Yesterday we had our second walk through of our beautiful new (to us) RV and Dave drove it!!
I was there to check the storage capacity and Dave was there to learn some tips and tricks from the previous owner, Wes, and possibly take her for his first spin. He did and found it was surprisingly smooth! Of course, it should be because it is air cushioned on a freight liner chassis. I’m feeling so blessed and grateful because the storage is more than adequate and Wes gave us lots of extras! That was very nice of him!
Once the trip was over, Wes instructed Dave to go to the wash pad so we could practice putting out the sliders. I was sitting in the window taking notes, while the sun baked my back with the heat coming through the large, rounded window. Luckily, the lesson and demo was short. After leveling the motorhome, it’s simply a push of a button, however, we learned that you must walk around the vehicle before you put them out. Are there tree branches in the way? Are you too close to any poles or other obstructions? Once deemed safe, then you put out the sliders.
Now, after viewing and taking photos of all the storage space, I’m more relaxed and so is Dave after driving it.
This week’s goals are to get the house on the market, check out more storage facilities, one for closer RV storage, one for our household items that aren’t going with us.
This is a small example of the storage space. In the bedroom, there are also two slim closets on either side of the bed. There’s another large bank of cabinets over the couch and dinette. Under the sink and counter are more, and the is a linen closet for bathroom towels. Inside the bathroom is a cabinet under the sink, and three drawers, and in the toile room, one above the toilet.
Of course, you can’t forget the basement of the RV for tools, chairs, bikes, etc. Still, it’s less than a quarter of the space one has in a 4/2/2 home! Much trimming the fat has to be done. I feel no sorrow about this. When you think of all the items in your home, which ones do you use the most often? That is the list of items you’ll want to take with you. The rest gets stored, sold, or given away.
That is also one of this week’s goals, pack more stuff. Make sections of space for garage sale items, storage boxes, and pack in totes what is going with us. Or at least, make a list of what needs to go with us, because right now, we are still using it.