Small Projects Thread part
If you like that, check out my retractable drying rod.
So this was not that small of a project, in fact it took two attempts to get it right. I ordered an extra rafter from Fiamma Inc., if you have one for their awnings, it is the extra extending thing that is suppose to help stabilize it. I made a plate that went over the old center brake light and then a mounting bracket that holds (what was once the "rafter" and is now) the drying rod. The cool thing about that is, I did not have to drill into my roof, it's all on that old brake light mount. When the top is down, it is all tucked away. When it is out, I can hang 2 wetsuits, 2 pair of booties, wet towels and maybe a bit more, with that much on it, it sags but that's it. You may be asking yourself "I wonder if he has ever forgotten to slide it back and closed the top down on it" well in fact I did just that a few weeks ago, not only that, I also latched the top down, as I was doing it I ask myself "why is this so hard". Well I'm happy to report, absolutely on damage.