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 »

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 »

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 »

Cozy Cocoon

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December 28, 2014

  We bought two large matching sleeping bags and zipped them together to cover our RV’s king-size bed. We also sewed the bottom end of two double-size sheets together, which serves as a liner. This cozy sleeping arrangement keeps drafts out and keeps us warm without having to run the furnace at... Read more »

Cabinet Items Stay Put

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November 24, 2014

When we’re traveling, items in our RV’s cabinets tend to slide around. More often than not, these items end up at the cabinet doors, and when we open the doors, they fall out. Like many RVs, the bottom shelves of the kitchen cabinets have lips on the inside; however, the top shelves do not. I measured... Read more »

Keep Water Out

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November 24, 2014

I prefer to use a power-cord connector with an angle head to take stress off the connector, but wet weather was a concern. I came up with an idea to keep the connection point between the pigtail and power cord dry, whether it’s misty out or raining hard. Split a 6- to 8-inch plastic funnel and fit... Read more »

Magnetic Memories

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October 27, 2014

We like to collect magnets from places we visit and, like many RVers, we didn’t have a metal surface for displaying these keepsakes in our fifth-wheel. To solve this problem, we zeroed in on the wall next to our stove and paid a visit to a local hardware store. There, we bought a quart of Rust-Oleum... Read more »

Screen Lock Solution

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October 27, 2014

We have enjoyed RVing for more than 40 years but have always wondered why RV screen doors come without a secure lock. We often leave the main door open to get fresh air, most often at night. Our solution involved a trip to a hardware store for three packages that include an Everbilt sash lock and nuts... Read more »

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