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 »

Double-Duty Folgers Coffee


September 28, 2016

  I’ve been working on recoating my EPDM rubber roof and needed a lightweight container to carry up the ladder to do the trim work around the vents, A/C and antenna. I also had some painting projects that I needed to tackle. I looked around for a plastic container with hand grips and a place to... Read more »

Stop Drawers in Their Tracks


August 31, 2016

  My travel trailer’s drawers don’t have stops to keep them from being pulled out all the way, and this became an issue when our three-year-old granddaughter stayed with us. My solution was to purchase a five pack of the Hillman Group’s Drawer Pull Out Stops (item number 57061) on Amazon.... Read more »

Compact Leveling Blocks


August 31, 2016

  Most owners know the problems related to stabilizing trailers at campsites. Sometimes you need more blocks to put under those four jacks. I came up with a simple solution that solves two problems — limited storage space and not enough blocks. I made a pair of wooden boxes that are just large... Read more »

Hold the Door


July 26, 2016

I have a Forest River fifth-wheel and spend summers in Wyoming where afternoon rain showers are common. When the rain moves in, I don’t want to step out into the wet to close my RV’s door. I installed a magnetic-catch doorstop, so all I need to do is reach out and pull the door closed, rather than... Read more »

Hooked on Fishing


July 26, 2016

  We have enjoyed camping for 20-plus years. Since we also like to fish, we carry fishing rods in our RV’s outside storage compartment, but they were always in the way. I designed an inexpensive fix by mounting two pairs of 11⁄4-inch PVC connectors to the top of the frame of the storage compartment,... Read more »

Sliding Doors Stay Put


June 30, 2016

  After breaking several plastic latches on the sliding-glass doors on our RV’s wardrobe and having to replace the mirror on one of them because of the broken latch, I decided to make a more positive restraint to keep the doors in place while traveling. My fix requires three parts. One is a drain-stopper... Read more »

Best of Both Showerheads


June 30, 2016

I like the convenience of a fixed showerhead as well as a portable handheld sprayer, so I modified the handheld one in our RV. I used CPVC pipe and fittings, and purchased a showerhead with an on-off valve. I connected the pipes and the new showerhead to the existing faucet’s vacuum breaker, and attached... Read more »

Secure Batteries


May 31, 2016

  After having our new trailer’s propane cylinders and batteries stolen at our “secure” storage facility, we decided it was prudent to “close the barn door after the fact.” A trip to an RV supply store produced a Torklift Fortress GasLock, an efficient and simple locking device for the... Read more »

Get a Handle on the Fan Crank


May 31, 2016

  My wife and I are too short to reach the fan crank handle on the overhead vents in our Jayco trailer without standing on a step stool. Our neighbor solved the dilemma with a simple tool he fashioned from a tree branch about 5/8 inches in diameter. The legs of the “Y” are cut about 2 to 3 inches... Read more »

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