Fool the Kid


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... 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... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Maintenance Minder

label maker

April 27, 2012

I just bought a new truck and expect to give it the same care and attention that permitted me to get top dollar for my old one. It’s really simple. My maintenance schedule is based on a 3,000-mile... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Pull-Top Magic

Top Tip

April 13, 2012

Take the pull-top cap off of a quality water bottle (the type that you can pull up to let water out and then push down to close off the flow) and thread it onto a quart-sized bottle of motor oil. This... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Never Without a Vise

RV How Tos: Portable Vise

April 13, 2012

I made a bracket on which to mount a swivel vise. The bracket is made with 2-inch square tubing and fits in a standard 2-inch receiver. I used a 19-inch steel tube coming out of the receiver squared up... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Light It Up

Light tip

April 6, 2012

We and our friends have fallen in love with simple, battery-operated, push-top lights for use in our RV and at the campsite. They have endless uses. Inside the RV, we use them for many things – from... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Instant Tub

Instant Tub

March 23, 2012

Here’s a tip on what to do if the toddler-aged grandkids are coming to camp for a couple of weeks. Many times kids that age don’t like the shower, but most trailers don’t have a tub – so how do... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Build A Stop

Build a Stop

March 16, 2012

The drawers in our trailer had poor stops, so we made our own. Make a wood stop that’s a little smaller than an Oreo cookie – big enough to secure the upper and lower drawers when in place, but small... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Make Your Mark

Make your mark

March 2, 2012

Many RVs have limited space around the bed, which can make changing sheets or adding blankets time consuming. To get it right the first time, place a small mark with a permanent marker or a couple of... Read more »

10-Minute Tech: Leash Tender

Leash Tender

March 1, 2012

With proper use of bungee cords, a little rope and a retractable dog leash, you can create a leash tender that hangs from your RV’s awning. Hook short bungee cords into the hole on the end of each side... Read more »

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