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Old 06-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Popup Gizmos with attached bunk end

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We are heading to Florida this Saturday for a week and I pick up my camper today from getting the propane checked out and the toilet fixed. I have the PUGS from my popup so planned on using them to help with heat. My thought was to attach some velcro inside the bunk door at the top but with my camper being a 2013 the ends are attached. I saw where people with the older model could stand on their bunks outside the canvas but I don't think that is possible with the attached ends. I can get teh velcro installed on teh ends with no problem but what about the middle.

Sooooooo, my question is, how are people attaching them with the newer attached bunk ends?

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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I know the pics aren't great, but I put a strip of industrial velcro along the inner portion of where the door meets the frame. It holds my generically made "pugs" fine, and I usually leave the covers in place with the doors closed without issue.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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I took my camper to it's storage lot and used my ladder to check out how to install the gizmos. Previously I had 3 velcro strips attached to the gizmos. This put one right in the middle and I couldn't reach it from the ladder. What I ended up doing was adding 2 additional velcro strips about a third of the way from the sides. There was plenty of room at the top to put the other part of the velcro so now I have 4 spots to attach it and can reach them all with the ladder I carry.

While I was there I also installed a Sharkbite 1/4 turn valve on the line that feeds the toilet. We have been having issues with water coming out of the toilet when we flush. Now I can reduce the amount of flow going to the toilet.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #4
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I know the pics aren't great, but I put a strip of industrial velcro along the inner portion of where the door meets the frame. It holds my generically made "pugs" fine, and I usually leave the covers in place with the doors closed without issue.
When you say generically made, what do you mean? Did you make them yourself from silver poly tarp?
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Mine were made with these:

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Sport...h-All+Products

I then bought industrial strength velcro for attachment at the one end and the clips you see to attach to the canvas.
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When you say generically made, what do you mean? Did you make them yourself from silver poly tarp?
not silver poly tarp, wouldn't work as well.

the generic blankets are sold from a variety of sources, under a variety of names.
solar blanket, sportsmen's blanket, all-weather blanket, survival blanket. they are NOT tarp material but have a fabric sandwich construction, making them a better insulator.
generally they sell for around $13-$14 and are a standard 5x7 size. they will not completely cover the front bunk. some cut up one and sew an additional section to the other one.
they can come in a variety of colors. blue, red, orange, green and camo.

i used them for a number of years until a fellow hybrid forum members gave me his set of PUGs for only the price of shipping.
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Here's a pic of my front bunk. The blankets don't quite cover it all, but works enough for us The side and rear bunks are covered completely.
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oops... already posted the same pic...
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on every hybrid, the front bunk canvas is longer than the rear or side, because of the front end rake of the trailer. the other have a vertical wall to attach to, therefore are shorter.
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Picked up one blanket at Canadian Tire yesterday. They also had bags of spring clamps on sale.
Played around with rear bunk, seems to fit ok.
Wish I could find this material by the roll.
Anyone know a source?
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