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Old 05-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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anyone have these bunk end covers? how well do they work? do they stay attached well? and how do they attach? thinking about these for our 2012 x23b was going to make some ourselves,but my first design kept wanting to slip away from the tt body towards the end of the tent.thanks mike.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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anyone have these bunk end covers? how well do they work? do they stay attached well? and how do they attach? thinking about these for our 2012 x23b was going to make some ourselves,but my first design kept wanting to slip away from the tt body towards the end of the tent.thanks mike.
We used them when we had a pop-up.

They are a must have product.

Highly recommend.

The new high wind version would be my choice if buying today.
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drfife is absolutely right on the money. We belong to several clubs and those who use them, including our daughter and son-in-law wouldn't leave home without them.
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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I have the super high-wind version PUGs on my 17Z. They work fine and seem to stay in place for the most part. I've found the most difficult part when installing them is getting them clipped where the roof of the tent end attaches to the RV. I have to stand on a bucket or picnic table to reach up that high. Other than that it's pretty straight forward - there are about a dozen bungie cords with plastic clips on each PUP. You drape the PUP over the bunk end and attached the plastic clips to each other (under the bunkend) or some spot on the trailer hitch area. Some folks leave them on when trailering, but I take them off when it's time to break camp.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #5
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I have used Pop Up Gizmos for years. They do several things. Keep the bunkend cooler in the summer. Keep the bunkend darker. Keep the bunkend cleaner Help prevent condensation in the bunkend, and keep the bunkend warmer in the winter. Attaching the PUGs to the lip around the top of the bunkend opening is a problem. I called Bob Pitney (the owner) and discussed how the covers attach to the trailer where the tenting comes out for the bunkend roof. I had them sew the "soft" side of Velcro to the edge of the high wind PUGs I had purchased. I attached the "rough" side of the Velcro to the inside of the lip, just behind the rubber seal. I only remove the covers to clean them. It makes setting up the bunkend much easier than having to attach them each time I put the bunkend out. The first picture shows the cover attached. The second picture shows the Velcro, black on the PUG and white on the trailer. The third picture shows how I fold the cover before closing the bunkend.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #6
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I have used Pop Up Gizmos for years. They do several things. Keep the bunkend cooler in the summer. Keep the bunkend darker. Keep the bunkend cleaner Help prevent condensation in the bunkend, and keep the bunkend warmer in the winter. Attaching the PUGs to the lip around the top of the bunkend opening is a problem. I called Bob Pitney (the owner) and discussed how the covers attach to the trailer where the tenting comes out for the bunkend roof. I had them sew the "soft" side of Velcro to the edge of the high wind PUGs I had purchased. I attached the "rough" side of the Velcro to the inside of the lip, just behind the rubber seal. I only remove the covers to clean them. It makes setting up the bunkend much easier than having to attach them each time I put the bunkend out. The first picture shows the cover attached. The second picture shows the Velcro, black on the PUG and white on the trailer. The third picture shows how I fold the cover before closing the bunkend.
great idea with the velcro.thank you and everyone else with their replies.helped me to decide what to do.....mike
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great idea with the velcro.thank you and everyone else with their replies.helped me to decide what to do.....mike
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I have used Pop Up Gizmos for years. They do several things. Keep the bunkend cooler in the summer. Keep the bunkend darker. Keep the bunkend cleaner Help prevent condensation in the bunkend, and keep the bunkend warmer in the winter. Attaching the PUGs to the lip around the top of the bunkend opening is a problem. I called Bob Pitney (the owner) and discussed how the covers attach to the trailer where the tenting comes out for the bunkend roof. I had them sew the "soft" side of Velcro to the edge of the high wind PUGs I had purchased. I attached the "rough" side of the Velcro to the inside of the lip, just behind the rubber seal. I only remove the covers to clean them. It makes setting up the bunkend much easier than having to attach them each time I put the bunkend out. The first picture shows the cover attached. The second picture shows the Velcro, black on the PUG and white on the trailer. The third picture shows how I fold the cover before closing the bunkend.

TLHDOC.

i'm very interested in the newer looking rubber seal you are using to seal the bunk ends... i'm sure that is a DIY item (not original jayco)... did you do a write up on this?
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TLHDOC.

i'm very interested in the newer looking rubber seal you are using to seal the bunk ends... i'm sure that is a DIY item (not original jayco)... did you do a write up on this?

The seal is the original Jayco seal. It is not an upgrade, but thank you for thinking I did it.
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ah.... i wonder if that seal can be installed on a 2009 model... methinks it probably could be... i'll investigate further... thanks!
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