You Light Up My Steps

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March 31, 2015

  Sometimes when we leave our RV, I forget to turn on the outside lights for when we return in the dark. I mounted two solar deck lights on either side of the steps that adhere with hook-and-loop fasteners so I can take them off when traveling. They could be mounted permanently with something stronger.... Read more »

Power Cord Cache

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March 2, 2015

  Every inch of a teardrop trailer is valuable real estate. I did not want to carry power cords in the tow vehicle, and the box on the front of my trailer is occupied by the air conditioner. My solution is a used computer bag from a thrift shop, which cost $2. It has several pockets and room for... Read more »

Out-of-the-Way Ladder Storage

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March 2, 2015

  I recently purchased a new travel trailer and needed a way to carry my 6-foot collapsible aluminum ladder (it folds down to 3½ x 4½ x 75 inches) without taking up space inside the trailer. At a local home-improvement center, I purchased an 8-foot-long section of vinyl fence post that’s slightly... Read more »

Four of a Kind

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by Kevin Livingston
March 2, 2015

  A quartet of simple products from Fastway makes trailer hitching more convenient Typically, when you hear the phrase “four of a kind,” the reference is to a lucky hand of cards during a poker game. Although a friendly game of poker is a fun way to while away an evening in the RV park or... Read more »

Flow Down

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by Chris Hemer
March 2, 2015

The Flow Down adjustable RV drain-support system from Lippert Components keeps the sewer hose off the ground and adjusts to nearly any slope, preventing backups. The legs of each section can be adjusted by using the plastic knobs, or they can be inverted so the knobs can be used as sturdy platforms in... Read more »

A Tank More Than Full

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By Kevin Livingston
February 4, 2015

  The Titan auxiliary fuel system installs in place of the spare tire and provides 30 gallons of added capacity   Towing a large trailer or fifth-wheel is a lot of fun until you have to stop for fuel. The sheer size of the combo usually makes one have to plan ahead for fuel stops... Read more »

Shin Savior

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by Chris Hemer
December 30, 2014

  It’s happened to just about all of us. You’re walking around your tow rig and bang! — your shin crashes into the ball mount. RVers employ a lot of home remedies to prevent this from happening, and Gator Guards recently came out with a simple product to help. The Hitch Guard is a full-coverage,... Read more »

Cozy Cocoon

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December 28, 2014

  We bought two large matching sleeping bags and zipped them together to cover our RV’s king-size bed. We also sewed the bottom end of two double-size sheets together, which serves as a liner. This cozy sleeping arrangement keeps drafts out and keeps us warm without having to run the furnace at... Read more »

Hands On: Frost King Window Insulation Kit

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by Kevin Livingston
December 2, 2014

  Adding inexpensive, temporary plastic film helps maintain comfort in cold weather by restricting heat loss and condensation   No matter how much we all love our time RVing, let’s face it, for many it’s still a seasonal thing. Typically, RVing is most desirable during the fall, spring... Read more »

Keep Your Cool

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by Bill and Jenn Gehr
September 30, 2014

  Replacing worn-out fabric on a Dometic manual awning is a good way to restore shade and aesthetics Ultraviolet rays from the sun have been bombarding the earth for millions of years. On an RV, continual exposure leads to damaged plastic components and trim and can wreak havoc on rolled up awnings... Read more »

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