Replacing a Water Inlet Plug

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July 29, 2015

Due to age and use, the city-water inlet plugs that keep the insides and threads protected from the elements tend to fail. To remedy the problem, I took the plugs that are used to protect the ends of an inline RV water-system filter before use and trimmed the shoulder so that it would fit nicely in the... Read more »

Top Tip for Antenna

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July 29, 2015

  Many RVers have been dreadfully reminded — often by a low-hanging tree branch or an overpass — that they forgot to lower the rooftop TV antenna. And how many people fail to look up during a walk-around to ensure that the antenna is down? While lying in bed one morning and wondering whether... Read more »

Small Favors

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by Chris Hemer
July 29, 2015

  Keeping holding tanks clean and fresh smelling is easy with these effective products in petite packages   We all love to think about our next RV journey. Discovering new places, meeting friends, making memories that can last a lifetime. The one thing we don’t like to think about, however,... Read more »

Watt’s Up

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by Chris Hemer
July 2, 2015

  Learning how to properly maintain a built-in or portable generator can save time, trouble and money   As a trailer owner, it probably took you only a few camping trips in the boonies to realize that your home on wheels wasn’t really designed for long-term camping without electrical hookups.... Read more »

Storage for Hitch Bars

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June 29, 2015

    I got tired of moving around dirty hitch spring bars, so I came up with this solution. I simply store my trailer’s Eaz-Lift hitch spring bars in a clean, easy-to-carry space using a fabric rifle case I purchased for less than $20. Zip it up, and it’s neatly put away. Paul Krutsch |... Read more »

Chock It Up

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June 29, 2015

    I went to my local Lowe’s and got a twisted/bent 4×6-inch piece of wood that was 16 feet long. In speaking with the store manager, I was able to get it for only $5, since it was a piece of scrap wood. I cut two pieces to 13-inch lengths and mitered the corners to 45 degrees to fit between... Read more »

At-a-Glance Battery Check

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June 29, 2015

  We installed a DC voltmeter (purchased online for $5) into our RV’s stove hood. Carefully cut a hole (we used a Dremel) to fit the meter. There are a lot of wires inside the hood to select from to connect the meter, so be careful when cutting the hole. Now we can tell at a glance the condition... Read more »

Hang in There

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June 2, 2015

  The majority of our camping is done in national forests, which means a lot of towing on bumpy gravel roads. We recently purchased a new V-Cross Vibe trailer that has a rear bedroom. When we reached our destinations, all of our clothes would be on the floor of the trailer’s closet instead of... Read more »

Chair Leg Caps

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June 2, 2015

After the plastic caps at the base of the legs on our folding camp chairs wore out, we found that the legs were punching holes in our outdoor RV mat. The hollow aluminum legs also filled up with sand and sank in soft ground. So we purchased some PVC caps that fit over the bottom of the chair legs, filled... Read more »

Bearing maintenance and lift

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May 20, 2015

We have a 2007 Keystone Montana with Dexter E-Z Lube axles that have approximately 40,000 miles on them. They’re greased with high-quality lubricant and regularly checked for metal fibers. The owner’s manual recommends yearly inspections of the bearings and seals. Is this really practiced by fifth-wheeler... Read more »

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