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Bob 1870 wrote:

Dual Axle Wheel Chocks
I know I know...this has been done a thousand times. I could never find a drawing to answer a few questions I had. So I made this up. I made set of these today and they are pretty slick. I am going o see if I can get the turn knobs (something like these:
https://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-knobs/=x5lxzi.) I hope it helps someone else. The narrow part of the block was 1/2 grater than the distance between the tires.

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Instead of threaded turn knobs, just use a pipe clamp.
Very easy to adjust, and you can have the crank on top or on bottom, whatever is easiest for your trailer.

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Well, you guys got me. I had to join the LED strip club... I like...

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I trust that all of you with these LED lights around your RV's remember to turn them off at night when you're camping in a campground.


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No. I use them to keep pack rats out. Even the camp hosts tell you to do this.


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PennyPA wrote:

I trust that all of you with these LED lights around your RV's remember to turn them off at night when you're camping in a campground.


We do turn them off. I probably should at least keep the amber porch light on...

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Installed a Flat Panel in our Bedroom

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It has a built in DVD so that saved space and kept wires to a minimum. This is great for laying in bed and watching a movie, and also keeps the walk-around space to a minimum.

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Wondering how to put one of these in on a flat wall with no stud close by, need to put a TV on a wall but don't want to bolt through the wall to the bath room.

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CB,

Where did you find a small rack like that. Looking to attach a blue take as well to the back of our new/used hybrid camper saw a few ideas but I like that and put another one on the other side for a cooler or bikes.

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Wondering how to put one of these in on a flat wall with no stud close by, need to put a TV on a wall but don't want to bolt through the wall to the bath room.


Interior walls could be 3/4" thick or 1-1/2" thick. Ours are all 1-1/2" except for cabinet walls. A bathroom wall can be thicker because there is a vent pipe to the roof in it. If there is an electrical outlet/switch, thermostat, etc. on the wall, remove it to see what the depth is. A wall with a door in it is also thicker.

To find studs on an interior wall, press the wall paneling in to see where it flexes , and where it doesn't is likely where the studs are. Look for the telltale sign of staples in a vertical row. A stud finder may or may not work (have not had luck myself).

What many have done where there is no factory backer plate is use a piece of plywood to span 2 studs and then install a TV mount of your choice to the plywood. TVs used in RVs these days are pretty lightweight.

There are a few locking TV mounts for RVs. Mor/Ryde makes a nice one and is what I used in our bedroom. There is one that is not very good so be careful what you get.


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My fresh water tank drain valve has always been difficult to turn, not to mention hard for my big monkey paws to grab and I can never remember which way is open or closed. The handle finally broke off so I replaced it with a stainless beer keg tap. Big handle and easy to open, flows more, and I definitely know which way is on and off.

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Screen Door handle, applies to ANY RV:

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