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#461 buckland

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

A new and a re-done old mod. The old one was very useful. I made a shelf from scrap marine ply and heavily polyurethaned it. It is 8 x 15.5" x 3/4". We found that if one of us is in the camper especially at meal-serving-up time... being able to hand stuff out the sliding "concession window" in the screen door, onto the shelf not having to wait for the person to run over... as well as getting in and out with a plate of stuff or a couple beers... easier and safer to pop them onto the shelf and get out then retrieve. It is just handy back by the door.

It also serves as a place to carry a 5 gallon fuel can with a couple of ratchet straps if/when the need arises. Our first one lasted six years and this one is better.

The second mod is a cheat. I have a dog and she is in the back cab on a platform (removed the seats). I wanted to have a sliding screen door for the rear window and they used to make them (still sold but supplies are dwindling) they fit only the full size truck. Bought one and could not get it to fit right so got $ back. I really like the idea of a screen to keep the cab cool and the bugs and or critters out. Get air to the dog too! It helps keep the cab a bit cooler on a hot day too as it stays open while the camper is on.

I made it from ripping some pressure treated pine down to 1/4" and using 5 minute epoxy made a sturdy frame with overlapping corner pieces which also cover aluminum screen edge. It fits snug against the edges and is held in nicely with the seat belt buckle. Never have to reach back to open for the dog as it stays open. Definitely less than $5. for both.

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Edited by buckland, 15 July 2018 - 09:49 PM.

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#462 CougarCouple

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 02:46 AM

Excellent use of the step buckland, good mod. :)

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#463 Lineman

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 04:23 PM

I am building that table for the step!  Thanks for sharing it buckland.


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#464 buckland

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 09:09 PM

Another one that is essential if you are a carry in carry out leave no trace kinda guy/gal... most folks have a beer opener on the back but a handy addition is the rare earth magnet right below... this way that frisky bottle cap stays put and even quite a few of them. This way no stray cap is left behind. Drives me nuts to find a slob has been there before me... cig butts especially. It should be the 8th deadly sin. Oh 5 minutes epoxy is what is called for. I made a spring clamp out of a scrap piece of 1/4” wood to hold them with double sided tape for 10 minutes. Presto! IMG_5877.JPG IMG_5878.JPG
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Posted 22 July 2018 - 11:12 PM

Interesting idea though I find I rarely carry bottles anymore. 


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:09 PM

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#467 Oakleyrossi

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:10 PM

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#468 todgru

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

Hanging a whiteboard in the camper is a great idea!


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#469 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 11:58 PM

I like the whiteboard idea.

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Posted 04 August 2018 - 03:42 AM

Its great for messages to the misses when I leave early to fish or to make a list for the next store stop. Super handy


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