Monday, April 4, 2016

Our Camper Needs Some Love

I told you yesterday that we have neglected our camper for a while Bill has been so sick. 

He just didn't have the energy to get out to it. 
When he did have the energy, he preferred to go to the lake and do a little fishing. 

 It has been a while since I've been out to the ranch to have a peek at our trailer. 
It has been sitting for a couple of years not being used. 

Bill made a trip out to check on it about 6 months ago but I didn't go with him. 
 Mice had gotten inside over the previous winter.  Argh!!
He also said that the fridge and freezer doors were left ajar. 
Not a problem except that they were left on.
Condensation had leaked all over the place. 
I envisioned ruined faux wood cabinetry and mice droppings up to our eyeballs. 
The damage from the condensation was minimal. 
It only ruined an 8 by 8 cabinet door. 
The droppings are all cleaned up and were not horrible. 

That being said, we are going to put some work into it.
We are getting a new mattress and new bedding. 

The mattress that came with the trailer is ridiculously uncomfortable.
I've wanted a new mattress since we slept on it the first night. 

I will also be making new curtains and reupholstering the couch.
 I wonder what is wrong with the designers that work with R.V. manufacturers. 
They seem to pick the ugliest fabrics ever made. 
This was the best of what the dealer had at the time.

I have wanted to redo the upholstery since the day we picked it up but Bill would not have cared for that idea. 

We have had it almost 7 years so it needs new tires before we can pull it anywhere. 

 Once Bill can pull it home, I can begin making some changes. 

It was a beautiful day. 
We got it emptied out and cleaned up. 

It was great to ride an ATV again.

The original longhorns are all still there.

There was a new little darling. 

I can tell Bill is feeling a lot better because he had the energy to make a trip out to the ranch. 

It is great having the old Bill back. 

Thanks for stopping by, 


  1. Aww, I'm glad your sweetheart is feeling better. That's the most important thing of all. Where are you planning to go with the RV?

  2. That photo of you two and your pooch puts a big smile on my face. The joy in your eyes touches my heart. Continued healing for Bill.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

  3. It's great that you got to visit and clean up your trailer but more importantly, it Wonderful that Bill is feeling better - YAY!! Bless you both, Cindy xo

  4. Glad your husband is feeling better! The camper looks like a lot of fun!

  5. Things are looking up! Your plans for the camper sound wonderful. I've often dreamed of a comfy way to travel around the states. My Husband and I love road trips!

    Wishing you all the best!