How much are pop up gizmos? (why you need one)

In this article, we will discuss: How much are pop up gizmos? We will explain the pros and cons of pop-up gizmos and their utility in general. We will guide and help you choose the best pop-up cover for your camper. 

How much are pop up gizmos? 

Pop up gizmo prices vary from $30 to $239, depending on the size and model you need. Pop up gizmos care covers specially designed for pop-up campers, tent trailers or hybrid trailers. Many campers will tell you that pop up gizmos are the best acquisition. But we will speak more about their advantages below. 

Pop up Gizmos Models and Prices

Pop up Gizmos ModelVersions & Price
Standard High Wind Covers
Single Bunk Cover         $54.95 Two Bunk Covers     $109.95 Three Bunk Covers (Hybrid ) $139.95
Super High Wind CoversSingle Bunk Cover $ 89.95 Two Bunk Covers $ 169.95 Three Bunk Covers (Hybrid) $239.95  
Livin’ Lite CoversLivin’ Lite 6.0 Camper $ 199.00 Livin’ Lite 8.0 Camper $ 229.00 Livin’ Lite 8.1 Camper $ 229.00  Livin’ Lite 10.0 Camper $ 229.00 Livin’ Lite 141 Camper $ 229.00  
Interior BunklinersSingle Liner   $34.95 Set of Two     $69.95 Set of Three  $104.95

Are pop up gizmos worth it?

Yes, pop-up gizmos are completely worth it. Protective covers are particularly used during the cold and rainy seasons. Make sure to clean the camper well before putting it in the garage so that no dust can get into the camper. 

A camper with a protective cover can be safely stored inside and outside. A camper cover has many advantages, but these are the most important ones:

  • The camper stays dry no matter the weather;
  • The camper is protected against dirt, dust and UV rays;
  • The protective cover consists of several layers in order to protect the camper as well as possible from any possible damage;
  • A financial advantage above all.

The resale price of a camper is assessed according to its equipment but also its general condition. The better it is stored, the better it will sell in terms of speed of sale and value.

Whether your vehicle is stored inside or outside, if you use a pop-up gizmo, you ensure its protection and delay its degradation. The less it is subjected to climatic hazards or dust, the longer it will retain its resale value.

Likewise, your camper will be much easier to maintain and you will save the expense of replacing corroded or mouldy parts.

Here is what you have to look for in a pop-up camper cover

Breathable. Any camper cover has to be breathable. If it is not, we could have problems since the bodywork could be constantly damp due to the “dew” that is created by the thermal difference between day and night.

Camper covers currently solve breathability in two ways: with ventilation windows and with breathable multilayer material that allows moisture to escape.

Soft inside. A camper cover must have a soft layer in contact with the bodywork. Imagine supporting something that creates micro-scratches. Every small movement of the cover – due to the wind, for example – will be scratching the area where the cover is touching the vehicle: skylight, fibre, antennas, solar panels, chrome, etc.

Waterproof. Yes, it must be waterproof to protect from moisture and rain. Even if you sleep indoors most of the year because moisture seeps through windows and doors. It is very important to avoid mould in your camper. It should also protect the pop-up from snow and ice if you like the mountains in winter.

Protection against UVA rays. UVA rays spoil all materials that are exposed to direct sunlight for a long time; It does not matter if it is plastic, paint or fabric. UVA rays are the biggest culprits that our camper degrades. So the cover is a 10 if it protects against UVA rays and is very resistant to strong sun. This feature is actually possessed by very few covers, so be careful.

 Has to hold on well. A big problem with all types of outdoor covers is grip. In the wind, if the cover is not fixed correctly, it will start to move, beat, even break or fly.

It is important that the case has many lower grips and, even better, a perimeter grip that blocks the case against wind blows.

Easy to put on. We have to accept it: we like to live well and we love that our lives are simplified. Covering the camper with the cover, due to the measurements, can be a very complicated task. If we find a cover for a camper that has a simple way to install it, you will surely have many points when deciding on it.

Has reinforcements at key points. At the points where the fastening tapes are caught, the camper cover should have reinforcements so that in moments of strong wind the fabric does not tear. It would be interesting if the fabric was also fully reinforced to make it more durable against rips. These are one of the reasons why the camper cover must be renewed.

 The bottom line

After reading this article, you already know all the features that your new camper cover should have. When you find yourself in front of a cover description, do not hesitate to review this list and you will know what this description has to put to guarantee the greatest enjoyment of your camper. And if you want the revision checklist sheet to print, sign up below and we will send it to you.

What do you think of pop-up gizmos? Would you be willing to give them a try? Please feel free to share your thoughts and questions with our readers. 

FAQ on How much are pop up gizmos?

Do you store a pop-up caravan with the top up or down?

The correct way to store a pop-up caravan is with the top down to prevent sun and wind damage. Extreme temperatures and adverse weather will affect a pop-top caravan more than other RVs and campers. 

Should I store my camper water tanks empty or full?

You should store your camper with empty water tanks. If you leave water in the tanks for a long period, your tank is likely to fill with viruses and bacteria that can affect health. 

How do I prepare my camper for wintering?

Here are a few tips to prepare your camper for wintering:

  1. Empty the water heater. 
  2. Empty and clean the toilet tanks. 
  3. Remove the gas cylinder (s). 
  4. Put the windows in the ventilation position. 
  5. Open the bathroom door. 
  6. Do not unscrew the feet. 
  7. Do not put plastic sheeting on the caravan. 
  8. Put the clean trailer in the garage.

How do you store a pop-up camper for the winter?

Storing a pop-up camper for the winter is no different than storing a caravan, fifth wheel or travel trailer. Here are our essential tips for winterizing your camper to protect it against bad weather.

  1. Empty the tanks and the water heater.
  2. Close the water inlet.
  3. Pump the antifreeze with the water pump.
  4. Empty the antifreeze.
  5. Move to caulk.
  6. Remove the batteries and shut off the propane.
  7. Clean the camper and store it.

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