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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...
RV shade cover to keep outside wall of refrigerator cool

10-Minute Tech: Cool Fridge

Last year, after arriving in Arizona in September, we discovered that our RV’s refrigerator was struggling to stay cool with outside temperatures averaging in...
Shower cutoff valve installed on shower hose

10-Minute Tech: Wash and Go

Our friends told us they would get a blast of cold water while taking showers when using the on/off valve on the showerhead to...

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An array of solar panels

Porta-Power: Installing a Xantrex Solar System

Advancements in solar and lithium-battery systems spearhead off-the-grid living Renewable energy technology remains a moving target, and as this highly competitive industry continues to innovate,...
KIJARO ROK-IT CHAIR

Staff Pick: KIJARO ROK-IT CHAIR

After pulling into a campsite, the mind ponders the best location for our camp chairs. Nearer the fire? In the shade of that tree?...
RV A/C Silencer

Silent Treatment: WackO Products RV A/C Silencer

An easy upgrade takes the growl out of ducted air conditioners Rooftop air conditioners revolutionized the industry and made camping locations more pleasurable and...