Almost Ready!

Well, after a few months of preparation, we are almost ready to hit the road. We have a little less than 3 weeks before we head out. Whoohoo!!

One thing we wanted to do was reupholster everything inside to match. We had the folks at Sew n Sew’s Upholstery in Searcy, AR do tons of work to include:

  • New mattress for the bed: One section that converts to the sofa bottom, two sections that convert to the back of the sofa; all three pieces are laid end-to-end to convert to our queen-sized bed
  • New valances over the windows
  • New bench cushions
  • Drape above the bed/sofa to hide bedding when sofa is in use
  • Bolster cover to hide our mattress topper when not in use
  • Weatherproof cover for the air compressor that is mounted on the back

Joe did a lot of work to the outside of the camper to include:

  • Generator box
  • Additional storage containment
  • Air compressor
  • Additional jack on back to eliminate vibration for a quiet running generator
  • Electric jack on the front to eliminate cranking the old conventional jack (Joe IS getting old)
  • Replaced the 20lb propane tank for two 30lb tanks; a total of 60lbs to sustain us for a month at a time while off the grid
  • Added an additional 12v battery for power when the generator is not running
  • Removed the spare tire from the back of the bumper and put it on a rack that goes under the camper
  • Replaced the existing single step with a double step (easier for us old folks to get up into the camper)

Here are some additional photos of the updated inside of our new home.

View from the entrance.
Another view from the entrance.
View from the sofa.
New lift-top table for clothing and other easy-access items.
Ready to eat from atop the lift-top table in front of our sofa.
Pantry for all our dishes, pans, storage containers and some food.
Taking a moment to try out the new bed. It is SOOO comfortable!
Closet for our hanging clothes, dog food, shoes, paper products and washer/spin dryer.
A handy shoe rack added to the back of the bathroom door for all the miscellaneous crap we’ll need.
Still waiting on a new door to be completed for the “TV” space that we will be using for coffee and tea supplies. “We don’t need no stinkin’ TV,” but we do need caffeine! Joe also added a paper towel rack…major undertaking! 🙂
Drawers were added under the benches for easier access to the space under the seat.
Benches and table turned into a sitting area/alternate bed.
Roomy enough for a nap.
Lots of room and plenty of seating.