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Old 05-31-2013, 11:37 PM   #331
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Sibbald Point is a great CG. I like the radio free areas. This is a great idea for people who do not want to hear their neighbour's music. Have camped there several times myself.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #332
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Last summer I tried out one of those Thermacell area mosquito repellants for the first time. I found it to be very effective and many others here seem to agree:
ThermaCELL Area Mosquito Repellant

One might be a worthwhile investment for you. They're not overly expensive but the refill cartridges can start to add up if you use it a lot.
Bought a Thermacell Lantern from our local Bass Pro Shop last week. We tried it out this weekend. It worked great! I was getting eaten alive until I got the unit going. Within a few minutes most of the flying insects were gone. No odor. The lantern feature is a nice touch as well. I suspect that it won't be as effective if there is too much of a breeze. Good suggestion!
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #333
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Nice to hear good results before I get to try it next weekend. I got the ThermaCELL unit and a box of refills today, they are still sealed and from the literature on box it is for outdoor use only. So I got this compact net for the night over my bed. I've learned my lesson from being eaten alive last time and wearing the bug outfit was very uncomfortable.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:47 PM   #334
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My Aerobed started leaking in my last trip. I got this less than 6 months ago but I can't have it fix under warranty because the receipt is missing. I get good sleeps with it and I have to find a way to fix it myself. After searching the net, I came up a way to fix it. Two tiny seal on felt side of the bed separated.
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What I use to fix the leak

Here are the steps:
- find the leak, it was easy for me because I heard it...lol
- use the rubbing alcohol to clean the surface
- make sure the surface is completely dry
- apply a thin film of crazy glue between the seal and felt separation, press it together for a minute
- after 30 mins, apply a thin film of crazy around the damage area, I did this 4 times, the felt was absorbing the glue
- the crazy glue left a surface for the other glue
- apply several layers of the plastic glue, make sure it is dry before applying another layer
- after 24 hours, inflate it and check it out

After several hours, my Aerobed is still fully inflated. The real test will be tonight, I'm sleeping on it. I hope it is fixed because I need it for my trip this weekend.

I think seating on it caused the damage. Since it only takes less than a minute to inflate or deflate, I will make sure to use it only for sleeping.

The plastic glue is also good for fixing an inch tear on my screen room.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #335
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Magic Mesh: I found this video about it and I'm getting one today. http://youtu.be/aQTaNLICxaA
Looks easy to install and this thread from Handbuilder will surely help with the process Magic Mesh screen door for A Frame The pics in here is great for reference.

There is a rain forecast on my last day of my trip this weekend so I will not use the screen room. With the magic mesh, the convenience of going in and out leaving the door open is there w/o the screen room.

Looking forward to this weekend camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park!

Happy Camping....
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Old 06-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #336
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ko777 - you will really enjoy having option of the walk thru screen door. What prompted me to make it one of my first add-ons was the little gnats and mosquitos that flew into my trailer the first time I used it. I fixated on hearing the skeeto buzzing in the dark when I was trying to sleep. LOL The screen definitely helps filter out the flying insects....you can keep it up and use it on addition to when you use your screen room. I also like that it provides a shadow of privacy when the door is open, my interior doesnt feel so exposed to passerbys.
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Magic Mesh: I found this video about it and I'm getting one today. Magic Mesh Review and Install - YouTube
Looks easy to install and this thread from Handbuilder will surely help with the process Magic Mesh screen door for A Frame The pics in here is great for reference.

There is a rain forecast on my last day of my trip this weekend so I will not use the screen room. With the magic mesh, the convenience of going in and out leaving the door open is there w/o the screen room.

Looking forward to this weekend camping at Sibbald Point Provincial Park!

Happy Camping....
We installed one on our A128S last year.

We secured the outside edges of the mesh with small pieces of elastic (bungee cord) type material and the included thumbtacks. We found with the small door opening that it was easy to pull the Velcro off the door frame.

Cutting the panels was easy after measuring (leave a couple of inches extra on each panel).

Finally, We used black duct tape to dress up the outside edges of the door panels.

Other than that, it was pretty much the way Handbuilder described it.

Our install works pretty well and keeps most of the insects out!

Good Luck!
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DG I saw your diagram posted in HB's thread, maybe you could post a real pic of it here and the final touches, this will really help me install it this weekend. Looks like the MMesh is still a popular item, I got it today in our local store for $24.95 that is up from $19.95 last year, I can't wait for it to go on sale.
Can you remove your MM or you permanently installed it?
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #339
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I've taken some photos of it, but I'll be durned if I know where they are? I'll look around again.

Our is "permanently" mounted. We use 2 Velcro straps on each side to pull it out of the way when we don't need it or when Rocko is folded (It can get in the way when we load and unload.)
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:32 PM   #340
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I just got back from my Sibbald Point trip. The weekend weather was great and the forecast of rain today was right. I did not use my screen room but was able to set up a 20X15 tarp for replacement. Don't you hate it when you leave something major at home, I forgot my Aerobed but doubling the cushions was not so bad after all. Here are pics of my setup:
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My site, maybe that tarp could even go over the screen room if pouring rain is forecasted, I use the same tarp to cover my rig too

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Beach area in Sibbald Point, enjoying the day here

I partially installed the Magic Mesh, I will post pic when completed.

Nice to be back....not
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