Cut Down Sunlight Glare

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September 25, 2014

We have three skylights in our RV. As much as we like the sunlight shining in to brighten things, the one over the kitchen is too harsh. My wife asked if I could do something to cut down the glare. In an earlier RV we had, I painted one of the skylights. That worked OK, but I thought this time I would... Read more »

Water Hookups After Dark

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September 25, 2014

  Trying to hook up the water connection when arriving at a campsite in the dark can be difficult, so we came up with an easier way. We use brass quick connectors that are available at any hardware store for about $5. While traveling, we leave the male connector on the trailer’s city water inlet... Read more »

No-Fail Support Block

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September 2, 2014

I noticed that my neighbor’s A-frame jack had sunk into the asphalt driveway because the wood had failed. I made a support block from layers of 2×4-inch lumber, screwed and glued together. I finished with a 4-inch-round steel electrical plate cover. The A-frame jack now sits on the plate and is... Read more »

Glasses and Cups Stay Put

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September 2, 2014

With the often-close quarters in a travel trailer, knocking a glass off a shelf or table is always a concern. I used the dimensions of all of the types of cups and glasses that we have in our RV for wine, water, coffee, etc. and created a holder that attached to the shelf under the window between our... Read more »

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 »

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