Category: Space Saving
Lucky for me I’ve got a pretty handy hubby, so he’s been able to make some small modifications to out travel trailer to make life a little easier. We have a spilt bathroom (I guess that’s what they call it) where the tub and potty are on one side of the camper and the mirror and sink are on the other. The only drawback is, there’s no place to put extra toilet paper, washcloths, clothes, etc. Good place to put clean clothes when in the shower So Hubby took a shelf that sits over the toilet in a stick house and modified it to fit over the toilet in the trailer. The poles that hold the shelf are spring loaded, so this was an easy install. He also installed one of these soap dispensers in the shower. Now we don’t have shampoo and soap bottles bouncing around in the tub when we go down the road. This isn’t really a modification, just a nifty way to use the space under the dinette seat. Hubby measured the space and then found an under the bed tote to fit. This way I can store all... [Read more...]
One of the things that I have really enjoyed doing with our r.v.s, is making them my/our own. By that, I mean decorating the bathroom with pretty towels, picking the perfect comforter (it’s picked, but I’m waiting for it to go on clearance ;) ), buying organizational tools, and finding more efficient ways to utilize space. The kitchen is the space where I most enjoy finding new and better ways to pack in more stuff store needed items efficiently; with a family of 13, the kitchen is one of the most frequently used spaces in our r.v.! Sometimes, finding a way to utilize the small kitchen area better involves a minor modification. I thought that I would share two super easy mods that we have done to make our kitchen space more functional. One of my very favorite modifications is the addition of a knife magnet bar. We did this addition to our previous travel trailer even though it had knife slots behind the stovetop, and we liked it so much that... [Read more...]
This video is a hoot! All Flowbee fans check it out!
While we have always homeschooled our children, now that we are full-time r.v.ers, we have found that Roadschooling (homeschooling on the road) presents some unique challenges as compared to when we homeschooled in a sticks & bricks. Being on the road has given us a chance to visit some wonderful historic locations that we would not have been able to otherwise afford to go to without our r.v. We love to tailor our curriculum to where we are visiting; especially for history, writing, and science, but traveling full-time makes it difficult to always have, on-hand, the learning tools that we enjoyed in our house. We have found having a laptop and printer on-board indispensable to our destination tutoring! Of course, if you are going for a short trip, it would be very easy to find applicable information before you leave home, print it out there, and take it along. There are some great websites that provide details and worksheets about states, historical destinations,... [Read more...]
The Richmond RV and Camping Expo was great! More dealers than I ever expected participated in this years show with a collage of RV types and models to fit most any camping style or budget. Shedding pounds is big this year. A very large percentage of RVs at the show were considerably lighter than previous models of the same size. With the emphasis on fuel efficiency and downsized tow vehicles manufacturers have developed innovative ways of shedding weight by the use of composites and other light weight materials. The difference can be as much as 1,000 pounds for a same-size RV from a prior model year. Edge M 21 Heartland Recreational Vehicles exhibited their new Edge M 21. This 22 foot trailer weighs in at a mere 3200 pounds (dry weight), features a queen bed, huge bath, center slide out and a list of amenities often only found on larger high-end RVs. It can be towed by most any SUV equipped with a sturdy hitch. Fully loaded weight is rated at only 4,000 pounds. Keystone... [Read more...]