A first triumph! erigo
, and were really looking for some kind of decent hold-down arrangement--what they had was simply s2 crews, screwed all the way in through two window screw holes.
They didn't rattle, but were a bother to take out so we could open the window. Could see this would become a problem when actually camping in it...
We wanted to find something like the thing that holds a porthole closed that can be easily turned, and opened, without having the hold down come away from the frame entirely the way the two screws did, probably to be lost -- probably by me.
We've looked all over, and today, while seeking some vinyl clear or white washers at Dunn Lumber, discovered a salesman who was fascinated by our 1973 fiberglass vintage trailer, and suggested we consider this--
DOUBLE HINGE SAFETY HASP
3 1/2" $7.59 plus sales tax.
Never heard of a double hinged hasp before, but we bought it, brought it home and laid it and the rock shield out on my computer work table, and found several configurations that will work great--using just the one hasp and some kind of carabiner or doggy leash clip or something I can undo with one hand .
Hurray! Between the "lexan" window added to the rock shield and this, we've managed to make that part of the trailer our own...a first triumph.
Now once we decide what "final" paint
we'll be using, Paul can paint
the front side of the rock shield (maybe the primed back as well) and install the part of the new hasp he decides will attach to the swhiled itself. He said he doesnt' want to drill through the fiberglass, so he may use the window screw holes after all...it'll work. Without modifying the hasp at all.
Now to find a good carabiner or doggy clip or something. But of all my problems, this is small cheese. Or as they say, weak sauce.
PS for anyone following our sad saga--the trailer frame is welded and repaired! They even found a spot that was one hard breath away from disintegrating and an RW re-welded it.
We were so lucky making it home in once piece.