Monday, February 29, 2016


Our Roadtrek campervan isn't home from the RV Center yet. We're anxious to get started on our road adventures, but "she" needs some TLC first. The new tires are mounted. The awning slides in and out. The generator hums along nicely. But there's this switch that needs replacing before its camp-ready.  In the meantime, we stopped by over the weekend and started to clean up the inside, "trashing" that FOR SALE sign.

The previous owner and her grandsons are "good people", but I can't live in a space someone else has without disinfecting. There's an ICK FACTOR of knowing others, strangers really, have been sleeping in the bed or using the facilities. Now, don't misunderstand; I'm not obsessive about germs and dirt, but I want it to be OUR germs and dirt.

We started cleaning by tossing out Linda's "left behinds". Throw pillows, blankets, exploded air fresheners, disposable plates, cleaning rags, hotel-sized toiletries, and a plethora of "junk drawer" stuff were bagged up and removed. (I may even use a few of those things, but I'll decide that later.)

It was also a great time for us to start to get to know all the spaces inside the campervan (without other people waiting impatiently). Tom started "her" up and soon the inside was toasty warm despite the cold weather outside. Every drawer and cabinet was opened. We even made the dinette into a bed and laid down. (It's pretty comfy and cozy!) I also jotted down measurements of drawers, shelves and cabinets. These measurements will be very important when I shop for containers and organizers.

(All those scribbles make perfect sense to me...)

Hopefully we'll have the campervan home this weekend and I can DEEP CLEAN and start getting "the essentials" into the cabinetsI'm impatient though and bought a few things, basic kitchen tools, sheets, pillows, and storage containers, and gathered up some odds and ends from around the house, a fan, a small heater, a folding clothes dryer rack, a propane 2 burner camp stove.

Next time you see "her" she'll be decked out and ready to roll!


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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jeff! We enjoy reading your adventures too!

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    1. Me either, RachelZ! I'm having a hard time deciding where to go first! LOL Mountains? Coast? Waterfalls? I suppose it doesn't matter as long as we get out there!

  3. Very cool, can't wait to see some pics from trips.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lori! We'll certainly be sharing more stories and photos! Hopefully the weather will cooperate soon!