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10-minute-tech storage in the washer closet

10-Minute Tech: Custom Storage

Since we needed more space for storage and pantry items in our RV and didn’t need a washer and dryer, we transformed that closet...
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...
Ratchet stabilizer illustration

10-Minute Tech: Wobble Stopper

  After reading James Baucom’s RV Clinic letter in the December 2013 issue regarding his wobbly trailer, I wanted to pass along my solution. I’ve...
RV Shower Rod extender

10-Minute Tech: Roomier Bathroom

The bathroom in our Heartland Mallard M27 travel trailer is on the small side. To make for a roomier shower, I installed a Stromberg...
Dump Valve

10-Minute Tech: No-Stick Drain Valves

Even with regular use of expensive drain-valve lubricants that are poured in tanks, I’ve struggled for years to operate sticky dump valves. Removing and...
10MT-Soda-bottle-as-filler

10-Minute Tech: Fill ’Er Up

After having back surgery, I can no longer carry the 6-gallon water jug I previously used to add water to our RV’s freshwater tank...
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...
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...
Two pictures of DIY pole that makes opening and closing an RV cover easier

10-Minute Tech: Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah

When I wanted to check inside my RV while the cover was on, it was hard to open the entry door without bringing out...