That's my new leather chair sitting in the 99 percent completed remodel of our new used Lazy Daze Motorhome. Let's play a little game of "The Price Is Right." How much would you bid on that leather chair that swivels and reclines and comes with a matching footstool? Don't go over, now, or you lose! Would you bid $2000? $1000? $500?
If you did, you're too high. Go lower! $400? LOWER! $300? Lower! How about $299 at Target on-line. But wait! If you buy one, the second is 50% off. So we bought two, one for the Lazy Daze and one for our living room. We plan to make use of our storage cube footstools rather than the single use ones that came with the chair, for obvious reasons.
Bobbie likes her new bench now that it has cushions for butt and back. She imagines another cushion, or maybe a pillow, against the back wall to recline against, feet up. We figure the bench could seat as many as five small sized people, four medium, or three extra large, for football parties. Add "my chair" and two footstools... well that's a crowd that might lift the front end off the ground. I'm still working on the keg installation design. Honey, do we really need a shower?
Below you can see the new flooring install. I just completed the trim this morning. Deciding that round "corners" do not lend themselves to miter cuts, I'm just going to caulk those areas with brown flexible caulking. I'm tired of putting this jig saw puzzle together; I'm ready to use it.
I had to customize the hall rug to fit the angled pathway to the lounge area by cutting out a triangular section with scissors and putting it back together by applying carpet tape on the backside. We'll see how it holds up.
I believe almost everything in an RV should be as multifunctional as possible... especially when it comes to storage (hence the bench/storage area). So we'll use one footstool cube to hold Bobbie's knitting and Sudoko books (she's addicted, now... only bothers with the hardest one's). The other, should we bring it along, will hold art stuff and magazines, maybe some maps and other manly items of my choosing.
My Korg keyboard fit under the bench as planned. I cut and fitted a piece of remnant carpet so it has a soft place to ride. Hopefully it's dust free, too, but I'll cover it just in case.
We pulled the Chalet out of our garage in order to clean her up for showing to potential buyers. Bobbie emptied everything into boxes that now await being put into Goldie. Hard to believe we are loading up for the road!
I know there are some pretentious RV "purists" out there who will pee on me for having a flat screen boob tube. Go ahead, if it makes you feel all high and mighty; I'm not there yet, and don't know if I ever will be as long as there are long winters. Football "gets me through the night," so to speak. I can't imagine Thanksgiving without a game on... it's un-American! Bobbie feels the same way, so deal with it.
Rather than make a trip to Mo Town and spend money on a ready made TV mount... one that swings out for viewing and locks back to a wall when not in use... I decided to try and do a "did-it-myself"out of scrap material. I used a 4 inch metal electrical box cover for a mounting plate that screws to the TV's backside (those 4 pan head screws are metric, BTW). Then I screwed the backing plate to a 9 inch long one-by-four (three quarter inch by 3.5 inches actual) and mounted a hinge on one end. I then screwed the hinge's other end to another 9 inch one by four and screwed that to the wall... crooked the first time, straight the second. I used a hook latch and eye on each of the boards to secure the together for travel. Voila! We'll see how that works out. Worse case, we hear a crash and I get a bigger TV.
|Three batteries and room for two more.|
Batteries. Not one... not two... not three, but four! Go ahead and laugh, but until we get a solar panel or two I want juice aplenty. The Honda 2000 is a fuel miser and will do nicely till the budget allows for solar. It's almost a quiet as solar, anyway, and you can buy a lot of gas for what two solar panels cost. In order to make room for batteries, I had to remove the big Onan 4000. A generater that big is overkill to me, too loud, and too much of a fuel hog. To bad, as it had just been rebuilt (it's for sale, BTW, cheap). I put some plywood down on the metal base plate and added three 12 volt batteries to Goldie's original pair of six shooters. The great thing is that the old generator mount slides in and out for easy service and inspection. It took three of us to lift the Onan off it's mount. By comparison, the batteries are much lighter.
So here's the rest of the tour De Daze. I'm sure we will continue tweaking the interior over time... there is a huge dinette that's bugging me, and I think the kitchen needs a granite countertop and stainless steel appliances... but that can wait. I figure I have over a hundred hours in just getting the remodel to this point.
Good enough. Time to play.