Friday, April 22, 2016

Our Jayco is about done

Well someone asked me how we were coming along on getting the new RV ready to travel - so today I took pictures and pictures and even more pictures.In case I didn't mention it before it is 29 feet long, but it has a bedroom slide that goes out the back so when set up it is 33 feet long. I have discovered that the mattress fits so close to the walls of the slide that the quilt will have to be modified as it can't be tucked in. We both have end tables and a hanging cupboards. Couldn't resist the 2 small throw pillows - got them today at JoAnns for $15 each. Love the colors. 
On the left side (in picture) Bill's side he has made himself a small book case, put up holders for his glasses and one for the TV remotes. The cord is for the electric blanket. He'll also be able to plug his Nook in. 
 Looking towards front still on his side of bed. A hat hanger. And a painting our son gave him years ago. Can also see the closet and five drawers in the hall. The windows have regular shades. No noisy venation blinds.
 Other side of bedroom. Another window and long dresser? with drawers and storage . The TV box and the TV it swivels. Another hat hook. 
 Bathroom, he has built himself a holder for his shaver. The whole area above the sink - wall to wall is cabinets - two glass and one wooden door. Under counter open storage for towels etc and under sink storage for cleaning stuff etc. 
 He added the towel rack and the book holder to inside of bathroom door. It came with no towel racks??? In this picture the bathroom door is completely open closing off back from front of rig. Hall closet and drawers on the right. 
 Good size closet, Added plastic storage to both sides. He has already put stuff in - I haven't got that far yet. 
 Looking back towards bedroom through hall.
 This is a pantry Two deep cupboards both top and bottom. He has lined them with carpet to keep things quiet. They haven't been set up yet. 
 Again looking towards back. Got my pictures up. Top left are rig controls. Slides etc. Under that is more cupboard space. Coffee pot is mounted permanently to counter. 

 Built me a spice holder behind stove. Also container at end for utensils is mounted permanent. We got rid of the noisy metal stove top and use the heavy cutting board backed with rubber instead. 
The paper towels will be moved when ready to go - the slide comes in up to sink. It will go right over pictures without bothering them. They are flat mounted.  
 The cupboard behind sink. The bottom part is really deep. Bill added the middle shelf. When we load up I'm sure it will be full. 
 Just another look at the kitchen. The revolving tray in the microwave will come out when we are moving. Quite noisy - bouncing around in there. The Alfa didn't have one so never thought about it before. 
 Across from the kitchen the front door - which I just discovered doesn't have a shade or curtain, another project for me. On the freezer door is a clock Bill made years ago out of maple burl. Next to the couch another of his handy dandy book or in this case map holders. The dishes are in the cupboards above the sofa. 
 The dinette. The wooden box on it holds my stuff - calculator, glasses, pencils, and the mouse and mifi when traveling. We put two of the under table drawers on the table for office supply stuff. 
 Bill got himself a folding table so he will be able to set his laptop up and use it comfortably. There are drawers under both dinette seats. Lined with carpet so no noise. 
Above the driver seat. Took out the bunk mattress. The TV again swivels - goes back flat to wall or comes out straight from side or any where in between. Our storage unit in the back and the trim around the edges. Place for DVDs, and not sure yets.
 Another look at it. I have made a chart so when we put stuff in those drawers we write it down so we can find it if we need to. 
About half of them have stuff in them. 
 Another thing Bill made out of maple burl. A weather station. On it we've put some pins from places we've gone. The curtains were for using the bunk. I just can't figure out how to get them down yet. They are on a weird track system. 
 And that's what is done so far. From now until May 17 we don't have a week without something we have to do. But maybe we can squeeze a four or five day trip to somewhere. I still have the footstool to recover and the curtain that will go up at night to block off the front and side compartment windows. Still ponering on how to do both. 


SandyM said...

Very nice finishing touches. Like the hat hangers - will the hats stay in place when traveling?

Doug and Nancy said...

Looks awesome and just like you two!! Hugs....

NormSusan said...

Looks great. Love all the personal homey touches. I have the same microwave with the revolving tray and what we do is store our bread and buns in there and only take them out when we need the microwave. Keeps them fresh, out of the way and stops any noise while travelling. Looking forward to your new adventures.

Carol and Bill said...

good idea I used to put bread/rolls etc in cupboard when traveling

Carol and Bill said...

Hopefully they will, he had them on the same kind of hangers in the Alfa and they stayed there.

Carol and Bill said...

Have you got moved yet?

Sandy & Tim said...

Beautiful!! You two almost BREATHE "artistic"!! Hope to catch up with you for the "in person" tour this year!

Carol and Bill said...

Would love to finally see you guys again.