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Old 12-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #15
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Well I'm sitting here in my office looking out the back at our 13' Burro burried in snow. I can't wait until spring.

Anyway Pat and Mike I was wondering if you had used single or double sided Reflextix and how is the condensation if any?

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I have always used the double sided (didn't know about the single till I was looking for the link above.) We have used it under the mattresses on both popups and both hybrid campers so far. Both of those types of campers end up with lots of condensation under the mattresses that wicks up and makes the beds uncomfortable to sleep in. After adding the insulation the mattresses stayed nice and dry.

I have not yet added any to my Burro, but will be putting under the cushions in the spring, as I felt the moisture on the last camping trip. I will probably look for the 16" width that Pat described and attempt to slide up between the shells too. I thought about putting under the headliner about an hour after I finished replacing. Decided not to rip it apart that quick.

Just like David and Theresa my Burro is under more than a foot of snow, I tried to get in yesterday and the door is frozen shut, looks like I will need to wait for some sun before I get back in to do much work.

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Old 01-04-2010, 07:57 AM   #16
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Rick & Cindy Hughart from Edon Oh. very north and west point in Ohio, just a couple miles south of turnpike westgate. We have a 13 foot Uhaul ct. I also know of another just a few miles from me that does also get used. This spring I will be towing ours with a '69 Volkswagen Doublecab pickup. Lots of Uhauls lurking in Ohio! I took mine to Kellys Island last Oct. for it's first outing to our Vw club annual outing, it got alot of looks and thumbs up. RICK
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:51 AM   #17
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Rick,

We just have to touch base. I would love to see a double cab pulling a Uhaul. All I have of our single cab pulling our Uhaul is a photoshopped image. The only connection to our Uhaul that the single cab actually has is that it is Kevin's storage location for camping equipment in the truckbed.

I am not sure if we are going east for vacation this year. We have for the last two years, but Kevin wants to go west this year, so seeing your setup that way may not be likely, although we might again try to get the powwow.

Are you bring it to Effingham next year? We always go to that one. Very few VW pickups. You would probably win in your category. We have talked about entering our Eurovan with our Uhaul but have not done so yet. We did win once at a show in WI with our Eurovan and our Burro.

Last year, we saw a Boler and an Eriba Puck, but I cannot remember their tow vehicles. Not likely pickups. There just are not many there.

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Old 01-12-2010, 08:57 PM   #18
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I'm intrigued about the bubble wrap - I can see how you might push it into place with a long stick or something, but how do you get the tape way back there? If you don't tape it, won't the bubble wrap shift or slide down from the vibrations while towing?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:30 AM   #19
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The bubble wrap is held in by compression at the top. I have yet to bounce it down the road more than 50 miles, but the tape held it. I suppose you could use a bit of butyl on it. The rough backside surface of the fiberglass seems to hold well.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:56 PM   #20
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In our 16' UHaul, it seems very hard to get to the spaces to insert any insulation like described above. Do the 13' UHauls have more access to the double walls? Maybe through the closet? Our privacy room is screwed in place so no access there. The pantry also would need to totally be removed to get to the side walls. I don't even know how to get at the walls behind the kitchen setup! How do you do it?
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:53 AM   #21
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Cindy, I hope to go to Effingham if I get it finished, still working on the doublecab [total restoration]. I also belong to a VW club that is out of Cleveland Oh it is called L.E.A.K.O.I.L. there are some pics of my truck there. I am vwrick69 on that site. I hope to color match the camper to the truck. If you get this direction I am only a couple miles south of turnpike at the westgate of Ohio. The truck and camper should turn a lot of heads! RICK

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I looked at the facebook pix. Are you the blue or red DC? I have not seen so many pickups in one place as your group has (but then my VW show experience is Effingham and the Mofoco show in WI where we won a trophy for our Burro and Eurovan)

If you bring that set-up to Effingham, it certainly ought to get some attention. There have been few pickups in my 4 years there, and last year was the first time that I saw fiberglass trailers.

If you go this year, send us a PM. We can tell you where there is a nice little campground. It is very clean and cared-for. Lots of VWs camp there that weekend.

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Old 01-23-2010, 09:03 PM   #23
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Cindy, my DC is yellow and white and is under "members projects" 69 DC. I am computer illiterate and had a guy in club post them for me .
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Oh, wow! I really like the DC. What kind of shape was it in before?
Did you have all the bodywork and paint done professionally?
So what design/color are you planning for the UHaul.

I hope you can make it to Effingham. I would love to see it!

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Old 01-24-2010, 05:53 PM   #25
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The DC was in "fair" condition, yes I had the body work done by a pro, I didn't want to try to learn body work on this truck. The Uhaul will be color matched to the truck on the outside but the inside is done with checker flag vinyl flooring and center seam. We also have an outdoor room add on, but it is green[ beggers can't be choosers, got it on sale at sears for $25]. Having to pay for bodywork is a fortune but worth it in the long run!! RICK
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The Uhaul will be color matched to the truck on the outside but the inside is done with checker flag vinyl flooring and center seam.
And this absolutely screams PICTURES????
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Here's a link to the pickup: http://www.leakoil.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=759

Rick, do you have the gates for the DC?

That is the best truck I have seen so far, although my experience is only a few years of local shows.

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Old 01-26-2010, 01:18 PM   #28
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Yes, I do have the side gates, my body guy is using them as filler between projects over the winter. My apologies as I have no idea how to post pictures on forums or email sorry. Some of the guys on leakoil posted those for me.
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