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Old 04-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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Velco install for Pop up Gizmos.

I was finally able to pop open the pop up.

I was pressed for time today but I was able to get the Velcro installed onto the roof of the pop up.

The Velcro is used to attach one end of the Gizmo to the roof so that it will be tucked under the lip of the roof and prevent water from getting under during rain. It also aids in getting the Gizmo up onto the top of the bunkend as it is pretty high on these highwalls.

The option to have a strip of Velcro ( the loop side of Velcro) sewn onto the Gizmo costs $10.

Some people use adhesive backed Velcro. I decided I did not want glue residue if it did not work so I opted for the kind that you sew on. I then simply stapled (1/2 inch staples) the Velcro ( the hook side of Velcro) to the inside side of the roof.

What you would then do is lift the roof about a foot and Velcro the Gizmos to the roof. Then simply raise the roof like normal and push out the bunks, etc.

It is a bit difficult I found to get your hands on the backside of the Gizmo so you can attach it. The way I had mine folder was a bit cumbersome. I suppose if it was rolled up it would be easier.

I think the more I use them the easier it will be.

Here are a few pics. The roof is not all the way up as I was still installing the Velcro when I took the pics.

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Old 04-13-2015, 06:22 PM   #2
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Thanks for the pictures on this.Today I got my gizmos in by the mail man,now I gonna open the box and check them out.I also had the Velcro put on them...
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Old 04-13-2015, 06:40 PM   #3
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If you raise the roof about half way, you will be able to just jump up onto the bedding and sit while you staple the Velcro.

The slide out was a bit more challenging but you are able to sit on the outside wall while the slide is in.

Good luck with your install.

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Glad to see the velcro option worked well for your pop up. I think it's an easier and quicker setup than using clips, especially on the taller Roos.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:23 PM   #5
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They look awesome! Thanks for posting pics of install.

Since we have same camper, what's the size you have so when I order I don't have to measure.
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Old 04-13-2015, 07:34 PM   #6
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If your asking for the size of the Gizmos, they already know the size. I just told him the year and model I had. I think all the HW's have been the same for years. One end is a King, the other end is a Queen and then the slideout. The tenting is a function of the bed/slideout size.

One note to all: I ordered 5 yards of Velco and had to cut into pieces because I could not span the entire distance. I am not sure how I order the small roll but I did screw up.

You need 7' for each end and 6' for the slide out. A total of 20 linear feet if you want to have a continuous strip.

I fully believe that the strips I have will be sufficient to hold it up under the lip. It just might look like a better install with a continuous strip. Not that you can see it. lol.

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Old 04-13-2015, 07:52 PM   #7
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Thanks, the reason I asked about the size I went to the website and I didn't see our PuP listed for a size.
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Yes. That is true but he did have the measurements.

I did measure mine as I thought I would need to tell him the dimensions.

I can dig those numbers out for you if you wish.

These fit great. The end slightly overlaps the end of the bunk.

He is great to work with and will gladly make you a new set if his size is off. No worries there. Not sure if he will remember Vinmaker but you can mention it on the call. I think it was on the pop up explorer site that I missed his Christmas sale and he honored the sale for me after I posted.

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send me PM of his contact info please

and dimensions when you get a chance.
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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.
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