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Whip Your RV’s Basement Into Submission, Plus a Panama Canal Teaser!

Our RV is a black hole. It can suck all manner of things into its clutches, only to laugh at us when we beg for the return of our stuff. Even a modestly sized RV can swallow your gear, making things really hard to find. There are just so many little nooks and crannies. RVs …

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Hatchlift RV Basement Door Lift Kit Installation

If you saw our recent video about replacing the worn out gas lift springs on our basement compartment doors, you’ll know that some RVs come from the factory with them already installed. But what about those that don’t? Luckily, Hatchlift also makes complete door lift kits. We retrofitted a friend’s fifth wheel basement door to …

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RV Basement Door Lift Springs Prevent Headaches!

I’m not a mathematician, but I’ve learned that RV + Tall + Bald = Headaches. I swear, over the years I’ve hit my head on just about every conceivable low spot on our motorhome. So the last thing I need is our basement doors sagging down, providing yet more targets. Our basement compartment doors came …

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How To Repair RV Power Door Locks

Most RVs are equipped with lockable outside storage compartments, including our first motorhome, a 2002 Fleetwood Bounder Diesel. Since our basement doors had no central locking mechanism, we got used to carrying the keys whenever we were working outside around the RV. We got so tired of locking and unlocking compartments, that we put “Power …

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