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    • #53016
      Paulette
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      I am looking for a screened/waterproof “room” to some how attach to my pop up camper to provide additional space for wet clothing and shoes and extra space for lounging in inclement weather.

      Any thoughts out there.

    • #53044
      Alex Blasingame
      Moderator

      So far the only ones I’ve seen require you to have a awning in which the screen/ dry room attaches to the awning.

      • #53049
        Paulette
        Participant

        Thanks Alex.
        Then, it sounds like you don’t use anything like this?

        I appreciate your comment.

        Paulette

        • #53077
          Alex Blasingame
          Moderator

          Maybe some further information is needed, like do you want one where you can go directly in and out of your camper through the screen/ weather proof room?

          • #53079
            Paulette
            Participant

            Hi Alex,
            Well, I was trying to figure a way to give us a little more space to put wet shoes and jackets etc. And maybe a little space to sit and give my husband and I a little breathing room so to speak. We have a Fleet Four Wheel Camper.
            I don’t know if that helps.
            But I appreciate your thoughts.
            Paulette

    • #53062

      I think you might be better off looking at the detached pop-up screen rooms — there are numerous ones on the market.

      Example: https://www.amazon.com/Alvantor-Camping-Outdoor-Hexagon-Waterproof/dp/B07TXBB49X/ref=asc_df_B07TXBB49X?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=80058282092132&hvnetw=o&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583657828692000&psc=1

      The problem with most add-on screen rooms is getting an actual bug-proof seal at the bottom of the truck/camper, trailer, or motorhome. It is frequently wide open under that camper, so it’s a fig leaf in regard to bugs. That and the bulk of the screen enclosure is at least as large as the pop-ups, but without the total enclosure to keep out the bugs.

      As a former motorhome RVer, we’ve also seen situations where sudden wind ripped up the rooms attached to awnings because that attached room precludes pulling in the awning quickly when those winds came up. Result — awning ripped off too. Big repair bucks!

      Be interested to see if anyone else has a different take on this issue.

      Bryan

    • #53063
      Paulette
      Participant

      Thanks Mustang03,
      I appreciate your insight.
      I’ll keep looking.
      Paulette

    • #53167
      Joel
      Participant

      I have a Carefree Add-a-room. It’s a leftover from my conversion van. It does require that you have an awning. the “front” part slides in the groove at the bottom of the awning and there are two telescoping poles that support the sides. It has screen windows that zip open and a door. It seems like the same fabric that a pop up camper would have. I think you could adapt it to work with a bag awning. Google “Carefree add a room” and you can get an idea.

      The downside is that it is kinda big and heavy and has 2 poles that you would have to find space for.

      I don’t use mine and would be willing to sell it if you are interested. I’m near Harpers Ferry WV

      Joel

      • #53168
        Paulette
        Participant

        Hi Joel,
        Thanks for the info. I’ll check it out.
        Take care and stay safe,
        Paulette

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