When your searches come back empty, it's time to re-think your request. Google's search engines receive an average of 3.5 BILLION requests each day. That's 40,000 search queries per second! Google has become synonymous with "finding the answer"... mostly. But sometimes the answers we get aren't exactly what we were hoping for. Sometimes the results are funny, sometimes not so much. Here's a great illustration of a bunch of people finding (or not finding) what they're looking for. When it comes to industrial hardware, there are very few generally accepted conventions for component names. Engineering terms aside, manufacturers have the ability to "name"...
Sometimes, when I'm working on a project, I have an idea of the type(s) of hardware I might need, but we're not clear on the details. For example, imagine you're building a toolbox and you need a latch to keep the lid closed. You head to the hardware store, only to discover that there's a wide range of latches that might work for you. How do you pick one? How do you even find them in the store? Fortunately, many stores have their aisles organized in such a way so that you can find things relatively easily. The hardware store will have sections for...
We get it. Browsing isn't for everyone. If you're like me, a successful shopping experience looks a lot like a Navy Seal extraction mission: Get in, acquire the target, get out. Most of the time, I know exactly what I need and I'd rather not get stuck browsing through a lot of unrelated stuff. Allow me to introduce you to the SEARCH BAR. This small, but powerful tool works with amazing speed and precision, yet it's widely ignored! We'll show you some powerful tips to help you save time and maximize results when shopping for things you need and/or really...
... and with winter comes the inevitable end of the camping season for most. But that's okay! There are still plenty of good weekends left to the end of September (longer in the US) for some great camping. For those who are closing up when school starts again, this might be a great time to consider any little fixes you need to make so that your RV is in tiptop shape for the Spring. We have you covered! Whether it's hinges for folding beds, locks, or new gasketing material (or even some DIY improvements you've been contemplating), we can help you!...
Here's a cool RV hack you can use! My dad recently purchased a new RV and it has several outside compartments that are secured with key locks (or cam locks). Thankfully they all use the same key but because of the style of cam lock the manufacturer used, it's impossible to tell if they're locked or unlocked just by looking at them. This can be frustrating if you're not sure which one(s) you opened recently. It's possible to buy locks that have a notch on the dust shutter or some other way to show the orientation of the cam. You could buy locks...
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