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 »

Easy-Access Storage

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June 4, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

Easy-Access Storage

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May 30, 2014

  Here is a tip for combating compartment storage problems. Using garage-door tracks and hardware, you can make a guide and use rollers attached to the sides of the compartment. The drawer slides in and out of the compartment so you can get a clear view of everything. I made one end shorter so that... Read more »

Roof Air Leak Repair

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
May 2, 2014

  Water leakage around an air conditioner means it’s time to replace the gasket before damage occurs   Every year, after the first big rain of the season, it’s not uncommon for RV owners to discover that there’s a leak originating from the air conditioner’s inside ceiling assembly.... Read more »

Flexible Solar Power

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May 2, 2014

  Looking for a green power source designed for mobile use? Go Power’s thin, ultra-high-efficiency Solar Flex solar panels could be the solution. The Solar Flex GP-Flex series panels use high-efficiency monocrystalline cells to produce more power per square foot than any other flexible panel on... Read more »

Remote-Control Trailer

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May 2, 2014

  Although many of us like to brag about our trailer maneuvering skills, it can be stressful backing into an unfamiliar RV site or storage lot, and hitching up is a challenge for some people. The E-Go and Enduro Power Trailer Mover systems from Purple Line USA take a different approach: They allow... Read more »

Talon-ted Tie Downs

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May 2, 2014

  Once you get that truck camper into the back of your pickup, you want to make sure it stays put — and a set of good camper tie-downs is part of that equation. Torklift International released a new truck camper tie-down called the Talon, made of military-grade aluminum. Weighing just 25 pounds... Read more »

Step Right Up

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May 2, 2014

  Like your home, your trailer needs frequent maintenance that may require a ladder, such as cleaning the roof, awning or exterior walls. But unlike your home, there isn’t a garage to store it in. The Extend A Step telescoping ladder can be extended to 12½ feet and supports up to 330 pounds,... Read more »

Cool Places

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by Steve Statham
May 2, 2014

  Whether you take the party inside or out, here are a few tips and products designed to keep you cooler when the summer sun is at its hottest   Given the two-fisted cruelty of this past winter in many parts of North  America, it’s hard to imagine we might ever need to struggle with “staying... Read more »

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