Hold Tight

10MT-holdtight

July 29, 2014

  Outdoor tablecloths often fly up in the wind. Commercial hold-down springs are too small for the thick concrete or very thick wooden tables found in many parks. At the hardware store, I bought a couple feet of 6-inch PVC pipe and sliced the piping into 2-inch-wide circular sections. Then I made... Read more »

Portable Solar Light

10MT-Portable-light

July 29, 2014

  Individual solar-lamp assemblies are available at many hardware stores and home centers, and they make nice light sources while camping. In order to place the solar light in the sun for charging, it needs to be portable. Cover or paint a 13- to 16-ounce coffee can or a 1-gallon paint can. Cut... Read more »

Water Blotter

chamois-mod

June 20, 2014

The countertop around the kitchen faucet in my galley constantly gets wet, and the water runs down the surface and affects other items sitting on the counter. I was tired of the mess, so I bought a cloth chamois. I made a template out of paper, traced the template on the underside of the chamois and... Read more »

Easier Cable Connectors

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June 20, 2014

As I’ve gotten older, it’s more difficult for me to line up and screw in the coaxial cable from the campground into the connection on my RV … not to mention the sometimes-awkward locations of the cable connections at the campgrounds. Throw in darkness and/or a little rain, and the problem is compounded. A... Read more »

Know Your Height

windshield-message[1]-mod

June 2, 2014

YouTube is full of videos of RVers who have lost their air conditioning units, and anything else on the roof, while driving under low overpasses. To prevent this from happening to me, I had a friend help me measure all of the high points on my RV, and then purchased a sheet of plastic letters and numbers... Read more »

Convenient Canned-Food Storage

cans-labels-mod

June 2, 2014

We used to store canned goods on shelves behind cabinet doors. My wife often thought that the item she needed was behind some other cans. The simple fix was location, location, location. We decided to put all cans in a large bottom drawer equipped with ball bearings, which makes it easy to open. That... Read more »

Keeping the Tow Bar Dry

hitch-cover[1]-mod

June 2, 2014

My tow bar cover was gathering moisture and water due to rain. My solution was to stand the tow bar on end. That way the safety cables and electrical connections are tucked inside and remain dry. My talented wife, Sara, hand-made a cover for the tow bar with cloth-backed vinyl from Hancock Fabrics. Don... Read more »

Happy Driver Snack Pocket

hot-pad-mod

April 29, 2014

  I took an ordinary pocket-type potholder and added a wide piece of elastic to the back so it can be slipped onto the armrest of the front captain seats. This washable pocket is great for keeping the driver supplied with snack food they can easily reach themselves. And we all know that a non-hungry... Read more »

Handy Shelf

Scrap-wood-shelf-mod

April 29, 2014

  By using premade spindle rails and scrap lumber, I made some attractive spice/knickknack racks for the motor­home. Using a piece of paneling on the back of the rack makes for easier mounting. Will Garner | Grand Junction, Colo.  

No More Shake ’N’ Break

wine-glass-holder-mod

April 29, 2014

  Having gone through various racks, and still having wine glasses jingle and turn over, I decided to make my own. I used two pieces of 2-by-4-inch lumber glued side by side (the length was determined by the glass size). Then I made a template by placing the wine glasses upside down and tracing... Read more »

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