One of my readers “Beth” was kind enough to share with me a few inexpensive RV tips she uses in her travel trailer. I found them to be very inventive and asked her permission to share them on Love Your RV! in the Reader-Submitted Tips category. So here they are. Thanks Beth! – Ray
Hi Ray – I’ve been living in my 24′ travel trailer for over a year now in OK. I’ve come up with some pretty crafty ways to store things.
RV Towel Holder Tip
Attached is a picture of a towel holder I made for my bathroom out of rubber coated wire garden fence. Works great. I also use this fencing for a small fenced area for my little Malti-Poo.
Trailer Window Awning Tip
For the front window of my trailer I needed an awning and made one out of old canvas and PVC pipe, attached to trailer with plumbing pipe straps-brass. They were only $1.96 ea. and adjustable.
Inside Window Covering Tips
Also the window screens in my trailer are on the inside and my puppy (Mz. B) loves to look out that window, so I cut a piece of Lexan/Plexiglas and secure it with Velcro and picture frame tabs(screw in). It holds well and she can see out but not tear the screen if she scratches. I did the same for screen door bottom-only using Velcro.
For the wintertime I used old cotton loose woven blankets and glued small hooks on the cornice boards at top and on the walls and secure the curtains with that, along with old shower curtain liners(clear)to keep the cold and wind out.
* To wrap pipes I also used some old puppy training pads.
* For storing my fishing poles I am able to lay them atop the curtain rods and cornice boards. Out of the way and handy to get to when the urge to fish hits.
RV Sink Dish Drainer Tip
Finding a dish drainer to fit my little sink was quite a challenge. Found a small plant stand (works great for one person) the legs hold glass, cups, and slots hold plates! I also bought a lid holder and it is great for the larger plates, plus a tiny plastic 2 part tote for silverware! I bought all at Dollar Store. Total of $5.00.