03 Feb, 2023
I can't stop tinkering with the Van!
The second project was to add some rain gutters over the front and cargo doors. I hate that rain comes into the van when the cargo door is cracked for ventilation. This project was also pretty straightforward; the rain gutters came in a long roll with adhesive backing. We'll see how the adhesive holds up to the brutal summer sun.
The 3rd project was to add some light to the bins - at night, the bins are very dark and it's hard to find anything without a flashlight. I had found a bunch of very bright, very small (size of a quarter) LED battery lights with adhesive backs. I stuck one in each bin and was very pleased with the amount of light they cast. Unfortunately, the adhesive lasted less than 24 hours! Every one had come loose and disappeared into the bottom of the bin. I could try glueing them in; I checked and could still unscrew the tops to replace the tiny, flat batteries. But, I hate doing something permanent until I'm sure of the location, and that the placement won't interfere with getting stuff in and out. Of course, even glue isn't necessarily permanent in the Sonoran Desert heat. Guess I'll wait and see on this one.
So very bright - I do like them a lot.
I have tried some similar lights. Nice and bright but like you mentioned the tape they come with lets go almost right away. I bought some command strips, not a perfect solution as sometimes they do let go but, for the most part I have had success with them. Something to give a try if you do not want to glue. Like your gutters and that handle looks like a great solution.ReplyDelete
Would you mind saying where you found the rain gutters. Thanks Vern in BoiseReplyDelete
Amazon: drip rail by Trim-Lok https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01CJRH19Y?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_titleDelete
Would using a "headlamp" work? A flashlight that straps around your head with an adjustable lamp that's positioned in the middle of your forehead. I love them and have several ... in the truck and in the trailer. Wouldn't want to be without them.ReplyDelete