Dallas Manufacturing Boat Cover Support Pole
Travel cover support poles
Basic unit good. Recommend putting a male dome fastener in the middle of the top part of the dome to hold the top of the pole in place on the boat travelling cover. In addition, there should be some non-slip material on the bottom of the base to prevent it slipping sideways during travel. If the height is not quite right, just measure and cut the plastic tubing to fit - very easy. Thanks
December 14, 2012
Plastic shattered in MN cold
Bummer! Had high hopes, even with need to duct tape the multiple plastic pieces together to stabilize. I liked the wide base and the wide smooth top plate, thinking that this would minimize strain along cover contact points. I placed two poles securely, however both toppled and shattered to smitherines in moderate wind and moderate/typical Minnesota winter temperatures with absolutely no movement of the boat trailer.
I had even placed rubberized shelving sheets under the base plate/floor carpet and top plate/cover sites to decrease slippage at these locations, but the polls were unable to withstand even the most minimal wind movement. Very disappointed, and out $50 + to boot!
December 9, 2013
About worth what you pay for it
While listed as adjustable from 12 to 54 inches, you should know that it only adjusts in 8 inch increments by adding sections to the shaft. It has a wide base and a dome top but it is so light weight that it still tips over easily with unequal pressure on one side versus the other….like when you are putting the boat cover on. If you are looking for minor support with a short length, it is a satisfactory and inexpensive option. But if you need a longer length, good support and completely variable adjustment length, I go with item number 38-532-876-00. I have both of them.
April 11, 2012
Great Support Pole!
I received this pole last month. I quickly installed it at an area of the boat that the cover has been collecting water during rains. Soon after I installed the pole, my area of town had a storm blow through and 76 mph winds were recorded. Alot of damage in the area but the pole held tough and was upright after the strom blew through the area. If your cover is installed and fastened correctly and this support pole is properly sized (its adjustable), it can withstand hurricane force winds as I can attest to!
Great pole, and the money's right too!
March 29, 2011