The photos below are what we saw.
Having the internal
area of the trailer torn apart was hindering our progress so
we re-installed the refrigerator and microwave back into their
homes in preparation for closure of the bed and installation
of the entertainment system.
sub-bed storage area was cleaned up and the folding cover to the
bed was re-installed. Above, the completed inverter and AC
subpanel installation is shown. The #4AWG wire that is
currently connected to the floor power posts will be reconnected
to the red and black bus bars once the battery box is installed
few components were needed for the entertainment system: Mac
Mini, Apple TV, hard drive and some connecting cables.
That said, mounting items and dressing cables turned out to be
challenging. Components were placed on the fabricated
shelf and zip tie connections were installed. Cables were
routed to use up their excessive lengths and then all components
were secured to the shelf with zip ties. When completed,
the shelf supports were screwed to the cabinet walls. The
WiFi router was mounted on the right wall.
final arrangement was "light and tight" as the backpackers would
say, but the footprint was essentially the full shelf precluding
storage of other items in this cubby.
replaced the stock 12V display panel with the 42" HDTV display
from Thor. This 42" panel fit nicely on the existing
tools and supplies everywhere and it took awhile to get things
was fabrication of shelves for the tall cabinets. Standard
1/2" sanded plywood was used for the job.
cabinet got shelves first. Adding the shelves greatly
increased our storage volume. Note the Kitchen Aid
mini-mixer on the second shelf. This unit allows us to
have virtually all the same capabilities we have at home when we
are on the road. This includes the ability to make
from-scratch bread easily.ue
The wider short closet was next and 3 shelves were installed.
panel for the bed was reinstalled and the lift-assist gas
springs were connected. Tubs were test-fit into the
available space to see what will work.
a trip to the Container Store to get a variety of tubs that
might be appropriate. In the end, we settled on 3 tub types:
2 smaller, removable tubs with covers and a larger one that will
stay in place as it is too big to fit through the passage space.
every 5 years one of our major appliances dies. Our home
stove has had many issues in the past and a recent failure was
the final straw. The stove was very expensive when we
purchased it (1996) and its usage history has been fraught with
various issues all relating to the internal electronics. The
most recent failure was destructive in that it required
destroying some stove components that had fused together due to
heat, corrosion and use to gain access to the stove
electronics. We priced the replacement parts and in the
end concluded it was better to just get a new stove that would
be more serviceable.
reviewing a ton of alternatives, Kathleen settled for the Miele
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