Slideout measuring stick
My type A motorhome has a single slideout on each side of the vehicle. I took a wooden yardstick and put marks on it to denote how far each of the slideouts extends. Now, when I pull into a narrow RV parking spot, I use the yardstick to determine whether I can extend the slideouts safely.
Arlene Jeknavorian, F193524, Davenport, Florida
Shower drying rod
To make a place where I could dry my rain gear and laundry in the shower, I installed a 1 1/2-inch piece of PVC pipe just below the skylight. To hold the pipe in place, I screwed a plastic closet rod holder into each edge of the skylight frame. I also ground notches into the pipe every 6 inches to keep the hangers from sliding.
Richard Van Horn, F231872, Kent, Washington
I have collected lapel pins for years from the many states and attractions that we have visited. Instead of putting this collection in a box and storing it in a closet, it is displayed on a wall around the motorhome’s panel board. The pins are glued to construction poster board that has a foam center and has been cut to fit the wall. The board is held in place by hook-and-loop fastening material. Everyone enjoys looking at our hundreds of pins. Display your collections or hobbies!
Arlene Chiarolanzio, F181694, Florham Park, New Jersey
Windshield cover liner
Many folks keep their motorhome outside when not in use, often covering the windshield with a snap-on cover made of some type of mesh-like material. This type of cover still allows the sun’s rays to hit the dash and warm the interior of the motorhome. So I took a white sheet, cut it to fit the windshield, and placed it under the snap-on cover. Doing this virtually eliminated all sunlight from getting through the windshield, keeping the interior much cooler and protecting the dash and other areas. It works great.
Hilary Rinehart, F239121, Mankato, Minnesota