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Old 07-09-2011, 11:14 AM   #1
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Screen room for awnings

Quick question, the awning on our 83 Pace arrow is the type, [and they all may be the same, we just don't know] that you can use as only a pull down awning or the legs come off of the side of the motor-home and it become a patio type cover.

The PO bought a screen room to install around this awning, we have not yet taken it out of the bundle, so this question may be moot.


Anyway in our maiden voyage will be to Texas in a few weeks and my wife will want me to install this screen room, but my concerns are this.

We have lost easy-ups due to winds, and the same hold true to RV awnings , and I have never been able to guess about when we may be hit with wind and rain, it is my concern that this room will be too hard to tear down every night to insure we do not damage the motor home and awning.


I have no idea on what make and or model this screen room is, if he bought it or had it made, or even it's condition, it may be just scrap by now, and that will not be determined before we pull it out for the first time.

All feedback welcomed, from all of you whom are more seasoned than we are.
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I haven't come acroos any awnings that aren't like that, but there are many others on here that would know better.

My dad and I both use tie downs to hold our awnings down in windy conditions. His is parked in a seasonal campground, and so he has eyelets in the deck and he runs his cargo straps down to them with a fairly heavy spring at the bottom so that there is some flex, but not a lot.

I use screw in dog tie outs to secure mine, although I don't have springs on mine because my tie downs are a rope type with some give to them.

Neither of us have lost an awning to wind yet (knock on wood) and actually, his survived the winds from a tornado that touched down a few miles from the campground. He pulls his out at the beginning of the season and puts it away at the end of fall and has been doing so for years...

Hope that helps?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:49 AM   #3
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Thank you for your feedback that helps, but now I am still wondering about the screen room that attached to the awning and how quickly it can be dropped in case of wind. also should it be dropped every night in case of wind?

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I haven't come acroos any awnings that aren't like that, but there are many others on here that would know better.

My dad and I both use tie downs to hold our awnings down in windy conditions. His is parked in a seasonal campground, and so he has eyelets in the deck and he runs his cargo straps down to them with a fairly heavy spring at the bottom so that there is some flex, but not a lot.

I use screw in dog tie outs to secure mine, although I don't have springs on mine because my tie downs are a rope type with some give to them.

Neither of us have lost an awning to wind yet (knock on wood) and actually, his survived the winds from a tornado that touched down a few miles from the campground. He pulls his out at the beginning of the season and puts it away at the end of fall and has been doing so for years...

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we had a screen room when we had a class C and left it up all the time the room acts like a wind break so the wind does not get under the awning and the extra weight dosen't hurt either I say put it up enjoy a mostly bug free summer
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IMHO, if you're tearing it down every night, whether because of travel or wind, pretty soon you won't want to put it up anymore.

Leave it up if you're staying in one place and pack it away DRY if you can. They take up more room in the bays and more extra weight than we wanted to devote to a screen room, but then again, we try to avoid buggy areas in the first place.

You can always sell it at the campground or on Craiglist along the way if you hate it
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Another Screen Room Question

Most of the one I have seen look like they are for manual awnings. Do The make them for the automatic awnings? What would happen if they tried to retract in the wind? Also my door is approx 3 feet in front of the awning. Do they make them that would include a door.

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