All kinds of campers get enjoyment out of having a screened tent at the campsite. Whether you’re in an RV, a tent, or a cabin, there is always a use for the extra room a screened tent provides. They can protect you from sun, insects, and rain while offering a shady space for meals and family card games.
There are a few things to consider when you begin your search for the perfect dining tent. They can range from small to very large so consider your family’s needs when selecting. Will you have a picnic table inside the tent or simply set up a card table with chairs? Will there be high chairs for the little ones or do you need room for wheel chair access and mobility around the tent? Do you plan to store bicycles in the screened tent at night? Your answers will determine the best size tent to buy.
Something else to look for is UV protection in the fabric, fine mesh to keep the mosquitoes out and well-stitched corners. The floor of the tent must be well made as it will see a lot of traffic. Be sure to purchase an extra set of tent stakes, guy lines, and tent poles – just in case. You never know when an accident will occur and you’ll be glad to have the spare parts on hand.
You’ll find yourself spending lots of time inside your screened dining tent so make a corner to keep extra seat cushions, blankets, books, and games. The whole family will enjoy the feel of a soft breeze coming through as you eat your meals in this cozy setting.