Fastidious About Funnels

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March 28, 2014

  I got tired of having an assortment of funnels lying around everywhere and getting dirty. I took a 5-gallon plastic pail and cut various size holes in the lid for funnels to drain into the pail. I then cover the funnels with a plastic trash bag and the funnels stay clean and dry for the next use. John... Read more »

Wind It Up

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March 28, 2014

  As I get older, the 50-amp electrical cord gets heavier, and with the cold weather, it also gets harder to coil. Using a piece of scrap plywood, three 6-inch bolts, three nuts, three washers, two 1-inch U-bolts and some flexible tubing, I made a permanent attachment to my RV’s ladder. I can... Read more »

Texas Two-Step

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February 26, 2014

  I have a Dodge 2500 four-wheel-drive truck with oversize tires and had to add a 3-inch lift on my fifth-wheel to tow level and have proper clearance over the bed. This created another problem, as my family is vertically, as well as physically, challenged.To correct this, I simply went to Tractor... Read more »

Greasy Stow-Away

10MT-pickupbed

February 26, 2014

  As anyone who pulls a travel trailer knows, storing the ball mount when not towing can be a challenge. I have found a way to solve the problem: I put the head of our Reese hitch in a 14-gallon plastic bin. When I am not towing the trailer, the hitch rides safely and cleanly in the back of my truck.... Read more »

RV Cover Saver

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January 31, 2014

  We’ve come up with an easy and inexpensive way to keep rain gutters from tearing into our RV’s cover. Simply place rolls of toilet paper over the gutters, tie the end of a rope around each of the rolls and stretch it across the top of the trailer. The paper rolls will create a cushion around... Read more »

Designer Table

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January 31, 2014

  Here in the Pacific Northwest it rains more than in a lot of places! When it’s raining while we’re camping, my wife really enjoys working on jigsaw puzzles. In order for her to enjoy doing that, I made a Plexiglas cover for our dinette, which we have used in several of our trailers. She can... Read more »

Mind in the Gutter

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December 30, 2013

  Need gutters for the sides of an RV? Home improvement stores usually carry fairly rigid vinyl/plastic J trim for capping edges of 5/8-inch or 1/2-inch drywall. Purchase enough of the 5/8-inch trim to cover the length of the trailer, plus one length of 1/2-inch J trim to gusset all butt joints... Read more »

No-Slip Jack

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December 30, 2013

  I have heard horror stories of people jacking up their trailer to fix a flat or other repair, and the jack slips from under the axle. I have come up with a simple and inexpensive remedy to this problem. I use a bottleneck jack that goes under the axle as close to the back side of the brake assembly... Read more »

Handy Flashlight Holder

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December 3, 2013

  We just became full-time RVers. We always left the flashlight on the counter near the front door for when we walk our dog. It was always in the way, so we bought a piece of PVC and cut it to the length of the flashlight handle. Then we angled the top of the PVC, just to improve the overall appearance.... Read more »

Hitch Bars Out of Way

10MT-easylift

December 3, 2013

I came up with an easy way to store EAZ-Lift bars up and out of the way. And it keeps the grease off of your pickup’s bed as well. All you need is four pieces of small chain, approximately 12 inches long, and eight S-hooks — four S-hooks to hook to the top of the I-beam and the other four to adjust... Read more »

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