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Mobile Bulletin Board for your Vehicle

Let's say you're the type of person who likes to camp with groups of people.  Maybe even LARGE groups of people. 

Let's say you go to their camp and your friends aren't there.  You want to leave a note, but, alas, you have no paper, pencil or way of keeping the paper from flying away in the gusty, dusty wind.

Well, there are no worries if your friends were smart enough to use chalkboard paint to paint the perfect place to leave a note and not have it blow away!

We decided we'd repaint the dark brown stripes on our ancient motorhome with chalkboard paint.  The old stripes were pretty deteriorated, but we just washed the area, let it dry and applied 3 coats of chalkboard paint (available at most home improvement stores and craft stores.)  The paint drys really fast and then needs 4 hours to cure before using (though your paint's directions may vary.)

We'll put chalk in a bag attached to the door handle.

We'll also be able to leave notes for each other, the day's food menu, job assignments,etc. This is the mothership and our little group is mostly camping in tents.
SWV17872 years ago
http://www.marthastewart.com/271574/custom-color-chalkboard-paint
You can always make your own chalkboard paint too and have it in any color you want
Toxictom2 years ago
That is a clever idea.
l8nite2 years ago
great idea AND it looks good as well ! only problem is all that blank drawing space would have me constantly walking around the camper doodling .....
canida2 years ago
Awesome idea!