Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Memorial Day.....

Happy Memorial Day everyone.  The weather is beautiful here in our part of the country.  We opted not to go camping, due to most places being full, and we had a few things to finish up for our Rally in June.  It is only 18 days away, and we are looking forward to seeing not only family, but camping friends.  We did manage to spend some time in Camp Driveway though.  

Today, Trisha did a few chores in the house while Rob did a few chores outside.  Rob did some yard work, washed Truck, Pod, and the CR-V.  Then while Trisha napped, Rob and his mom went to Lowes.

The reason for the Lowes trip was to get a few plants, but also so Rob could pick up supplies for mod he has been wanting to do for several years now.

We have seen several podders mod the screen door on the pod by putting a piece of clear acrylic sheeting in them.  This allows the main door to be open when your running the heat or A/C.  It also lets more light in the pod.  

Here are a few of the items we used for this mod.

 We did start out trying to cut the sheeting on the truck's tailgate, but soon moved to the shop to use the table saw.  Also, Rob determined pretty quickly a good case knife worked better than the cutting tool he bought.  Oh well!!

Here's a picture of Rob test fitting the lower piece in the door.  The sheeting still has it's protective film on so it looks like it isn't clear.   Rob removed the film before the final install.

Then it was time to start work on the upper part of the door.  This was going to be especially tricky due to the radius on the upper corners of the screen door.

So after cutting the upper piece to the correct dimensions.  Rob held the upper piece in place and marked where each radius cut was to intersect with the edges of the piece.  Then he found something round in the shop to use as a guide to make the two radius cuts.  Here you can see a gallon paint can was just the right size.

Then after scoring the cut, Rob use a pair of pliers to carefully break away the unwanted material.  Next it was time to do a test install.


Here you can see Rob carefully working the piece of sheeting into place. 

In case you are wondering, the screen door has a channel in it which looks like it was made with this mod in mind.  

Here's a picture with both the upper and lower pieces of clear sheeting in place.

Finally, here's a picture of where Rob added some of the crazy duct tape we used on the trash can mod to hold the pieces in place.

He trimmed the tape so it isn't visible from the outside when the door is closed.  The neat thing about this mod is if we want to take them out for a camping trip, it only takes a minute.  

Thanks for checking by today.  Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend wherever you may be.  

So from Camp Driveway......

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.  

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