Week 4 Cardboard Tubes

Week 4 of the Hack My RV Challenge is now upon us and we are keeping the theme of “trash to treasure” going strong with this week’s assignment: cardboard tubes. You have likely had lots of these around the RV at one point or another, from either toilet paper rolls or paper towels. Instead of tossing these in the trash, what other use can you make from them? We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Dave has a really clever idea for this week’s assignment. All you need is a cardboard tube, some dryer link, and a couple of Doritos chips (yes, you read that right). See what he makes with these supplies in this video:

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Ready for the next hack? Here’s what’s coming up next:

Swim Noodles
PVC Pipes
Grocery Bags
Cardboard Tubes
Empty Containers
Duct Tape

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7 Responses to “Week 4 Cardboard Tubes”
  1. Bob T Ponder
    Bob T Ponder

    RV Make: Pursuit Georgie Boy, RV Model: 29 ft, RV Year: 1994

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  2. mark shany
    mark shany

    I would use them for storing everything from extension cords to taping one end up and putting in different types of screws, washers, batteries. You could even put your tooth brush in it, as a way of protecting it from other things that you don’t your tooth brush to come in contact with when your packing to go away on a trip.

  3. Bill

    RV Make: winnabago, RV Model: Adventure, RV Year: 1996

    THe 13 ft. slide don’t open all the way there is a gap at the top so the gasket don’t seal at the top only. is there any adjustment so it would slide evenly ?

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  4. Deann Baird
    Deann Baird

    RV Make: Open Range, RV Model: Highland, RV Year: 2017

    Interested in what you come up with.

  5. David

    RV Make: TRIPLE E, RV Model: COMMANDER 37 FT, RV Year: 2008

    My wife is a quilter and she takes all the toilet paper tubes (RV toilet paper tubes are so much thicker than household toilet paper which are so flimsy so she prefers the RV toilet paper tubes) and she wraps her cut fabric strips on these tubes for the quilt she is making at the time.