Chutes and a Ladder


May 23, 2016

  I own a 40-foot American Eagle motorhome with a storage area that goes all the way across underneath the coach. I bought a folding ladder from Camping World (item No. 20319) that folds down to about 4 inches square. I wanted to be able to put the ladder in the storage area and get it out again... Read more »

Shower Matters


May 23, 2016

  After checking out the price of teak shower mats, I decided to make my own, cheap, wooden mat. I bought pressure-treated lumber and decking screws to craft this gizmo. I made the size of the mat to fit conveniently on the bottom of my storage compartments when it’s not in use. The mat works... Read more »

Freshwater Flume


April 21, 2016

We had a problem in our Class C motorhome with the gravity-fill freshwater tank taking a long time to accept water. The freshwater tank is under the bed and the fill is on the same side of the motorhome. A plastic hose, 4 or 5 feet long, channels water from the outside fill port to the freshwater tank... Read more »

Dashboard Dish


April 21, 2016

We recently purchased a Rand-McNally Good Sam RV GPS. Its sole mount is a large suction cup, inconveniently intended for windows or windshields only. To make the GPS readily movable yet stable, we mounted it on an inverted salad plate and set it on the dash in our motorhome. The glossy, porcelain surface... Read more »

Whisk Away the Broom


March 22, 2016

Ever notice how the front steps just inside the door of your motorhome get dirty with little pebbles and whatnot? Mine aren’t anymore. I attached a small whiskbroom to a retracting dog leash that’s attached under a chair located inside the entrance door. This setup works great because the broom... Read more »

Handy Temperature Control


March 22, 2016

Our Class A gasser has the heat/air-conditioning control located above the entry door. The thermostat controller is LCD and mounted too high for me to see clearly. I have to perch over the steps leading down and light the display with a flashlight with one hand in order to try to set temperatures and... Read more »

Start With a Clean Spigot


February 24, 2016

Water-service contamination at RV parks is always a concern of mine. Some campgrounds have the water service next to the sewer outlet. Being an engineer, I can’t understand why this is legal. To sanitize the water-service hose bib at all parks I carry a bottle of bleach and water solution (1 tablespoon... Read more »

Hang On, Stay On


February 24, 2016

Here’s an idea for keeping hangers on the rod so clothes don’t fall off during travel. I have been using a tension curtain rod in our RV’s wardrobe closet for years. It’s a quick fix that only cost $5. Buy a rod that is a bit longer than the closet rod and roll it out so that it fits snugly... Read more »

Put a Sock On It


January 27, 2016

  A friend knitted us a little “sock” to put on the antenna crank handle inside our motorhome. When we crank up the antenna, we move the little sock to the gearshift lever in the cockpit and it stays there until we crank the antenna down. As long as that sock is on the gearshift lever, we will... Read more »

Overhead Shot


January 27, 2016

  Over the years I have used various storage covers for my Class A motorhome and consistently had a problem with the sharp points protruding in the upper areas making holes in the cover. These holes significantly reduce the life expectancy of the cover. I tried many things during the past 12 years... Read more »

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