pool noodle placement? amt needed?

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    lynnmarie0123 Active Member

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    im seeing lots of people using pool noodles to create air gap between canvas and gizmo on bunks. but im not sure how to do this. do i glue them on somewhere? how many do i need for the queen end? how do they stay in place? are they cut in half fully in length? thanks campers!
     
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    I use the super high wind version of the pugs, so they stay put. I simply slide a couple noodles between the pugs and the bunk canvas, and they stay put. I store them in the pup with a couple straps to keep the bundle together. I only use them for extended stays where I know I am going to be inside the camper during the day, as they are bulky and take up valuable space inside for storage.

    I also use them to wedge between the mattress and the canvas inside the bunk. Pool noodles don't absorb water, so in the event that there is some seepage from heavy rain it shouldn't wick onto the bedding, although my comforter is usually up against the canvas anyway so now that I think about it maybe it is an unnecessary step for the way I camp.
     
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    What is the benefit of the air gap between the tenting and gizmo? I'm curious because I just got my order in for my gizmos this morning.
     
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    It slows heat transfer from one medium to another. Think double wall tents, double pane window glass, etc.
     
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    strangiato Active Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Ah, of course. Makes perfect sense.
     
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    So do you put them in front to back or side to side over the shepherds hook pole?
     
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    I did mine side to side.
     
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    Cool. I'll have to try that out next beach trip.

    How many do you put on each bunk? A regular noodle wouldn't come close to reaching to both sides on my camper. Or do you just put them in the middle?

    Sorry for all the questions, I'm intrigued by the idea lol
     
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    I think I put 4. They don't need to reach from side to side, I just stuff them in there to kind of support the pugs above the canvas. Probably have a foot or so on each side that doesn't reach.
     
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