Pantry Drawer Stops
Do you have problems with your pantry drawers sliding out when you go around a sharp turn? To keep our coach drawers from sliding open, we installed 2-inch door hinges on the inside of each drawer. When we are in transit, the open hinges catch the inside of the pantry frame. When the motorhome is parked, the hinges fold back into the drawer.
This eliminates unsightly locks on the outside of the pantry door and ensures that we have no more spilled jars or bottles.
Shirley Good, F173929
Toms River, New Jersey
Handy Water Bowl
We use a six-inch-tall insulated beverage cooler with a wide mouth as our dog’s water bowl in the motorhome. When we’re driving, the cooler stands upright and doesn’t spill. And since it’s insulated, she always has cool, fresh water to drink. For a trip in the car, we just grab it and go. When we go to the beach, we carry two of these coolers. They cost about $3.50, and can be bought at many retail stores.
Barbara Meyer, F254542
Check Your Warranties
While many warranties associated with recreation vehicle components are for one year, some cover longer periods. In our case, the water pump, carbon monoxide detector, and other items on our coach came with longer coverage. Some of these warranties are for five years and may cover full or partial replacement costs.
In addition, some items come with manufacturer information explaining how to have the item replaced or repaired. Being aware of these warranties may save you money. An example of this was a fluorescent light fixture on our coach that went out after three years. The manufacturer has a blanket replacement charge of $20, which is about one-half or less than the cost of a new item.
Of course, other product information that comes with the warranty, such as a parts list, maintenance instructions, and troubleshooting hints, can be especially valuable.
Ralph T. Welch, F148434
Instead of fighting with sheets and blankets every night, zip together two sleeping bags to create a sleeping sack large enough for two adults. Since sleeping bags are available in several sizes and numerous colors, it’s easy to create a double-sized bag that coordinates with the rest of the RV décor and is large enough for a cozy night of sleep. You also can choose bags of different weights, covering with the lightweight one when it’s warmer, then flipping the bag over to use the heavier side when cool. It’s especially handy for overhead beds, beds along walls that have limited walk-around space, and odd-sized beds.
Coleen Sykora, C6460
Rapid City, South Dakota