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Old 12-11-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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amerigo rock shield clip or hold-down success

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.

YAAY!~


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.
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Old 01-27-2016, 04:39 PM   #2
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Could you please post a pic of this part in use - it's on my to do list!....thanks
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Hi, if you'll go to my icon (the pug puppy) and underneath it click on "registry," you'll see our trailer. the window on the front of the trailer is covered by a rock shield. It's a fuzzy picture, but I just cannot get any of my better photos to upload here. I've copied out instructions twice, but cannot make them work. Also, we don't have the shield or new clip installed yet. Perhaps it's online...I'll give it a look. Had one success putting an online photo here once.
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http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...xR0AMubJrQ.jpg

let's see if this gets you a picture...

YAAAY! it worked! It was on e-Bay--with a lot of others, some VERY expensive but looking a lot alike. I'd get one in person if I needed another one. Regular hardware store... Thing is, it can conform over an odd-shaped bump like the front of our rock shield has. Then you add a clip or something easy to hold it shut (something tight, so it doesn't wiggle too much) and there you go.
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Thanks, I'll be getting at it when the snow and ice melts!
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Thanks, I'll be getting at it when the snow and ice melts!
My mother was from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. COLD in Wisconsin...got a few months of winter left. Best to you & your project!
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Thanks - I did this with my Amerigo. better than removing screws every time!
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Thanks - I did this with my Amerigo. better than removing screws every time!
SAY! Good!

What did you decide to use as a clip?
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I used the double hing safety clasp with a carabiner, works good for me
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I used the double hing safety clasp with a carabiner, works good for me
Carabiner, sounds perfect! I even have a dark pink one (my favorite color).

Hope it works great for you on the road!

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