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RVWA welcomes Thetford for their ‘Drab to Fab’ project. With the popularity of refurbing older trailers, how about buying a new 2021 authentic vintage one? Then, RV Education 101 introduces us to a Dirt Devil option.

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Let's Flip an RV to Promote Women in the RV Industry - Episode 3!

Today, we’re working on the RVWA Drab to Fab rehab, trailer rehab. Thetford has been on the ground floor of developing the RVWA so to help support women in the industry and also to get more women into the RV industry. And when they came up with this idea to do this project, it’s sort of like a mobile Habitat for Humanity. And we’ve been involved with RVWA and the Habitat for Humanity, women build here in Elkhart, Indiana.  And also it’s for a great cause, and it’s going to be raffled for charity. 

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Nostalgia and a New 'Vintage' Canned Ham Trailer

The Thom Thumb vintage trailer is unlike any new RV you’ve ever seen. Thom Underwood: Thom Thumb Trailers is an idea I had to recreate the old-style trailers, only for someone to be able to have the old trailer, but have a brand new trailer at the same time. I got the idea many years ago. I’ve probably built 100 trailers in my mind, going over procedures and materials and so forth, and doing research. I moved up to Oregon, got a shop here, and my wife’s been very supportive, and I started building Thom Thumb Trailers. 

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Installing a Dirt Devil Vacuum Option in an RV

Mark Polk: Hi, I’m Mark Polk with RV Education 101. Recently, I installed a Dirt Devil CV1500 central vacuum system in our RV. A popular option that’s available for the CV1500 is this VacPan automatic dustpan. After you install the VacPan automatic dustpan, you just flip this switch with your foot to activate the suction, sweep all the debris over to the vacuum port, and it disappears into the CV1500 HEPA filter bag. I really like this feature and decided to add it to our central vacuum system. Let’s take a look at what’s involved with the installation.