Double-Duty Folgers Coffee

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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 »

RV Clinic December 2015

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September 12, 2016

Fifth-Wheel Towing with Gas Q: I have been towing my 2011 Pacific Coachworks Tango 256 RKS trailer with my 2003 Chevy 2500 HD with a 6-liter V-8 gas engine. I have had no problems pulling the trailer, which lists at 5,500 pounds dry weight and 7,400 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). I am looking... Read more »

Patriot Slider Install

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by Kevin Livingston
September 1, 2016

  B&W’s manual sliding fifth-wheel hitch makes it possible to tow with a shortbed truck and installs on standard rails Pulling a fifth-wheel trailer with a shortbed truck is fairly commonplace these days. Owners enjoy the versatility and maneuverability of shortbed trucks when used as a... Read more »

Stop Drawers in Their Tracks

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

RV Clinic November 2015

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July 18, 2016

Can’t Stop! Q: We have a 2013 Ram 2500 diesel to pull our 2013 35-foot CrossRoads Cruiser, and I must say it tows great. The trouble is stopping. With the built-in brake controller set at 10, the strongest setting offered, we have about 40 percent stopping, and it’s not a quick response! There... Read more »

One-Ton Towing Machines

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by Emily Fagan
July 1, 2016

  Shopping for a new diesel truck to tow a heavy trailer? Before investing in your next set of wheels, consider all the angles Choosing the right vehicle to tow a trailer is vital for both safety and comfort on the road, especially if the trailer is a heavy fifth-wheel. When my husband, Mark,... Read more »

Sliding Doors Stay Put

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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 »

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