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Old 04-15-2014, 10:36 PM   #1
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Pop up gizmo install

I picked up a set of super high wind pop up gizmos and inside liners from a forum member last year for our 2013 SS. We are heading to Williamsburg for a few days and it looks to be a little cold in the evening. How the heck do I install these? I searched a bit, but not a ton of info regarding a hybrid install. any help would be greatly appreciated

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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the best help you can get, is to talk to Bob Pitney at PUGs.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:19 AM   #3
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Do it a few times at home. I don't think there is a way set in stone. Hardest part is clipping the top to the gutter.

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We used ours on our vacation last week. We cannot reach the "rail" at the top of the bunk so we clipped ours to the tenting seam near the top of the bunk on each side. We had 3 clips on each seam holding one bunk end and 2 holding the other. During a very windy storm, the bunk end only secured with 2 clamps on each side slid down about 3 inches. The other end held steady. I will be purchasing more clamps before we use them again. FYI - we have the super high wind PUGs.
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I'm relatively tall, but even with the use of a small 3 step ladder, securing the pug in the top center can be difficult if the trailer is on a declining site!

I found that putting up the pugs when the tend ends are out but not completely installed with the shepherds pole inside helps reach that area.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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I found that opening the bunk, then getting on the bunk to clip to the gutter is really easy. I don't even need a ladder wheb crawling from the inside. Then I put the tent end up and finish clipping the PUG.

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:33 PM   #7
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I'll have to give that method a shot. Thanks to all for the suggestions

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:21 PM   #8
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I use Cosco Ladder Lite Solutions 5 Foot to put our PUGs on. Cost about $35. The ladder is supper light and feels sturdy. We keep it w/ the camper and use it to sweep the leaves off the owning and slide before closing. Comes in handy having a ladder.
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I no longer secure mine at the top center. A) it's hard to reach with my 4' ladder, and B) when I attached it to the rubber seal last time, I noticed it was starting to pull the seal off the Roo.

I suppose if I end up in some high winds, I'll try a little harder, but so far they stay in place fine. I do double-up the clips at the top corner on both sides to help keep it in place.

On other tipe...get carbiners and you can connect the shock cords easily and quickly. Pic here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...7&d=1380312507
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Oh and for what it's worth, I struggled getting these installed myself the first time.

Popup Gizmos - my D'oh! moment
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