Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday Musings

The start of another week we were up early and had coffee, then Donna headed out to the truck company. Adam was up about 07:15am and hit the shower and then was off to school,

I then read blogs and about 10:30am my son brought my truck back so we headed to the RV Dealer. I wanted to see if they had a screen door guard, and a better slider for the screen door where you slide the little door open to unlatch it from the inside. The one our trailer came with is real thin and keeps popping out of the track, I have seen them in a clear or smoked plastic that looked like it was heavier constructed on several motor homes.

Anyway they had a nice aluminum mesh guard that looked like it was heavy enough to withstand a push by a paw and not damage the plastic screen material. We had a previous dog go completely through a screen on our first 5th wheel, when Donna picked up the fly swatter to swat a fly and the poor dog thought it was her turn to get it. The price $30 dollars. but after thinking about the last incident and how tough it was to find replacement screen while your out in the middle of nowhere and then having to custom cut and fit a commercial screen guard to fit on the old one. I said Okay. This way four hole were drilled and four sheet metal screws in the door frame later. I was finished with a nice looking job and I still can have air flow if I want. I originally thought of putting Plexiglas over the screen but that would have cut off the air flow. Total installation time about 10 minutes.



    Here are the after pictures, no before's ,sorry.

Now all I have to do is wait to hear Adam come blasting into the house to announce. One more day of school. He will then want to bike ride until Grandma gets home and supper is ready.

Tomorrow I will probably take the trailer up to Lake Sherwood Campground for the rest of the week. That's about the only way to get a campsite on the Memorial Day weekend.

Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.



  1. Good idea!! I will ck this out!

    Cindy and Walker

  2. I bent up the rig's screen door pretty bad a few years ago when I caught it on our carport. Kind of straigntened the door but it was never the same & had trouble with it for a long time. Looked for a new or used replacement door everywhere but they were not to be had. After nearly a year of putting up with the door we sidetracked one of our trips to Elkhart Indiana & had a new door put on right near where the Damon Motor Homes are made. What a PITA it was to get a new door though!!

  3. That screen door looks nice and Riggs proof!! Great jog!
    Hope you get a great spot to spend the week and weekend.

    Mike & Gerri

  4. Good job with that screen guard. It looks nice besides being useful!

  5. What a great mod to the screen door. And hopefully Riggs' will appreciate your effort to get fresh air for the dog and keep his view out the door!

    Hope you get a good camping spot for the weekend, we are gonna head out early too and nab a spot before things fill up.

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

  6. Good idea! I'll have to look into that. I'm always thinking Emma will see some critter outside and take a dive right through the screen.

  7. Our screen door needs a bit of a repair job to as it is coming loose at the bottom. Thanks for the pictures and letting us know how you did it. I'll add that to my list of jobs pending!