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Old 04-13-2015, 09:22 PM   #11
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Will do but you will be surprised when he picks up the phone. His name is Bob Piney down in Texas. Great guy.

I never told him the dimensions. All I said was I had a 2015 Rockwood HW296 and I wanted the velcro strip sewn on. He will sew a 1 inch velcro strip.

I installed a 1 1/2 inch strip to make sure I caught it while attaching the Gizmo.

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Old 04-13-2015, 09:25 PM   #12
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Good job with the Velcro. After setting up a trailer last Sunday outside of Moab with 40 mph wind gusts, the Velcro saved the day. However I did add a clip to the top corner on the windy side of the trailer since the wind started to unzip the Velcro.
Did all of your attachment strings reach each other? I am thinking the ones on the very top are not long enough. I did not pull them tight as I could not grab both at the same time. I need to place a couple of hooks underneath to hold them down so then I can go under the bunk and pull them both together.
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:42 PM   #13
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I should have been more specific. Only needed the extra clips when raising the top and until the bed was pulled out and set up. After that, the top of the bed material and the bottom of the roof pinch the gizmo and helps to hold in place. Remember, I'm doing this by myself; dang dog just lays there and laughs.

After three days of blowing winds, the gizmos did shift a bit and I had to pull back over to the wind blown side. But overall, considering three days of high winds the gizmos held up great.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:38 AM   #14
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Last fall we camped in Arkansas for a month, first trip out. I put the velcro on for the Gizmos and leave them attached when folding up. Had no problem doing that and much easier to set up. I also attached the tie downs to a central ring on one side and hook on the other side, only one point to hook up. We went through a very rough storm the first day out (wife and I spent the day in the men's bathroom), and everything was fine when we went back to the camper. Highly recommend them.
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Hey Branch,

I saw photo's about having a single ring to hold them all together but the top one seems too short. I did not have much time to fiddle with it but it did not look like a single ring our work. Maybe I need to replace the string with longer lengths.

I am not going to be folding up the Gizmos with the tenting as I am too concerned with the tree sap that falls on the ends. That is the main reason I use Gizmo's - to keep the tenting clean and protected. Try selling a pop up with ugly spotted tenting. The problem with sap is once you fold it over, you now have two sap spots. And the sticky sap will attract dirt/dust to stick to it. It is also a pain to take off so I just as well pull the Gizmos off and fold in the clean canvas.

I totally agree that leaving them attached would be very convenient. I will be doing it for our first trip as the Gizmos are new.

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Thanks for the pics. I didn't have the Velcro sewn on so I will have to work with my daughter and her sewing machine to do the gizmos.


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On the back I tie the outer two strings to the bed supports, the next two I used a key ring, the next two I tie together. The last one I actually tuck a bit under the horizontal velcro on my trailer to keep it close to the trailer body. Seemed to be the best for high winds.
On the front, with the bike hauling deck, I have so many points to attach the strings to I just make sure they are tight.
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I like the idea of attaching them to the support poles. I plan on possibly making a few simple zip tie loops to slide over the support tube poles and then simply hook the string to them. Individually. Or like you did. Grab two at a time. That might actually be better,

The slide I need to figure out but I am hoping to grab the lower end of the slide out wall.

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