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Old 08-15-2013, 07:32 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Sabina View Post
Where did you buy the Pop Up Gizmos? I never heard of them. I think I'd like to get them for my 17C Jayco Sport if they keep it cooler and cleaner, too.

They are worth it.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by gcatrambone View Post
LOL.....I have heard that before. My brother put a picture in a picture book and referenced landing on the moon.

Its makes a big difference on the temperature inside the tent ends when you are in the sun and also keeps the ends dark in the morning when the sun comes up. They are a little pricey but on the first hot summer day without shade and you will be glad you bought them.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:01 AM   #13
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That's O.K..... You guys go ahead and use 'em!

I want my Hybrid to look puurrty!!!! Not some alien spaceship from outer space!!
You're right!! The reflective Mylar surface prevents the aliens from reading my mind while I'm asleep. During waking hours we all wear aluminum foil hats that look like giant Hershey Kisses.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by glsimms View Post
That's O.K..... You guys go ahead and use 'em!

I want my Hybrid to look puurrty!!!! Not some alien spaceship from outer space!!
I'm with you. I clean mine with a brush on a hose.

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Old 08-21-2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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Don't wory too much.

Our first popup, we used for over 8 years.
Never closed wet, unless absolutely had too, and if we did opened as soon as we got home, if was clear, dried and let the sun dry. Tents never moulded, mildewed, At all. Only washed the tents a couple of times in 8 years, and looked at felt like new when we traded in on our Hybrid. The dealer said the second family that looked at it bought it, said looked like new, which it did. But I am thinking about the gizmos for my new hybrid 17Z, just do not want to tank a chance on punctures, etc, keeping me from camping. I have already missed the last 2 years due to car wrecks, and recovery times.

Originally Posted by Tbeuler View Post
Hey everyone,
I am a first time owner of a hybrid and was wondering what was the best way to preserve the canvas on the fold outs. We used to have a 26BH but it became a pain in the butt parking and finding good spots in state parks due to the size of it. We now have an X18D and are going for our first trip on thursday. We are really excited and any tips on how to keep a fold out from falling apart would be great. Thanks

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