Sunday, August 29, 2010

Welcome Aboard!

I've had a few requests for some photos of the interior of our new (to us) little motor home.  This past weekend we took a short camping trip to try pulling our motorcycle trailer and to get a "feel" for the new RV. So before it got the camped in look, I took a few pics. Welcome aboard for a little tour!

Here's the boss behind the wheel.  The entire van is only twenty-five feet long, so things are pretty compact!  There are no slide-outs either, but still room enough for just the two of us.  The two bench seats will make into a second bed when the table is removed.  Just room enough for two or three little grandsons maybe!

This is looking from the front bench to the back.  The bed is almost a queen size, so plenty big enough for us.  One project this weekend was to install a memory foam mattress topper and now it's much more comfortable.  Someday I'd like to make a quilt to replace the brown ultra suede bedspread. 

There's really quite a bit of storage inside. And we found that for just a weekend trip we had more than enough room.  That is a microwave/convection oven.  I haven't tried the convection part of it yet but I was told that brownies bake nicely and meats can also be roasted.  It popped popcorn  very well though!  The sink and cook top both have glass covers that make for more counter space when those aren't in use. 

The full bath is back in the corner and though it's small it's nice not to have to rely on campground facilities.  The holding tanks are pretty good sized, so we could probably make it several days without having to take on water or dump the tanks.  There is also a generator if we ever need to "boon dock" or spend the night in a Walmart parking lot!  (Yes, most Walmarts will allow rv's to "camp" overnight in their parking lot for free.) Check out the monogrammed hand towel.  That's a project I completed in a machine embroidery class that week.

There's a nice  television and home theater system.  Although we've still got an issue with the antenna that needs to be diagnosed, we're able to watch movies or cable.  I've got no doubt that my handyman hubby will eventually figure out the problem get the show back on the road. 

So here we are at our campsite at Clifty Falls State Park.  Note the motorcycle trailer hiding behind. We purchased a  new little Weber Q120 grill to use which fits nicely in one of the outside storage compartments.  We have the larger version here at the house which we love but have just about worn out.  I was even able to cook some awesome pancakes on a griddle on the little grill.   We're not very familiar with the Indiana State Park campgrounds  but we were more than pleased with this one at Clifty Falls.  The sites were huge, most looked pretty level and ours had lots of shade.  There was a fire ring and a picnic table and the bath house/restrooms were much nicer than some at more expensive private campgrounds.  So on the OTRWJ rating, this one gets a 9 !  This is a nice park too, especially if you like hiking and it's near one of our favorite Ohio River towns, Madison. 

Now we're home again, trying to figure out our next destination!  But for the next few days, we're looking forward to a visit from daughter E and some relaxing time around here for all us.  Thanks for stopping by!


Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet -- I'm soooo envious! This looks like SO much fun. I can't ever imagine talking TheManoftheHouse into such an adventure, so I'll have to live vicariously through you. Next Stop: Pokagon LOL!

Lori said...

Thanks for the tour! I love camping but we don't seem to do it much anymore. What a nice lil RV. Don't you just love how they make use of every little nook and cranny? I like the inside decor, a little on the modern twinge. Very nice!

Michelle said...

Awesome camper! I am so happy you shared pictures with us. I guess if you HAVE to rough it, that is the way to do it! =-)

LuAnn said...

I am envious, too. That looks like so much fun, but I don't think my hubby will go on an adventure like that either. Thanks for the great tour of the inside.

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