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Old 10-20-2019, 06:12 PM   #1
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Looking at buying an new blind at the end of the season, my current hard board siding blind is getting in pretty bad shape.

Those who have fiberglass blinds, how do you like them?
Anyone with a Box T blind?

I got in one in my life with no shade and it had been closed up and it was hotter than hell when sitting in the sun.

I'd like to keep it smaller than 4x6 and I am on looking on the lower end money wise. No more than $1200, if that much.

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:18 PM   #2
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hot and very noise
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:23 PM   #3
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I love them but they can be hot.

If I hunt during the summer I usually prop the door open with a cooler of beer to help with airflow. I throw some old Cintas mats on the floor to help with the noise.

Best one I have is insulated and octagon shaped but itís about triple your budget but worth it.


I would look at Krivoman.



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Old 10-20-2019, 07:10 PM   #4
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I love mine, would' not take for it, and its no hotter than any other type of box blind.. We hunt in Texas.. When it is hot outside it is hot in any type of box regardless of what it is constructed from.. Just sit in a cloth popup in hot weather and see what happens.. Mine isn't noisy either.. The floor and walls are covered in carpet..

A new one can have a strong fiberglass resin smell though... It will eventually fade to no smell at all.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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I love mine, would' not take for it, and its no hotter than any other type of box blind.. We hunt in Texas.. When it is hot outside it is hot in any type of box regardless of what it is constructed from.. Just sit in a cloth popup in hot weather and see what happens.. Mine isn't noisy either.. The floor and walls are covered in carpet..

A new one can have a strong fiberglass resin smell though... It will eventually fade to no smell at all.
Agreed...
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:25 PM   #6
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I have a big country 5x6 deluxe and it has spoiled me. You should be able to find one close to your budget. I opened it last month after all spring and summer and had one dead moth. When it was new it smelled but it fades if you let it air out while your there when its new. And like ttaxidermy said, your fooling yourself if you think any blind is going to be cooler than another when its 80+ outside. West Bear Creek General store in junction has good prices.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:12 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, really appreciate the opinions and recommendations.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:36 PM   #8
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I have a T-Box bow blind and I love it! It's painted black on the inside which helps a lot keeping it dark inside! Seems well built and it's insulated well.
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:04 PM   #9
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I have a T-Box bow blind and I love it! It's painted black on the inside which helps a lot keeping it dark inside! Seems well built and it's insulated well.
When you say insulated, do you mean the 3/4 in foam sheeting between the fiberglass? What size is your blind? Thanks
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:23 PM   #10
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I love mine, would' not take for it, and its no hotter than any other type of box blind.. We hunt in Texas.. When it is hot outside it is hot in any type of box regardless of what it is constructed from.. Just sit in a cloth popup in hot weather and see what happens.. Mine isn't noisy either.. The floor and walls are covered in carpet..

A new one can have a strong fiberglass resin smell though... It will eventually fade to no smell at all.
LOL.....ya....every enclosed blind is hot! They may be loud to you while you're sitting inside, but they are quiet from the outside. ( I got 2 rowdy boys that tested that theory every time we went ) deer never noticed.

Fiberglass blind will last a lifetime.....may need a paintjob every few years, that's it.
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:42 PM   #11
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Big Country Blinds...TBH member and builds great blinds!

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Old 10-21-2019, 12:56 AM   #12
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LOL.....ya....every enclosed blind is hot! They may be loud to you while you're sitting inside, but they are quiet from the outside. ( I got 2 rowdy boys that tested that theory every time we went ) deer never noticed.

Fiberglass blind will last a lifetime.....may need a paintjob every few years, that's it.
I put 5 coats of a high quality oil based house paint on mine and that stuff is as tuff as nails.. Extremely durable paint and it seals down into any exposed fiberglass..
We painted our old hunting jeep with the same oil based paint 20 years ago and you cannot peel it off with a scraper...
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:04 AM   #13
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I have three Dillons. Yes, they are hot, but so is every other enclosed blind. If you can keep it out of the afternoon sun it will be better. 12V fan will work wonders. I’ve hog hunted in the summer out of mine with a 12V fan and it’s bearable but uncomfortable. I carpet mine and it quietens them very well. Put carpet on the shelf too. I like them.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:04 AM   #14
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Make sure the floor is not plywood. I have a superior fiberglass blind and had to replace the floor after about 5 years, My son has a Box T and he is please with it. I agree that all blinds are hot unless it is in the shade. Had mine 12 years and should last at least 12 more.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:00 AM   #15
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Make sure the floor is not plywood. I have a superior fiberglass blind and had to replace the floor after about 5 years, My son has a Box T and he is please with it. I agree that all blinds are hot unless it is in the shade. Had mine 12 years and should last at least 12 more.
I need to replace the floor in two Dillon blinds. Was thinking of just lifting them off the towers, sliding a piece of plywood under it and bolting to the new plywood. What did you do?
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:03 AM   #16
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Those big country blinds look nice.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:05 AM   #17
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Do you know the approx. price?
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:07 AM   #18
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DO NOT go with a T-Box. My old man has one and its crap. Loud and doesnt hold up well. His floor is rotting and his windows leak. He stand is always wet inside after a rain storm. The shelf is rotting from being wet as well.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:12 AM   #19
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DO NOT go with a T-Box. My old man has one and its crap. Loud and doesnt hold up well. His floor is rotting and his windows leak. He stand is always wet inside after a rain storm. The shelf is rotting from being wet as well.
I have (3) T-blinds and this is happening with one of them....just don't have time to build a good blind though.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:17 AM   #20
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I'd like to keep it smaller than 4x6 and I am on looking on the lower end money wise. No more than $1200, if that much.

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Old 10-22-2019, 10:02 AM   #21
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I need to replace the floor in two Dillon blinds. Was thinking of just lifting them off the towers, sliding a piece of plywood under it and bolting to the new plywood. What did you do?
I cut the bottom off, screwed treated wood to the outside and screwed treated plywood to the bottom of that.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:10 AM   #22
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I cut the bottom off, screwed treated wood to the outside and screwed treated plywood to the bottom of that.
Hmmm...that sounds like a lot of work. Better, but a lot of work.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:38 AM   #23
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I own 2 Boss Game System blinds and absolutely recommend getting one. They are a bit pricey but it is an investment. The Boss Blinds have a lifetime warranty!!!! The owner is named Austin and is a great man. I believe he is a member on here. After owning my 1st blind for 5 years, I gave Austin a call asking for a new one for my Dad. He asked if any problems with the one I had and he would go and replace with a new one at my ranch. Of course, no problems what so ever. No leaks, no bees, no spiders!!!! Good luck with which ever blind you choose.
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:45 PM   #24
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Hmmm...that sounds like a lot of work. Better, but a lot of work.
It was . Then I had to get it back on the stand by myself. Not fun
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:50 PM   #25
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Hmmm...that sounds like a lot of work. Better, but a lot of work.
Chance, I slide new 3/4 treated plywood under 2 of my rotting floors. Screwed the 2 pieces together, then thickly coated the edge of the new plywood and about 4 inches of the stand with roll on bedliner. Did not take the stands off the towers, just unbolted and slid under the new plywood.
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:50 PM   #26
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second boss blinds just had him deliver 5 to goliad and i had him customize them. same price range as the other good blinds and all around better, i shopped them all extensively plus he is good honest aggie and bowhunter... gigem
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:19 AM   #27
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Chance, I slide new 3/4 treated plywood under 2 of my rotting floors. Screwed the 2 pieces together, then thickly coated the edge of the new plywood and about 4 inches of the stand with roll on bedliner. Did not take the stands off the towers, just unbolted and slid under the new plywood.
This is what Iím thinking.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:25 AM   #28
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I’m not sure why there doesn’t seem to be lighter colored blinds on the market. All of these black and forest green blinds are absolute ovens when a lighter shade of tan would certainly cut the heat absorption down.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:31 AM   #29
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I have 2 and plan on getting 2 more they are great.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:38 AM   #30
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I have an ASF Big Chingon. I know its not in your price range but it is cooler inside than outside in the summertime. Great blind for me.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:48 AM   #31
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Really the only downside, for the price, of the t-box is the windows leak because they dont have eves. Or at least they didnt when I bought mine. I simply installed eves over windows and doors and havent had any problems sence.
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