I spent most of last week moving all of our stuff back into the new fifth wheel. It is great that the campground where we camp host has a building where we could store our stuff. That way we could take our time and figure out where we wanted to put things.
I’m happy to say everything is now back inside. Kevin is still working on the basement storage. He’s getting some more storage containers to try and organize the compartment better. I did the same on the inside. Some of the storage bins I had in the previous unit did not fit in the new cabinets. So, after a couple of trips to the store, I now have everything pretty much arranged to my satisfaction.
The closet is advertised as a walk-in closet. I’d say that’s a bit of a stretch, but there are shelves behind the closet poles, which I have filled with items we don’t use frequently. Once the clothes are hung, those shelves are not that easy to access, but they are full of items like our dress shoes, extra bedding and Christmas and fall decorations.
The bathroom has quite a bit more storage than our old unit had, and I’ve managed to fill all the cabinets. There are more cabinets over the toilet, but I couldn’t get the whole bathroom into one picture. I wasn’t sure how I would like the vessel sink. It looks nice, but would it be practical. So far, I am liking it. It does not show water spots as much as I thought it would.
The kitchen area does not have quite as much storage as our old unit did, but after some trial and error, we’ve managed to find a home for everything. I am loving the larger refrigerator!!
We found the four chairs around the table felt too tight, so we’ve put one of the chairs in the bedroom, giving us some more elbow room around the table.
Here’s the living room. I am loving all the windows.
Our old unit did not have a heat pump, and we are really liking that feature. Unfortunately, the weather has been quite cold and damp since we’ve been back in Wisconsin. The heat pump is saving us on propane costs. Both the furnace and air conditioner are much quieter in this new unit.
Also, we now have dual pane windows which really seem to be helping in keeping out the cold and noise. Yesterday we had winds over 25 mph, and I heard almost no wind noise. We chose not to get slide toppers on this unit, and I am so pleased with that decision. The wind noise has been reduced to almost nothing. I hated the noise those toppers made on windy days. We don’t often camp in wooded areas. If we do, we’ll make sure the slides are free of debris before pulling them in.
So, overall we are very pleased with this new unit. There are a few things our old unit had that I wish this new one had. We had a small decorative oval window over the refrigerator in the kitchen slide that did a great job of letting in more natural light. They no longer have those windows in the new units. I really liked it. Also, our cabinets are darker and the windows are more deeply tinted. That makes it feel darker inside, but I’m getting used to just turning on more lights during the day. Of course, if the sun ever decides to come back out, that would help!!
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