OK, here's ANOTHER one of 'da GUYS chirping up...one of the select & rare Compact II, Hunter I and Compact Jr owners!
First of all, add me to the list of Steve's rapidly growing sibling family! Hey, I can do Christmas! Hope Cory will allow all of us to get into thata never ending ever growing line, behind her Compact!
Any RV place sells cheapo door fasteners. I've got them on my Compact and can show them to Cory if she's down at the NOG meet in April, or when we all might Compact Caravan up to the Ft. Langley meet in early May (week after the NOG). Damn, wish Tom & his beautiful wife could come up to that sweet small meet and show off their beautiful renovated Compact Jr. as well as show off the southern accent!
I loved the porch light
and will show it to my friend Mark, he's been incredible in helping re-wire my Compact II.
Also, for the laptop idea:
I'm installing a lightweight under the counter/cabinet Sony CD/stereo/clock player. My idea is to cut a very thin slat...maybe 1/2" into the top section of the closet (on the side bordering the bed/dinette), then slide in a very thin 3/8" lightweight wood rectangle all the way until it abuts the other side of the closet, right above the clothing rod (so it doesn't disturb ANYTHING the closet is there to do for me). Put something into the wood (not sure what the part is called...maybe a right angle plastic something...can't hurt the closet to screw into it, where you would impact the integrity of the fiberglass, if you wanted to screw something into the quilted fabric liner, to hold something that's maybe 5 pounds max (the Sony stereo/cd). All I have to do is plug the 110 volt into the plug receptacle that's right smack on the light
, already attached to the closet. I am so excited that I'll get to rock out to my MUZAK and not even have to get out of bed, at night, to turn it on and off! I missed the nice set-up I used to have in my pristine '98 Casita
Patriot Deluxe...but the Casita
has the overhead fiberglass cabinets that it can't hurt the integrity of the fiberglass outside (no leakage as it might have when screwing holes into the outside of the trailer).
If anybody can add to my idea for my stereo system, please LET ME KNOW, as I want to get it done before I hit the road this April!
PS I think Steve HIlby should come up to a meet, along with my electrical
wizard, Mark, and put on a class/SHOW! Tom & Chuck would also be GREAT as teaching partners in that class!!!
Good luck to ALL of us in our new world of ADAPTATIONs.