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Old 05-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #11
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Re: screen room, toaster oven and removable power core

The awning is like a sail, and like a sail, you can "reef" it.
As in, wind it in half way so that you still have some shelter, but it presents less surface to the wind. You can also adjust the arms to lower the front edge making it less vulnerable to wind.

As for the screen room, I'm told ( no personal experience ) that the weight and walls of it helps keep wind from getting under the awning and lifting it.

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Old 05-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #12
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Hi: Floating Cloud... The "Earwigs" just walk up the cord like a gang plank and thru the slits into the bunk. They seem to like the peanut butter smell of the traps tho and get stuck there, just like peanut butter to the roof of my mouth.
I'd go for the removable power cord. It wasn't an option in 2007. Alf
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:54 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone!
Donna, I love that Oregon has so few mosquitos! However, we will be going into mossie infested territories this summer
I have a question about how hard is it to put up a screen room. Do you guys have a step stool you bring along or can you reach everything you need to reach?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #14
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Hi: Cindy L... The top snap on the front of the 5.0 is a real stretcher for me!!! You shouldn't have a problem with a 19'er. The room has a right and other right side.(They are marked R/L) You'll get the knack of which one to feed into the slot in the awning tube first. The awning can be raised or lowered to adjust the sweep of the sides too. The zipper is then in the center across from the door. One of those collapseable stools can come in handy for those of us vertically challenged campers. Alf
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Hi Cindy, I had reece put an awning and screen room on my Surfside when I got it. I was heading
out to Sask that first summer and was VERY glad to have it with me. I have also used it in Alberta,
Mission, BC (quite a few there that summer) and down in Oregon. (No wind) They were not cheap
but i was glad to have one. Hope that helps. Marina
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #16
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Marina and Alf,
Thanks for the info and thoughts on the screen room. We decided to go for it
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I've never had one but went for it because it will expand your living space considerably.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #18
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Re: screen room, toaster oven and removable power core

I'm a bit late to the conversation.

We have the screen room but only use it when we are staying put for a couple of days in mosquito country. We are glad we bought it as it doesn't take much room to stow and it adds the extra room when needed (We have the 17).

Toaster ovens, microwave ovens, and televisions only work when plugged into something. We don't have any of these appliances but have not plugged in during camping in the 30 or so nights in 'Ping since we got her.

We like the removable power core(d) to keep bugs out and one less hole for moisture to get in. It does get a bit dirty laying on the ground but, in our opinion, is a small price to pay. On most of our trips, the power cord stays at home.

Must have options: insulation package, front storage compartment, dual batteries, LED lights, bathroom.


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Old 05-31-2012, 11:23 AM   #19
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Hey G,

Sounds like we are copying you. We are getting the screen room and removable power cord(yep, i misspelled that one). We are not getting the microwave, TV and plan to leave the toaster behind.
We are also going for the insulation(including the spray foam), LED lights, bathroom, and the front storage box. We are getting solar panels too (my hubby really wanted those)

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