Apache Junction, AZ High 82 Low 56
I’m really documenting all of these modifications so that I can look back at what we did when I can’t remember any of them.
I know a lot of people who really like the bench dinette but I’m not one of them. I was hoping that we could take the dinette set out but that isn’t going to happen without a whole lot of work. Our heater and duct work are under the bench seats. You can see some of it in the next picture. So maybe someday.
So back to the drawing board. Something had to be done to open up that area somehow. So this is the idea I came up with and Jim did it for me. We still have a table but more open space.
The Bungalow came with a new Interstate 12V battery. We will be buying two 6V golf cart batteries and Jim can use the 12V on the boat. To accommodate the new batteries we had to get a new battery box and Jim also installed a battery cut off switch. We also have a battery tender that will get installed when we move the rig over by us.
Our Canadian neighbors will be heading north in a couple of weeks and they have given us permission to park the Bungalow on their lot after they leave. We can run an extension cord over to our electric and it will be easier for Jim to do some of the other projects.
The screen door handle was loose and the door didn’t shut properly. Jim had to adjust the hook on the door that holds the two doors together. He also put up a screen door bar which is one of those things that I now consider a necessity.
The level had been placed between the tires on the outside of the rig so Jim moved it up towards the front where it now works properly. We also bought a nice big level for the front that can easily be seen from the truck.
Dawn, I have to agree with you about the sink. It is really small and in our rig, very awkward to get to. I had thought about replacing it with a single sink but I haven’t been able to find one that would be the right size. The closest one in size, would make me lose some of my very valuable counter space. For now, we are going to work with what we have.
One of the hardest things for me to find was someplace to put the girls’ treats. Whenever they go out and do their job, they get to have a treat. Well, they get to have treats at other times like when Jim and I come in the house. When we were in Casa Grande, Jan and I looked at everything we could think of that might work and I didn’t find anything that I liked. However, Amazon to the rescue. I found this basket and key holder. Supposed to be for holding mail but it’s just perfect to put treats in and have a place to hang keys.
Meanwhile – back at the fifth wheel. Jim needed to put a new seal in our toilet. So not fun.
The fifth wheel hitch also needed to come out of the back of the pick up. We have the super duper Glide Rite heavy duty hitch for short bed trucks. It weighs over 300 lbs and Jim needed help. Got the job done and it is now in our shed.
Marv and Al
Ken rounded up the dolly to help with the move.