Power Armor Box Dresses Up Any Trailer While Making Batteries More Secure

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by Bob Livingston
October 4, 2013

  Batteries are commonly mounted on trailer A-frames in plastic boxes that are strapped to a couple of lateral channels. While this type of battery storage technically gets the job done, there are a few drawbacks that make this type of system less than optimum. First, the batteries are mounted in... Read more »

Bounce Be Gone

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 4, 2013

  Trailer Flex Air Suspension System replaces the leaf springs, improving towing, handling and ride quality Standard suspensions on trailer and fifth-wheel chassis have looked the same since they first hit the road. Typical configurations enlist leaf springs, shackles and equalizers to tie the axles... Read more »

Leave the Lever Open

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October 4, 2013

  If you have a toilet that flushes using a hand lever, here’s a good way to keep the valve open for those times when you want to top off the black tank before emptying or add water for rinsing out the tank during the dumping process. Just cut a 1-by-2-inch pine furring strip to length and cut... Read more »

Easy Find for Saw Blades

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October 4, 2013

  I carry an assortment of tools (as do many of us) designed to support my RV travel. Everything’s stashed in that toolbox, from socket sets to saw blades. I’ve found that when I’m looking for a saw blade, I’ll be looking right at it but can’t see it! Saw blades and files have a tendency... Read more »

Picnic Table Weights

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September 6, 2013

  We’ve read several suggestions in 10-Minute Tech about using PVC pipe and slicing it so it springs open to hold down tablecloths. We’ve tried that but found that we still had trouble with thick concrete tables in some campgrounds so we came up with soda can weights. Remove the top from four... Read more »

Low-Profile Bucket

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September 6, 2013

  At first glance this looks like the typical Bucket Boss tool carrier. I have tried many toolboxes of various sizes and shapes and have always preferred the old bucket for ease of use and ample storage. I found a half-height 2½-gallon bucket that has the same footprint and diameter of the 5-gallon... Read more »

Waxing Made Easy

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September 6, 2013

  Shurhold’s Dual Action Polisher uses an oscillating head to prevent damaging burns on painted surfaces and fiberglass Keeping the exterior of a trailer clean and waxed is a never-ending process. Many of us store our trailers outside, subjecting the exterior to harsh elements including dirt,... Read more »

Heat Things Up

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September 6, 2013

  Aqua-Hot’s 400LP Hydronic Heating system offers continuous hot water (up to 90 gallons per hour at 120 degrees Fahrenheit) and interior heating, according to the company. The unit runs on LP-gas and can also be powered by 120-volt AC, and draws 7 amps per hour. The unit has five separate thermostatic... Read more »

Protect Yourself While Driving

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September 6, 2013

  If an errant driver runs a red light and crashes into you, how do you prove who had the green light? Recently, Genius released its DVR-FHD590 Full HD Vehicle Recorder. This dash camera records full high-definition (1920×1080) video that helps drivers protect themselves with reliable evidence... Read more »

Cover Me: Selecting the Proper Cover Helps Keep an RV Looking Nice and Cuts Cleaning Time

DuPont TyvekRV fabric on the roof of this Designer Series ADCO cover is engineered to block up to 98 percent of dirt and dust particles larger than 3 microns, and also blocks up to 99.8 percent of the sun’s UV rays.

by Kristopher Bunker
September 6, 2013

  At some point, most RVers have to consider putting their rig away for storage. Seasonal changes, employment, family gatherings, etc., all happen, and we can’t always take our RV along for the ride. But when you do decide to store your RV, whether at home in the driveway or in a storage facility,... Read more »

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