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Old 10-18-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Hey all,

We're trying to take advantage of some off-season sales on things like tables and chairs to pack in our Future Escape and use in the screen room for cooking, etc (we anticipate using the screen room as a room for our dogs, so we suspect we'll have it up more often than not).

Do any of you pack tables along? Which ones do you recommend? And how big of a table can that room handle?

We have an REI discount coupon and are considering this one, and wondering if it'd fit along the side wall of the screen room as a cooking/prep table. The next question will of course be whether we need a second table (? -- like this one to actually sit and eat at.

Hmm. Give us ideas!

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

We have a table just like that, but sold under a different name. Not sure, but I think the one we opted for was a big shorter. I was going back and forth on which one, but as it would be just for the two of us, or use as a side table, we went for the shorter one. It is quite stable for its light weight.

We never got the screen room, I did not want to drill the holes in the trailer for the snaps for something we would not hardly use. We only have one dog, and we tie him out if we have to.

Seeing you have just 7' width (at least on the 19 awning) you don't want too wide of a table if you need room. We have had a full sized picnic table under the awning a few times in the rain, but the back bench is almost to the trailer.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Elizebeth, we don't have the screen room - I also did want to have more holes in our Escape. We have one of these http://www.amazon.com/Eureka-2624530...7454380&sr=1-2, but we rarely actually use it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:22 PM   #4
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

I too have a screen room along the lines of Eric's. I rarely use mine either. I think having it separate from the trailer is the way to go.
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

The nice thing about the separate one is that you can put it over the picnic table that most campgrounds already have.
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:00 AM   #6
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Hi: medora...We have both the screenroom and a porta. dining shelter. Very seldom use either. At this point we usually move every 3-4 days so we don't bother to set them up. This may certainly change with retirement looming. We do however, throw down the mat first and zip out the awning. Within 15 min. we're relaxing in the shade with a cool beverage Alf
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

I think we'd be all over a free standing screen room were it not for our desire to be able to "let the dogs out." Many of you will no doubt our agonizing over our Escape decision early on due our well-loved and amply-sized dogs, both around 72 pounds. They're gentle and would not challenge the screen room, we don't think, and it would sure be nice to just open the door and give 'em a gentle kick outside when we need to move around the trailer, are cooking, etc.
We'd much rather take this lazy/contained route than tying them out.

Looking at the pic Escape Artist posted tho, that area is looking very small -- small enough that I'm now wondering how two dogs + a cook/dining area are going to work. Does anyone happen to have actual dimensions for the screen room? If not I'll shoot Tammy an email today.

I'm assuming that the "extra holes" the screen room require are not a structural/leak issue ... otherwise Tammy and Reace wouldn't be offering this, yeah? What's the down side?

Also, I remember posting and asking about screen rooms and dogs and I got some helpful posts earlier this summer, but if anyone has any new experiences/thoughts to share your input is always golden.

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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Elizabeth, you actually responded in your own post to what I was going to address. Seeing the majority of the cooking is usually down outdoors under the awning (other than the BBQ in our case), having the dogs in there may not give you lots of room. I would go give Alf a visit and check out how the size feels.

I am sure that the snaps mounted to the side of the trailer are well weather sealed, and there is definitely no structural issue with them.

I am a bit curious as to how long it takes to set up the screen room, likely not all that much, and no more than a stand alone one.
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Thanks, Jim, I think I'm going to email Tammy for screen room dimensions, and when I get the specs I'll post them here.

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Old 10-20-2010, 05:46 PM   #10
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Re: Screen room interior dimensions? Cook/dining tables?

Hey guys, Tammy emailed and the dimensions are 7'x10' -- I asked in reference to a 17' trailer, I assume the screen room is the same size on all, but I'm not positive about that. The "door" is in the middle of that 10' width.

So not a whole lotta room for tables, etc.

Does anyone out there consistently use the screen room? Seems like most of you either opted out, or got it but rarely use it.

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