Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We are getting closer.

Much progress since my last post.  The electrical work with the Solar Panels and the Inverters is complete.  The carpet installation has begun.  After the carpet work, there will be the wheel bearing pack and brake inspection; then the Spring Checkout for the heater, hot water heater, refrigerator, stove, grease the slides, and other de-winterizing processes.

Here are some photos showing various stages of the progress:

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Before and after of the solar panels on the roof.

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Basement Area:  Note the new central power block in the lower right corner.  This brings all the connections inside the basement and I only have to hook up 2 cables in the battery compartment instead of 7 cables.

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IMG_4687 Three stages of carpet replacement.

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      Inverters installed and functioning                                Solar Panel Monitor

The RV Shop is shooting for completion on Friday, but it could be Monday when all is said and done.

On the house front, nothing new on the Short Sale approval from the First Mortgage Co., but my realtor says “No news is good news” at this stage.  We are continuing to clear out the “stuff” from the house.  We rented a PO Box at UPS and a storage space on Monday.  The walls of the house are looking a little bare.  It is amazing how much photos and art on walls make a home.  Unfortunately, there is minimum wall space in a camper and mounting pictures is a whole different process (anyone have good ideas on how to mount stuff to walls so it doesn’t fall off when in motion?).

So we expect to bring the camper to the house next week and start moving stuff in.  There is a 24 hour limit on street RV parking (if someone complains), so we hope the neighbors will be nice.  One of our neighbors has had his small travel trailer in front of his house for a couple of weeks, so I am hopeful we will have some time to load up.  If not, I will have to keep moving it around to avoid the “abandoned vehicle” statue.  Such fun!


Jim and Gayle said...

We use 3M Dual Lock, which is similar to Velcro but much better. The adhesive is much stronger,too. Radio Shack always carries it and sometimes you can find it at WalMart, Lowe's or Home Depot. We don't like putting holes in the walls of our motorhome-never sure what's behind them!

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...

Thanks Jim and Gayle,

I will check that out. I have not heard of this product before.

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

To avoid the abandoned vehicle rule just hitch it to the truck while working on it.

Pantry items generally last longer then refridgerated items so use the food from the fridge first. You'll get around to shrinking the pantry stock as you consume it on the road.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.