Shower Shelf Stoppers
The corner shelves in our motorhome’s shower are in a handy location for bars of soap or shampoo containers. But the shelves are designed to shed water as well as any item placed on them. To solve this problem and keep these items in place, I glued small acrylic half-round beads near the edge of each shelf. Water drains away and the soap stays on the shelf. These beads can be found at craft stores labeled as “cabochons.” Plastic model glue doesn’t work to hold the bead in place. So, I used a cyanoacrylate glue purchased at a hobby shop.
Lewis French, F105130
When we started full-timing, we wanted to take along some of our memories. But picture albums are large and heavy and can be a problem to store.
Most of the cabinets and doors in our motorhome have recessed panels on the inside of the doors. We went through all of our photo albums and selected pictures that we wanted to travel with us. We cut and trimmed the pictures so we could use the maximum number of photos possible and arranged them in these recessed panels. We used small pieces of masking tape to hold the photos in place. I bought some thin acrylic plastic sheets to cover the cabinet panels (thin enough to cut with a razor knife). I then drilled small holes in the corners of the plastic sheets and used thumbtacks to hold them in place. This project takes some time, but it is well worth the effort. Each time you open a cabinet, you see reminders of your friends.
Jerry Price, F270265
Swansboro, North Carolina
In order to use every bit of space in our RV, I installed an expandable curtain rod on both sides of the bed just below the mattress. To store our shoes, we simply slip them toe-side down between the bed frame and the curtain road. The rod expands to 48 inches and can hold five pairs of shoes. The cost of each curtain rod was approximately $1.50.
Arlene Jeknavorian, F193524
FMCA Mail Forwarding
Washing Machine Filter Cleaning
Many people now travel with the convenient combination washer-dryer in their motorhomes. I’ve found that cleaning the wash filter can be a messy job. To avoid making a mess as I unscrewed the filter, I fashioned a simple funnel by cutting a plastic two-liter drink bottle in half. Now, changing the filter — and catching the water that’s released — is a much easier chore.
Sylvia Quayle, F123759
Merritt Island, Florida