Can the contents from a fully loaded 32 foot motor home fit inside a 41 foot motorhome? The jury is still out!
When we bought our old motor home, one of the things we liked was the tremendous amount of storage it had.
As we are moving into the new motorhome, which also has lots of storage, we’re finding it difficult to put everything away.
Of course, one problem is the bins and cabinets are not the same, so the old places you put things no longer exist and you have to find new ones.
Another problem is that we have too much stuff. We will be doing some purging in the near future once we decide what we actually need.
We had a huge pantry in the old motorhome. It was at least 3 feet wide and 3 feet deep with numerous shelves. It held a ton of stuff, but everything was difficult to find. I kept my electric frying pan, crock pot and large plastic bowls there, as well as canned goods, dry goods and other miscellaneous items in this pantry. As I go to put items away, I find myself heading over to the pantry. Sigh! Wish I had one of those here!
Al has gotten his basement pretty well loaded. He managed to get the kayaks and gear put away as well as all our scuba gear. He has decided he needs to eliminate some tools, but he kind of knew that anyway. He just wanted to wait until he decided what he would actually need.
Slowly, but surely, we’re getting moved.
We had a setback though, and we ended up going back to “Camp Bayview”. (the service bays) We got a heavy rain the other day and we found leaks.
We notified our service advisor and she hustled to get us moved back into a service bay overnight in case of any more rain. It ended up being back in the service bay for 2 days. We spent the nights in it, but had to vacate during the day. There were a few other items that needed fixing that we had found. We also realized that we didn’t know where to find the reset switch for the keyless entry. Mike ended up having to take the dash cover off to locate it for us. He said he expected us to be back because there are always a few more items that are found even after he goes through everything.
It turned out one of the front overhead marker lights needed re-sealing. Just one of those maintenance things that I’m glad was found before we left. Also, I found a small leak on both corners of the bedroom slide. They had sent the carpet shampoo guy over that same day and the entire carpet was wet from that, but these were definitely leaks from the slide corners.
Mike looked at it the next day and told us that this was a design issue for some models of Monaco in this year. He came up with his own solution for diverting the water that can sometimes run into the room. He says he’s done quite a few of these fixes and has never had one come back. We trust Mike, so we’re hoping that will be the correct fix. The seals looked good and tight to me, so I was shocked any water got through. I don’t think it happens all the time, because there was no sign of damage, and hopefully we’ll be okay now.
We have 2 more items that need fixing. One is a small paint scratch and the other is a cabinet adjustment. So they will need to take it to the body area for that. It’s kind of difficult moving in when you keep losing your coach!
We’re definitely anxious to finish the moving process and live in our new coach, but we’re thankful we’re finding these issues before we completely move us and the cats in and have no other place to stay. It will be a lot more inconvenient when we don’t have the old motor home to keep the cats.
We have to take Squeaky to the vet this morning for a bile acids blood test. She has to be fasting and she is one pissed off little girl! I hate starving my baby! The bright side is that have the cutest little white and black kitten there, that we’ll get to visit!
Our new Magne Shades came in yesterday, so we’ll go to Mom’s to pick them up. We’re also getting the Progressive Industries voltage and surge protector today. Mike managed to snag us a brand new power cord and a new shower head, so the only other big thing is a new dash cover and we still need to make a decision on our extended warranty.
We’re getting there!