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Old 02-29-2012, 10:40 AM   #11
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So do you guys think using regular $5 space blankets would work on the outside of the tent ends?
NO! those are nothing like PUGs or solar blankets.
you'll need to at least get the 5x7 solar/sportsmen/all-weather blankets, that sell for around $14 each. REI, Cabelas, Bass Pro and Campmor have them.

your problem is that none of the generic ones will completely cover the front bunk end, since it is longer than the rear bunk end.
i used the generic ones and on my Roo 23SS, the 5x7 one wouldn't cover it completely but it was fine for me.
luckily, i scored a set of PUGs from a fellow member and now have complete coverage.

those cheap $5 space blankets will tear in the first bit of wind and they will not insulate.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:59 PM   #12
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Ok well at least I have emergency blankets for the family then...LOL. Bought 4 of them for $9 total. I'll see how the first few trips go without the PUG's and go from there.

Bikendan, is this what you were talking about? $12.99 at Campmor: All-Weather Sportsman's Blanket, 81284 | Emergency Shelters & Blankets | Survival | GEAR | items from Campmor.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #13
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Ok well at least I have emergency blankets for the family then...LOL. Bought 4 of them for $9 total. I'll see how the first few trips go without the PUG's and go from there.

Bikendan, is this what you were talking about? $12.99 at Campmor: All-Weather Sportsman's Blanket, 81284 | Emergency Shelters & Blankets | Survival | GEAR | items from Campmor.
yes, that's them. that's about as cheap as they get.
like i said, some people buy three of them and cut and sew two of them to completely cover the front bunk.
one should be fine for the rear one.
i do have an internet store that sells them in 4 different colors:
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:20 PM   #14
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I used PUG's on my previous HTT. They were great! Even picked-up a second "odd lot" pair at their annual on-line sale that acted as insulators / heat reflectors under the bunks during winter weather.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #15
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A 90 degree day without the PUGs are much more miserable than a 90 degree day with them! We even throw them on just to keep in the inside canvas condensation to a minium.
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I have the pop-up gimzo's for my tent ends on my 19' hybird. i just love them they work great, plus they keep out alot light out at nigh, specially when there is lamp post at you campsite
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I've been using the blankets from Cabela's (sportsman space blankets - about $15), and attached them to the top lip of the bunk opening (just below the rubber seal) with industrial strength Velcro. So far the Velcro strips have stayed attached to both the blankets and HTT, and allows me to leave the covers in place when I close the bunk door(s). I put Velcro on both sides of the blankets, so I can have either the silver (sunny day) or green (cloudy, cool or rainy days) sides up. I attach the remaining part of the blankets with clamps and haven't had a problem with moderate winds. There are grommets on the blankets, so I could use bungees if higher winds create a problem. So far this has worked well for me. I'll attach a pic in a later post when I get a chance.
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Here is a pic of my custom made "pugs." The front and rear bunks are almost perfect size for the Cabela's blankets (ok, maybe the blankets are about an inch short - but I lose a little bit to the velcro attachment), but my side bunk has (as you can see) a bit of overhang with the blanket.

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Biken, that looks good.

Mine overhang like your's does with the side bunk.

For those who want a picture of the Popup Gizmo, here's one stolen off their website. This is their Super High wind Cover that I have ...

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Biken201,
Do those sportsman's type blankets get soaked in the rain? Or do they repel water?

Bikendan,
Are your color ones only color on one side and silver on other?

I think I may order a couple to try since they aren't too expensive, but appear to serve a valuable purpose.
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