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I Can See Clearly Now

  The 6½-foot bed on my shortbed truck holds a generator and a rolled- up cover. It’s difficult to hook up the truck to my...
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10-Minute Tech: Blasted Pests

  Heat and insects can make sitting under our RV’s awning at night uncomfortable. To make it more enjoyable, we use an overhead fan mounted...
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Hang-Tight Shower Bar

Lowe’s stocks 1- x 4-inch and 1- x 6-inch PVC lumber, which makes me a very happy camper. My first project was building a...
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RV Bedside Table: One Nightstand

Since we have a set of drawers instead of a nightstand next to the bed in our RV, I devised a nightstand of my...
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Customized TV Remote Control

I find it difficult at night to see all the control buttons on the TV remote. I used “puffy” craft paint, bought at Walmart,...
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Out-of-Sight Shoe Rack

We have an EverGreen Bay Hill fifth-wheel that has plenty of storage but nowhere to keep extra shoes. My wife, Barb, tells me that...
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Keep Corner Cabinet Closed

  In our trailer, there’s a medicine cabinet with a mirror mounted above a sink and vanity in the bedroom. When towing the trailer, the...
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10-Minute Tech: In a Good Light

After having my wife complain about the light shining in her eyes while she worked in the kitchen in our Keystone Bullet travel trailer,...
Slide Locktop

Twist and Lock

We have a 2010 31-foot Flagstaff 831RLBSS travel trailer. Installing the brace to keep the slideout from moving while under way was inconvenient. I...
Vent Bolts

Simplify Ceiling Grille Removal

    We love the 8½-foot ceilings in our toy hauler but cannot imagine why anyone would design the air-conditioning return grilles in the ceiling (that...
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Products

Pedego bike and Airstream trailer

Staff Pick: Pedego Electric Bikes

Staff Pick: I tried out a bright-green Latch bike at the Santa Barbara, California, Pedego store, and it zipped easily to the top of...
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Bugg Banner: A Real Cover-Up

Hanging a Bugg Banner keeps most of the insects off the fifth-wheel front cap and dramatically reduces cleaning time. As a fly fisherman, I have...
The LCD screen displays voltage and amperage, monitored continuously. Lights below the screen guide the user when conditions are safe.

Power Tool: Surge Guard Surge Protector

Surge Guard’s latest portable device is a hedge against damage caused by faulty 120-volt AC hookups and natural influences Plugging into 120-volt AC power at...