Adjustable RV Water Filling Unit

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October 31, 2012

A standard freshwater tank filler, which is made out of a water hose connector and plastic tubing, would not stay in the my cabover camper’s freshwater inlet because of the hose’s weight and water pressure while filling. To solve this problem, I made a flexible filler unit out of ½-inch threaded... Read more »

10 Minute Tech: Cheap Fridge Temp Gauge

Cheap Fridge Temp Gauge

October 30, 2012

My older travel trailer’s refrigerator does not have a built-in temperature gauge on the outside of it and I wanted to be able to keep track of that without having to open the door all the time. I found a wireless remote thermometer for about $10 at Walmart and attached the sensor inside the refrigerator... Read more »

Instant Hose Heater

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October 19, 2012

When you have to install a fitting (coupling or outlet adapter) to the end of a flexible sewer hose, it can be difficult. In cold weather, it can be next to impossible, since the plastic becomes less flexible and the opening smaller than the fitting. A simple solution is to turn on your furnace and use... Read more »

Removing Material From Black-Water Tank

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October 16, 2012

Over time, all kinds of stuff collects on the inside walls of the black-water tank. This creates sanitation problems and gives false readings at the monitor. An easy-to-make, affordable pressure-wash “magic wand” can cure this. Using ¾-inch PVC pipe, cut a piece long enough to go from at least 7... Read more »

Keep Bees And Insects Out Of Your Bumpers

Bee blocker

September 21, 2012

To keep bees and other nest-building insects out of my bumpers, I designed a bumper cover that’s an effective barrier against bees, wasps and hornets. I took a piece of rain gutter cover and cut it into four 3-by-3-inch pieces. Placing a small screen inside, I used Loctite Construction Adhesive and... Read more »

Draining Hot Water Tank

Draining Hot Water Tank

September 14, 2012

We like to drain our hot water tank often, but we don’t like the water splashing all over the ground and onto the unit’s components. I used to make a funnel out of a plastic milk carton or bleach container to direct the water. One day, while my wife was vacuuming, I got the idea to use the corner... Read more »

Drawer Latch

Drawer Latch

September 7, 2012

We have two drawers in our travel trailer that acted as a battering ram on the cabinet door that conceals them while traveling on winding mountain roads. On our last outing the drawers successfully knocked the door off the cabinet, ripping the door off at the hinges. To fix this problem I installed... Read more »

RV Entry Steps

RV Entry Steps

September 6, 2012

In order to eliminate slipping on our entry steps, and also to trap dust and mud, I designed simple removable step pads that are held in place with magnets. I purchased inexpensive carpet ends (or remnants) at a local carpet store. The cost is minimal and it is not difficult to find a color to match... Read more »

Multi-Use Leveling Blocks

Multi-Use Leveling Blocks

August 30, 2012

To make leveling blocks useful in many different situations, get a length of 2-by-8-inch treated lumber, and a couple feet of ¾-inch PVC tubing. Cut the lumber into three pieces: 14 inches, 20 inches and 26 inches, for each number of blocks you want to make. Angle the edges up on all pieces of wood.... Read more »

Seeing Overhanging Eaves

Seeing overhanging eaves

August 23, 2012

If you store your RV alongside your house, you know that the overhanging eaves can be difficult to see using the side mirrors; they are too high for the normal line of sight. With a piece of rope and a 6-inch wood disc attached at the farthest outward point, adjusted to mirror height, I can now see where... Read more »

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