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... Read more »

Sun 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... Read more »

Hook Up with Ease


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... Read more »

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 »

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