Diamond Film??

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    Anyone used Diamond Film for PUGS, it's 6 mil mylar vs the typical 2 mil, I'm new to the pup world but love in Florida so these are necessary
     
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    You haven't received any response likely because no one has any idea what you're talking about. How 'bout a link to "Diamond Film"? ;)
     
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    I googled "Diamond Film" and didn't see anything camping related. Sorry.

     
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    Yes good point about not knowing what it is. Here's the link, it's 6 mil mylar and appears to be a sturdier product than the emergency tarps, was hoping someone else had taken the leap of faith before I do
     
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    The question is how will it hold up to wind, etc, and how do you secure it?
     
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    It's thick enough that I believe my wife can sew it together in a similar fashion to the TRUE GIZMOS
     
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    Thought I'd share a pic of our first finished diy gizmo, we copied the high wind one. We used the diamond film to make the strips for the Paracord to go through, so the whole top is mylar, my wife is a superstar sewing machine!!!
     

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    Nicely done!
     
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    We are making one for the other bunkend and then for the slide out
     
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    Just finished the other two. Install them on Tuesday, we have our first pop up trip on the 5th, glamping in Fort Wilderness!

    Yesterday my brother got to feel the effect of these fantastic things, he was helping me lower it down, he was pulling the roof support pole for the non-gizmo but in the shade side, it was burning his hand, I handed him my full sun side with gizmo installed, warm but not scalding hot, he was impressed!
     
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    OK, now we need instructions!!
     
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    We are not sure how this material will hold up, it’s definitely not what everyone else uses. That being the case, measuring your bunkend including enough space for the Velcro connection is vital so you get overhang on each edge. Ours ended up being 84*82 we have king size beds on both sides. We attached two inch Velcro the whole length of one end, via sewing. We used this material to make the loops to run the paracord through. This way it would have Mylar over the entire top (this was breaking from Bobs model, primarily to save money, but I’m super impressed with how it turned out). We cut two inch sections the whole width (82 inches) folded them over and sewed then sewed 4 of these on, starting with one ten inches down from the Velcro, one at the bottom and the other two evenly spaced. Ran the paracord through and then installed. We will probably create a thread with pics on them later, especially if the material holds up well!! We live in central Florida so we will definitely put it to the test with sun!
     
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    We bought everything on Amazon
    $47 for the 6 mil mylar-50ft
    $17 for 2 inch Velcro-30ft
    $19 for 550 Paracord-250ft

    $83 for everything, minus all the labor to measure, cut, and sew!!!
     
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    Can't see the back bunk end, but they are all on there. Added the reflective bubble wrap I got from RecPro.com
    6ft tall roll by 15 ft so I didn't need to tape pieces together
     

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    How do u guys connect the gizmos when they are on the slide out? Same method?
     

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