User Review: Ozark Trail 12 x 14 Screen House
Design: 10x14 Screen House
Ease of Setup: Extremely Difficult
Price Paid: $57
I purchased the Ozark Trail 12x14 Screen House at Wal-Mart before our last camping trip and it was functional...barely.
The set-up is extremely complicated and took two persons over an hour to complete, including all staking of the structure and guy lines as required by the instructions. We placed the screen house over a picnic table at the campsite and it did a fairly good job of keeping insects out while we were eating.
The campground received a moderate rain on the second night and the roof collected water in several places, causing the screen house to collapse. This was not a heavy rain by any means as no other shelters or tents collapsed. The weight of the water actually bent several poles on the roof and one leg. This probably could have been prevented by adding more yellow support poles to the roof.
My experience with Ozark Trail equipment has been to reinforce the old adage "you get what you pay for". I highly recommend that anyone looking for a good screen house spend the additional money and get a Swiss Gear. Don't try to save a few dollars and end up with a POS like this one.