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Old 12-10-2014, 01:05 PM   #1
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Now that we have our Roadtrek ,my dw wants me to look for a easy to set up screen tent that packs up small something she can use to sit in and let our std poodle off leash while she kicks back and does her reading. Are there any forum users that can give us some pros or cons about what they have and or suggestions as to what would work for us.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Eddie Bauer makes large screen tents that fold up into a small canvas bag. Ours is a 12 ft. x 14 ft. six sided screen tent that packs away into a 9" x 9" x 28" long bag. I know someone who just bought the current offering and the storage bag was shorter.

The current one they offer: Eddie Bauer Screen House

The screen tent is in the khaki bag on the left.


This is our screen tent.
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Old 12-10-2014, 02:18 PM   #3
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Here is a link to our screen tent story with pix.

http://classbforum.com/phpBB2/viewto...p=20954#p20954
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:52 PM   #4
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Some friends of mine in Europe mentioning "awning tents" they put up and take down. It takes them at least 1-2 hours to set it up (since it has to be anchored, many panels and structural supports put in place, all of it staked down, and all this after making sure the bottom floor is in place, then swept off once the tent is up.) Even worse, there is no moving the vehicle unless one wants many thousands of repairs until the tent is taken down.

After seeing how much a PITA it is to do all that, I'd rather just go with a standalone tent, or an EZ-Up pavilion that has panels on the sides. However, I live in Texas, and if it isn't extremely hot, the wind can blow hard... and a 50 mile/hour gust is going to knock almost any type of tent down unless it was staked extremely well with stakes going into the ground at least 2-3 feet.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:14 PM   #5
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Hi miltz22.
I think you hit the nail on the head,keep the screen tent small and simple something that sets up and down quickly and takes up very little space when folded. I have been to Texas and know what you mean about wind.lolol
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Old 12-12-2014, 12:41 AM   #6
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This is the one I got recently from Eddie Bauer. Now on sale for $150.
http://www.eddiebauer.com/product/la...gear&color=099

I have not actually used it since I am waiting for delivery of my ARV, but I managed to unpack and unfold the contraption and get it all back into the same compact carrying case with no left-over parts.
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Old 12-12-2014, 09:46 AM   #7
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Looks very nice Mike , tks for your come back. Take Care Scroller.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:13 AM   #8
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There was a 6x6 screen tent (Canadian product I think) discussed either here or another forum some months ago. I liked the idea, as it folded very small, and was just big enough to put two camp chairs in and keep the bugs away.
Folks were finding them in Canada and on Amazon, but I've been unable to find it. None around on Amazon, and Canadian Tire didn't carry it when I was up there last.
I'm thinking by spring it might show up again. One thing for sure in Canada -- the bugs will return!
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