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 »

Awning Repair Time

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by Chris Hemer
January 1, 2014

  Dometic Replacement Parts and a Couple of Hours of Labor Will Put the Fun Back into Patio Time   When it comes to life outdoors, a patio awning is a necessity. Whether it’s to keep you comfortable in the hot summer sun, or dry during an autumn rain, a patio awning is an exterior feature... Read more »

Your Third Eye

Camera works best on tailgate of truck when hitching travel trailers, but can be mounted on any metal surface that attracts a magnet. Camera housing is protected from the elements, including water.

by Kevin Livingston
January 1, 2014

  The iBall Wireless Trailer Hitch Camera Takes the Stress out of Hooking Up a Trailer Unassisted   A plethora of products have been developed over the years created for the sole purpose of taking the frustration out of hitching up unassisted. Many have used alignment systems, some elaborate... 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 »

RV Comfort Systems Electric Element Can Lower Heating Costs

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
December 8, 2013

  Running a typical forced-air furnace on LP-gas is becoming a more expensive proposition, obviously because propane has skyrocketed in price. Many owners who camp with hookups will use portable electric heaters (or heat pumps, if so equipped) to offset some of these costs, as long as the outside... Read more »

Clearing the Air

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by Bob Livingston
December 3, 2013

  Australian tea-tree-oil-based Kanberra Gel is a natural way to control mold, mildew and bacteria — and associated bad odors   After a while, RVs tend to take on an unpleasant odor that can affect the joy of living on the road. Natural odors from wood, carpet, upholstery, cooking and bedding... 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

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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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