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Old 04-05-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
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SCREEN-HOUSE I'm still sort of new-altho some of you have been helping me this week

before my casita...i had a little guy. with an attached screen house. i see lots of awnings but no screen houses. i really, really like to be out...but dont like bugs. does anyone else use one? is there one that goes up easy with one person?

i searched and couldnt find any on here. thx.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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We have a Eureka Northern Breeze screen house. We like it because it has flaps to close it in, or roll them up for the screens, or it comes with poles to use one flap as an awning. Get extra poles if you want more awning. We use it as our dining room / living room, and heat it with an electric heater or propane Mr Heater. I would say it takes two people to put it up. We bought our daughter a Swiss Gear canopy with the optional screens, probably could be put up by one person. Not sure if you're looking for a separate screen house or one to attach to the trailer, the ones I mention are separate free standing ones.
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how about this... it takes less space than a folding chair and deploys in seconds with only one person...
New Outdoor Escapes Pop Up Screen Room Enclosure 6' | eBay
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We use a FirstUp. We tie back the screens on one side, prop it against the camper where the door opens under it, making it like an extra room. Keeps the bugs away mostly including inside the camper. They seem to be too dumb to come in the cracks between the camper and the screens.

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Our objection to a screen house attached to the camper is having to work a zipper every time we go in or out. I know many like that setup, and I can see the benefits of it, but we'll stay with our separate screen house. And yes we have to zip that too.
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i see lots of awnings but no screen houses.

i searched and couldnt find any on here.
Screen House or Screen Room?

Using the "Google Custom Search" option in the drop-down search menu I found these:
Fiamma - Florida Screen Room
Attach a Screen Room to Boler, Adhesive Velcro
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ty frederick...i'm still learning my way around here. you sent me lots of info.

floyd...i love that little thing.

mary and bob-the way you set up your screen room is how i did it with my little guy. i was 12x12 i think and had screens and walls...i had a dining area , my "recliner" , and a desk area...i was very comfortable.

mine sort of attached to the camper...and bugs didnt get in but one night a skunk did. i was asleep in the camper and when i saw it i held the dogs mouth shut so he couldnt bark and just watched for a long time until the skunk realized there wasnt any food and left.

i'm spending a lot of money just getting on the road this week...but it is good to know there are many out there to look at...

thanks everyone. kayak
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Old 04-06-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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We were set up in a campground in GA for the winter, and our big critter problem was squirrels during the day and racoons at night. The racoons would get in the screen room, check out everything, tip over the toaster and coffee pot, and carried away a stack of coffee filters, no real damage but they were annoying. I have an old electric fence charger and some wire I'm taking with us next winter, that should solve that problem.
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......... I have an old electric fence charger and some wire I'm taking with us next winter, that should solve that problem.

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in fort desoto, where raccoons call the shots, we watched as 3 extremely well-fed little stinkers explored around our neighbour's campsite. they had a cooler on their table which they had (foolishly) tried to secure with duct tape. in it----a whole load of mackerel, with the top six having been fileted and were ready for that night's supper.
our neighbours were nowhere to be seen. those raccoons expertly peeled back the duct tape, removed the lid, grabbed a filet in each paw and zipped away to the bushes behind the site to feed. we went over to the site, took the cooler and wedged it underneath the table bench. imagine their surprise when they returned and were expecting a relatively quick supper prep....only to have to start the fish-cleaning process all over again.
it was our welcome to fort desoto, as we were setting up camp when this happened. it sure made us wary for our own coolers!!
as for screen tents---the neighbour on the other side had eggs and bacon in their cooler in the screen room. guess they forgot how much raccoons love raw eggs!
that ol' screen room didn't keep those critters out at all...they simply undid the zipper!
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how about this... it takes less space than a folding chair and deploys in seconds with only one person...
New Outdoor Escapes Pop Up Screen Room Enclosure 6' | eBay

I have thought a lot about getting one of these! I think it would be good.

Donna D. might remember who it was but we use to have a member that had one. He wrote a very funny store about setting it up & taking it down. Maybe they are still members and will pop in on this topic.

Good Luck in your hunt.
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Don't know if you could use something like this or not BUT if you travel alone something along this line might work for you. Coleman - 15 ft. x 13 ft. Screened Canopy

Look thru the Coleman sight you might find something that would work for you.
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Donna D. might remember who it was but we use to have a member that had one. He wrote a very funny store about setting it up & taking it down. Maybe they are still members and will pop in on this topic.
It was Benita, unfortunately the original thread was lost in the hack. And I have to agree, it was so funny it made my eyes leak. Here's a taste: Playhut Ez Twist Screen Room
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Rather than a screen room without a floor, we're thinking about a tent about the same size as a screen room. Some tents open quite widely making them much like a screen room. Wanting the floor to discourage critters.
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