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 »

CUT THE CLUTTER

Clutter-Pix-#1

March 25, 2014

  I grew tired of a disorderly table that was littered with pens, TV remotes and travel literature. Nothing was commercially available, so I fashioned a receptacle for about $20. With some spare plywood, flexible carpeting and a little imagination, the result is a pleasing container to tidy up the... Read more »

RACK ’EM UP

wine-glass-holders

March 25, 2014

  Here is a great way to keep real wine glasses safe while traveling, as well as just storing. My husband mounted the rod portion of a fishing pole rack on the wall of one of our cupboards. Make sure the rack is flush against the mounting surface. It cost us approximately $15 from a local sporting... Read more »

Safer Knife Holder

knife-shelf-mod

March 3, 2014

    We needed a place to store our knives and grater that would keep them sharp and our fingers safe from cuts. We fashioned custom holders and attached them securely to the side wall of our slideout pantry. They are out of the way and very accessible. When the pantry is secured, and the door... Read more »

Lighting the Way

motion-light-mod

February 26, 2014

  We often return to our RV after dark, and fumbling for the light switch is a nuisance, even if we have a flashlight. We tried leaving a light on, but it attracts flying insects, and tends to deplete our batteries when boondocking. The obvious answer was a motion-activated light. We looked at several,... Read more »

Neat and Dry

towel-rack2-mod

January 27, 2014

  I wanted a towel rack in my utility bay to keep towels neat and to have a place for them to dry. I was unable to find a rack at my local hardware store that did not interfere with the other components in the utility bay. I then came up with a solution using two small coat hooks and a bungee cord.... Read more »

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