So we just returned a few days ago from our biggest camping trip yet! The first 3 nights were in a RV resort in Anaheim where we used up our extra day left on our Disney passes. Then it was 4 nights in Yosemite national park. Yosemite is AMAZING!!! We will have to go back for longer someday. Then we headed into joshua tree. We left Yosemite late and instead of pushing too laye(our ETA was like 9 PM) we stayed over in a parking lot at Edwards Air Force Base then finished the drive in the morning. Joshua Tree was also fantastic this time of year and the kids loved climbing on all of the rock formations while hiking.
Fishing in Yosemite
Yosemite and Joshua tree had no hookups at all, so our first boon-docking experience. Besides the p-trap in the bathroom sink coming off on the way to Yosemite and then my wife washing a soiled car seat cover when we got in. "Honey it sounds like water is running out of the trailer and onto the ground, did you leave the drain valve open?"..... I figured she must be imagining something. The sight under the bathroom sink was one for the ages, her makeup bag right under the deluge..... all this at 9 PM after looking for fresh water to fill the tanks etc etc.
We did have battery issues on the last day. I brought along a 900 watt 2-cycle generator from HF and ran it about 30 minutes a day figuring that was enough to handle the LED lights, water pump, fridge electronics, propane detector, and charging our phones. Our trailer still just has one group 27 I believe, maybe 24. In either case it is only 3 years old. The battery may be toast but the generator didn't seem to do much compared to a long drive with the tow vehicle charging the battery. I plan at some point to alter the battery box to hold 2x 6V batteries.
After the trip we stopped and dropped the trailer off at the polishers, King Truck Wash, in LA. Another forum member had his trailer shined there and it turned out fantastic. I was a little nervous leaving my baby. I will be going out to sea for a few weeks so by the time I return she should be ready for pickup!!!
New counter and cubby storage next to the fridge. Next project will be adding drawers and completing the cabinets.
Front dinette, my wife sewed the upholstery herself and we had a local foam company cut the foam to fit.
We never lost a single knife going down the road with the magnetic holder, the rod is from IKEA and the baskets were off Amazon. Isn't my wife talented?
We switched out the gold faucet for silver.
Storage next to the fridge, the 2 computer fans with the temperature switch worked fantastic this trip. Super quiet also.
IKEA rotating hanger for the shower, great when you don't use the shower often and need to dry stuff.
IKEA again lol, extendable double sided tilt mirror for the wife to do her makeup. Yes she has to sit on the toilet to do it, we all have to make sacrifices lol.
Each kid has a numbered tote, there are 2 in each cubby. The grow ups get the top ones. Still only 3 kids so room for expansion, lets pray that's not anytime soon haha!
Thanks everyone for the encouragement and for checking out the progress. Once we get her back I will post some post shine photos. Next up will be painting the lettering back, painting the rear light trim, and installing the steps. Interior wise we will finish the kitchen cabinets and install flooring, it really feels like we are getting closer to having a finished product (which will only mean more little projects, it will next truly 'end' but we could use a break hehe).