Home Tech Quick Tips

Quick Tips

RV tips that are tried and true, and really work, because they're all from MotorHome's readers

Photo of two eye hooks and a small nail that will keep motorhome drawers closed when in transit

Motorhome Quick Tip: Nailed It!

  The kitchen drawers in our Winnebago Sunstar would slide open when driving around curves. After much discussion and searching for solutions, my husband came...
Results photo of DIY vinyl RV graphics technique

Motorhome Quick Tip: DIY Striping

I purchased a 2001 Winnebago Brave that was sun-faded on the outside. I wanted to improve the exterior, but didn’t want to spend an...
Rope hanger fro hats in RVs

Motorhome Quick Tip: Think Vertical

The storage space in our compact Class B is limited, which requires us to get creative. The two rules we have are: square is...
illustration of hanging tage to remind RV owners to remove slide bar

Motorhome Quick Tip: Name That Slideout

Recycle your old name-tag lanyard and avoid the damage caused by trying to extend your motorhome’s slideout while the locking bar is in place....
A cover for any three prong plug

Motorhome Quick Tip: Keeps a Plug Snug

Many diesel engines have a three-prong male connector to plug in when the block heater is needed. This plug can get corroded and dirty...
Water Filter in DIY stand made from traffic cone

Motorhome Quick Tip: No Spill in the Cone Zone

After deciding to add an external filter for the city-water connection to our Class A motorhome, I looked for an economical way to keep...
Residential refrigerator in an RV

Simple RV Hack to Keep Refrigerator Doors Closed

After installing a residential refrigerator in my Class A motorhome, I immediately found I had a problem: the doors would not stay closed during...
A DIY handle for pulling RV portable waste tank

Tug a Lug RV Waste Tank

Tugging a full portable waste tank by the metal handle even a short distance is tough on the fingers and palm. To make the...
Motorhome Quick Tip: Cable storage

Quick Tips: Stress Relief

The 50-amp shorepower cord connector for my motorhome is in a compartment with other utilities. The weight pulling on the plug was stressing the...
Motorhome Quick Tip: front door light

Quick Tips: Lights, Please

Finding the lock to my RV’s entry door in the dark can be challenging. I found a very lightweight, low-cost (about $3) 4 LED...

Products

Sponsored Content: REDARC BCDC Battery Chargers

New multistage chargers from REDARC use solar power for motorhome house batteries Need to keep your motorhome’s house batteries charged? REDARC’s Dual-Input BCDC in-vehicle battery...
Class A motorhome with zip dee awning

Two-stage Convenience

Awnings by Zip Dee now offers the Century 2, a roof-mounted awning designed to add awning strength without overextending into neighboring RV sites. The...
King Combi step ladder

King Kombo

Considering the limited storage space in a motorhome, a conventional ladder may seem like a luxury item. But when that one item can perform...
ENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo

JENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo is Twice as Nice

Music is an important part of the motorhome lifestyle, inside and out of the coach. ASA Electronics now offers the JENSEN JWM45 Two-zone Stereo....
Dometic-PLB40-Portable-Li-battery

Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery

Perfect for off-grid camping, the Dometic PLB40 lithium battery was designed to run 12-volt DC appliances — specifically, Dometic’s line of CFX mobile compressor...