I was looking for an easy way to roll up and hold the rear window of my TrekTop NX up while driving. I thought about using Velcro, but that meant stitching and or gluing to the top. Then I thought of what’s shown in the pictures. It works great. The ‘hook’ just passes through the hole in the roof’s zipper pull. The ‘shaft’ on each side just inserts into the end of the tailgate bar. I put nearly an hour’s worth of highway driving time on it yesterday when Jean and I went fishing. It was windy and the holders still worked like a charm. There was no movement or flapping of the window. For storage, the two pieces lay nice and flat under the cargo mat.
This prototype used one of the lightweight hangars. I plan on prowling the closets and finding one of the really heavy wire hangars and making a permanent model from the heavier stock. I’ll put rubber nibs over the ends or Plasti-Dip them for looks. But the metal doesn’t touch fabric anyway so I’m not worried about wear.
Cost: One coat hangar and 5 minutes (or less) of time.