Originally Posted by Chewie
Thanks for the info. We are doing a Sunday to Sunday trip, so hopefully traffic isn't too bad. Btw, how's the cover working out for you?
No, it shouldn't, but you can pretty much forget about eating at any Cracker Barrel!
The cover has worked out really well. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
I did put it on by myself, which was an adventure.
There was a bit of excess at the front, mostly because of the shape of my TT, I'm sure, but I simply folded it up like you would the wrapping paper on a present and sealed the overlaps with awning repair tape, which has withstood a lot of rain, winds that knocked down trees, and snow.
I have unzipped it for access a couple times. My driveway drops away very quickly, which makes it difficult to reach the top of the zipper at the wheels, but my real complaint is the zipper doesn't have a gripper on the inside, makes it difficult to close behind me when I go out to the camper to hide.
I also bought a can of tennis balls not realizing they only come three to a can.
So I messed around trying to find a single tennis ball here at my house or down at my in-laws. No such luck, so I broke down and bought another can of them. When I took the cover out of the container, I found a tennis ball you had left, cut and everything! So now I have spares.
I see no reason this cover won't last for several years to come.
I also installed the BAL stabilizers. Initially, I put one on each rear scissor jack pointing toward the front of the camper. As it is stored, the rear jacks are really extended. I noticed an improvement in shaking, but not enough, so I went ahead and installed the second set of bars reaching towards centerline. Shake is virtually eliminated. If I jump up and down, I can get the window blinds to move a bit, but that's all give in the suspension. Normal moving about inside does not shake it at all. I did have to take the mounting brackets off the rods and reverse them to attach to my frame the way I wanted, but simple hand tools did the job. I am very pleased with how they installed and how well they work. Thanks for that, too!