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Old 11-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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Getting off subject (forgive me) , I sometimes use a free standing 10X10 that can be setup over the campsite table. It has a zip in screen set and zip in wall set for a lot of flexibility and mobility.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #12
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Glenn, does it fold up easily to slide through the hatch that goes under the bed?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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Broadstone Easy-Up Shelter, 12 x 12-ft | Canadian Tire

We've been using the above shelter for a number of years. At my sister's lake lot it is set up in June and comes down in September and has been used for I'm guessing 4 summers now. We have it over a picnic table and eat all our meals in there, and in the evening the adults sit in it and play games after the kids have been put to bed. We've use a 16' x ?' blue tarp to cover the North (and some of the West) sides to cut down the prevailing winds which blow off the lake.

We liked it so much we bought one for ourselves for when we're car camping and plan to bring it with us once we get an Escape. I prefer the idea of not having the awning area screened in as it is a bit of a nuisance opening and closing the screen doors every time, especially when hands are full. This way we'll have an awning for shade and rain protection, as well as the external bug shelter which we can set up if needed somewhere else in our campsite.

Packed in its excellent case, it is 7" x 12" x 47" and and 40". As we don't have an RV yet (March 7th!!!) I cannot comment on whether it fits inside, but I imagine it will fit under the bed in our Escape 21. If not we'll likely leave it on the bed, then set it up or store it under the RV when we get to our campsite. The roof is 10' x 10' and the legs are 12' x 12' apart. 9'3" is the max center height (adjustable). We set it up with two people all the time. I expect it would be a much bigger task doing it solo.

Also, it frequently goes on sale. I think we paid $129 for ours. There's also a Canadian Tire 6 minutes from the Escape factory:

https://www.google.ca/maps/preview#!...13m1!1e1&fid=0
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I don't have a hatch that I put it through. It goes into the bag that comes with it and under the rear passenger bench. I've not tried to fold it so it's compact.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #15
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We are likely going to buy a screen tent that we can bring along and set up over top of the picnic table if needed. That way, the table does not have to be right next to the trailer.
That works great for us. We only take it if we think we might need it too, and no modification to the trailer. Having it away from the trailer would make going in and out of the trailer with a picnic table set up less cumbersome too. Plus, most picnic tables in campgrounds can't move either. Works for us anyway.
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I think I'm convinced not to get it. The Broadstone Easy Up sounds like a good plan. Thanks everyone!
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We have a pop up with a screen or solid walls.
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Ruthe, glad that it turned out the 19' was still the model you'd get, after being at the factory and having lots of time to view all sizes side by side. j
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Only thing is, it's a long way from New Jersey to Chilliwack to get the screen room retro-installed.
Not sure that would be necessary, but all the snaps on the trailer and screen room have to line up. I'd prefer to use somebody who's done it before to do the install.
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