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Old 06-17-2015, 12:42 AM   #31
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Where did you get the tool box behinds propane tanks?
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:57 AM   #32
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I got PUGs for the new camper and Bob apparently put it on the wrong end for me
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:11 AM   #33
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Thanks for the tip on removing or not using the top bungee. All good now.

The aluminium box is from Lowes. It is a Kobalt Aluminum Universal Truck Tool Box - $179, originally designed to go on the side of a pickup box. Kobalt is a captive brand of Lowes; the same or similar box is marketed as a Lund or Tradesman (Model TAL480) by other big box stores, although Lowes had the best price and availability in my area.

http://www.lowes.ca/truck-boxes/koba...&ProductSlot=4

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/lu...l#.VYF7HPlViko

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/48-i...luminum/997220


The propane tank platform has to be moved forward about 2". I also strengthened the base with two four foot lengths 2" x 2" aluminium angle. In my application it is the perfect size for four 6v golf cart batteries charged by my solar panels.

I got the idea for the box from this recent thread, which has several excellent pictures:

Roo 19 tongue/battery box mod

I am planning to start a separate thread on this (and a few other) mods. I have yet to connect the tow vehicle and check clearance to the weight distribution bars, so hadn't prepared a post. As 6wate mentioned in his post the notch for the pickup bed side allows perfect clearance for the WDH chains.

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:59 PM   #34
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This is for the newer style bunk ends.....
Awhile back Force talked about using velcro to attach his popup gizmos to his Roo. I went ahead with this because I didn't like the way the spring clips would deform the bunk end seals on the top section and it kept the gutter from channeling away the water in a rainstorm. These are the SHWS pugs.
I used 4 ft of the industrial adhesive strength hook side (2 inch wide, split into 1 inch widths) and placed three 16 inch pieces, one at each end and one in center position.
I then had my DW sew the loop on the adjoinng locations on the black strap that normally gets attached at the gutter.
The loop velcro was 3/4 inch width non adhesive type.
Just be sure to pull on the black strap/velcro and not pull on the material when removing to eliminate possibility of tearing the gizmo.

FWIW, I also liked Forces idea of using two small carabiners on each end to connect the cords together. Works well and keeps the cord ends from tangling when stored.

The cheapo extend-a-hand works well for getting to the center of the bunk ends to attach and remove the pug.
I am looking at your pics and the loop velcro is sewn onto the inside of the pug? Wouldn't it be better if it was sewn on the outside (silver side) so you can just put it up there and it doesn't fold back?
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:56 PM   #35
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I missed how Jim and Chris sewed the loop Velcro on the PUG, but I did put mine on the silver side, and it seems to work well. Hopefully they will be along shortly to confirm how they did it. We left the top shock cord in place, but based on not being needed, it may be easier to sew with it removed?

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Old 06-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #36
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I missed how Jim and Chris sewed the loop Velcro on the PUG, but I did put mine on the silver side, and it seems to work well. Hopefully they will be along shortly to confirm how they did it. We left the top shock cord in place, but based on not being needed, it may be easier to sew with it removed?

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Yep, we sewed it on the green side. I pm'ed sewingcybermom about it. I remember looking at where we put the velcro on the bunk end and if I recall correctly, went with the underside as it seemed to be easier to attach the mid section of the pug using the extend a-hand and the step ladder.

There's no reason why you couldn't sew it to the upper silver side, it's just not folded under is all.

On a similar note, seems like only using the velcro and not the bungee cord would cut down on pulling the tent ends away from the bunk. I have not experienced this as yet. We were in two really nasty storms last summer and the velcro seemed to work well with no issues. We did remove the bungee cord from the velcro'ed strip. YMMV

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Old 06-24-2015, 06:59 PM   #37
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Hey guys, which side do I sew the Velcro...the one where two bungees are close together or where they are far apart. I am not sure which end goes toward the camper and I can't get up to test it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:04 PM   #38
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We sewed the velcro to the end that has the bungees farther apart. It seemed to fit better that way, not sure if that's the correct way though.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:18 PM   #39
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We had the Velcro pre-installed when we purchased the PUGS and if my memory serves me correctly (in other words, wait for someone else to confirm), it is on the silver side and at the end with the bungee cords close together. The rest of the cords are pretty evenly spaced.


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Old 06-24-2015, 07:30 PM   #40
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Yep, looking at tbe photos on the PUG site, it looks like the "narrow" end is the bunk end.
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