You Light Up My Steps

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March 31, 2015

  Sometimes when we leave our RV, I forget to turn on the outside lights for when we return in the dark. I mounted two solar deck lights on either side of the steps that adhere with hook-and-loop fasteners so I can take them off when traveling. They could be mounted permanently with something stronger.... Read more »

Power Cord Cache

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March 2, 2015

  Every inch of a teardrop trailer is valuable real estate. I did not want to carry power cords in the tow vehicle, and the box on the front of my trailer is occupied by the air conditioner. My solution is a used computer bag from a thrift shop, which cost $2. It has several pockets and room for... Read more »

Out-of-the-Way Ladder Storage

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March 2, 2015

  I recently purchased a new travel trailer and needed a way to carry my 6-foot collapsible aluminum ladder (it folds down to 3½ x 4½ x 75 inches) without taking up space inside the trailer. At a local home-improvement center, I purchased an 8-foot-long section of vinyl fence post that’s slightly... Read more »

Flow Down

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

The Flow Down adjustable RV drain-support system from Lippert Components keeps the sewer hose off the ground and adjusts to nearly any slope, preventing backups. The legs of each section can be adjusted by using the plastic knobs, or they can be inverted so the knobs can be used as sturdy platforms in... Read more »

Top Story

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

  For a fraction of the cost of a new hardware assembly, do-it-yourselfers can replace their RV’s slide-topper fabric themselves   The humble slide-topper awning is the unsung hero of our RVing experiences. Just think of all the work they do: They keep the sun off the slideout roofs, which... Read more »

A Tank More Than Full

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By Kevin Livingston
February 4, 2015

  The Titan auxiliary fuel system installs in place of the spare tire and provides 30 gallons of added capacity   Towing a large trailer or fifth-wheel is a lot of fun until you have to stop for fuel. The sheer size of the combo usually makes one have to plan ahead for fuel stops... Read more »

If the Shoe Fits…

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February 2, 2015

We take off our shoes at the door of our fifth-wheel to minimize tracked-in dirt and sand. Since we then had to find an easy-to-get-to place to store our shoes, I came up with this simple DIY installation. I removed the sink-base-cabinet end panel and installed a retractable wire basket that I purchased... Read more »

Easy-View Bubble Level

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February 2, 2015

After attaching a stick-on bubble level to my fifth-wheel, I found it was too high to see in my truck’s mirror. To solve this problem, I placed a new bubble level on the left front of the trailer, outboard of the battery compartment door. It is highly visible in my left-side mirror. Now I do not have... Read more »

Quiet Heat, Continuous Water

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by Bob Livingston
December 31, 2014

  Trailers and fifth-wheels can now be fitted with an Aqua-Hot hydronic system formerly reserved for Class A motorhomes   Self-containment is the key to making an RV as livable as a home, and two of the most important elements in that regard are the water heater and furnace. Commonly, supplying hot... Read more »

Hang-Tight Shower Bar

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December 28, 2014

Lowe’s stocks 1- x 4-inch and 1- x 6-inch PVC lumber, which makes me a very happy camper. My first project was building a mount for a full-size grab bar in my trailer’s shower. I bolted the bar to the PVC board with 1/4- x 3/4-inch stainless-steel bolts, countersinking the back of the board 3/4-... Read more »

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