Crank It Up… and Down

February 29, 2016

  Here’s my work-around for a troublesome manual crank to raise and lower the screw-type scissor jacks on my trailer. I bought a reasonably priced used 12-volt battery-powered cordless drill... Read more »

Get a Handle on Leveling

February 29, 2016

  To save time when setting up our trailer, I cut a 2-foot-long 6×6-inch piece of wood into 12-inch sections to make leveling blocks. I then added handles that l purchased at a hardware... Read more »

Awning Guard Duo

January 29, 2016

  We recently had to replace the awning on our 2008 travel trailer due to damage caused by storing the trailer outside in inclement weather. To prevent deterioration, I made a cover for the... Read more »

Less-Stress Closet Latch

January 29, 2016

  Over the years, a few of the plastic latches on my RV’s sliding closet doors have broken. Universal replacement latches vary somewhat in the location of the mounting holes, and it is difficult... Read more »

Cutting Board at-the-Ready

December 22, 2015

  I was looking for an easy way to secure the cutting board in my RV while still allowing it to be readily accessible. I took a 3M plastic hook that was deep enough to fit the width of the cutting... Read more »

No-Trip Satellite Cables

December 22, 2015

  We discovered that the coaxial and power cables that run on the ground between the trailer and portable satellite dish on a tripod can be hazardous, especially in the dark. To minimize the... Read more »

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... 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... Read more »

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