Let me first by saying that camping is camping and nothing beats getting away and relaxing, however, having a wife that has allergies so bad that no medicine could help was miserable. She never went outside the camper and at night it was like sleeping next to a fog horn Her allergies are usually calmed down by May, but this year its late for some reason. We're going out again on June 10th and hopefully its calmed down or I may never get her out again.
Our first trip is always our test trip to find out what we're missing, need to buy, etc. We had a pricey purchase this trip and that was a propane tank, since we left ours at home. We use the tank for our campfire and cooking, so it was worth the $50. I also want/need a set of PUGs. Not only to keep the grime off, or to keep it cooler, but to keep it darker in the mornings. Love sleeping in, but sun hits and we're up...or at least the kids are, which means I am.
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Give your "fog horn" a big kiss....she sure put up with you and the misery, rather than stay home where she may have been comfortable. I'm sure things will get better soon, so your next trip is better...
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Used to get physically sick in the spring with hayfever. As I got older the allergies seemed to get better and better. Now mt eyes will get a little itchy now and again. Other than that, nothing. Hang in there and good camping!!!
I use just a plain ole 9X12 tarp over the roof of our two bed ends. The tarp covers the whole bed end including the side windows etc. In your case you could use a smaller size if you wanted use of the side windows. I tie the tarp off with stretch ropes. Sure beats the high cost of the PUGS/GIZMOs. Especially easy for us to put up as I get one end mounted before the POPUP top is raised. I can also change color schemes from either Blue, Brown, Silver, or Green.
My tarp is held in place using the rain gutter on the roof using a long stretch rope and then the sides use smaller stretch ropes to secure the tarp to bottom of the temt beds after it has been setup.
We are just now starting to see alittle help from allergies here locally.... The 2012 thing or whatever is causing the Earth poles to heat up sure has our weather and early blooming of things all messed up this year.
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I picked up a set of PUGs and really liked them. I do think they kept things a little cooler but during the heat of summer it was still pretty warm inside, they did darken the sleeping areas and they DID REALLY help keep the condensation under control during the cold trips.
You certainly can throw a tarp over things but I liked how they fit my bunk ends with the built in bungee cords.
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If you have 2 propane tanks up front, why not just remove one and use that, that is what we do, just don't need to carry the extra weight, trailer runs off of one tank! I hear you on allergies, my wife and I both have them, we would rather camp and be in misery than be at home in misery! rusty