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Old 08-29-2014, 06:57 AM   #1
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Protected storage under bunk ends.

Hello everyone,

While logging on today, I noticed a pop up photo from Platokidd's photo album that popped up. It showed his pop up set up and he had a cover hanging down from the bunk ends to make a sort of shed under the bunk ends.

As I have lost my large front storage bin when I sold my old pop up, I will be using some Rubbermaid bins that I will store inside to tow and then take out at camp. I think this is a great idea to make a protected area.

Unfortunately I have not learned how to upload photo's yet.


Has anyone else done this? How is it done? How is it attached? And most important is what type of material did you use? I sure wish I would have kept my add a room. I could have cut that up.

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:35 AM   #2
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bunk end fabric

The rear bunk end fabric was nice to have.
We put our chairs, firewood, grill and other things under there.
This was a option item from Starcraft the came with our popup.
The wrap would snap on to the bottom of the bunk and had stakes to hold it down to the ground.

The fabric wrap we had was made of vinyl similar to awning material.




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Old 08-29-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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Yep. Thats it Plato. Thanks for posting the photo's for all to see.

I am gonna see if I can make something like that. The Rockwoods have the tenting tuck under the bunk end and then attach to Velcro underneath on the plywood bunk. I would have to stick some velcro to the actual tenting under the bottom edge flap I think. That could get messy as the tape gets old and sticky. Hmmm. Gonna have to think about this one.

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I would have to stick some velcro to the actual tenting under the bottom edge flap I think. That could get messy as the tape gets old and sticky. Hmmm. Gonna have to think about this one.

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The fabric was in about 2-3" from the end of the bunk. The snaps just screwed into the the plywood on the bottom of the bunk. Not thru the canvas of the popup.
A heavy duty hook n loop could work, but the snaps work great.

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OHHH. Ok. Yours looked nice and flush with the outside edge. I just figured it was tucked under the bottom flaps. If I back it off a few inches, I am sure that is an easy mod to make. I could even do what Rockwood does and simply staple a Velcro strip to the underside.

This might just work out well.

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post up some pic of your mod in process.
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post up some pic of your mod in process.

Will do. Once I get the freaking thing. lol.

Then I gotta figure out a way to post a photo. Gonna have to read the sticky post on the topic.

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I really like those bunk end covers.
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Will do. Once I get the freaking thing. lol.

Then I gotta figure out a way to post a photo. Gonna have to read the sticky post on the topic.

Vin.

Vin, what material will you use? I wonder if the canvas dealer will sell pieces cut (and hem ends) to spec if we supply dimensions?


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Billy. Yes. That is the big question. I think I would want to use some awning material to help keep things dry. Canvas would work also as the water should just run off even if it soaks up the water.

I guess I want something that would fold nice. Not sure awning material will nor do I think it is lightweight. I was shocked at how heavy the screen rooms are. When I got mine it was in a bag and the thing was heavy.
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