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Camping Screen Houses

Do you need a screen house if you have a tent or an RV? Why not just enjoy the great outdoors when it’s time to eat or kick back and read a book? Your screen house can provide you with plenty of fresh air, a place to dine or read without being pestered by bugs, and a gathering spot for the family.

No matter how big your group is, a screen house is like building on another bedroom to your camping set up. Whether you’re in a tent or an RV, you may find that there’s a little too much together time when you’re on the road. By putting up the screen house, you can give everyone a little space to themselves.

Gazelle 25500 G5 Gazebo

The G5 is a great option if you’re in a region that includes gnats in the mix. These screens work on more than mosquitoes. The Gazelle 25500 can be set up by only one person and features tough YKK zippers for long life. If you have a pet, be aware that the floor of this gazebo is removable, so be sure to keep an eye on small pets that may be able to escape.

Fully assembled, this 5 sided gazebo has space for 4 adults and a center table at almost 9 feet across. There’s no pole in the middle and the center height is 7 feet. Tall person be aware: the doorway opening is only 5.5 feet tall.

The Gazelle 25500 G5 is built to last. In addition to being lightweight and easy to assemble by one person, all the pockets where the umbrella members come together are double sewn for durability. This gazebo is water and bug proof for camping fun.

Your gazebo is easy to transport at under 24 pounds. It’s also easy to pack. Collapsed, the carrying case is 7″ by 7″ by 63″ inches. You can easily make space for this much comfort.

Tailgaterz Magnetic Screen House

The Tailgaterz Screen House is a great option for those who like to grill in the shade and fresh air. If you hands are full, you can still get in and our of this versatile shelter.

The floor surrounds the perimeter, so you can actually lift this screen house up and over your picnic table. One person can set it up on their own. The interior height is 7 feet with doorways of 6 feet and 11 feet by 9 feet. If you need space for multiple game tables or a grill, you’re all set!

While the Tailgaterz screen house is not rainproof, it has a great deal of sun resisting power. It weighs in at just under 18 pounds and packs down to 8.5″ by 8.5″ by 26.5″. Unless you’re headed to the tropics, this easy access screen house is well worth the space in your RV or camping pack-up.

Eureka Northern Breeze Aluminum Frame Screen House

If you like multi-purpose camping options, you’ll love the Eureka Northern Breeze!. This durable screen house has roll-down sides to protect you when the rain falls and has a snap-in floor to keep the ants out.

Flying insects will not be a problem thanks to the no-see-um mesh incorporated into the walls. In addition to plenty of insect protection, this screen house has a sheltered porch where you can store coolers out of the sun. If the winds get cold or too strong, just roll down the waterproof nylon sides and get cozy.

You can set up your Eureka screen house on your own. Simply work around the unit and raise it in increments to the full 8 feet 5 inches at the center. The floor space is 12 feet by 12 feet, so you’ll have plenty of room for tables, chairs and coolers. There is a protective floor you can purchase to use with this screen house.

If bugs and rain are not a problem, the doors on either side of this screen house zip fully up and away to give you plenty of access in and out. Either vinyl covering over the doors can be set up to serve as your awning outside the screen house and the poles are included.

Your Eureka screen house will travel easy and light. When broken down, this screen house weighs only 25 pounds and is only 12.5 by 42 inches, so you can carry this in the trunk of your car with no problem.

Conclusion

Any of these screen houses can protect you and your loved ones from too much sun or too many bugs. If you need a lot of space, the Tailgaterz screen house may serve best, and is a great choice if some of your little campers tend to leave screens unzipped as the magnets make for a quick close.

For those camping in rainy areas, the Eureka model will provide plenty of wind and rain protection while keeping bugs of all sorts out of your space. The Gazelle screen house is a great option for campers in all types of weather.

Having a screen house in your camping supply arsenal is a great way to increase comfort for your clan and your enjoyment in the outdoors. If the bugs around the campfire are getting to be too much, you can set up your screen house for a place to escape mosquitoes and no-see-ums.