|Project by Ken Fitzpatrick||posted 09-25-2011 06:00 PM||2097 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
When we retired and downsized we went from two vehicles, to one gas economical vehicle and I had no way to get stuff around. I bought this small utility trailer (at a big box store) and put sides on it. It has met our needs.
When we went on vacation to the Cape last month with the rest of the family we all were in need of a way to bring the extras that make a vacation more comfortable. Since it has been raining in New England for a long time (will it ever stop) I was trying to figure out how to keep everything dry on the drive to the Cape and back without adding a whole lot of weight to this already weight restricted trailer.
It was then I remembered an earlier post by a fellow LJ who made things with Tyvek. I had a remnant of a roll laying around and this is what I came up with. It works like a champ. When on the highway I add the obligatory tie down straps (3) that keeps the cover from being picked up by the wind and flying off. Thanks again to tyvekboy for the inspiration. The cost was almost nothing since I did pay for it but it just was hanging around. It took about 2 hours and trip to the sewing store to pick up upholstry thread and needle. When my wife saw I wasn’t going to ruin her brand new sewing machine everything was ok again. Next up, covers for all my shop equiptment.
Once again thanks for the inspiration tyvekboy.
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