Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Thoughts.

Today is another hot one I got up to a nice sunny day so I decided to tackle a project that has been on my to do list for awhile , The main one was putting a storage box on the back of our rig. Since you can never have too much storage room and a 30 foot 5th wheel lacks a lot of space, I decided this would give us a place to store stuff that wasn't needed immediately inside the trailer. I had a nice heavy plastic pickup box and after taking some measurements and I decided since we never put four bikes on the bike rack, usually Adam's is the only one, I could mount the box on it, and still carry one bike. If the need arises to carry and more I can hang two from the ladder with a rack I had on my old trailer. So this morning I cleaned up the box and started looking at ways to mount it, I first thought of brackets under the rack and then drilling through the box and putting a plate at each hole to strengthen the plastic, I really didn't like the idea of holes since it is water tight and I wanted to keep it that way, then I saw some ratchet straps in my truck, and I though with these they will hold it securely and it will remain water tight, with no holes and then it also will be easily removable if I decide to take it off, It also is lockable. So that is the way it went. I will probably put two stick on reflectors on it later.trailerstorage07-29-10d




Ratchet Straps, like those used to tie down loads on trucks,they will hold quite a bit of weight.

After I was done with that I tackled a job I wanted to get done before the next time I put the Satellite dish up. I had bought a weather proof outside connector with a flap over it to mount to the out side of the trailer, I then put a connector on the wall inside the Entertainment Center inside the rig and ran a dedicated coax line to the new outside connector. This bypasses all the factory wiring and switches and amplifiers that hinder good Satellite reception. Since I had the box working in Indiana on the  just by running a cable through the window this will be a lot more permanent just hitch the dish to the outside of the trailer and turn the box on inside. Now for a trips to try everything out.

Oh I said I might make a homemade, last night and I did so I decided I would share a picture of it, This is for Nellie The Talian girl who is feeling ill. If a pizza and a couple of cold beers won't make you feel better nothing will.


Sam's Homemade Pizza,baked in a cookie sheet. Can't tell but it's a thick crust like out East..

Hey Rigg's wanted to show you what he get's when he's been good boy, Dad will give him a couple of fingers full of foam off the first can of Miller High Life.

Rigg's 07-28-10a

      Boy is this good, no wonder Dad likes it.

Well that's about it if Adam was here I would suggest a swim, but I hate to go alone and Donna has the restaurant the next two nights so I will wait, Don't know if Adam will come over this weekend yet. If he does we will hit the Lake for some swimming. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Oh My God!! That pizza of Sam's could feed a third world country! I think Riggs needs to check himself into AA....My Dad used to put down a little bowl of beer for our Beagle when he had his cocktail. Now the ASPCA would have him tarred and feathered for that trick..We thought the dog tended to sway when he walked after his lapping of beer. Great job on the storage box!!!!

  2. You've certainly been busy in all that heat. That pizza ought to last you all week! :)

  3. Love that storage box idea, and will sure be handy for all those extra things you want to toss in.

    Sassy Riggs, soon he will be expecting a martini with a twist after the day of work....

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. Looks like you have a multi-purpose box on the back there Sam. Makes for a good work bench & could also be used as an outside dining room table for putting big pizza's on. Heck, you might even be able to land a small plane on there too.

  5. Can't decide which I like more - the pizza or the storage box job! I think I have to go with the pizza though!

  6. That is one huge pizza and it sure looks good. :-) Hope you enjoyed it!!

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  7. mmmmmm PIZZA! Our chocolate lab Sam's favorite food. When its baking in the oven he waits patiently, when the timer goes off he jumps up from wherever he is lying and heads straight for the oven, like he is going to get it out of there. The crusts are like doggy crack to him.

    The tool box is awesome.

    Be well,

  8. Sam, you're an evil man! That pizza is to DIE for! I love a good thick crust too. Ok, who am I kidding? I love any kind of pizza, any kind of crust :) I hope Riggs at least got a nibble of pizza to go with his beer. It's only the right thing to do! hehe