Easy Find for Saw Blades

10MT-toolbox

October 4, 2013

  I carry an assortment of tools (as do many of us) designed to support my RV travel. Everything’s stashed in that toolbox, from socket sets to saw blades. I’ve found that when I’m looking for a saw blade, I’ll be looking right at it but can’t see it! Saw blades and files have a tendency... Read more »

Low-Profile Bucket

10MT-bucket-boss

September 6, 2013

  At first glance this looks like the typical Bucket Boss tool carrier. I have tried many toolboxes of various sizes and shapes and have always preferred the old bucket for ease of use and ample storage. I found a half-height 2½-gallon bucket that has the same footprint and diameter of the 5-gallon... Read more »

Cut the Mustard … Bottle

10MT-Bottle-funnel

August 7, 2013

  I found out that I can’t pour water into the side of my camper when I tried to sanitize the freshwater holding tank. After mixing up the first batch of bleach solution in a gallon jug, I discovered that I would need a funnel with an angled spout to get it in. I looked around for a substitute... Read more »

Everything in its Place

10MT-electrical-parts-rack

August 7, 2013

  My tip is to use broom-handle-type holders and mount them inside one of the exterior compartment doors. This way, all my electrical adapters are in one place and they’re easy to find and get to. An option would be to mount the holders to a piece of wood or other material, then mount that to... Read more »

RV Medicine Cabinet: A Cool, Dry Place

medicine cabinet

March 4, 2013

I have a simple solution to keep stuff in the medicine cabinet when on the road. I bought small plastic containers that fit onto the shelf in the medicine cabinet to keep things from sliding around. The second part of my projext was to have the hardware store cut a piece of plexiglass to fit the dimensions... Read more »

Drain the Strain

water hose chain

February 28, 2013

When hooked up to the city water, the hose was always in the way of the valves and controls in the utility compartment. It was always in the way of the controls or valves. To solve this problem, I used a piece of chain to take the pressure off the connections and reroute the hose to the side, giving... Read more »

Slideout Slickers

10MT-slideout-slicker

January 14, 2013

When we got a new fifth-wheel, we ordered it from the factory with laminate wood flooring. We had wanted this type of flooring for a long time. However, we did not know that when the slideouts came in, they actually scratched the floor in places. For a while we used carpet scraps to prevent scarring,... Read more »

Fifth-wheel Handrail

fifth-wheel handrail

January 7, 2013

To improve the accessibility of the four exterior steps of our fifth-wheel, I formed a handrail out of 6-foot pieces of 7/8-inch aluminum tubing using a conduit bender. First, I attached the tubing to the existing handrail using two 1/4-inch bolts with lock washers and thumbnuts. Then, I detached the... Read more »

Leveling Blocks

Leveling blocks

December 25, 2012

Most of us level our trailers from side to side by driving on plastic or wood blocks. I found that 2-by-12-inch planks, cut to size, do a very good job. They do not sink into soft soil, nor do they chip from rocky ground. After a time, however, they do weather and split. My solution is to drill from... Read more »

Hands-Free Freshwater Fill Adapter

Hands-Free Freshwater Fill Adapter

December 14, 2012

Purchase a new fill cap and water hose adapter (female hose to 1/2–inch male pipe treads). Next, drill a hole in the center of the fill cap and install the hose adapter. Then drill a series of small holes around the newly built hose adapter – holes are needed to allow air to escape while filling.... Read more »

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