We Have Liftoff!

April 29, 2017

  I found an easier way to lift and insert my trailer’s weight-distributing hitch into the receiver. It was a simple job to bend a ½-inch rod into a U-shaped handle. If your ball mount has adjusting holes, just insert the handle in the uppermost hole, and lift and insert the ball mount into the... Read more »

Scratch-Free Floor

April 29, 2017

  We recently replaced the old carpet in our Keystone Montana fifth-wheel with vinyl plank flooring from our home center. To protect the new flooring from the slideout without spending a fortune, I purchased a 32×48-inch piece of smooth plastic-coated hardboard paneling at a building-supply... Read more »

Now You See It

March 31, 2017

  To simplify checking my RV’s LP-gas cylinders without removing the shroud, I took a small plastic mirror and heat-bent it to a 60-degree angle. I then secured the mirror to the regulator with hook-and-loop fastener. Now I can easily see the red flag in the sight glass to tell when one cylinder... Read more »

DIY Duct Covers

March 31, 2017

  After living in our fifth-wheel for a while, we noticed a lot of debris accumulating in the floor ducts. We wanted an easier way to keep them clean instead of having to remove the screws from the ducts each time. We purchased two 12×12-inch self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles that match our flooring... Read more »

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 »

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