Originally Posted by Weekendcamper
Can you explain these, "girth belts" and "equator belt"? I assume they go completely around the rig. Where would one buy them or are they homemade? If homemade, how wide are they and what type of device connects the ends together? I just had my cover replaced under warranty and noticed today the new one is already show wear.
Yes, they go all the way around using 1" web belt with open hook on one end and a ratchet and 1' leader on the other end also with a coated open hook. I found them in a dollar+ store, have seen them in Walmart also. Bout 2 for 9 dollars for pack of two, 15' each..Need two per location plus I use closed loop chain to close the bottom. then you can ratchet up or release in two locations for good placment. I've not attempting the full lengh belt as its too difficult to rig, but that's the best way to secure. Hook, use long lengths hooked puts ratchets near ground, two belts together for 30' length. Neighbor has 5th wheel and has some way of holding belt up while he tightens, never saw it install. Pad all contacts with RV to prevent paint damage.