I love this mod on my RV and highly recommend it. The plexiglass is light but also makes your screen door stronger. BUT I am going to find a way to put the top piece on the inside of the frame so I can take it on and off from inside a lot more easily. Ideally, it needs to be cut down to fit inside the frame so that taking it off will involve only turning a few holding pins and lifting it out.
The next project I worked on was this....the plug under the dinette.
Really, could they have put it in a more inconvenient place??? You have to sit in the dinette and reach down with your left hand (probably not your dominent hand right?) and blindly try to fit the plug into the holes. Congratulations to the manufacturers who were smart enough to put the plug above the level of the seat cushion.
I decided to put a "plug in" in a more usable location. After first measuring and dry fitting the surge protector, I put up two strips of velcro and put their counter part pieces on the back of the surge protector. Before you voice a concern, this metal panel moves up and down with the table. The cross-piece that you see never gets any closer to the wall than this.
After allowing the proper "cure" time for the adhesive on the velcro, I pushed the surge protector in place. Note the tab below the surge protector. I used the removable velcro strips. Naturally I would never use all these plugs at one time, it was just the surge protector I had on hand. Now I can safely and easily plug in my laptop OR the toaster.
These beautiful potholders are also an addition to my RV. They are held in place using a removable hook. The potholders were made by Karen Pfundtner. Check out her KarenInTheWoods Loom-a-Tic Workshop. You'll find her fiber art rugs and socks and maybe some of these great quilted potholders.
So let's take a look at tools you ladies need in the RV. Guys, this is not for you, I know you carry a complete handyman workshop whether you need it or not. And my friends Vicki and Rae, I know you carry a lot more than this. I'm just talking about some basics every woman should have with her. My DH got me this toolkit last Christmas (along with a lot of other things). It's a great sturdy even pretty toolkit; however, some the of the tools are just plain Barbie Doll useless. He of course did not know that. The level, the hammer and the needlenose pliers aren't bad. The screwdrivers are pretty useless. You insert the heads contained in those two plastic strips into the screwdriver head which is fine; however, anything other than the most gentle torquing will result in their destruction. I suspect that the same would be true of the wrench and pliers.
So you need to add a blade and a phillips head screwdrivers that will actually work. A decent vicegrip and a decent measuring tape would be very handy. There is a multi-tool in that little black pouch. And you really need to have a tool like the silver one. It consists of a socket, an extension, and a socket handle and makes taking your water heater plug out a piece of cake. The tool on the upper left will give you a little more torque in taking off a reluctant sewer connection. You also need some supplies like rubber washers for your hose, teflon plumbers tape to eliminate leaking connections, fuses, spare light bulbs, etc.
You should also have one of these gadgets to check your outlets.
Is this all you need? Well, probably not, but it is a start. After DH gave me this toolkit, he was very quick to add that I could certainly take his black tool bag along any time; he just thought I should keep this one in the RV in case the other one got left at home. His bag is way heavier and you are liable to scratch your hands on a wire brush or some other gadget reaching in to find what you need. I will still grab that for more than a quick weekend not far from home. If something happens that I can't fix, I just might have the tool that someone else needs to help me out.