Moving an RV

Always get a kind of knot in the pit of my stomach when I have to move the RV. Edgar and I have been living at Ft. Stevens for 4 months. I moved the RV 3 months ago when I took the position as Park Host, but only about 1,000 yards.

This time we have been living in it and I have made a ton of improvements. Framed in the door, replaced shower and kitchen faucets, replaced toilet, replaced 3 blinds with awesome cellular shades that really keep in the warm and made 2 pairs of insulated drapes for the bedroom, replaced all the cabinet inserts, removed old wiring and got all the electrical systems, including changing out the breaker box (which is actually very easy) working. Put up a shelf where there was a hole and had to custom fit some cabinet door hinges to make it work. Painting – I hate painting, I end up with paint all over me, in my hair, but I love color and this place needed a good brightening, I still haven’t finished the ceiling.

So moving, things just don’t go in one direction, when we move, we move, batten down the hatches is no joke. Everything moves, everything, even the structure, that is why I am so nervous. I have glued, nailed, repaired and painted, crossing my fingers it all holds up. I tried to think about the movement when I made the repairs, compensating tight fit for flexibility.

Then there is your stuff in the cupboards, you learn quick when a bottle of olive oil falls over and leaks. I have mats in all the cupboards, but stuff still falls over if it is not stabilized. Everything hanging shifts and things on shelves go flying.

Then there is the hitching up and towing the car thing…but that’s a different story.

Glad we only have to go about 50 miles.

Cathy

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6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Bill Cunningham on January 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Quite the handy person! Good luck on the move.

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  2. Posted by chris&DEB on January 29, 2012 at 3:16 am

    WOW!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!! I SURE COULD’VE USED YOU IN MY BATHROOM PROJECT!!!!

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  3. I DID’NT SEE YOUR GUEST BEDROOM!! WERE ARE WE GOING TO SLEEP!!!

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  4. Posted by Janet Barton on January 29, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Be sure to take those scissors off your wall before you take off (remember, no running with scissors!) Think about sailing – put stuff into the sink, if it moves, tie it down, and if your cabinet locks are loose, get out the duct tape! most of all, Godspeed

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