Sturdy Spool for RV Shades

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May 4, 2015

  One of the pet peeves I have with our RV’s day/night shades is the plastic piece that holds the cords tight and is held in place with a screw in the wall. Over time, the plastic piece will break. I solved the problem by using an inexpensive metal sewing-machine bobbin that I bought at a sewing... Read more »

Twist and Lock

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May 4, 2015

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 got tired of holding up a 42-inch locking brace over the slideout while twisting it to hit the 6-inch sticker on the wall that indicates proper positioning.... Read more »

Simplify Ceiling Grille Removal

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March 31, 2015

    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 contain the filters and are held on with cover screws) so you need to use a screwdriver every time you remove them. Our trailer’s grilles... Read more »

You Light Up My Steps

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March 31, 2015

  Sometimes when we leave our RV, I forget to turn on the outside lights for when we return in the dark. I mounted two solar deck lights on either side of the steps that adhere with hook-and-loop fasteners so I can take them off when traveling. They could be mounted permanently with something stronger.... Read more »

Power Cord Cache

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March 2, 2015

  Every inch of a teardrop trailer is valuable real estate. I did not want to carry power cords in the tow vehicle, and the box on the front of my trailer is occupied by the air conditioner. My solution is a used computer bag from a thrift shop, which cost $2. It has several pockets and room for... Read more »

Out-of-the-Way Ladder Storage

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March 2, 2015

  I recently purchased a new travel trailer and needed a way to carry my 6-foot collapsible aluminum ladder (it folds down to 3½ x 4½ x 75 inches) without taking up space inside the trailer. At a local home-improvement center, I purchased an 8-foot-long section of vinyl fence post that’s slightly... Read more »

If the Shoe Fits…

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February 2, 2015

We take off our shoes at the door of our fifth-wheel to minimize tracked-in dirt and sand. Since we then had to find an easy-to-get-to place to store our shoes, I came up with this simple DIY installation. I removed the sink-base-cabinet end panel and installed a retractable wire basket that I purchased... Read more »

Easy-View Bubble Level

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February 2, 2015

After attaching a stick-on bubble level to my fifth-wheel, I found it was too high to see in my truck’s mirror. To solve this problem, I placed a new bubble level on the left front of the trailer, outboard of the battery compartment door. It is highly visible in my left-side mirror. Now I do not have... Read more »

Hang-Tight Shower Bar

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December 28, 2014

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 mount for a full-size grab bar in my trailer’s shower. I bolted the bar to the PVC board with 1/4- x 3/4-inch stainless-steel bolts, countersinking the back of the board 3/4-... Read more »

Cozy Cocoon

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December 28, 2014

  We bought two large matching sleeping bags and zipped them together to cover our RV’s king-size bed. We also sewed the bottom end of two double-size sheets together, which serves as a liner. This cozy sleeping arrangement keeps drafts out and keeps us warm without having to run the furnace at... Read more »

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