No-Stick Drain Valves


November 25, 2015

  Even with regular use of expensive drain-valve lubricants that are poured in tanks, I’ve struggled for years to operate sticky dump valves. Removing and lubricating at least the black-water valve... Read more »

Hat’s Off to Little Things


November 25, 2015

  My husband was always leaving small items around our RV after emptying his pockets. I bought a hanging hat rack from Lowe’s for $11.99 and hung it on the wall in the bedroom. It works wonderfully... Read more »

Cheap Coverage


November 2, 2015

  I have a 19-foot travel trailer with an Ultra-Fab 3002 electric A-frame jack. To protect the electric motor, I use a thoroughly cleaned 182- ounce Clorox plastic jug. I measured about 11 inches... Read more »

Make a Stand


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... Read more »

Hang in There … Again


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... Read more »

Get a Grip


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... Read more »

Keep Connected


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... Read more »

Storage for Hitch Bars


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... Read more »

Chock It Up


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


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... Read more »

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