Thursday, November 26, 2009

Off to Camping World

I have to admit, that it is Howard's fault that I went to Camping World this afternoon.  That would be Howard of  Yesterday, he featured a blog of RV maintenance.  One of the things he he did was to install screen door cross bar.
I had wanted to install something that would provide a handle for the door on the inside.  When you close the outside door, you slide the cover in the center of the door open and grab the outside door handle.  But when you close only the screen door, there is no handle.  Again you can slide the cover open, but pulling on the cover pulls it out of the track.  So I wanted a handle.

Of course the second I saw what Howard installed, there was the answer!

After I went to Camping World, I came home and installed the bar at once.  You adjust the ends for the width you need based on measuring and marking center.  Each end is slid in the same amount so the marked center remains the center.  They give you a template to help with this adjustment.

A couple of screws and the bar is locked.  Next you drill four holes in the screen door and with some sheet metal screws, the job is done.  I placed the package on top of the bar for the picture since I had no idea what I was looking for when I went to CW.

It got dark  while I was installing the handle, so using the thing in a door open situation will have to wait until tomorrow.  But using it here tonight, seems to be the answer I was looking for.

Also while at CW, I picked up the portable stand for the Webber Q grill.  You might remember that we purchased a Q 100 for an anniversary present back in September, and CW had the stand for $44.95.  Not a deal, even though they said that was a special. It is about the standard price.

Late in the afternoon, we went to Wal Mart and bought a small Turkey Breast roast.  We have a small church style roaster that we carry to make nicer dinners, so we plan to roast the piece of Turkey outside under the awning, and finish the dinner inside.

So have an nice Thanksgiving.  We plan to enjoy ours, and we are thankful for everything we are given.  Especially our friends and family.  As usual, most things that are really worth having, cannot be purchased.

Retired Rod


  1. Looks like a great addition to your door. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy that Turkey!


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