Originally Posted by Vinnie
Handbuilder where did you get your tension rod? I have been looking around but the stores I looked in had a max width of 72" or six feet which is short for the 7 foot wide trailer.
We recently purchased a telescoping paint roller stick made of fiberglass at Home Depot. The longest one is for cathedral ceilings so it should extend to 7'. It has a twist lock for length adjustments.We have ours buried for a major move or I would give you the length. It is very rigid which is what we were looking for in a long paint pole. You would have to jury-rig a couple of cup ends to hold it in position.
Another thought would be 1/2" metal electrical conduit with rubber cups as used on metal chair feet. Conduit comes in 10' lengths available at most home improvement stores, as do the rubber cup chair feet. It's fairly light and pretty rigid. If it needed to be sectioned, you could used compression couplers. You might also find "U" shaped wall fittings to seat it in when needed. It could be painted to match your decor. I would consider this the better option.