Originally Posted by duncmelsmom
Following this thread too. I had PUGs for my Niagara Pop Up and loved them. It was so easy to install them; pop up a little bit, pull out the beds, install the PUGs, then crank the Pop Up the rest of the way.
This 23ikss seems so tall to me. Can the PUGs really go on easily? Our A/C worked so well with our maiden trip, but it did get a tad warmer in the bunk ends. It's really worth it???
In 13 years with our popup, we never saw / heard of PUGS and never needed them. We just didn't camp when it was cold, and with no AC, we never used in really hot climates either.
Anyhow, we ended up getting a set for the Roo because we have extended our season by a lot, and have traveled farther south in the summer. So far, haven't felt the need to use them in the summer - as you said, the AC works pretty good.
We did use them last month when it was down in the 30's at night. Last year in those temps it didn't matter what we did - couldn't prevent heavy condensation on the tent ends. First time with the PUGS - problem solved. The hybrid is sealed up much tighter than the popup. And the set we bought (in the FRF classifieds) came with some reflectix for the windows. My 11 year-old took one look and asked me if I was worried about being abducted by aliens.
But we arrived late the first night and didn't use them, then put them on for the second night. Once everyone saw how good they worked, they quit with wisecracks.
As for installing them, total PITA - between the height of the bunks and the atttached canvas (can't kneel on the edge of the bunk on the outside) it really does take a small ladder or some creative way to get up there.
Last weekend, temps only were between 50 and 75 - so we didn't use them. No condensation issues. I figure we'll only use them in the more extreme temps. They work really well when you need them, but for me, not worth the hastle in typical June-August weather where we are.