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Old 07-31-2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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Step on bunk ends from outside?

Okay maybe this is a dumb question. I want to work on my home made pugs this weekend. I need to attach the velcro to the outside of the tent end and stepping on the tent end from the outside is the easiest way To Do It. Any reason why this would be a no no?
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Nope, not a dumb question at all. I believe some folks are climbing on the ends every time they attach the pug to the velcro. I don't simply because I'd be afraid of slipping or doing something stupid and ripping the canvas or pulling it from the bunk end frame. (But we're in our 60's)
It's probably ok just doing it to attach the velcro. Just not sure I'd do it all the time. I'd definitely be careful up there!
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:45 PM   #3
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I only added velcro to the ends...not all the way across...so a step ladder works great. If you go up there i bet its fine but I would wear socks and don't put any tension pulling down on the canvas.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:58 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I'll be careful.
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I use a long reach thing from Harbor Freight to put them on.

http://t.harborfreight.com/36-in-pic...ool-61413.html

And a ladder to take them off.

I plan to add a webbing rip cord to each so I can pull them off without the ladder. I will extend the line of Velcro that is sewn onto the PUG by about 4-5 feet. You cannot pull on the PUG itself or it will tear.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:04 AM   #6
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I use a long reach thing from Harbor Freight to put them on.

http://t.harborfreight.com/36-in-pic...ool-61413.html

And a ladder to take them off.

I plan to add a webbing rip cord to each so I can pull them off without the ladder. I will extend the line of Velcro that is sewn onto the PUG by about 4-5 feet. You cannot pull on the PUG itself or it will tear.
X2 for the HF long reach thingy. I use that when I'm taking them off as well. Working well so far.
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I don't take my PUGs off; I have the velcro across the top and I remove the clips, coil up the bungees and fold the PUGs in with the canvass. They seem to be fine. I've checked inside after folding up the bunk ends and there seems to be plenty of room around the bunks and I can't find anything binding. Is anyone else doing this? It sure saves a bunch of time setting up; particularly if it's raining.
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I don't take my PUGs off; I have the velcro across the top and I remove the clips, coil up the bungees and fold the PUGs in with the canvass. They seem to be fine. I've checked inside after folding up the bunk ends and there seems to be plenty of room around the bunks and I can't find anything binding. Is anyone else doing this? It sure saves a bunch of time setting up; particularly if it's raining.

I may try this tonight with my home made PUG. Turn both fans on and see how it goes. Thanks.
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I don't take my PUGs off; I have the velcro across the top and I remove the clips, coil up the bungees and fold the PUGs in with the canvass. They seem to be fine. I've checked inside after folding up the bunk ends and there seems to be plenty of room around the bunks and I can't find anything binding. Is anyone else doing this? It sure saves a bunch of time setting up; particularly if it's raining.
I was wondering the same thing... if anyone has experience with this?
I would love to be able to put them on.. and leave them..
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