installed some flowable silicone along the outside roof to wall seams so should be able to stay dry in my "non rain shelter".
still need to work on the leaking windows idea.
going to lower the side rails for the bench (to keep my head off the ceiling) and extend them and add conduit clamps under the bench seat to make the bench seat slide back and forth to get gear out from under it easier.
might drop a stay bolt or pin to keep the bench from sliding when i don't want it to and pull it out when i want to slide it back. maybe put in another to keep it back and have the heavy items in the rear of the tub for hand pulling the shanty.
will be adding the much talked about reflectix after the tent is reattached. i keep it in a sealed bucket to keep mice away from it.
bought cargo net and will add that to bottom of bench to hold extra things off of the tub, like hats and gloves. also might add some to the sides of tub to keep gear from sliding around.
got LED light strip and remote dimmer components and still need to figure out how much of it is needed. bought the brightest water proof made, the 5630 type SMD's on a 16' reel with 300 LED's and only 20$ delivered. been playing with them on smaller batteries to see how much time you get. looks like gas hogs so far.
got down hill skies to add to it and haven't made up my mind if i want them right under it or build and extension or a smitty sled, but i think its a no go on a smitty sled because i don't want to lift the shanty on/off of it to use the shanty as a shanty. i see it would fine for just a sled only. the tub stops the wind from getting under it to get to you so leaving it up in the air would mean it would get cold and windy inside the shanty. looks like just glue them on to the tub still with silicone. makes you wonder if three would be better than two and have one in the center.
i really should call that ol lady at shappell and see what she thinks about all of this
she'd probably say "it's not for downhill skiing, it's an ice shanty".