RV Patio Mats

A beautiful patio mat extends your living space and defines your outdoor area in an elegant way, and we love ours. But they can be pricey if you’re just getting started with weekend RVing. An alternative is to get some green indoor/outdoor carpeting. We had this with our popup tent trailer, and it fit the... Continue Reading →

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Telescoping Ladder

The first trailer we lived in full-time didn’t have a walk-on roof, and the signature of an RV without a walk-on roof is that it doesn’t have a built-in ladder. We got a telescoping ladder so we could get up on the roof, and we have kept that ladder and used it ever since, even... Continue Reading →

Cleaning the RV

No matter where we park, the slide roofs need attention before we bring them in. Either they are dusty, in the desert, or they are covered with twigs and leaves, in the woods, or they are wet from rain. Slide toppers might help with this, although I have heard that they tend to make noise... Continue Reading →

Leveling the Trailer

There are many methods for getting a trailer level, and hydraulic leveling is a blessing that takes all the excitement out of it. For those without hydraulic leveling, we found in our early years that with two 5′ lengths of 2″x8″ board and one 5′ length of 1″x8″ board we could always find a combination... Continue Reading →

Cordless Drill for Easy Jack Setup

We don’t have electric stabilizer jacks on our fifth wheel trailer (nor did we on our travel trailer). However, we use an 18 volt cordless drill, and it’s very easy. We use the following setup to crank the scissor jacks: 18 volt cordless drill and battery pack 1/4″ Hex to 3/8″ Socket Adapter 8″ socket... Continue Reading →

What Is Level and How Do You Know?

Determining what constitutes “level” inside an imperfectly constructed RV is an interesting trick. We used a carpenter’s level on our kitchen floor, in several directions, and on our table, and on the bedroom floor. Of course, none agreed! But we found a good compromise and then mounted some RV levels on the outside of the... Continue Reading →

HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Wish you and your lovely family a very happy new year. May this year brings all the desired success and happiness in your life that you can cherish always. Wish you a successful and prosperous 2017. May this year be the one in which all your wishes come true.

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