View attachment 79275 View attachment 79275 We bought our new 1999 Bayside with the factory add-a-room. As we pretty much never camped for less than 4 days, we always set it up. I absolutely loved having the add-a-room. We used it to keep our cooler in (ice lasts longer if the cooler is out of the sun) , also to put away things we didn't want visible when we left the site. We never cooked in it but used it as an extra room. When it rained, we usually had all the adults inside the trailer playing games, while the kids used the add-a-room to play in. We also used it as a place for our collie to dry off if we had walked him in the rain. Our Bayside had a slide out but it was still so fabulous to have that extra space for storage and as another room. It wasn't too bad to set up but because I am a fanatic about putting everything away super clean, each piece was cleaned before being put away, for the whole trailer, so it takes us about 4 hours to pack up. That includes the trailer, the add-a-room + a gazebo for cooking in. When we updated and bought a 2 year old 2009 Bayside, I kept the add-a-room. I had to take the trailer into a dealership and have them add the pieces to be able to use the add-a-room. We used that add-a-room for 11 years with our 1999 and for another 4 years with the 2009. Then the worst thing happened ~ the awning fell off driving home somewhere between Vancouver Washington and Vancouver BC. I tried so hard to locate it or find a replacement but eventually gave up. We bought a Dometic add-a-room, which we use now. It is easier to set up and take down but is so flimsy compared to our original add-a-room. And it doesn't have anywhere near as much room, nor is it water poof (it is water resistant but does leak if there is lots of rain). It doesn't provide all the options of privacy, or aeration. All in all, it is better than nothing but no where near as strong, sturdy or waterproof. In bad weather, the original add-a-room was strong and sturdy. I am pretty sure the Dometic one would not survive bad weather. I have thought a few times that I should sell my original add-a-room, which is like new but I miss it so much that I just can't bring myself to give up and let it go. I sure wish I could find a replacement awning, so I could use it again.