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Old 03-26-2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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Bunk ends air draft

Has anyone come up with a solution to keep the cold air draft at a minimum? Specifically I'm talking about the areas around the mattresses between the canvas. Last week, camping in the 30 degree weather, I stuffed blankets around 3 sides of the mattresses to keep the beds warm for my kids. But was thinking about getting something a little more permanent so I didn't have to use up all my blankets. Pool noodles maybe? What about the little holes where the beds meet the camper frame that let in cold air and bugs? Any fixes for that? Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2017, 02:51 PM   #2
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I keep the 30 degree air out by not camping until it's at least 50 degrees.

Seriously, what you are asking is not easily done. Then if you do succeed in making it airtight, you will have condensation issues.
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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Does your hybrid have the pre-attached tent ends? The ones I've seen don't have such gaps.

Popup Gizmos make a thermal 3-sided bunk end insulation insert.
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Appears that you have a 2011 which may have the unattached bunk ends. I believe some folks have taken the 4 foot width reflectix and cut pieces to fit the entire canvas side and not just the "window/screen" section. That would help with the temperature but likely not totally seal the corners for you.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:18 PM   #5
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I know. In an ideal scenario we wouldn't have done that, but we had the trip planned for a long time & the time off work already. All in all, it wasn't unbearable though. Thankfull for the blankets & space heater.
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Ours does not. They are velcro attached. Thanks for the recommendation. Will look into that. We're already going to get the window inserts & outside covers for the beds.
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:21 PM   #7
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Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2017, 06:24 PM   #8
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You can't go wrong with the popup gizmos and reflectix panels. Makes a big difference in keeping heat out or in.
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Ditto what Jimandchris stated, PUGs and reflectix panels help keep the heat in during the colder nights and keep the heat out during the summer time
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