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New To RVing, Tech, Towing Tips

How to Hitch Travel Trailers and Fifth-Wheels

Trailer Life’s step-by-step guide to hitching an RV trailer or fifth-wheel to a tow vehicle 16 Steps for Hitching Travel Trailers Chock the trailer tires. Insert ball mount into tow vehicle’s…
10-Minute Tech

10-Minute Tech: Indoor-Outdoor Table

Our RV has a two-legged indoor dining table, and rather than bringing along a second table for outdoor use, I converted it so we can take it outside. I bought…
10-Minute Tech

Antenna Fit for a King

After purchasing a King Tailgater satellite antenna, I thought of a way to mount it to a tripod from a previous antenna. At a local home-supply center, I purchased a…
10-Minute Tech, Uncategorized

Now You See It

To simplify checking my RV’s LP-gas cylinders without removing the shroud, I took a small plastic mirror and heat-bent it to a 60-degree angle. I then secured the mirror to…
10-Minute Tech

Hung Out to Dry

As an active outdoorsman and RVer, I often need a place to hang clothes or rain gear to dry. Since our RV does not have a clothesline in the shower…
10-Minute Tech

No-Fuss Hitch Grease

No matter how careful I was, I always made a mess when I greased the hitch ball. I came up with an idea that has worked great, and everyone I’ve…
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Magnetic Oven-Door Fix

After many years of use, the oven door on our SunnyBrook 27FKS’s Wedgewood Vision stove no longer closed tightly, allowing heat to escape when we used the oven. I disassembled…
10-Minute Tech, DIY

10-Minute Tech: Hold the Door

I have a Forest River fifth-wheel and spend summers in Wyoming where afternoon rain showers are common. When the rain moves in, I don’t want to step out into the…
10-Minute Tech, DIY

10-Minute Tech: Hooked on Fishing

We have enjoyed camping for 20-plus years. Since we also like to fish, we carry fishing rods in our RV’s outside storage compartment, but they were always in the way.…
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10-Minute Tech: Secure Batteries

After having our new trailer’s propane cylinders and batteries stolen at our “secure” storage facility, we decided it was prudent to “close the barn door after the fact.” A trip…