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Old 12-20-2014, 08:45 AM   #11
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I have the super high wind PUGs. They didn't come with velcro - is this an option you can add when ordering them? Anyway, I find that they are a pain to attached, mainly because you need to stand on something to reach high enough to get them clipped on along the top edges, and we don't have room for a stool or ladder. Once they are in place they seem to work well, but I didn't even take them out of the box last year because of the hassle factor. When storing them, Bob from PUGs told me to keep the lines separated by rolling them up individuallly and using a twisty tie on each. I bet it takes me an hour to take them off, get all the twisty ties on, and get them folded up and back in the box.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:07 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=go wild;256345When storing them, Bob from PUGs told me to keep the lines separated by rolling them up individuallly and using a twisty tie on each. I bet it takes me an hour to take them off, get all the twisty ties on, and get them folded up and back in the box.[/QUOTE]

You have 5 lines on each side and the easy way(at least for me) is to take the first 3 front lines and while holding the ends tie them in a loose knot. Do the same on the rear 2 and this way they don't get all tangled up. So your tying 3 together & 2 together. Takes no time at all to do this.
Lowes and HomeDepot have a light 4' step ladder that I carry under my sofa when I'm on the road and I keep it under the TT when at the camp site. When on the ladder I can only reach about a 3rd of the way over the top. Even with only a 3rd of the way I've never had a problem but I always use about 3-4 clips on the front edge to keep the wind from lifting it up. Sometimes I camp at the edge of the ocean or a high cliff and the stiff breeze can lift that front edge if I don't.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:18 AM   #13
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I agree, its much easier to tie them together in groups. I actually leave the outermost pair connected and loosely tie the remaining ones together. I tried the individual method and does take way to long. Two of us can get all three PUGS on in less than 10minutes, its all about getting a system down. We take a 6ft step ladder mounted onto the rear bumper. I made a bracket to hold it in place.
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Old 12-20-2014, 09:22 AM   #14
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I agree, its much easier to tie them together in groups. I actually leave the outermost pair connected and loosely tie the remaining ones together. I tried the individual method and does take way to long. Two of us can get all three PUGS on in less than 10minutes, its all about getting a system down. We take a 6ft step ladder mounted onto the rear bumper. I made a bracket to hold it in place.
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X3.

Also, although I haven't fully installed them at a campsite yet, DW and I have placed one of them at our storage lot and it certainly did not seem as complicated as many here are making it out to be. The reason I asked the question in the beginning is just how to attach the velcro at the top which seems to be the biggest challenge, especially for the first time. I plan to leave the PUG on after the first attachment as some have recommended. I can certainly carry my 6' ladder in the unit or in the back of my TV (tow vehicle) when travelling and then place it under the HTT (a 19H) when at a campsite. I also usually have a step stool which will help. It is probably much easier to have TWO to install it. I use my HTT to get out of the intense heat of Phoenix in the summer and "camp" along the San Diego Bay for two-three months!
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Old 12-24-2014, 10:42 AM   #16
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Hhhmn,I'll have to look into these. We were cold weather camping this week and the condensation on the inside of the bunk roofs was really annoying. It was raining on the INSIDE of the camper.
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Old 12-24-2014, 03:32 PM   #17
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Hhhmn,I'll have to look into these. We were cold weather camping this week and the condensation on the inside of the bunk roofs was really annoying. It was raining on the INSIDE of the camper.
What I have and it works great is a De humidifier for my Hybrid but it also helps to crack the windows just a tad. It can and will pull 8-16 oz. Of water out during the night. The warmer you have the trailer at night the more water you'll have. I keep mine in the low 60s at night and with 2 people and one 95 lb. dog it's dry inside.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #18
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:45 PM   #19
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Just google ( popupgizmo.com ) they cover the tent ends.
http://www.popupgizmos.com/
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Old 12-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #20
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Not trying to hi-jack this thread but I've been trying to decide what to go with on bunk end covers. It appears that the differences on the popup gizmos are how they are attached? Is the "standard" blanket part at $40 the same as the "high wind" at $50 and the "super high wind" at $80?


I've even thought about making my own from Reflectix from Home Depot. Attaching to the bunk ends would be a concern, so I'm not sure if I want to do this or not. Anybody made their own gizmos? A 48" x 25' roll is $43.25.
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