Easy-Clean Backsplash

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May 2, 2016

  Cooking splashes and grease are hard to clean off, especially if the area around your RV’s stove is wallpapered. I created a relatively inexpensive way to protect the wallpaper by making my own backsplash. I measured the area I wanted covered and purchased a 1/16-inch-thick piece of clear plastic... Read more »

Tidy Storage Compartments

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May 2, 2016

  We tend to collect a lot of small items that lie around on the floor of our RV’s outside storage compartments, so I came up with a simple solution. I bought a piece of vinyl J-channel that is used to place vinyl siding on houses, and I cut it to various lengths. I then secured the cut channel... Read more »

Out-of-Sight Shoe Rack

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March 29, 2016

  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 I bring along too many pairs when we are traveling. We came up with the idea to hang the shoes on a shoe rack that attaches to the end of the bed platform. When the... Read more »

Sewer-Hose Storage

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March 29, 2016

  I recently bought a foam mattress pad for my RV that came in a clear plastic bag-type container with a zipper closure at the top and a carry handle. I know many RVers try to find adequate storage bags for sewer hoses and fittings. Up until now I’ve used extra-large plastic grocery bags, but... Read more »

Crank It Up… and Down

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February 29, 2016

  Here’s my work-around for a troublesome manual crank to raise and lower the screw-type scissor jacks on my trailer. I bought a reasonably priced used 12-volt battery-powered cordless drill with a 19mm socket adapter and attached a two-conductor cable that will reach from the scissor jacks to... Read more »

Get a Handle on Leveling

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February 29, 2016

  To save time when setting up our trailer, I cut a 2-foot-long 6×6-inch piece of wood into 12-inch sections to make leveling blocks. I then added handles that l purchased at a hardware store. Using the handles, I can place a block with one hand and have the other hand free. The 12-inch blocks... Read more »

Awning Guard Duo

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January 29, 2016

  We recently had to replace the awning on our 2008 travel trailer due to damage caused by storing the trailer outside in inclement weather. To prevent deterioration, I made a cover for the new awning for when the trailer’s being stored. I used 4-inch galvanized stovepipe that I bought from Lowe’s.... Read more »

Less-Stress Closet Latch

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January 29, 2016

  Over the years, a few of the plastic latches on my RV’s sliding closet doors have broken. Universal replacement latches vary somewhat in the location of the mounting holes, and it is difficult to get the tension just right on the latch. Even after finding the best location, the latches break... Read more »

Cutting Board at-the-Ready

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December 22, 2015

  I was looking for an easy way to secure the cutting board in my RV while still allowing it to be readily accessible. I took a 3M plastic hook that was deep enough to fit the width of the cutting board and mounted it upside down on the wall behind the stove at the same height as the cutting board.... Read more »

No-Trip Satellite Cables

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December 22, 2015

  We discovered that the coaxial and power cables that run on the ground between the trailer and portable satellite dish on a tripod can be hazardous, especially in the dark. To minimize the chance of tripping, we use a bright-colored swim noodle. I carefully sliced halfway into the noodle lengthwise,... Read more »

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