03-11-2005, 08:52 AM
I'm looking for suggestions on supporting my cover. I have one on the car now, but it ripped from using assorted crap to hold it up. I have a brand new one in the box, but I don't want to use it until I figure out a way to support it. As you know, they ain't cheap. I don't want to drill holes for bows. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
03-11-2005, 10:57 AM
I leave the tailgate down when it's covered, so no need to hold it up.
03-11-2005, 01:29 PM
:D you need to build some supports about 3 will do and bow them just slightly to hold it up. but some bracketts on the sides and i used 1/4 pipe of conduiet this keeps the water flowing towards the back.
03-11-2005, 02:03 PM
I'm assuming your talking about support for the bed area???? If so, now this may sound silly, but it works for me. I use one of the above ground swimming pool "pillows" or ice dams. You can get them in a variety of sizes and you can just blow them up with a compressor or at a gas station.
Hope it helps...
03-14-2005, 08:41 AM
Thanks for the tips. 73elkyss, I think I will try your idea when the winter finally goes away here in NJ.
03-20-2005, 04:07 PM
At least no hole drilled...
03-24-2005, 12:17 AM
I used old shower curtain rods (no kidding!) with the rubber feet on the sides so as not to scratch the paint. It worked just fine and cost me zip since the rods were donated to the project after we put glass doors on the shower.
03-24-2005, 10:29 AM
Thanks again for the tips. I tried the ice pillow and I think it would work, except I must have gotten a defective one as it would only hold the air for an hour or so. :-( oh well.
03-24-2005, 11:28 AM
except I must have gotten a defective one as it would only hold the air for an hour or so
Sorry, but I had to laugh. I thought I was the only one who had bad luck like that. It took three times, but I finally go an ice pillow to work in my pool. I've had it closed for four years now and the same inflated pillow is still in there. LOL. I guess I really should just take the pool down.... but that is a lot of work....
But anyway, it should work fine in your elky and I also like that idea of the shower curtain. I'll have to remember that one to. Good creative idea!