Cylinder Swap Made Easy

March 2, 2017

  If your RV has dual LP-gas cylinders, you know how difficult it is to remove and replace them when the regulator keeps falling. You have to hold the regulator and bracket with one hand while wrestling with the cylinder with the other. To make things easier, I put a nut and a wide washer on the... Read more »

Birds Flew the Coop

March 2, 2017

  Ever since becoming the owner of a fifth-wheel trailer, I have had to contend with birds building nests in the kingpin box. I first closed the inside of the box with plastic-coated cardboard that I cut down from an old campaign sign and painted black. This worked until the birds got wise and starting... Read more »

If the Shoe Fits, Hang It

February 2, 2017

  After seeing various tips in 10-Minute Tech on how to store shoes in an RV so you aren’t tripping over them, I came up with my own idea. To make extra room for my shoes and keep them out of the way, I bought a hanging canvas shoe organizer, cut it in sections and hemmed the tops. My husband... Read more »

Customized TV Remote Control

February 2, 2017

  I find it difficult at night to see all the control buttons on the TV remote. I used “puffy” craft paint, bought at Walmart, that I can feel, and dotted several of the buttons with the paint. Other options are using glow-in-the-dark paint or nail polish — whatever works for you. I painted... Read more »

Cure for Kamikaze Spice Bottles

January 5, 2017

    After going through many spice racks and bottles, and cleaning up scattered spices after the bottles fell off the sliding pantry shelves, my wife decided to recycle some of our prescription bottles. She sanitized the containers, dried them thoroughly and then filled them with spices. The... Read more »

Hung Out to Dry

January 3, 2017

  As an active outdoorsman and RVer, I often need a place to hang clothes or rain gear to dry. Since our RV does not have a clothesline in the shower stall, I made a simple one myself. I installed two self-adhesive plastic hooks on opposite corners of the shower. I then drilled a hole in each end... Read more »

Basic Battery Disconnect

December 15, 2016

  Most travel trailers have the battery or batteries on a tray on the frame at the front of the RV, and there is no place for a battery-disconnect switch. I solved this problem by purchasing a set of welding cable connectors at my local welding-supply store. I cut the negative cable from the battery... Read more »

No-Fuss Hitch Grease

November 30, 2016

  No matter how careful I was, I always made a mess when I greased the hitch ball. I came up with an idea that has worked great, and everyone I’ve shown the fix to has taken the time to duplicate it. My brother uses it for his fifth-wheel as well. I remove about half the grease from the container... Read more »

Magnetic Oven-Door Fix

November 30, 2016

  After many years of use, the oven door on our SunnyBrook 27FKS’s Wedgewood Vision stove no longer closed tightly, allowing heat to escape when we used the oven. I disassembled the door and inspected the springs and hinges, and found nothing broken or out of alignment. To fix this problem, I... Read more »

Blasted Pests

September 28, 2016

  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 to the RV. We purchased an inexpensive 16-inch, three-speed oscillating floor fan. Using a metal flag-pole bracket, we attached the fan to the range’s... Read more »

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