Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How To Add a Two Compartment Sewer Hose Storage to A Camper/RV - Bonus How to Modify for Permanent 90' Fitting

DIY Storage - This site has amazing ideas! DIY & Tutorials for all kinds of stuff!


I love my little camper, but it doesn't have a bumper to store the sewer hose in. When you drain the tanks, it's bad enough to deal with the hose, without having to try to shove it into a bucket. I didn't like having it stored in the camper with the rest of our stuff, either. So I was excited to build this storage area for it. This post will show you how I built an RV sewer hose storage from a vinyl fence post that will work even if you have a permanent 90' fitting on the end!

IF YOU STORE YOURS IN YOUR BUMPER: Even when we had a trailer with a bumper, we did not store it in the bumper - the inside is metal, and rusts, and gets rough and will eventually make holes in your sewer line. So even if you have a bumper, this is a better way to store it. After making the holder, just strap it to your bumper.

I used a 5" square vinyl fence post, two fence caps, some metal strapping, screws and a piece of scrap plywood. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Double Your Drawer Space

Easily Double Your Drawer Storage! This site is full of great ideas for small spaces!


I don't know about you, but I never have enough drawers! Especially in my camper, where I only have two small drawers.  This project will work in your home too!

Easily Double Your Drawer Storage! This site is full of great ideas for small spaces!

I recently came up with a way to double the storage in my drawers!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Find Hidden Storage in your Camper Wall!

Find Hidden Storage in Your Tiny House, Camper or Home! This site is full of amazing ideas!


If you've used every wall space you can find, how about finding some space WITHIN the wall?  I added about 5 feet of 4 1/2" deep shelving in my unused wall space! 


So, here's how to add more storage without getting a bigger camper or house (yes, this will work in your house too!)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How To Make A Secure Self Latching Cabinet For Computers Or Other Important Things


How To Make A Secure Self Latching Cabinet For Computers Or Other Important Things This site is full of great DIY Tutorial by WackyPup Wacky Pup


I'll show you how to make a cabinet that locks automatically when you close it.
A simple way to make sure a cabinet door always stays closed. 

I don't like to have to remember to close things or latch things or bungee cord things before I hit the road with my camper. So I designed and made a quick and dirty self-latching cabinet. And here's how I did it.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Make a Comfy Bike Basket Liner for Your Best Friend

Sew Your Own Bicycle Basket Liner for Your Pet - This site is full of GREAT DIY Tutorials by WackyPup


My little girl loves to ride in the basket of the bike and pretend she's Super Dog!

Sew Your Own Bicycle Basket Liner for Your Pet - This site is full of GREAT DIY Tutorials by WackyPup

Unfortunately, her little nails get stuck in the basket mesh and she panics, and yelps and makes me swerve. So I thought I should line the basket and make both our lives easier.

Friday, September 01, 2017

How To Sew Your Own Sturdy Carrying Case for a Blackstone Tabletop Griddle or Propane Grill

Amazingly simple way to make a carry bag for a tabletop griddle or grill like Blackstone! Complete DIY Tutorial from Wacky Pup!

I just got an amazing Blackstone Griddle. It's a great size for cooking for a smaller group and does a fantastic job. It has such a loyal following, it even has its own facebook group! Two, actually, one for owners, and one for recipes.

Here is what it looks like - it's bigger than it appears.
Amazingly simple way to make a carry bag for a tabletop Griddle or Grill like Blackstone! Complete DIY Tutorial from Wacky Pup!

Since we are going to use it as weak travel, I needed a bag for it.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

How to Make Your Own Sink Cover for More Counter Space DIY Tutorial.

DIY Sink Cover Tutorial for Small Kitchens by Wacky Pup! RV Camper Apartment! Genius!

This is a simple project, and really adds a lot of space. Most campers/trailers/rvs come with a cover for your sink, but some are not very useful. Mine was made of the same chipboard/formica as the counter. I couldn't even use it as a cutting board, and after a few years, being by the sink made the chipboard swell up and become 'unsightly'. Of course, if you buy a second hand camper, you might not even get one!

I decided to make a more useful, durable and attractive cutting board / sink cover myself.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How I Raised My Low Camper Sink! Added Storage Too!

Amazing Mod for a Low Sink - End Backaches - Genius! Wacky Pup DIY Tutorials for Small Spaces

THIS IS MY FAVORITE MOD EVER! I can't tell you how much I love this!! I go into the camper and just stand in front of my 'new' sink and smile!! It's so nice and much more comfortable! Plus it looks snazzy! and has new storage . . . .  

Amazing Mod for a Low Sink - End Backaches - Genius! Wacky Pup DIY Tutorials for Small Spaces

I love my camper!!! But one thing that has always been irritating is

Monday, June 05, 2017

How to Make Easy DIY PVC Awnings for Your Camper - Fully Adjustable & Removable

Wow! A Fully Adjustable, Removable Camper Awning from PVC! Amazing DIY Tutorial by Wacky Pup

The large roll-out awning on the front shades most of our camper. However, there is a window at the head of the bed that seems to get a lot of HOT sun, no matter where we are parked. Or rain, it gets rain, too. I decided that there must be some way to make an awning that would work for protection, but be removable and break down for storage. Oh, and fully adjustable, that would be nice! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

No More Crappy Faucets! Plus Bonus Hidden Storage - Installing a Thermostatic Mixing Faucet in my Camper Trailer

This was written to install a thermostatic mixing faucet, but really, you could install any faucet using this method.

installing a second faucet in a camper / rv - easy thermostatic faucet installation step-by-step - GENIUS!
I decided to wait until we got home from camping to install the new faucet for the shower. This is the one I got - for less than $40! I'm really glad I did! It was more complicated that I planned (isn't it always?)  For your convenience, I have posted affiliate links to the actual products I used.  Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this article. I really do appreciate it!

There are a couple issues with installing this faucet on a flat wall with flexible supply lines. The first is that the fittings that come with it are offset because it is actually designed to be installed into threaded copper pipes so it doesn't need any additional support. Since I am putting it through the side of a cabinet, I have to have a way to support it.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Table System - How to Finish the Tops of the Table Legs


Use Durham's Water Putty to fill in the tops of empty legs! Great Idea!

When the dining table is up, the tops of the legs are visible. So, I thought I should finish them off a little nicer than just bare pvc. 

First I filled them with a wood dowel. This worked great, but when I made a second set, I didn't have another dowel.

Use Durham's Water Putty to fill in the tops of empty legs! Great Idea!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Rolling Storage Trolley with 8' of Storage in 11" and FREE Landscape Pattern

DIY Tutorial for Rolling Storage Trolley with 8' of Storage in 11" and FREE Landscape Pattern


More Found Storage - When I replaced the dinette with a storage couch, I ended up with about 11" of empty space between the couch and the bed.  I built a rolling trolly to fit there. It has about 8 feet of storage space!

Monday, March 13, 2017

How I Made a Soft E-Collar for My Small Dog for $1

How to make a soft e-collar for a small dog for $1 - Genius!



Today's post is a little different. My little girl got spayed a couple weeks ago. 
She came home from the vet in a hard plastic Elizabethan Collar, otherwise known as an E-Collar. It was pokey and very uncomfortable. I looked online and found lots of variations of softer collars, ranging from $10 to over $30.

This one is under $20 
How to make a soft e-collar for a small dog for $1 - Genius!

I'm going to show you how I made a nice e-collar for her from a $1 dish mat. It shouldn't take more than 30 minutes start to finish.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

oOOPS! Or the Saga of the Crappy Plastic Faucet

We are on the first week of our first 2 month trip for the year. I am loving all the mods I've done to my little camper. By the way, I need to have a name for our camper, any suggestions? I'm not coming up with anything good :(  If you have an idea for a name for our camper, please make a suggestion in the comments section below - thanks!

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