Rigging up the Back Door

Fun project

When the tailgate is down and the cap hatch is open I would like to hang a screen in the summer and a rug/blanket in the winter. I follow a blog called simplylivingandsimpletravel and his suggestion is perfect:

 …one can put up a rod/dowel above the door and using large curtain hoops, hang a blanket or long throw rug in front of the door. This can help quite a bit with cutting down the draft, probably more so in older rigs. I know it works.

Two items to hang, a no-see-um proof screen and blanket. I can imagine that the screen would need something at the end to keep it hanging straight down, not waving in the wind and admitting mosquitoes and horseflies and gnats. Maybe velcro dots at the corners. Needs to be a way to open and close for ingress and egress. Rolling up with Velcro tabs?

This sounds like a great project for on the road. Sitting in some out of the way, hidden spot,  sipping on Tokaji, figuring out the logistics. Still haven’t figured out how to shut the tailgate  and hatch door from the inside. Maybe shut the tailgate from outside and clamber over it to get inside. A rope should work for the hatch. Maybe leave the hatch open and tailgate down in chilly weather with just the blanket/rug hanging against the chill.

Where to store the blanket/rug in the summer? As a mattress addition?

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