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 »

No-Stick Drain Valves

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November 25, 2015

  Even with regular use of expensive drain-valve lubricants that are poured in tanks, I’ve struggled for years to operate sticky dump valves. Removing and lubricating at least the black-water valve once a year, and sometimes even replacing valves, was just a temporary fix. Then I came up with... Read more »

Hat’s Off to Little Things

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November 25, 2015

  My husband was always leaving small items around our RV after emptying his pockets. I bought a hanging hat rack from Lowe’s for $11.99 and hung it on the wall in the bedroom. It works wonderfully for safekeeping all these little things. It has been a real blessing, as he no longer wonders where... Read more »

Cheap Coverage

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November 2, 2015

  I have a 19-foot travel trailer with an Ultra-Fab 3002 electric A-frame jack. To protect the electric motor, I use a thoroughly cleaned 182- ounce Clorox plastic jug. I measured about 11 inches from the bottom of the jug and cut the handle and cap portion off. I then slit from the bottom about... Read more »

Make a Stand

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November 2, 2015

  I made a simple stand to hold the filter I use for the water entering the RV using some scrap 2×4-inch lumber and PVC conduit. This comes in handy at paved and concrete campsites where I can’t get the original stand to stick in the ground. Simply take two short pieces of ½-inch PVC conduit... Read more »

Hang in There … Again

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November 2, 2015

  I saw Wayne Smith’s “fix” in the June issue for keeping hangers on the rod so clothes don’t fall off during travel. Here’s another idea: I’ve been using a tension curtain rod in our RV’s wardrobe closet for years. It’s a quick fix and cost me less than $5. Buy a rod that is a bit... Read more »

Get a Grip

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September 24, 2015

  I spotted a variation of this idea for a grab bar at a Chicago RV show. I bought a shower-stall grab bar at a home-improvement store and mounted it vertically next to the door inside my RV, so we can grip it when exiting. The inside of the door frame is metal, so the attachment is secure. The... Read more »

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