New Gizmos!!

Discussion in 'PopUp Gizmos' started by Orchid, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

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    PL premium should work... try a test and make sure it adheres to ABS. If not, silicone would work. I know people shudder when they hear silicone and pups but just use a bit as a glue and you'll be fine.
     
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    You have to make sure the lid is thick enough to take the staples.
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    Most are and won't be a problem.
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    First off, make sure you use the correct side of the Velcro. The one on the PUG would be the "Fuzzy" side so the one to put on the camper would be the "Pointy" side.

    Adhere the Velcro, in small sections, to the underside of the lid. You may want to double-down by spraying some 3M Adhesive to the sticky side of the Velcro.
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    I put staples at the ends of the Velcro and at the 1/2 points. The best type to use have barbs to help anchor the staple. But between the adhesive and even standard staples, it should hold with no issues.
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    There are many ways to attach the lines for the Super High Wind PUG. What I've found works best for me is to connect then to the Bunk-End Bungee. This way I don't have to bend-down and get under the Bunk-End.
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    Once attached and tensioned the first time, I tie-off any extra line.
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    "Used To", what happened, need another one?
     
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    Another ad? Yea! the one I had is faded...
     
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    PM me your shipping info and I'll send you one.
     
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    I have an ABS roof as well. I went ahead and stapled them. No issues and they have been on for 3 years now. Unless your lip is super thin you shouldn't have any issues. On mine the roof is filled inside with expandable foam or something like that between the outside and inside ABS layers. My lips are much thicker than the staples I was using. I did use sticky velcro from Home Depot/Lowes, but it was only good for keeping it in place so I could staple it. I had one edge that I ran out of staples so the last 2" did not get stapled. Within a year it had peeled back to the closest staple. I have since fixed it, but in the TX summer the adhesive just doesn't hold up to the heat.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    Thanks! I will absolutely staple them now that I know I can. I have plenty of space there for Velcro.

    I loved the Gizmos, even without being properly attached yet. There was no warm spot, even at the very end of the bunks. It was 100 degrees outside and 74 inside (middle of the day.) It was freezing at night. Usually the very end of the bunk starts to warm up once the sun rises. Not anymore.
     
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    I found these things called Velsticks. Rigid plastic strip with the hook side in it. Just got some short screws 1/2” and it went perfect. Some sewing shop in Canada has them or get a local canvas shop to order them. Works good.
     
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    Installed mine last week. Used 2” Velcro from Lowes and installed in one piece at each bunk end. Had to take some wiring loose that was stapled to the underside of the roof to install Velcro. RV manufacturers sure do love staples. Easy installation.
     
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    When outfitting ABS (Royalex) canoes we used plain old rubber cement. Applied according to instructions it will last. I have foam pads in one canoe that are over 10 years old.
     
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    Thanks all for the info, will be installing PUGS in the next month.
     
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    Thinking about adding Velcro to mine. I have not done it. I use tarp clamp.
     
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    Will be doing the Velcro also.
     
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    Then again I better buy new Gizmo before I do velcro'ing.
     

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