I have found over the years that owning an RV causes me to be much more creative then I would otherwise be. I'm not sure if it is because RV related items tend to be expensive or if having an RV and tinkering with it causes me to come up with all kinds of new ideas on how to improve things.
Below are a couple of examples of what I am talking about. The first was the result of losing a 1/2 inch socket in the wall when I was working to eliminate the noise in our overhead sleeper area. The socket came off of the ratchet and I thought that I had lost it in the wall forever. I knew that I had purchased a flexible tool with fingers that I might be able to use to fish out the socket, but as usual, I couldn't find it anywhere. So ingenuity to the rescue, I had some magnets, superglue and a handy dandy yard stick and the socket was rescued quickly and easily!
Additionally I had posted several days ago that my neighbor had helping me install a couple of stabilizing jacks on the rear frame of our motorhome. I had purchased a handle with a "J" hook on the end that I used to raise and lower the jacks (I know, not as nice as the auto levelers that many of you have commented about). So I set out on the Internet to find something that I could use to raise and lower the jacks using my rechargeable drill.
After looking at many websites, the best I could come up with was a 6" adaptor that fit into my rechargeable drill, but it would still require me to climb under the rig and that wouldn't do. So off to Home Depot I went and found a 3/8" aluminum rod that would fit nicely in my drill, but I still needed a "J' hook on the end to fit into the jacks. So, I decided to place the end of the rod in my bench vise and heat it using my torch. Once hot, it was easy to bend it into a "J" hook on the end and it works perfectly to raise and lower the jacks without me having to crawl up underneath the rig.
I have been enjoying visiting blogs and decided to start my own, even though I don't know what I am doing or if anyone will even be interested in reading what I have to say. I am a 50 year old management consultant who has been married to the the love of my life for 30 years and have two grown daughters and a son-in-law who we are very proud of. We are blessed to live in Scottsdale Arizona and are enjoying getting out and experiencing it in our RV! Thanks for stopping by our blog and please consider joining us, who knows where we will go...Kevin & Tracy.