Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New RV Trailer

7am - The new RV Trailer that was described here on my Blog, is the one that I plan to purchase. It's [this] one.

However, it was not until Reader Sandy Matts made a comment about my needing space for an "easy chair", that I came up with a solution for that space.
Thank you, Sandy! 😎

The plan is:
  • Remove the queen size bed. Replace it with a comfortable couch which shall be my bed.
  • Remove the dinette. Do what is necessary to make this slide out area into a location for my La-Z-Boy recliner. Put a table in the remaining space [Or perhaps a bookcase.]
Please click on trailer diagram to enlarge

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11am - Sleep!
I've had bad sleep, all of my life. Caused me great distress!

Recently, my Kaiser primary care doctor, prescribed Trazodone. I'm now getting 5, 6, 7-hours great sleep each nite.

I attribute a huge increase in my ability to reason to Trazodone. Oh my! How my poor brain and I suffered since I was a young teenager. 65 years!

But it's over now 😎

12 Noon - Bike or golf cart?
As I was eating breakfast [at noon!], I noticed a golf cart parked outside. Belongs to my site neighbor.

It crossed my mind, that a golf cart may be a better choice for me. Rather than purchasing a new electric bike.

A golf cart, in my opinion, is safer than a bike for me!

12:45pm - Eating
During WW2, I was a kid [born 1937] living in Los Angeles. At meals my Mom always was admonishing my sister [1940],


"Remember the poor starving children in Europe."

Well, I remembered until my 70s. Then I came to my senses. After that remembering event, I gradually lost about 20 lbs and about 4 inches of my waistline. 😎

At breakfast today, I was reminded of my Mom's admonishments. I made too much food. Dumped the left-overs. Felt sooooo much better than if I had eaten the whole thing!


5:30pm - Spa time during the 5 O'clock hour
Pete and I drove to the Apple Store in the City of Temecula. Pete had his MacBook Pro checked out. Afterwards, we walked the store looking at the Apple products, on display and just waiting for a customer.

I played around with a large iPad and fell in love with it! ♥️ Sale price starts at $500. Hmmmm?!

We drove to a Five Guys. Pete ordered fries. I ordered a "Little bacon burger with mayo, lettuce and pickles only. Yummmm!

We returned to Jojoba during the 5 O'clock hour. Off I went to the Spa! Gotta love it.

George is sitting on the edge of the Spa


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36 comments:

  1. Hi George, Getting a new trailer I see. So excited for you. It's gonna be great. George, I want to be just like you when I grow up!!!!!!!

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    1. Hi Jackson,

      You and I are both excited about it!

      Thank you, Jackson, for that wonderful compliment!

      Tioga George


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  2. George, have you inquired whether the queen bed is removable? Sometimes these items are not. Would there be tile under the queen bed where you will place the sofa?

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    1. Yup, you want to check on that. In the trailer we had there was a pass-thru storage under the head of the bed. I just noted the floor-plans you posted say this. What we did, was to add about 9-12 inches to the width of that space and installed a twin mattress there. We used the added space for storage. This freed up a bunch of floor space for a recliner in front of the twin bed. (Hubby slept in the recliner because some nights he couldn't lay flat due to his gout.)

      Scott, we had carpet under our bed frame. We ripped all the carpet out and installed laminate flooring. Carpet and goat-head stickers are not good for bare feet! Laminate flooring is easier to keep clean, too.

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    2. Hi Scott,

      Yes, the queen bed is removable. Thank you for asking about that.

      While the queen bed is being replaced by the couch, I will be writing about what goes on here in my Blog.

      Tioga George


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  3. And check if the slide when out is level with the main floor. Ours are not level in the new class c so we can't take the couch out and put a recliner there as it isn't wide enough and would be 4 inches higher than the main floor. We didn't think to check that...

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    1. Hi Carol & Bill,

      I will check about being level when the slide out is extended.

      In the RV that I am considering, the slide out is on a riser. Looks to be about 6" high. If that proves to be a problem, I'll have a small riser floor built and placed in front of the La-Z-Boy.

      George


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  4. One thing we have to keep in mind is that George probably has more experience RVing than the rest of us put together. I bet everything works out wonderful.

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    1. Hi Otto,

      I believe you will win that bet. 😎

      Tioga George


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  5. Hi, George. Excitement is getting a new trailer and a neighborhood full of fellow RV'ers. The only thing about the trailer that I personally would have a real problem with is the microwave below the stovetop. I use my microwave often. I have to be able to keep a close eye on what is cooking. Guess I would need a stool to sit on! Of course the recliner is a necessity.

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    1. Hi RnR,

      Yes, excitement! Gotta love this trailer buying jag!

      Rose, I too have a big problem kneeling. So, I keep a wood chair nearby. Sitting down on a chair is a whole lot like kneeling. Much easier to get up though!

      About the recliner. You and I are on the same page there!

      Tioga George


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  6. I'm excited for you George -- that's a beautiful trailer!

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    1. Thank you sooooo much, Sheila, for being excited about the new trailer along with me!

      Tioga George

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  7. This year when I was 69 3/4 I decided that I was no longer as safe as I wanted to be when riding my bike or paddling my kayak. I had had two near major events on them but did not get hurt. That set of events made me give both the bike and yak away to my son and grandson. Since then my experiences, FOR ME, seem to be validating it was a wise choice due to my declining abilities. You have to make your own choice but it is wise to make a choice with careful thought about the bike or cart. I would need to choose the cart at this time of my declining abilities. I am certain that whatever choice you choose will be correct for you.

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    1. Hi Barney,

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing your bike/kayak experience.

      I've made a decision about my electric bike. The bike goes, and the golf cart comes onboard The Team.
      YIPPEE!

      Be well,
      Tioga George

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  8. Nice trailer and the renos make sense, whatever works for you. An the golf cart makes more sense as we age and be nice that they allow them there too. I know you will enjoy this lifestyle again.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Thank you sooooo much!

      I never had a clue that I would someday return to the RV lifestyle. I will not be searching for the same kind of adventure as I did with MsTioga.

      Don't you feel that this new RVing Adventure at Jojoba is going to be a darned good one?

      Bye,
      Tioga George


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    2. This adventure will be wonderful too, sure beats living in an apartment.

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  9. I think the golf cart is a groovy idea George. You can not only carry passengers but freight as well. Probably has a roof for rainy days and I'm sure the seating is more comfortable than a bike. Then there is the whole safety issue. Much steadier with 4 wide tires on the road as opposed to 2 skinny ones. Never have to worry about any balancing issues. Maybe even has headlights for cruising around at night too. A floor to put your feet on and a place to set your hat down. Sounds like a win/win idea to me:))

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    1. Hi Al,

      I agree and say "Amen" to everything in your comment!

      Thank you,
      Tioga George


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  10. One other thing to consider about the removal of the dinette. We wanted to remove ours from our first trailer (bought new) and we had to pay extra for them to leave it out. As for the Golf cart vs the bike, you can cruise with a lady friend in the golf cart, but I doubt she will crawl on the back of a bike.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      I am not asking for the dinette to removed from the trailer BEFORE I get it.

      I have more than enough experience in a wood shop and machine shop to get the dinette out and provide a place for my La-Z-Daze recliner and a bookcase.

      Yes, about the golf cart. Lady friend? [That would be nice 😎]

      Tioga George

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  11. ..and so begins a new and wonderful adventure in your life. I vote for the golf cart. Love mine.

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    1. Hi Contessa,

      Yes! A new adventure! Just when I thought my adventures were all done and finished....here comes what may become the biggest one of all.

      I vote for the golf cart too.

      Tioga George


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  12. I'm so excited for you George. For me planning is solo much fun.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy,

      We are both excited for these new plans.

      And, that's a good thing! 😎

      Tioga George

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  13. Hi George!
    I am so excited about your new plans...I have been having some of the same ones lately..a new start..yada.yada...but..you know I'm going to say something right?...
    I.. love cooking and new recipes...I send my husband to the store (because I can't get there any more) to buy things I want to cook. In the end I often don't have the energy to "finish" the thought. But Are you still able to live the dream?.. finish the thought.. I hope so...but you don't have to...
    I look forward to many more years of posts from you about "whatever"...you are an inspiration to others! I often live through you Tioga George.

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    1. Hi Barb,

      Thank you so much, for being excited about my new plans! I am too.

      You ask, "But Are you still able to live the dream?"

      So far, I am still able live my dreams. I will tell you this though. When I was taking all my doctor prescribed medication, it nearly did me in! I took myself OFF ALL medication, and now I am feeling good.

      Don't get me wrong. I still have a challenge with walking and not falling. But I get around. And am doing OK. Just a LOT slower now.

      Bye for now,
      Tioga George

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  14. ou've got all your bases covered, George! Enjoy the ride!Y

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    1. Hi Cyndi,

      Yes, I agree. Got my bases covered.

      Tioga George

      PS: Is Stumpy your puppy dog?



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  15. Check under the dinette to see if there are tanks, electrical cords etc. that would cause a problem if you remove it. Speaking from experience. Just trying to save you the problems we are finding.

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    1. Hi Carol & Bill,

      I sent an inquiry to the Coachmen factory that builds the trailer that I wish to buy.

      They promised to get my answer in a day or so.

      George

      PS: I sign off with "George" to Carol and Bill because we are personal friends. For many years. Don't use my Tioga George nick name with friends.

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  16. Hi George,
    I gotta tell you it is me Jack from MA. (action jackson from yesterday) I have been following you since you were in San Diego. I have benefited from so many parts of your blogs. Especially sharing your experience with the book: "The Unteathered Soul" Anyway I too am getting back into RV's . Have a 2003 Winnebago Mini class C. After fixing the leaks I have found that it has an aluminum frame which is way better then wood/steel as it has no rust. It also has a curved roof which is a first for me, so I have some confidence it will last in the northeast climate. Please keep the postings coming, especially about your trailer re modeling project.
    Sincerely
    Your friend up north
    Jack

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Thanks for letting me in on your real name. The trick is for me to remember your real name, when I reply to your future comments!!

      That book is a fantastic read. Loved it!

      I promise to keep the postings coming.

      Sounds like a good time for you with your Winnie!

      Bye for now,
      Tioga George


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  17. I haven't posted in years but have followed your blog since 2002 or 2003. Your blog helped us purchase our first RV back in 2003!
    Just last week I was thinking about you and I think it was you that talked about a leak that can happen behind running lights? We had an odd leak and tho it wasn't from our running lights, we DID see where they needed a bit of attention to prevent leakage.
    I wanted to say that my uncle, who is at least 80, has a golf cart at his house. He uses it to get to his garden and even takes it to the grocery store. He lives in a small town in Minnesota. His wife, who is very disabled, can ride with him and get out of the house and into the fresh air. I think a golf cart would be wonderful for you!
    I am also loving your perspectives and insights as you get older. (I am 20 years behind you) You've shared several ways of lifestyle choices that we might consider as we approach our senior years.
    Looking forward to seeing your postings on the new digs. Thank you for all your writings. :)

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  18. You played around with a large iPad and fell in love with it! ♥️ Sale price starts at $500!!! How possible to sell your loved iPad at this price? Please explain it. George sitting style is rally funny. Great lovely story. It would be better if you gave this lovelytrailer diagram with a big photo.

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