Exterior Stay on storm covers- How to fold away?

Blybo

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Nov 7, 2019
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Hi Guy's. We took our new (to us) 2016 Expanda 16.49.4 pop top to Warburton Holiday park on Saturday night for a shake down run. It came with storm covers that were neaty packed away in the rear boot. Substantial rain was forcast so I put the storm cover on before going to bed. When packing up on Sunday I folded them up as best I could snap locking 1 side to the other but they still fell down making it hard to not foul the hard cover latches. There are press studs that look like they could help but now where I could see to attach them too. Perhaps the previous owners bought them after delivery so the male press studs have never been installed???

Is there a trick to folding them up so they dont fall as the hard cover is lowered?

Found 1 of our AL-KO steadies has sheared off at the hinge so need to replace that, but otherwise a great time was had and so much easier than the Swan to pack up.
 
Likes: Crusty181
Nov 7, 2019
12
11
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Melbourne
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A picture tells a thousand words. Thanks @CarlDry, vertical makes sense to me. I'm pretty nervous at drilling into the fiberglass, what screw weight and length did you use?... if you can remember. I assume you can buy that type of strapping from RV stores or even Bunnings?