It’s been awhile since we gave a tour of our home on wheels. We now have a lot of new readers/followers and would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our home.
When we decided to “go fulltime” the search was on for a home on wheels. There were a few requirements for living as a fulltime RVer, one was to be debt free. We already had a tow vehicle – a GMC Sierra 2500HD Duramax Diesel. The truck only had 70,000 miles and was paid for, therefore, we couldn’t bring ourselves to go into debt in order to upgrade.
We were looking at Mobile Suites, Travel Supreme, and Carriage fifthwheels, but all of them were too heavy for our truck. Being that we had owned two other Cedar Creeks, a 1999 travel trailer and a 2004 fifthwheel, we decided to stay with a product that we had experienced with; that is, another Cedar Creek.
We special ordered our 2006 Cedar Creek 36RLTS in the summer of 2005 and took delivery in September.
As you enter and look to your left you’ll see our kitchen and dining area with the livingroom just beyond.
The livingroom is furnished with “normal” house furniture – a leather love seat and Lazy Boy recliner’s. Notice that the wall behind the recliners has been painted.
The slideout on the “passenger side” houses the entertainment center with fireplace and the desk. The television was upgraded to a 26” Sharp Aquos which required rebuilding the entertainment center. From the livingroom you can see the door leading to the walk through bathroom and bedroom area.
Notice that the wall next to the refrigerator in the picture above; since that picture was taken we have added wainscoting to the wall. Another upgrade was replacing all of the curtains with oak lambrequins.
We upgraded the mattress with a Serta Vera Wang memory foam mattress and the television with a 29” Sharp Aquos (that’s not the Aquos in the picture).
Here is the bathing area looking back from the bedroom. There is a separate water closet for the flush and the washer/dryer has its own closet as well.
Further, we have added a 1,000 watt inverter and upgraded the converter to a 65 watt with a 3 stage charger. That allows us to “live off the grid” for a few days.
Well, there you have it. It certainly doesn’t take long to tour our little house on the highway, but it is comfortable and contains all the creature features (or “bear” necessities).
The rain has almost cleared out leaving us with cool temperatures and lots of wind. The old awnings are justa flappin’ in the breeze. Today, it’s back to the “Ol’ Ta Do List”. Most everything on the list needs to be done outside so not much got accomplished over the past two days.
Oh yes, the new coffee brewer showed up yesterday. Two improvements over the Mr. Coffee brand is a pot that pours without spilling and a hot plate that has a temperature control. Otherwise, I can’t say that the coffee tastes any better, but we really didn’t expect it to.
Take care until next time - - - - -