Vampliers!

NP-vampliers

December 3, 2013

  RVs are often short on storage space, so it makes sense to purchase tools with multiple uses, like Vampliers from Vampire Professional Tools International. Sure, they look like ordinary pliers, but Vampliers incorporate a unique, patented design that makes them capable of extracting the toughest... Read more »

Clearing the Air

HO-KANBERRA-1

by Bob Livingston
December 3, 2013

  Australian tea-tree-oil-based Kanberra Gel is a natural way to control mold, mildew and bacteria — and associated bad odors   After a while, RVs tend to take on an unpleasant odor that can affect the joy of living on the road. Natural odors from wood, carpet, upholstery, cooking and bedding... Read more »

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 »

Light Up the Dark

NP-extendable-led-flashlight

July 8, 2013

Impeltronics offers a variety of high-powered LED flashlights made of aircraft aluminum. The tough flashlights are good for camping, hiking, fishing, bicycling and other activities, and range in weight from less than an ounce to 1.4 pounds. The 3-inch Ramble fits easily in a pocket and puts out 70 lumens.... Read more »

Ball-Mount Handy
Storage

NP-Hang-Hitch

July 8, 2013

The Hang-a-Hitch attaches to the inside of a truck’s tailgate or a trailer A-frame for a convenient and safe way to store a ball mount when not in use. With the ball mount out of the way, no more banging your shin and limping around a campground! The Hang-a-Hitch is said to mount easily with three... Read more »

Set a Screen

screen washer

July 26, 2012

 Sometimes my trailer’s water hoses get dirty, collecting sediment and particles of who knows what. I eliminated this problem by buying and installing cone-shaped screen washers in the end of each hose. They trap a lot of unwanted “stuff” before it gets to your RV. They are available anywhere... Read more »

Sun Visor Extension

10MT-visor-extension

July 19, 2012

If you’re plagued by glaring sun that comes through the part of the windshield that is not covered by the sun visors, you can block it out for less than a dollar’s worth of materials and a little time. Measure between the two inside hooks that hold the sun visors in place. Cut material dense enough... Read more »

Hook Up with Ease

10MT-trailer-mirror

July 12, 2012

This illustration shows a handy device I made from “junk” to make it easy to hook up to my trailer. The mirror is attached to a steel rod, which is then inserted into PVC pipes, and a fitting which will slide over the trailer-jack housing.  I placed a strip of white tape on the top-center of the... Read more »

Fool the Kid

child-proof-drawer

July 5, 2012

I have a child who likes to pull drawers open. I fixed the problem by mounting hook-and-loop fasteners to the backside of each drawer face and the front of the cabinet. To install, simply apply a section of hook-and-loop tape (with adhesive backing) to the inside of the drawer face, leaving the opposite... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Leave a Light On

leave a light burning

May 3, 2012

Here’s a simple porch light project for neighborly campers that costs around $35 and breaks down for transport. It’s only plastic, but that’s part of its beauty. Start with a 1-foot-diameter plastic planter, and precut some plywood top and bottom center supports. The 2-inch white plastic... Read more »

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