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mikemack last won the day on August 13 2016

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About mikemack

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 01/29/1969

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  • Location
    Freehold ,NJ
  • Biography
    I enjoy decorating
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    District Manager
  • About my display
    Keeps Growing
  1. Can I repair a ripped inflatable?

    Tarp clips work really well to add additional tie down points
  2. Well, I haven't made a video yet and my haven't posted 2016 Halloween yet., so I figured I'd go with 2016 Xams
  3. Load of Lowe's

    Great Deals, the Lowes in my area never have anything left. If I didn't buy that Rudolph sled mid November I would not have it, wish I lived in another part of the country when it comes to Christmas clearance
  4. The search for Yukon continues

    He is also in this one
  5. I have used a number of different things, weight plates work best and they can't really be seen when people are looking. I have also used sand bags as in the picture attached. You can also make a wood platform and weigh that down with sand bags then secure the inflatable to that
  6. New custom inflatable.

    Looks Great
  7. Always looking forward to the next season, here's a few that may be produced. Don't mind my names I gave them just needed to save them as something. Can't wait to get the Colossal Feeding Station, the proto's of those sold at insane prices
  8. 2015 Inflatables

    Couldn't agree more. I'm right next to a school, the buses stop in the middle of the road so the kids can look at the display once it's up. I didn't put up Halloween this year until the Day of due to the new lawn. (Agreement with the Lawn People for a guaranteed planting and successful growth, as it was pretty much barren or weeds) All I heard all day was I didn't think you were putting them up this year, they kept saying they missed them. I know it sucked as I only put up about 40 for Halloween when it is usually somewhere between 75-125m but to make up for it I put the Big Haunted House in the Driveway, as it had not been out in years. Have a few spots on the lawn from everything being buried under the snow, most are greener spots, but the Big ones created a few brown spots, hope they look better before the first lawn service of the year.
  9. 2015 Inflatables

    I deal with it fine during the season, I've only had one really bad year where I had to keep unburying them during the Season. It's just after the Holiday Season with so many up and inclement weather they wind up getting buried with snow. This year I got more than half in and then it rained, froze, never thawed, snowed, snowed, thawed, go a few in then snow again. Really conscious this year as I am restoring the lawn and now that the thaws are coming I don't want to leave them covering the lawn too long. Going to take two or three in within the next hour and then have about a dozen left to go out of the 100 or so that went up this year I've been reading where everyone the past few weeks have finally been able to get their displays down, glad it is not just me.
  10. 2015 Inflatables

    I thought we were out of the woods last week, but nope more snow this past Friday. Now I still have one section buried under the snow. Thinking I may just turn my Xmas Inflatables on for Easter, by then the snow will melt. No Easter for me again this year
  11. So I held off for a bit on Posting some of the new 2015 designs, as when I first went to post them the site changeover was taking place. Anyway, Bob over at yard inflatables has begun posting some of the new 2015 designs, so I will not post all of them, but here are a few of my favorites right now.
  12. Hi Everyone!

    Walmart, Kmart and Home Depot have Halloween Posted and of course our friend at Yard Inflatables.com has Halloween and Christmas posted and if he does not have them available yet then they will be soon
  13. So here are the first proposed 2014 Designs I have scene. Mostly Halloween, but a couple Xmas