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Old 10-07-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
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Screen room for new Dometic awning?

Has anyone found/made a good screen room that work with the new Dometic awning in the '17 ?
If so, can you share some pics?
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:08 PM   #2
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Good question, although if I get things too comfortable I may never go home...
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:16 PM   #3
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Can you shut off the auto-retract feature? If not this could get really ugly with too much breeze.........
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:09 AM   #4
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Can you shut off the auto-retract feature? If not this could get really ugly with too much breeze.........
You can just shutoff the awning master switch next to the door.
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:21 AM   #5
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I wonder if the awning can support a screen room without the additional structure of the arms that I have on my Carefree Fiesta. I think the screen room actually helps hold down my awning in a wind by preventing the wind from getting under it. Not sure I'd want to be the one to test the new awning with a screen room.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:20 AM   #6
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It looks like it'd be possible to add a support arm on the outside of the awning faceplate. I've not seen one in person and I'm going from very bad pictures of what's available on the forum, but I think I could add a eye bolt through which I could pass the point of an adjustable arm that could be tied down using standard tent stakes.


Just sayin'...but without actually layin' hands on it, I'm only guessing. Maybe someone with the actual awning has already done this and could jump in here with a comment?
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:59 AM   #7
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I keep looking at these and see several that show an awning piece that attaches once then is used to hang and provide stability for the outer two corners but can’t seem to find any info on how they attach to the side of the trailer! Suction cups? Bungy cords? Surely nothing that would be permanent, but enough to keep the smarter bugs out! Anyone know a website or have a picture?
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Old 10-13-2017, 01:26 PM   #8
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I think the additional weight of the screen room. would prohibit the use with the automatic awning. That is why several owners use Clam style pop up shelters. I believe the screen room weight is 30-40 lbs, something those arms are not designed for.
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