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Neil and Yoly Mullen, Dawsonville, Georgia
Camper Cover Corner Protection Using Activia Yogurt Containers
2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman
2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
We just received a new storage cover for our Travel Lite 840 SBRX. This mod was created to prevent the hard plastic rain spouts on the four corners of the camper from wearing a hole through the storage cover fabric.
We had previously purchased this same cover several years ago for our Adventurer 80RB and it worked beautifully over two winters. We included it with the camper when we sold it. I gave it five stars on my Amazon review including a video demonstrating its effectiveness.
At the time I had used 2-inch thick pieces of memory foam to cover the rain spouts and taped them in place using clear packing tape. The packing tape is easily removed with minimal residue (in most cases). It was more work than it should have been and removing the residue after taking the cover off was just additional work.
This time I used the same 2-inch thick pieces of memory foam and zip-tied them around each spout. Then I screwed an empty Activia yogurt carton onto each spout compressing the excess foam. This served to hold the cartons in place very well.
Once the cover is on, it will be almost impossible for them to dislodge. The yogurt cartons have a nice flat surface that blends with the sides with a nice smooth large radius that will not likely wear on the cover.
It took me about 15-minutes to complete this modification and cost me $0. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is very easy.
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