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Under-RV folding ladder storage system

10-Minute Tech: Ladder Lodging

I made a storage tube for my 25-pound, 7-foot double-rung folding ladder out of a 5-by-5-by-96-inchplastic fence post with caps on each end. The...
drywall J-channel trim fits the edge of ½-inch oriented strand board (OSB)

10-Minute Tech: Take the Edge Off

Our Heartland Bighorn fifth-wheel had a rough edge on the bed platform. I found that drywall J-channel trim fit the edge of the ½-inch...
fishing rod storage using cup hooks in RV storage area

10-Minute Tech: Rod-and-Reel Rack

Our fishing poles were taking up valuable floor space, and the lines were getting tangled, so we created a way to keep the rods...
A DIY trailer hitch dolly constructed by Bill Vanhook, of York, South Carolina and submitte dto Trailer Life 10-minute tech

10-Minute Tech: Hitch Dolly

As I have gotten older, the trailer hitch ball mount has gotten heavier. So I made a dolly to transport the ball mount to...
DIY Handle mechanism for Clearsource RV water filter system

10-Minute Tech: Get a Grip

We have a Clearsource water-filter system, and to make it easier to get a grip on it, I added a handle. I purchased a...
photo of RV shower converted to storage

10-Minute Tech: Shower Conversion

Downsizing to a small trailer made camping more authentic but put storage at a premium. Our new Rockwood Geo Pro has a tub/shower we...
Phto shows blinker light added to travel trailer

10-Minute Tech: See and Be Seen

We’ve been towing one travel trailer or another for about 25 years. Many times on multilane highways, motorists in the next lane have “hovered”...
Photo of drinks in RV refrigerator illustrate a DIY holder

10-Minute Tech: Dedicated to Drinks

Beverage bottles in my outdoor kitchen’s refrigerator would always shift during transport, and then fall out when I opened the door. I fixed this...
tension rods keep the contents of RV cabinets in palce while in transit

10-Minute Tech: Staying Power

After being on the road all day, it’s nice to get settled in for the night. There’s nothing more annoying than opening a cabinet...
Massage table used to extend RV bed

10-Minute Tech: Sleep Like a Baby

We have a Venture RV with a dinette that converts into a bed that is OK for little children but pretty small for most...

Products

Dometic CFX powered cooler and PLB40 lithium-iron phosphate battery.

Dometic Portable Powered Cooler and Lithium Battery

Dometic’s PLB40 lithium-iron battery pairs up with the company’s CFX3 powered cooler for off-grid outings When traveling, I like to keep snacks at the ready....
Hot dogs on a wolf'em stick roasting over a campfire

Staff Pick: Wolf’em Stick

For my daughter, Madison, the best part of RVing is when Dad lights the campfire and she can roast sausages and make s’mores. With...
RV Locks and More RV door lock

Hands On: Keyed-Alike RV Locks

A simple DIY upgrade to a one-key-RV system improves security and provides convenience. There are a couple of things that have driven RVers crazy over...