Make a Stand

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November 2, 2015

  I made a simple stand to hold the filter I use for the water entering the RV using some scrap 2×4-inch lumber and PVC conduit. This comes in handy at paved and concrete campsites where I can’t get the original stand to stick in the ground. Simply take two short pieces of ½-inch PVC conduit... Read more »

Hang in There … Again

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November 2, 2015

  I saw Wayne Smith’s “fix” in the June issue for keeping hangers on the rod so clothes don’t fall off during travel. Here’s another idea: I’ve been using a tension curtain rod in our RV’s wardrobe closet for years. It’s a quick fix and cost me less than $5. Buy a rod that is a bit... Read more »

Break the Ice

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by Kevin Livingston
November 2, 2015

  Getting an RV ready for winter travel will take the frost off the windows, holding tanks and plumbing fixtures The temperature has dropped dramatically, flakes are falling, and the moisture in the air is far more prevalent. All of these elements point a giant arrow at Old Man Winter and another... Read more »

Up Close and Personal

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2015

  Taking time at the end of the travel season to check all the components in an RV can make or break future trips   Planning a post-summer evaluation of your RV’s structure and systems is a critical step to ensure longevity — and that the RV will be ready to go when pulled out of storage.... Read more »

Cover to Cover

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by Kristopher Bunker
September 30, 2015

RV covers come in all shapes, sizes and materials to protect every type of rig from the damaging effects of weather In a perfect world, we could all live in our RVs full time, roaming from RV park to RV park. However, in the real world, many times that’s simply not possible, as work, funds, family... Read more »

Get a Grip

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September 24, 2015

  I spotted a variation of this idea for a grab bar at a Chicago RV show. I bought a shower-stall grab bar at a home-improvement store and mounted it vertically next to the door inside my RV, so we can grip it when exiting. The inside of the door frame is metal, so the attachment is secure. The... Read more »

Keep Connected

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September 24, 2015

  Anyone who has hooked up a fifth-wheel and then pulled away, only to have the trailer come unhooked, knows how scary that can be. There are many things — from being in a hurry to a poor inspection routine — that can cause this. Almost always, the cause is driver error, and it can be very costly... Read more »

No Compromise Performance

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by Kevin Livingston
September 10, 2015

  A trio of kits from BD Diesel Performance keep the fuel at optimum pressure and protect injectors for maximum gains when adding power-enhancement products BD’s Flow-MaX V3 Lift Pump and Fuel Filter kits are packaged with all the hardware and small parts for installation by seasoned do-it-yourselfers. As... Read more »

I Can See Clearly Now

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September 1, 2015

  The 6½-foot bed on my shortbed truck holds a generator and a rolled- up cover. It’s difficult to hook up the truck to my fifth-wheel since I can’t see around the generator and bed cover. I made a block of wood about 3 inches long by 1½ inches high and 2 inches wide. I then put a magnet on... Read more »

LP-Gas Cylinder Holder

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September 1, 2015

  I bought a milk crate to haul my 5- or 7-gallon LP-gas cylinders when they need filling. They fit right in, and there’s no worry about them tipping over and damaging anything or rolling around. Bob Bauer | Conover, Wisconsin        

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