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 »

2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickups

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ crew cab pickup with dual r

by Ken Freund
November 8, 2013

  General Motors has taken the wraps off its upcoming Heavy Duty pickups, which are due at dealers this Spring. There will be two available engines; the standard Vortec 6.0-liter V-8 gasoline engine that’s rated  at 360 horsepower in the 2500HD and 322 hp in the 3500HD, and 380 lb-ft of torque... Read more »

Installing a Dometic SlideTopper Deluxe Keeps the Elements at Bay

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
October 29, 2013

  Slideout awnings have become a popular RV accessory in recent years, and for some very good reasons. A slideout awning helps avoid having dirt and debris pulled into the living space when the slideout is retracted, and also helps deflect sun and rain when it’s extended. If your RV is not equipped... Read more »

Firestone Air Command

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October 28, 2013

  Obtaining the correct rear suspension adjustment just got easier with the introduction of the Air Command Kit for Android from Firestone Industrial Products. The kit is intended to give users the ability to adjust air helper springs wirelessly using their Android smartphone as the remote control.... Read more »

My Cup of Tea…
or Coffee…or Wine

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October 24, 2013

  Drinking a beverage while reading the newspaper or watching TV was a problem in our RV. There was no place to set a cup or glass when seated at one end of the sofa. We have an assortment of old RV accessories purchased through the years that are no longer needed. One of these items was an oak... Read more »

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