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Old 04-10-2016, 01:32 PM   #1
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Covers for bunk ends

Are covers for my bunk ends recommended, do any owners have any experience with covers. Are pop up gizmos the only brand? Reviews? Trying to find best way to keep our rig in great shape for a long time

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Covers for bunk ends

I used the heavy duty space blankets and attached with small spring clamps. I bought them at Gander Mountain. Much cheaper than popup gizmos. I have had them about 5 years and they are still in great shape.

They really do work well in keeping the heat down in the bunkends, and since the cover the bunkends they also help keep them clean.

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Old 04-11-2016, 05:37 AM   #3
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I don't really bother "trying" to keep the outer tops of the bunk ends clean other than wiping them off with a towel on a extended pole as we break camp. We camp in state parks where we get tree sap here and there because I always get a shady site.

I wish I would have taken a picture. We have a hybrid where we camp 95% of the time in shady state park campsites. As you know if it's 80 + degrees and sunny out, those bunk ends can heat up fast. At my work I came across some heavy-duty bubble wrap where one side was white and the other side was super shiny silver colored. It was like a mirror on the silver side. They came in on a shipment of peanuts, wrapped around each pallet. So each piece was 10' wide by 25' long. They were discarding it, so I took some home, cut a piece out to fit over the bunk top area, enough to "clip" down.

One of the campgrounds we go had a tree problem where one of our favorite sites is now full sun. When I used the silver bubble cover, it greatly reduced the temperatures inside the bunk ends allowing the AC to cool the inside much easier.

In closing, I try to minimize our set up time, so spending 10 minutes each time trying to cover up the bunk ends just to keep them clean, I don't see as valued time. We have it down to about 20 - 25 minutes to completely set up.

Our 2005 hybrid we had 380 nights in, and when I sold it in the spring of 2012, they really didn't look bad. So far this 2013 Aerolite one we have 200+ nights going on it's 5th season.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:51 PM   #4
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For us, popupgizmos.com (PUGs) are a must in the summers here in South Texas. Worth every penny and the customer service literally could not be better. Besides keeping the bunks clean, there's easily a 10 degree drop in temp. They also keep condensation down and help in the winter too.
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Without a doubt they help keep the heat down on the bunk ends. We bought a set over ten years ago from Popup Gizmo for our old starcraft popup and still use them for the hybrid.
We would have bought a new set for the hybrid, but the old set is still in great shape, and cover the bunk ends.
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