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How Do I Add a Screen Room to My RV's Awning

by Ed Maikranz
(Abilene, texas)

How to add a Screen Room to Your RV's Awning

How to add a Screen Room to Your RV's Awning

How to add a Screen Room to Your RV's Awning
How to add a Screen Room to Your RV's Awning

I would like to add a screen room to the awning on my RV. How do I choose one?

ANSWER: Hi Ed, ordering an Awning Screen Room like the Carefree Screen Rooms (pictured at the top of this page) is easy, basically all you need to know is the width of the awning on your RV.

Most Awning Screen Rooms fit both manual or automatic awnings. There are basically two different types of Awning Screen Rooms.

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1. Basic Screen Room: Provides an open air screened in patio area under the awning. The screening keeps unwanted pests from eating you alive. This room is very open and does not provide any kind of privacy.

2. Add a Room type: These screen rooms are designed to add more living space to the RV and provide more privacy by utilizing screened windows that can be zipped closed.

Things you need to know: These screen rooms take a little while to set up. With most models you will need a Step Ladder to set them up properly. So you will have to plan extra space in your RV for the ladder. Some models require that you permanently attach some fasteners to your awning.

Some models require that you hammer stakes into the ground to hold the room down. So if you are on a cement RV pad they will not install properly.

The video below will give you a basic idea on how the setup process works.



I hope that this information has been helpful to you.

Do you have any suggestions or comments on this topic? You can add them to this page by clicking on the "Click Here To Post Comments" link located near the bottom of this page.

Happy RVing

RVing Al

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Looks easy but not so easy
by: Anonymous

We have Carefree room & awning for our pop-up tent trailer. We have used it 2x. Love it when it's set up, but major cussing when setting up. Just watched this video. Our model does not have the separate little slot/clip to hang the panel before connecting. Neither do we have the adjustable bungee tighteners. Both would be a huge help. Printed (detailed) instructions are worthless. you are on your own. One thing that is unresolved yet is that there is no attachment to the walls of the tent trailer on the ends. After our dog chased a chipmunk around in the room we tried duct tape, but that is not a good solution for just spending $1,200 on the screen room. also, we have to use poles, & double for the end rafters. They are not easy to get both up in the sewn on web loops. If anyone has some good ideas I would like to know. Things can still get in under the door step and the gaping pop up fabric wall. We are not able to stake the vinyl skirt down in campsites we have been in. Rain stays out, but runoff can come in under walls and from cement pad, so you have to be careful to have ground tarp inside & above side walls, but then walls will get muddy. It does really expand our comfort zone. The windows are nice, we can zip the privacy panel if we want. Dirty shoes stay out of the camper, we set up a card table and enjoy.

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Thanks for doing this
by: Jerry

We were trying to figure out how this works from the product description but couldn't, your video cleared up all our questions.

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Not for me
by: Anonymous

Too much work just enjoy the outside. That is what camping is about

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screen room in weather
by: Suzie

I just sold my 30 foot Gulfstream Conquest with it's original manual awning and screen room. Snaps were put in the walls of the trailer and fasteners for the side poles. It worked great, but was very heavy and cumbersome. We only put it up if we were staying more than two nights.

In bad weather (such as a tornado warning in St Louis) you have to scramble to take down the screen room and retract the awning. The room is heavy and helps hold the awning in place during light breezes. All in all, I liked it and will buy another for my new trailer.

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Screen Porch for Roadtrek
by: Heapie

My neighbor took netting, attached it to the awning with very large spring clips from Staples and just hung it. For under the rv, they sewed magnets in the netting and stuck it to the rv. It is on my to-do list. KISS.

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screen room on power awnings
by: Bobbi

DO NOT add a screen room to a power awning unless is it specifically made for power awnings!

The power awning will break right in half if you add a regular screen room. U know this from the experience of a neighbor of ours at the campground!

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Wind
by: Kim V

I live in an area that gets pretty windy during Spring. How does the screen room hold up in wind and are there recommendations for when the porch should be put away (e.g., 15 mph winds)?

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Anyone?
by: Ed Mairanz

I would love to hear personal experiences anyone has had with particular rooms you may have used. (good or bad)

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