Better Battery Access

battery case

February 1, 2013

Our house battery is in a vented battery box located in a storage area under the couch. Accessing the battery requires removing a dozen screws, some of which are difficult to reach. In order to connect an automatic charger or a digital multimeter directly to the battery terminals, I made jumper wires... Read more »

Compact Storage Solution


January 22, 2013

I carry 40 feet of sewer hose, which is cut into four 8- to 12-foot-long pieces, with each section fitted with connectors. This allows me to hook up easily in almost any RV park, no matter where the drain is located. My problem was how to store 40 feet of uncompacted hose in a storage bay. Since the... Read more »

Storage That Can Hang


January 15, 2013

We found our camper van did not have a place to put our stuff when we settled in for the night. Using some fabric that was very similar to the upholstery in the motorhome, I made a couple of these hanging storage bags. There is space to hold toiletries, a book, a water bottle and a pair of eyeglasses.... Read more »

Temperature-controlled Electronics


January 8, 2013

Our Monaco Class A has the TV and home theater components, as well as the DirecTV satellite receiver, in a compartment over the driver’s dash. With this area located against the roof and front windshield, the temperature inside can exceed 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Since we listen to music via the DirecTV... Read more »

Mud Flap Reflection Correction

Mud Flap Reflection

December 25, 2012

When the two red reflector strips came unglued from my motorhome’s mud flaps, I found they were not available separately. I made a permanent fix by attaching scrap aluminum strips using stainless steel bolts and nuts where the original plastic units had been glued on. The aluminum is a bit larger to... Read more »

A Bed with Sole


December 18, 2012

I devised a way to keep shoes out of the way. I cut a canvas over-the-door shoe holder in thirds (two pairs per section). Along the top edge of each section I punched a series of holes to thread a heavy cord through. Then a series of screws were fastened on the inside of the under-bed storage compartment... Read more »

Creative Flashlight Storage

Flashlight Holder

December 11, 2012

We store flashlights for the kids right next to the door. I found that by simply drilling holes (the width of the flashlight heads) in a thick piece of wood makes for an excellent and inexpensive holder. The flashlights stay put during travel, too.WILL GARNER | GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. We Want to Hear... Read more »

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


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 »

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