Quick Tips: Silence Your RV Shades

RV Shade Holder

September 10, 2012

Driving a motorhome is a task that requires your full attention and the last thing you want is to be distracted by your window shades while steering 30,000 pounds down the road. In many coaches, the front passenger seat window as well as the driver’s side window and the entry door have a retractable... Read more »

Corrosion Prevention


Rich Johnson
September 7, 2012

Life is tough on anything made of metal that lives outdoors. Rust is a constant threat. But beyond that, there’s a form of cannibalism that takes place when different types of metals come into direct physical contact with each other. Dry contact between dissimilar metals is no problem, but when an... Read more »

Quick Tips: Keep Your King Bed Covered

RV King Bed Sheet Tip

September 3, 2012

I created this solution for a king-size bed where it is difficult to get a fitted sheet on because the bed is blocked on three sides. I purchased two double-size flat sheets, placed them together, and then sewed them across the bottom and halfway up each side. I put this on top of the mattress, no tucking... Read more »

Quick Tips: Simple Hose Control

Hose Manifold

August 28, 2012

I have hoses to the water softener and filter, coach city-water inlet, macerator and holding tank flush on my motorhome, and I have been using a group of Y hose connectors that have not worked very well. To simplify the process, I used good old American ingenuity and built a water manifold that has the... Read more »

Quick Tips: Stop Pantry Slide

Can Divider

August 22, 2012

I got tired of my canned goods sliding all over and making noise while traveling in my motorhome, so I bought a lingerie divider and put it in my pantry cabinets. Now everything is held in place, even the cooking oil, when I arrive in camp. You can put together as many of the dividers as you need, and... Read more »

Double-Duty Awning

solar lights

July 31, 2012

We often camp in areas where the dirt is very hard to penetrate. Putting solar lights in the ground can be a trying experience. Recently, we started putting them in the bottom brackets of our awning legs. Each of the two holes holds one plastic-based solar light. It looks very attractive and is easy... Read more »

Captain’s Chair Storage

Dog rest

July 24, 2012

We have a Class A on a Ford chassis with a sloped doghouse. We wanted a place to store things between the two captain’s chairs so we bought an inexpensive bed serving tray, and simply folded one leg up and out of the way. You could attach it to the doghouse with clamps, but we like it to be portable. You... Read more »

Forwarding Mail on the Road

Joe and Vicki Kieva

Joe and Vicki Kieva
July 18, 2012

Motorhome travelers can easily arrange to have their mail forwarded to them while they are on the road by using the U.S. Postal Service’s Priority Mail.  The first and most important step is to find a reliable person who is willing to retrieve your mail from your home mailbox, put it into an envelope... Read more »

RV Screen Solution

screen door

July 17, 2012

When we traded in our 2001 Winnebago Suncruiser for a 2007 Winnebago Journey, we were thrilled. It has two slides instead of one, a washer and dryer, a double-door refrigerator and a diesel engine. Wow! However, on the new floorplan the entrance door is in front of the passenger seat, instead of behind... Read more »

End the Battery Drain Game

Cutoff Switch

July 10, 2012

After many dead engine battery episodes on my motorhome, I installed a marine-style cutoff switch in the storage area  adjacent to the battery compartment. Putting the cutoff switch in the storage compartment makes for convenient access. I close and lock the RV door, let the steps retract, and then... Read more »

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