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 »

Hang in There

June 2, 2015

  The majority of our camping is done in national forests, which means a lot of towing on bumpy gravel roads. We recently purchased a new V-Cross Vibe trailer that has a rear bedroom. When we reached... Read more »

Chair Leg Caps

June 2, 2015

After the plastic caps at the base of the legs on our folding camp chairs wore out, we found that the legs were punching holes in our outdoor RV mat. The hollow aluminum legs also filled up with sand... Read more »

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