I have the super high-wind version PUGs on my Jayco 17Z. They work fine and seem to stay in place for the most part. I've found the most difficult part when installing them is getting them clipped where the roof of the tent end attaches to the RV. I have to stand on a bucket or picnic table to reach up that high. Other than that it's pretty straight forward - there are about a dozen bungie cords with plastic clips on each PUP. You drape the PUP over the bunk end and attached the plastic clips to each other (under the bunkend) or some spot on the trailer hitch area. Some folks leave them on when trailering, but I take them off when it's time to break camp.
We made the investment in a folding 4' ladder. Even though DH is 6'3", sometimes the top clips are just out of reach. It's paid for itself several times over.....like when the awning collapsed in a storm due to owner stupidity and we had to remove it before we could drive home. Or when we lost a vent cover and he wanted to make sure there was no other damage. It's just a part of the camping stuff and when it's not needed it just stays in the back of the truck. When it is needed it's worth its weight in gold.
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Oh my, why install them and remove them each time??? I installed them on my PUP and left them in place (high wind, not super high wind), even with the little clips in place.
I removed them recently for cleaning and looked at the tenting underneath. It looked sparkling clean, brand new, well protected, and no signs of rub/wear from anything. If anything, the PUGs have taken all of the wear when the bunk-ends are extended and the tenting would have been rubbing under the edge of the roof they are attached to, saving wear on the MORE expensive "canvas". Even replacing PUGs every few years (which has not been necessary) is much better than a $1k+ canvas replacement.
BTW, Bob Pitnet at PUGs provides EXCELLENT customer service, support and can answer any questions you have. He's been doing this for many years and is a great guy to deal with.
Are Pop-up Gizmos drastically different than something you could do yourself with "space blankets"? Nope. But they sure look professional, clean, and are backed by great customer service and support. I couldn't do a cleaner job myself.
Would I buy them again? Yes, even as expensive as they are. Maybe just the High Wind, but if you have concern about potential winds, go for the Super High Wind. They have been worth my investment. I consider them cheap insurance for the tenting, in addition to their stated purpose of insulating.
Had the standard high wind version on our pup for a number of years, then got the HTT. Sent my gizmos back to Bob to resize for the new camper and asked if they could "upgrade" mine to the Super version, of course he said "No problem" (great customer service, as others have said. I REALLY like the SHW model. They have hung on in a few nasty storms and I wouldn't be without them. If we ever get a new HTT, I would most certainly order another set of SHW covers.
2007 Jayco 23B
2009 E350 Ford Club Wagon 5.4 w/ tow pkg
Equalizer hitch, Prodigy P3 brake controller
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1997 Coleman Sunridge- Served us well for 11 years!