Comfort for Your Canine

canine comfort

December 7, 2012

With two adults and two dogs traveling together in a small Class C, we needed a place where the dogs could sleep as well as look out of the windows when we were camping. I built a sleeping platform with a hinged section that extends over the passenger’s foot well. When folded, the unit easily stores... Read more »

Coolant Overflow Tank Protection Tip

Hydrotank

December 4, 2012

There has been an ongoing problem with UV damage to the coolant overflow tank, which is in the rear engine area, on many built on the Freightliner chassis. The damage occurs because the tank is out in the grille on the rear and if the coach sits exposed to sun the tank eventually fails and has to be... Read more »

RV Battery Tray Trick

schematic final

December 3, 2012

After having the release cable mechanism to my motorhome’s battery tray fail a number of times, I unhooked it and bolted a set of L-brackets on the tray and the frame. The tray is on rollers so now all I have to do is release the removable pin to access the batteries. Peter Neururer | Waverly, Minn.   We... Read more »

Stacked Motorhome Storage

Storage inside of storage

November 30, 2012

In order to create more organized storage space in my motorhome’s exterior bays, I used an old piece of countertop, some pipe and a couple of 1-by-1-foot braces. I adjusted the height so it can accommodate 12- or 24-pack beverage cases stacked on top of each other. It was inexpensive to make and has... Read more »

RV DOOR HANDLE HELPER

door handle helper

November 29, 2012

Like most motorhomes, ours came with small handles at the door for stability when entering or exiting the rig. We found these small handles were mounted too high for our grandchildren to reach. The kids love to camp with us, but they needed something to hold on to when climbing the steps. Even the larger... Read more »

Latch On, Latch OFF

latch on latch off

November 26, 2012

The latch on our motorhome’s shower door was difficult to operate. The plastic knob had to be twisted to get the door open. I was a happy camper when my wife announced that the latch had finally broken. I wanted a simple latch to replace it, and a visit to our local boat supply store produced an uncomplicated... Read more »

Sewer Hose Solution

October 24, 2012

After having to hunt for big rocks or large pieces of wood to hold our sewer hose down into the RV park’s drain, I came up with a simple idea. I took a heavy-duty clothes hanger and shaped it into an arch (like a wicket for a croquet game) and pushed it into the ground over our sewer hose where it... Read more »

HEADLIGHT SUNSCREEN

October 19, 2012

Most motorhomes have plastic headlight lenses that fog over because of sunlight. To help prevent fogging while the coach is in storage, I went to Lowe’s and purchased $2 worth of sunscreen fabric from the garden department. I also bought a package of 3/4-inch disc magnets for $2.50. My wife cut the... Read more »

PERSONAL WINDSHIELD WASHER

squeejee clips

October 17, 2012

My previous Class A motorhome had a factory-installed window washing squeegee held in place with spring clips under the hood. My latest unit had no such extra, so I decided to make my own. I bought a telescoping squeegee and a package of two spring clips — the kind used for hanging brooms and such... Read more »

Win the Rug War

floor protector

October 11, 2012

Because our motorhome came with light beige carpet, it is extremely difficult to keep clean — especially with grandkids along. I tried using the adhesive plastic film, but this is a pain to install and it had to be redone frequently. I tried using area rugs, but they would creep and bunch in the middle... Read more »

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