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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...
Improvised storage area in a 2019 Keystone Outback

10-Minute Tech: Secret Storage

We have a 2019 Keystone Outback. My husband was looking for the water pump, and during his search he noticed that the end tables...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...