Coffee Cabinet

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April 23, 2015

  Our Roadtrek motorhome came with a built-in coffeemaker that took up too much space. Add that to the fact that we prefer French-press coffee, and you can see that the drip coffeemaker had to go. The original built-in coffeemaker slid out of its housing easily enough; we then built a small cupboard... Read more »

GPS Grabber

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April 23, 2015

  I love the convenience a GPS offers for routing my trips. However, my GPS unit’s suction cup will not stick to my motorhome’s textured dashboard, and mounting it on the windshield puts it out of reach, so I built a mount to hold it upright. My co-pilot can remove the unit (which is stuck to... Read more »

Parking Pipes

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April 23, 2015

  Although I lost my wife, co-pilot and navigator a few years ago, I still travel in my motorhome and continue to enjoy the lifestyle. Since I no longer have someone to guide my 36-foot coach into RV sites in a position that allows room for the slideouts, I came up with a great solution that cost... Read more »

More Elbow Room

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March 30, 2015

As a larger than normal size human, I find it challenging to fit in the limited confines of our motorhome’s shower. My wife devised a solution that gives me enough room to actually turn around without inadvertently sticking to and wrapping the shower curtain around my shoulders as I move. She obtained... Read more »

Galley Towel Bar

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March 30, 2015

My coach came with a small towel bar affixed to the underside of the front lip on the stovetop. When I open or close the drawer directly underneath, I have to move the towel to the side. I fixed this by buying an 18-inch towel bar and mounting it on the wood panel on the refrigerator door. I unscrewed... Read more »

A View Without the Chill

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March 30, 2015

I wanted the ability to keep the door open on chilly days to enjoy natural light, and my dog shared that sentiment, so I attached acrylic sheeting to the inside of the screen door. First, I took exact measurements of the inside dimensions where the screen spline meets the frame. At Lowe’s I bought... Read more »

Oil-Filler Helper

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February 23, 2015

  Many owners of Class A motorhomes find it difficult to replace, or even add, a quart or two of oil during a trip. Engine platforms are generally built for trucks with hoods so the oil filler tubes are hard to access in many coaches. The oil filler tube in my 2011 Fleetwood Southwind is about 4... Read more »

Waste Not, Want Not

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February 23, 2015

  After we return home from a trip and drain/clean the black- and gray-water tanks, I have a plan for the remaining fresh water. I added a couple of sections of PVC pipe to the drain and installed a hose fitting to the end. Then I hook up a garden hose and drain the remaining fresh water on my wife’s... Read more »

A Better Grip

QT-door-handle

January 27, 2015

While RVing in the mountains last summer I had the doors open a lot and used the screen. There was no grab bar to pull the door shut behind me. Stores do sell them, but they are sort of bulky. I bought a handle off the shelf at Lowe’s that was large enough for my hand to fit in. The screws that came... Read more »

Hold That Hose

QT-sewer-slinky

January 27, 2015

You set up camp, make all your attachments and assume things will be fine. But hot weather and repeated dumping of the tanks causes the sewer hose to slump even though you use one of those slinky-like devices. My solution: Purchase 8 feet of 4-inch PVC drainpipe. Cut into 2- to 4-foot sections and... Read more »

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