PopUp Gizmos Setup

kurtes

Reno, NV
Jun 7, 2010
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Reno, NV
Thanks Steve! I was looking at these, I even emailed the guy and he said he should have them for my pup. I don't know if I'll need the high wind gizmos or not but I usually lean toward overkill.
 

OUTOFHERE

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Jul 10, 2010
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KURTES just used the gizmo's on a pup without air they definitely made a difference if you can afford them get them
 
Oct 29, 2011
93
Our PUP roof has styrofoam insulation lining it. How/Where would I attach the velcro to the inside? Any ideas that don't include drilling holes? Not sure if gluing would be enough......
 

PopUpSteve

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Dec 22, 2002
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Well, I think the PUGS have Velcro on both sides so you could sew small sections of Velcro to the canvas I guess, but I wouldn't compromise the canvas if it's less then 10 years old.

You don't have to use the Velcro. The bungee straps of the Supper High Wind PUGS will hold it down to the canvas without any problem.
 

kurtes

Reno, NV
Jun 7, 2010
640
Reno, NV
Mine came right after I ordered them, that guy is quick!
He told me he didn't think I needed the velcro so I took his advice, I also bought one of his cooler covers. It hasn't been too warm here lately, I hope to get to test these Gizmos out soon, I'll post some pics when I do!
 

kitphantom

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Dec 26, 2009
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Albuquerque, NM
We put Velcro under the roof end, three pieces on each end, self-adhesive industrial weight. We discovered one of the hook pieces had stayed attached to the PUGS when we took them off the last time. [I followed the usual Velcro habit most sew-ers use, which is that the plush part goes on the side that will point toward the body, or in this case, on the part we will be handling.] We may end up stapling the hook part to the pup.
Dealing with all those shock cord ends, which is very worth it for stability of the PUGS, got old for me really fast. This is what we're trying for this season:

new gizmo set-up by kitphantom, on Flickr
The shock cords will stay attached to the rings, which might also reduce tangling as we fold and put them away. (We don't have enough space to leave them on the bunk end, we sacrificed that for memory foam mattress toppers.)
 

Rocket Don

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Jul 5, 2019
64
North Carolina, US
We would love to purchase the Gizmos, but we just purchased AC for our 1995 Coleman PUP. Trying to save a little money. So my question is, for this year, do you think I should purchased the Sportsman's Space Blankets at $12.99 each or should I just go ahead and purchase the Gizmos?

The space blankets will help a lot. I used them for 2 years on my Coleman Utah pup and then used the same ones on my Hybrid TT bunks for 16 years. They worked great.

I did just splurge on a custom PUGS to cover my new-to-me Cox Cadet tent camper. I haven't tried it out yet.

PUGizmos were very helpful and delivered in a couple of weeks - they are very busy at the moment(good for them!).

Don
 

Big_O

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Jul 31, 2021
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Atlanta GA
Just received the Super high Wind this afternoon. I was working inside the bunk ends preparing for next weekend trip and the heat reflecting from the canvas was brutal. Decided to
 

NLB

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Oct 10, 2021
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West Palm Beach, Florida
We put Velcro under the roof end, three pieces on each end, self-adhesive industrial weight. We discovered one of the hook pieces had stayed attached to the PUGS when we took them off the last time. [I followed the usual Velcro habit most sew-ers use, which is that the plush part goes on the side that will point toward the body, or in this case, on the part we will be handling.] We may end up stapling the hook part to the pup.
Dealing with all those shock cord ends, which is very worth it for stability of the PUGS, got old for me really fast. This is what we're trying for this season:

new gizmo set-up by kitphantom, on Flickr
The shock cords will stay attached to the rings, which might also reduce tangling as we fold and put them away. (We don't have enough space to leave them on the bunk end, we sacrificed that for memory foam mattress toppers.)
Received my PUGS today, color me impressed with the quality.
So is the ring/caribiner still the way to go, or PUGS claws/paws?
Appreciate your thoughts.
 

kitphantom

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Dec 26, 2009
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Albuquerque, NM
Received my PUGS today, color me impressed with the quality.
So is the ring/caribiner still the way to go, or PUGS claws/paws?
Appreciate your thoughts.
The claws/paws are new since we had ours, we sold the popup in 2015. I don't know which way we'd go these days. The rings and lash hooks worked well for us. I think the new products would still allow for "crocheting" the shock cords together to prevent tangling as you folded things up. (I'd seen the crochet technique used on on hot air balloon ropes, long extensions cords, etc., so it was what came to mind to control camping cords. we've used it on guy lines for our shade/rain shelters, as well as the PUGS.)
 
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Wilkywoods

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Oct 20, 2017
77
Indiana
I took some pictures of how I install my Supper High Wind PopUp Gizmos. I'm sure that anyone currently using PUGS has their own methods for installing them. This may not be the best but it works for me.


  • Lay the PUGS across the roof of the PopUp with the side you want showing down. Center evenly side to side and pull the PUGS down so it is just below the lip of the roof. Repeat for rear bunk-end and any slide-outs. Raise the roof of the PopUp about a foot.


  • On the underside of the lip of the roof, I have already permanently attached a strip of industrial strength Velcro.


  • Attach the PUGS to the Velcro.


  • Pull the PUGS from the roof top and let it hang from the Velcro.


  • Continue to raise the roof. Pull out the bunk-ends and slide-outs. Arrange the PUGS evenly on top of the bunk-end. Drape the tie-down lines over the side of the bunk-end.


  • On the inside of the bunk-end, install the canvas support poles. Outside, install the bunk-end support legs.


  • Attach the PUGS's tie-down lines.


  • On many PopUps, the bunk-end canvas is attached to the bottom of the bunk-ends with bungee cord. This can be a good place to attach the tie-down lines.

Also, here's a link to an interview I did with with Bob a few years back for a Podcast (PUPcast): http://popupportal.com/index.php?media/3658/full
This is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to get that velcro installed!
 




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