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Old 03-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
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Yes, they are waterproof. And we have had them on during a rain storm and they worked fine.

I still need one more for my third bunk, and ordered a similar (but multiple pack) from Wal-Mart. I'm hoping they are of the same quality of the ones I got from Cabelas, and will take pics of the velcro and how I have them attached when I put the last one on.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:19 PM   #22
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In your opinions do the solar blankets work equally as well as the PUGS? With that kinda price difference I'm not sure how PUGS stay in business if the answer is "yes". I mean, other than the fact that the PUGS are made to your specific size bunk vs. std. 5 x7 and not considering the high wind version...are the solar blankets as good?
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #23
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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.
as Biken201 said, they are waterproof and shed a lot of rain.
all these are silver on one side and a particular color on the other.
the colors i've seen available are: red, blue, olive, orange and camouflage.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:01 PM   #24
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Sweet, will definitely try some. Thanx.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #25
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In your opinions do the solar blankets work equally as well as the PUGS? With that kinda price difference I'm not sure how PUGS stay in business if the answer is "yes". I mean, other than the fact that the PUGS are made to your specific size bunk vs. std. 5 x7 and not considering the high wind version...are the solar blankets as good?
i have both and i'd have to say i see no difference in the material.

PUGs does well because they have great customer service and sell a great product, at a fair price.

the front bunk ends differ between brands. those HTT's that have more "rake" in the front, have longer tent ends. therefore the 5x7 generic ones will not cover as well as the custom-fitted PUGs.
those with the talent, cut two of the solar blankets and sew them together.
but, no one has gone to the trouble of making their own high wind versions.
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When I got home today, my new blankets arrived from Wal-Mart. They are the same product that I previously had purchased from Cabela's, and the price is about the same.

Walmart.com: Grabber Outdoors All Weather Blanket - 2 Pack: Camping

I attach them to the camper with both clamps and Velcro.

Walmart.com: Bessey Clamps Morton 1'' Steel Spring Clamp: Tools

Shop VELCRO 15'L x 2"W Black Universal Heavy-Duty Tape at Lowes.com

(You will not need nearly as much velcro as the roll I linked to, but it is the product I used to attach mine)

As soon as I get the time to run out to where I store my camper, I will take pics of how I attach my blankets to my bunk ends. I'll create a new post with the pics.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #27
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When I got home today, my new blankets arrived from Wal-Mart. They are the same product that I previously had purchased from Cabela's, and the price is about the same.

Walmart.com: Grabber Outdoors All Weather Blanket - 2 Pack: Camping

I attach them to the camper with both clamps and Velcro.

Walmart.com: Bessey Clamps Morton 1'' Steel Spring Clamp: Tools

Shop VELCRO 15'L x 2"W Black Universal Heavy-Duty Tape at Lowes.com

(You will not need nearly as much velcro as the roll I linked to, but it is the product I used to attach mine)

As soon as I get the time to run out to where I store my camper, I will take pics of how I attach my blankets to my bunk ends. I'll create a new post with the pics.
Howdy!

I've been following this thread and just wanted to comment. I've gone to the Wal-Mart and Lowes websites and done some math. Please let me know if this is right: $29.99 for the Velcro from Lowes. $29.95 for the two blankets from Wal-Mart. As for the clamps, this can't be right...on the Wal-Mart website the clamps are priced at $3.01 each? That's what it appears to be. I don't know how many you bought other than to say for comparison we sell a package of 10 of the same clamps for $2.50. I'll take a guess that you got 5 clamps.

$29.95 + $29.99 + $15.05 (5 clamps?) = $74.99. Is this close to correct?

Here's were I may get in trouble...I truly have no desire to use this forum to spam this group. But...just to compare: Two covers that correctly fit your trailer, 50 clamps, Velcro sewn onto the cover, Sunbrella binding: $79.95 from us....ready to go, right out of the box.

Please know I am not knocking anyone...never have, never will...for making solar covers. Any way we can save some money for other things we need to go camping with...like a six pack :>) is worth it.

But, it's always good to know comparisons.

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I'm too lazy to do the "do it yourself" covers, it was so easy to order from PUGs and super fast shipping. And thanks for the reminder I need to order my mother in law's PUGs I told her I'd get her for Christmas!
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and very few companies will provide such great customer service, as Bob and staff at PUGs do.
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Was looking at these. Where do I get them
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