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Tech Tip: Drop Shot
December 10, 2014 by Good Sam Camping Team
In 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
Posted on December 10, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged campers, camping, how to's, issues with rv covers, money, motorhomes, opening rv covers, outdoors, rv covers, rv maintenance, rv tips, rving, towing, trailers, winter camping. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.