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Old 02-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #11
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Those of you that do have hybrids how does it do for cooling and heating? We live in Mn and wondering how the canvas works when we have a 90 degree day and put the air on.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #12
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Actually works fine. Heat and heated mattresses work well. Recommend a ceramic heater as you Will use a lot of propane. Recommend pop up gizmos over tent ends to help with heat loss in colder climate and gain in summer.

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Old 02-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #13
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i addressed that in my previous post.

most of us use Popup Gizmos and Reflectix to keep the tent ends cool or warm.

you can buy the generic 5x7 solar/sportsmen/all-weather blankets instead of the PUGs. Reflectix is used in the tent end windows.

suggest you visit PUG's website.

also with two teenagers and a 2 year-old, might need to consider the 233S, instead of the 23IKSS.
unless your teens don't mind sleeping together or they'll outside in a tent. making up the sofa or dinette every night, can get old.
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:05 PM   #14
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I realized that. Sometimes it's nice if 2 recommend the same things to reinforce their value. They work!

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Old 02-08-2014, 05:07 PM   #15
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Those of you that do have hybrids how does it do for cooling and heating? We live in Mn and wondering how the canvas works when we have a 90 degree day and put the air on.
We have never owned a hybrid, but after two pup's and tent camping we won't go back to that, the noise was a killer for us! The tents did attract birds at 5am! And barking dogs, diesel engines at 6am to go and get the milk they forgot, and more!!!
For the heat, we did use reflectix cutout's on all sides of the pup's. (Worked great in the Florida sunnny and hot summers) and the pop up gizmos keep the pup up nice and cool inside all day. At the end, it's your choice and what works best for you!
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Those of you that do have hybrids how does it do for cooling and heating? We live in Mn and wondering how the canvas works when we have a 90 degree day and put the air on.
One of the main reasons we upgraded last year from our popup was that we were planning to visit our friends in St. Paul. We didn't want to make a 2800 mile trip with a popup. We were there in late August and it was 95+ most of the week. The popup gizmos, reflectix, and upgrading to 15K btu AC all get a lot of good comments on here, but we didn't have any of them.

One night we went out to a baseball game and my son decided to put the A/C on about 60 for some reason. When we got home the outsides of the windows were covered in condensation and it was freezing inside! From our experience, the AC had no problem keepig it cool even in the MN heat wave. The ducted AC is really nice.
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I realized that. Sometimes it's nice if 2 recommend the same things to reinforce their value. They work!
my post was directed to the OP, not you, because they were asking questions about cooling and heating, which i had already discussed and posted solutions for, at the bottom of post #9.
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Fair enough. Hope that they have all the information that they need. I don't mind repeating things as the mobile application sometimes makes it hard to follow through all the pages of posts

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i addressed that in my previous post.

most of us use Popup Gizmos and Reflectix to keep the tent ends cool or warm.

you can buy the generic 5x7 solar/sportsmen/all-weather blankets instead of the PUGs. Reflectix is used in the tent end windows.

suggest you visit PUG's website.

also with two teenagers and a 2 year-old, might need to consider the 233S, instead of the 23IKSS.
unless your teens don't mind sleeping together or they'll outside in a tent. making up the sofa or dinette every night, can get old.

Bikendan- could the reflectix also be used on the top of the bunk ends instead of the solar blankets or does the blankets work better on the roof?
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Bikendan- could the reflectix also be used on the top of the bunk ends instead of the solar blankets or does the blankets work better on the roof?
the Reflectix isn't strong enough to even handle a light wind. it's basically bubble wrap with a foil coating.
plus, since it's not very wide, you'd have to tape sections together to cover the bunk end, which wouldn't hold up either.
go look at some, at Lowes or HD and you'll see why.

the blankets are much much more sturdy. that's why PUGs can sell the High Wind versions.
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