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Old 06-30-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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We've got a hole - now what?

We removed the TV antenna and bracket and patched the roof - aluminum and vulkem, but now have a cosmetic issue inside...

What do we do with the interior hole? The plastic round cover plate is still on but the crank handle thingy has been removed. sooo.... here's the question:

What should we put up? The plate is about 3 inches across and near a light.

My son suggested a round mirror (every guy wants a mirror over the bed?)
Neighbor suggested a stick on air freshener..
Other neighbor suggested a periscope...
HELP!
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #2
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Sounds about the right size for one beer.

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We removed the TV antenna and bracket and patched the roof - aluminum and vulkem, but now have a cosmetic issue inside...

What do we do with the interior hole? The plastic round cover plate is still on but the crank handle thingy has been removed. sooo.... here's the question:

What should we put up? The plate is about 3 inches across and near a light.

My son suggested a round mirror (every guy wants a mirror over the bed?)
Neighbor suggested a stick on air freshener..
Other neighbor suggested a periscope...
HELP!
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:11 PM   #3
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Would a long tube fluorescent cover the hole and the existing light wiring?

Smoke alarm?

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Old 06-30-2004, 08:13 PM   #4
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Lightbulb Hole!!

It may be a great place to put the smoke alarm.

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Old 06-30-2004, 08:18 PM   #5
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We removed the TV antenna and bracket and patched the roof - aluminum and vulkem, but now have a cosmetic issue inside...

What do we do with the interior hole? The plastic round cover plate is still on but the crank handle thingy has been removed. sooo.... here's the question:

What should we put up? The plate is about 3 inches across and near a light.

My son suggested a round mirror (every guy wants a mirror over the bed?)
Neighbor suggested a stick on air freshener..
Other neighbor suggested a periscope...
HELP!
Hmm. (for once) I am not being a wiseguy, but why not put a TV antenna back in the hole? I replaced my Winegard with a new model, it works well, and doesn't look like something you would see out back of a laundry room. It also gave me something to put into that awkward-looking hole in the ceiling. Installation was not tough, and makes picking up distant TV stations a lot easier.
If you don't want to do that, a compact ceiling fan would be another answer. The one I am thinking about is about 14" across, has 3 speeds, is covered all the way around, and the outlet swivels around while the fan runs, circulating the air two ways.
Another thing to mount there might be the smoke detector. The two little screw holes where it is mounted now will be a lot easier to cover up then a 3" gaping hole in the ceiling. It would also get the detector another couple of feet away from the stove. Then maybe the whole campground won't know when dinner is ready.
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Old 06-30-2004, 08:28 PM   #6
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Any way you could silicone the old handle back in the hole? If you can it would come out later if you wanted.

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Old 06-30-2004, 09:05 PM   #7
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Go to Home Depot and look for a doorknob wall protector plate. (I have no idea what they're really called, but this is what they do.) These are sold to stick onto sheetrock walls to keep doorknobs from going through, or to cover up the hole once the knob has already made its mark.

They're plastic, about 1/8" thick, and come in a couple of sizes as well as white and off-white colors. I used a 3-1/4" one in my '74 Argosy for just the application you're talking about. The texture even matches the original panel finish nicely.

These come with double-sided tape on the back, but I added a little silicone to make the installation more secure.

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Old 06-30-2004, 11:28 PM   #8
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Great ideas - keep 'em coming.

I see this as an oppertunity for something unique - if I put a plate-type patch over it, I think it will look - well - patched.
So I need something really terriffic - like say a view from below the water w/ flamingo feet dangling....

Why didn't we put in a new antenna? Because we camp to get away - for us, that means no TV and if it rains we can put a dvd on the laptop.
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Old 07-01-2004, 12:12 AM   #9
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It may be a great place to put the smoke alarm.
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Dave,
Personally, I think that's an EXCELLENT idea~!!
Gets my vote~
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Smoke alarm gets my vote too.
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good idea- smoke detector, or another light
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