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Old 04-03-2014, 11:11 AM   #1
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Question Screen Houses

Does anyone have any advise on these? Pricing etc. I was hoping to get one to be able to be outside more and not get eaten alive! Also good for the cats to get a little fresh air! Any words of advise would be great!!

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Some parks don't allow them because they kill the grass. Check out some of your favorite parks first.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
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Some parks don't allow them because they kill the grass. Check out some of your favorite parks first.
Oh I can. I have it parked for a year. No problem!
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JMO but I haven't had very good luck with them. One season is all I seemed to get out of them and at times it seemed like more bugs got trapped inside the room than were outside. LOL
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JMO but I haven't had very good luck with them. One season is all I seemed to get out of them and at times it seemed like more bugs got trapped inside the room than were outside. LOL
Lol that is always possible!
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We use a 10'x10' E-Z-Up screen room. It sets up quickly and easily and gives us a place to cook and eat when it's raining or buggy. There are front and rear zippered doors and the top is quite water resistant (been under it in a downpour as was dry except for the wind blown rain.) They cost around $100 or so, but the cats, like our dogs, could get out without a lot of effort by going under the bottoms, which are only staked down at the edges and the middle.

As far as grass goes, we use a mat on the ground that allows water and air to pass through, and since it's not part of the room so we can skip it if we want. If there is a tent pad we often put the room up in that spot, but we have never seen damaged grass from it's use. Then again, we don't stay in one spot for more than about 3 days...

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We use a 10'x10' E-Z-Up screen room. It sets up quickly and easily and gives us a place to cook and eat when it's raining or buggy. There are front and rear zippered doors and the top is quite water resistant (been under it in a downpour as was dry except for the wind blown rain.) They cost around $100 or so, but the cats, like our dogs, could get out without a lot of effort by going under the bottoms, which are only staked down at the edges and the middle.

As far as grass goes, we use a mat on the ground that allows water and air to pass through, and since it's not part of the room so we can skip it if we want. If there is a tent pad we often put the room up in that spot, but we have never seen damaged grass from it's use. Then again, we don't stay in one spot for more than about 3 days...

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Wonderful! Just what I was looking for! Thanks for the advise!
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We have one that we paid about $37 at Wal Mart on sale. It's perfect because we don't use it often and goes up quickly. One person can put it up. We found that the mosquitos never figured out that they could fly underneath the netting to get in. We've put it up for just one night so we could have "happy hour" outside.
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We have one that we paid about $37 at Wal Mart on sale. It's perfect because we don't use it often and goes up quickly. One person can put it up. We found that the mosquitos never figured out that they could fly underneath the netting to get in. We've put it up for just one night so we could have "happy hour" outside.
I will have to shop around but this is definitely giving me some direction!
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Good stuff here. You could use it as sort of a mud room also?.
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Good stuff here. You could use it as sort of a mud room also?.
Yes mud/sand etc gets really sandy here in the south! Great info here! It is all about learning!
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On a trip to Alaska about 8 years ago the 10X10 fit over the picknick tables and kind of kept us bug free when we ate outside. We are traveling again to Alaska in a couple of months and have a newer 10X10 to take with us and hope it works as well as the one we remember.
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There is a difference between a 'canopy", and a "screened room". An EZ-UP canopy is really nice, but usually has no sides. A screened room is just that, a room. WE have a quick set-up "room" and we put a small fan in it to blow away the bugs. We had a cheap "room" from walmart, that collapsed under rainwater. Now we have the "colemen" and it is really nice.... and easy to set-up.
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Our first rig came with a screen room that fit the awning. Skirts for below the camper and screen walls. Velcro to the awning and stake it down. As we were weekend warriors we only used it a couple of times and it did the job, but if you are set up seasonal, might be an option. Kind of like a screened in porch.

Wind may be an issue? I have seen similar set ups at seasonal sites where ever we travel.
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