Picnic Table Weights

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September 6, 2013

  We’ve read several suggestions in 10-Minute Tech about using PVC pipe and slicing it so it springs open to hold down tablecloths. We’ve tried that but found that we still had trouble with thick concrete tables in some campgrounds so we came up with soda can weights. Remove the top from four... Read more »

Low-Profile Bucket

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September 6, 2013

  At first glance this looks like the typical Bucket Boss tool carrier. I have tried many toolboxes of various sizes and shapes and have always preferred the old bucket for ease of use and ample storage. I found a half-height 2½-gallon bucket that has the same footprint and diameter of the 5-gallon... Read more »

Keeping an RV Roof in Tiptop Shape

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by Emily and Mark Fagan
September 6, 2013

  A little TLC goes a long way in preventing leaks and expensive repairs One of the great joys of RVing is having a roof over your head, no matter where your travels take you. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to take that RV roof for granted. Unfortunately, if you don’t give it some TLC on occasion,... Read more »

Cabinet Companion

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article and photos by Kevin Livingston
September 5, 2013

  Add-A-Drawer allows RVers to utilize otherwise wasted space to stash items that usually end up as clutter Storage, storage, storage! It seems like RVers universally never have enough places to store stuff in their rigs, regardless of size. The dilemma is finding more storage space without making... Read more »

Diesel Cooling System Overhaul

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by Gary Wescott
August 8, 2013

  When was the last time you noticed that funny smell and realized there was steam coming from under the engine’s hood? You may not have noticed that the little needle on the instrument cluster was pegged on “HOT.” Most owners check fluid levels and tires regularly, and we fill the fuel tank,... Read more »

Red Sasquatch: Brute Super Foot retractable Trailer A-frame Jack Extension Improves Stability and Eliminates Wood Stacking

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August 8, 2013

  Reading the headline, your first impression is most likely about a big hairy forest creature with giant feet. Well, at least the big feet are relative. Actually, in this case, it’s only one foot that’s part of a very beastly device that attaches to the trailer A-frame jack. Although the Brute... Read more »

Pacbrake – Products for Pickups

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August 8, 2013

  Heavy-duty chassis and turbodiesel engines in today’s pickups have made it possible for RVers to tow larger, more luxurious trailers. But once you have a truck, you might find a few perceived shortcomings compared to your driving expectations — shortcomings that fortunately the performance... Read more »

Cut the Mustard … Bottle

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August 7, 2013

  I found out that I can’t pour water into the side of my camper when I tried to sanitize the freshwater holding tank. After mixing up the first batch of bleach solution in a gallon jug, I discovered that I would need a funnel with an angled spout to get it in. I looked around for a substitute... Read more »

Everything in its Place

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August 7, 2013

  My tip is to use broom-handle-type holders and mount them inside one of the exterior compartment doors. This way, all my electrical adapters are in one place and they’re easy to find and get to. An option would be to mount the holders to a piece of wood or other material, then mount that to... Read more »

American Force Wheels

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Ken Freund
July 15, 2013

We get a lot of technical correspondence from readers regarding tire and wheel problems, including premature wear and failures. In fact, it’s one of the top complaints we hear from trailer owners. Today’s large trailers with premium amenities and multiple slideout rooms weigh far more than older... Read more »

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