We took a drive over to Center Hill, on Tuesday to pick up some rv sunshade fabric to make tire covers.
This place remote little place in a small unknown and apparently dying town in Florida….but boy do they do a good business. It is your American success story.
No website, no advertising, and they only have regular hours during snowbird season. They come to the Webster flea market every Monday. They do an amazing business just from word of mouth.
They will ship fabric, so if anyone is interested and can’t get there, you might want to call them. I spoke to him about shipping for a friend in Arkansas. He said he would help her figure out what she needed and could even send some samples.
If you go in person, they don’t take credit or debit cards. Cash or checks only!
They sell hundreds of rolls of the same fabric that is used for Rv’s for front window covers and MCD shades, as well as patio furniture. There are lots of applications for this fabric. My friend is getting some for the top of her arbor, to block out a little of the hot sun. You could put them in the back window of a car to keep the sun off the baby. You could use them to shade the plants in your garden.
We bought some last year for a patio mat. We like it better than the thick ones you get at Camping World. They snug up against the ground, don’t blow away, and don’t kill the grass.
They sell so many colors and patterns that is very difficult to choose. The prices range from $1.00 to $2.00 a running foot. Cheap!
We bought some black to make tire covers. We haven’t exactly figured out how to install them, but we have a few ideas. We want them behind the fender, and we don’t want to drill holes into the motorhome for snaps. They sell all the hardware for attaching all the things you can make with their fabrics.
A lot of people get the fabric and attach it to the awning to provide additional shade when the sun is low. Since we have a Girard awning which has the wind sensor on it, we can’t use one of them….although it would be nice to have.
We haven’t gotten the tire covers completed yet. I’ll take some pictures when we do.
Al spent Sunday afternoon working on the Eternabond on the roof. He didn’t make me help him. He spent a few hours working, but didn’t get finished before he ran out of energy.
I asked him to take some pictures of the roof for me…since I may never see it up close and personal!
You can see there are a lot of cut-outs to seal. We had a 50 foot roll of Eternabond tape, and it looks like we’re going to need a little more.
Here is what the shower sky light looked like prior to the Eternabond. Al found a tiny little hole which was plenty large enough to cause a big leak. We wouldn’t know we had a leak on this motor home since we have a dropped ceiling with a vinyl roof inside. In the older motorhome, with the carpet ceiling you knew anytime there was the tiniest leak.
You can see it appeared to be well caulked. It was done back in July.
The sky light was where we had the biggest problem on the old motor home.
Here is what is looks like now. We won’t ever have to worry about it leaking.
He didn’t remove the old caulking. We removed it last time (as best we could) , and it didn’t really look any better, so we didn’t bother this time.
The following picture is a little Dove that sits in our yard. She helped Al put on the Eternabond. Isn’t she cute?