Stop the Leaking

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July 25, 2014

  For those of us whose trailers have a recessed city water connection, it can be difficult to get the hose connected tightly enough to prevent leakage. A standard hose cutoff valve solves the problem. The valve can be purchased for about $4 at any local hardware store. We leave ours permanently... Read more »

Durable Dump Valve Rods

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July 25, 2014

  We are on our second RV and find that the dump valve push/pull rods have failed, either by bending or by the plastic T-handle breaking. My solution was to use a 1/2-inch stainless-steel tube with a 3/8-inch inside diameter and make my own T-handles from steel. The original threaded bushing that... Read more »

Everything in Its Place

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June 24, 2014

  We wanted to stop things from shifting around in the storage compartment of our RV. After looking at a number of things and throwing around ideas, we saw a package of children’s interlocking foam alphabet mats. They are inexpensive and easy to trim where needed. They also protect the floor and... Read more »

Medicine Cabinet Guard

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June 24, 2014

  Tired of everything falling out of our trailer’s bathroom medicine cabinet every time we moved, I made a simple solution. I purchased a 4-foot-long 1-inch Lexan plastic home wall corner guard from Lowe’s (also available at most other home-improvement stores). I cut pieces to fit each shelf,... Read more »

Outside Shower Solution

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June 24, 2014

I am a camper who uses the outside shower for washing and filling water jugs. Unfortunately, the showers are always on the opposite side from the patio or at the back end. Sometimes these locations at campsites are not very user-friendly. Our new Rockwood camper already had two water fittings plumbed... Read more »

High-Viz End Cap

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June 4, 2014

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes it easier to see the rear bumper. I took two red driveway reflectors, cut them short and installed them close to the bumper so they spear through the end cap. They... Read more »

Easy-Access Storage

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June 4, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

High-Viz End Cap

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May 30, 2014

  I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard about RVs losing bumper end caps. I’ve come up with a solution that also makes it easier to see the rear bumper. I took two red driveway reflectors, cut them short and installed them close to the bumper so they spear through the end cap. They... Read more »

Easy-Access Storage

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May 30, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

Hands Down, Best Paint Protector

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May 2, 2014

  I came up with a great way to protect my RV’s finish from ladder damage. I was replacing the awning on my camper and leaned a ladder against the RV. I didn’t want to damage the finish, so I got out a pair of work gloves and put them on the tips of the ladder. It’s an easy fix and saves the... Read more »

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