It took me about one hour to complete this modification. The total cost was $26 for the 72-inch pine board from Lowes. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
3. Robert Williams, Mammoth Lakes, California
Glowing USB Ports In Truck
2012 GMC Sierra 3500 HD
1994 Fleetwood Caribou
Whenever I take my family on a road trip, the kids (ages 14 and 16) immediately ask if they can plug in their phones to charge. The truck came with a USB charger in the dash and two 12-volt ports (one in the dash and one in the center console). I really don’t like the cords running all thru the cab, and those cheap little 12-volt to USB adapters really don’t work well.
For $11 each on Amazon I ordered two double USB charging ports and installed them in the back of the center console. I used the 12-volt power supply to the stock 12-volt ports on either side of the drink holder.
It works great. Now the kids, or any back seat passenger, can charge up to four electronic devices without passing cords to the front of the truck. The best part is that those in the front seats can control the music since the USB port in the dash connects to the stereo.
It took me 30 minutes to complete this modification and cost me $23. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is easy.
4. Morgan Swisher, Madera, California
Drawers In Cabinets
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
2015 Wolf Creek 850
I had trouble reaching items in back of the cabinets above the sink and stove. I also wanted to stack smaller items.
I installed a sliding drawer in one of the cabinets. I basically built a box and bought some short drawer slides.
I had to add a 1/8-inch piece of plywood on the left side to make it flush with the opening and built a support system behind the center post. I used an air nail gun, but brad nails would work. I glued everything.
I stained the drawer and supports to match the cabinets. I had everything except the slides on hand from previous projects.
It works great! Now I can keep my paper plates and small items on the bottom and taller items on top.
It took me four hours to complete this modification and cost me $20. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard.
5. Vic Smith, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Cabover Storage to IKEA Folding Boxes
2013 Adventurer 89RB
2015 Ford F350
I’ve owned three campers since 1981. All of them have had a long storage hampers next to the bed; either on the sides, or the headboard. It was frustrating to use these storage hampers as the hamper lid does not remain open.