Below are a couple of adaptations I made.
I would be honoured if you’d like to use them on your webpage to help other RVers.
Submitted by George & Joan B.
Tips for RV Screen Door and Small Children
My RV has four steps then you step inside. My grandchildren can climb the stairs, reach the handle, then almost fall over backward trying to get the door open so they can get in. By drilling a small hole in the handle of the screen door, attaching a length of string, and hanging a small, non-scratching item (in this case a plastic wrench) that the children can easily grasp, they can now open the door with ease without being in the way of its opening.
After my grandson fell out of the RV (that’s him pictured) I knew I had to do something so he couldn’t open the screen door and fall out again. Simple solution, I just put the exterior grab bar over the door. He can’t move the grab bar and it’s easy for an adult to enter or exit by moving the grab bar as needed. Not necessarily the most convenient thing having to move the bar every time an adult enters or leaves the RV but can certainly save an injured child.
Tips for RV Power and Sewer Connectors/Adapters
With so many electrical adapters needed to meet various needs in different campgrounds, I took several broom handle clips (these I bought in a gang of four) and screwed them to the interior of my basement door. Now all my adapters are neat and ready for use. No more searching. Tip: space them so your shortest adapter fits into two of the snaps.
The next two photos show an array of sewer connectors and parts needed for the myriad of RV park hook-ups. I store everything in a 19 quart Rubbermaid container. Everything is together and cannot contaminate anything that might be stored next to the sewer parts. Every so often I will add a little bleach to the Rubbermaid container, fill it with water, slosh it around and let it sit for an hour or so to disinfect all the parts. Rinse everything off and you’re good to go.
This is my rig, I see you drive a Ford dually as well. I just can’t see pulling a large RV with a single rear wheel. I love the added stability which translates into safety. Our rig is below. 2011 Ford F350, diesel, dually, long box, crew cab and 2012 Heartland Bighorn 40 ft 5th wheel.
Thanks to George & Joan B. for sharing these helpful little tips. See many more helpful RV tips and tricks in the Love Your RV! Archives. Cheers! Ray