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Old 12-20-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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RV awning vs canopy tent.

So i was thinking about either buyig some stacks for my rv awning. But then think of getting a shade tent with screen to keep bugs away. I cant find what what i prefer to stick money into. Help

Reason for the quesion is more for usable and comfy way to enjoy summers.

I like tent caue if it gets ruined its only one to two hundred to replace.
I like the RV awning because it comes with the RV. I don't like it because it cost more money to replace. I also do not like it because it does not have a screen on it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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You can buy the screen awning attachment. A few hundred bucks, but it is attached to the awning on your 5er. Why not buy a movable awning with a screen attachment and then you can put it anywhere in your campsite you want. We have both an awning and a gazebo. We don't have a bug screen because in the PNW we don't have a big problem.

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We sometimes have issues with bugs. So your saying gazebo?
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We have both and I'll tell you we've used the screened gazebo ONCE and the awning MANY times.... (course the awning is remote controlled and powered and the gazebo is back breaking and manual )
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I have a manual awning. The gazebo would be one more thing to haul. But I figured late at night if bugs get bad. Or put gazebo under a tree, of if big wind store comes and takes it away. Seem like great ideas to get one, but yet I love the size of the 5th wheel awning.

Cause I seen these and thought they would be one heck of a product. So really the choice is between these claws to hold it down or a gazebo.
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I have a small screened dining shelter, 10x10 and it takes little space in the RV and can be setup in minutes.
Keeps bugs out, provides shade, keeps rain off and gives our little dog some space to move around when we are sitting outside.
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I would not tie down your awning.... if the winds get too bad SOMETHINGS gotta give !

I never leave the awning out when away from the rv... course we are in north texas and the weather doesn't change MUCH or quickly

(like it went from 79 to 24 yesterday....!!!)
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We avoid locations with bad bugs, like mosquitos. And yet, folks work so hard to put up various screenie things when there is nothing to screen.
:bang head:

Awning, push button, done.
Leaving camp for a while? Button.
Hitting the road? Button.

But each to their own preference. Thats the beauty of this life.
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Common sense use must be applied to every situation and adapt to one's environment.

Hmmm - never go where there are bugs - that really limits ones travel options but to each their own.
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Common sense use must be applied to every situation and adapt to one's environment.

Hmmm - never go where there are bugs - that really limits ones travel options but to each their own.
No kidding. Looking forward to full time in part to get away from disease carrying skeeters here in Texas.
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Thanks everyone. I will be buying camping things tomorrow lol. Living in SD may need to wait to be used
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Check out the EZ UP they are at Sporting Goods and also at Walmart. You can get full screens with them also.
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Some campgrounds will not allow a canopy to be used.

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My last TT was missing the awning so I bought a new EZup instead of replacing the awning on the trailer. I loaded, hauled, unloaded, loaded, hauled, unloaded and stored that silly thing on every trip we took.

The new trailer has a power awning, we use it all the time. Like the other guy said...."button".

The EZup? It's still stored out in the barn in it's still unopened box....
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