Tech Tip: Drop Shot | Good Sam Club News

Tech Tip: Drop Shot

December 10, 2014 by     

Drop ShotIn my area, covering an RV for the winter is a must; however, once I put the cover on it’s difficult to raise the zippers high enough to allow clearance for the top of the door without climbing up a ladder.

To remedy this, I cut two lengths of nylon cord long enough to go up one side of the RV, across the top and down the other side. Then, I punctured two tennis balls and ran one end of a cord through each of them. I tied nylon washers (to protect the cover) on the end of the cord threaded through each tennis ball to keep it from pulling out, and a metal split key ring on the other end of each of the cords.

Now, when I need to get into the coach, I attach a split key ring to the loop in each zipper pull, pull the zipper up to take out any slack in the bottom of the cover, step back and throw the tennis ball over and across the top to the other side of the RV. I can then pull the cords down from the other side until they stop and the zipper is pulled all the way to the top (being careful not to wear grooves in the cover material). This allows full access for entry through the door. Once I’m done I simply reverse the process.

To keep the cords from tangling during storage, I wrap them tightly around opposite sides of an electrical cord wrap and push the tennis balls through the center.

Dennis J. Boswell, St. Charles, Missouri

This is a great and simple inexpensive way to get around an issue when you cover your coach (as I do also) So thanks to Mr. Boswell


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

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