down on the Margarita enjoyment with side by side 0 gravity recliners.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:29 PM   #13
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Wow, that Clam looks awesome. That's exactly what I need. Love the window covers too. Floor would be nice too but I don't think it would last very long. Plus, if it did take on a little water then there would be no place for it to go. Maybe an oversized tarp would work then you could just fold up the excess, pull it back in and let it come up the inside. At least it would be a little stronger.
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If you get a Clam, do get the tan one. I have the 6 sided green one and, frankly, I have debated selling it. Why?
1. It's a bit too long to fit nicely in my SUV. I can pack it diagonally, but then everything is on top of it and it's hard to get out. It does fit better in the trailer.
2. It's rather heavy, but that's not too big of a deal... just one more factor.
3. The screen mesh is very tight. Great for keeping out bugs, not so great for air movement.
4. The green color soaks up the rays and warms the interior more than I like on a summer day. If it's cool outside, #3 and #4 are advantages. But I almost always camp in summer, when it's warm or hot.
5. I don't use the Clam often enough to remember that when I take it down, I must unwrap the door-frame poles from the velcro; thus, I find myself struggling and wondering why it isn't collapsing properly, until I re-read the directions!

Costco has that SportCraft pop up screen room for $89.99. I debated getting one last summer, but I already have the Clam. I keep telling myself that the Clam is likely to greatly outlast the SportCraft, because the Clam is built very sturdy. But I only end up using the Clam a couple times per year; at that rate of wear and tear, a SportCraft might last me 10 years!

The other factor in the Clam's favor, however, is the size. I have plenty of room to sprawl out in a zero gravity lounger. And if I ever have a bug-filled campsite, the Clam would encompass the picnic table... and probably my lounger at the same time.

Setup and takedown does not require 2 people. I do it myself (after I remember how, that is). But having a second person can't hurt, because when you pull on a panel to pop it out you don't want the whole thing to just move toward you, and a 2nd person could hold it in place. Putting down stakes around the perimeter, as fast as that is, actually takes nearly the same amount of time as the actual setup. And if you decide to run some guy lines in case of high wind, that will take a few minutes extra.
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