We had emptied the basement last week so I crawled in and took the access panels off. The photo below is of the compartment on the driver side. You can see the water heater, furnace, central vac and a whole lotta' hoses, water lines and wires. The black tank cables that run from the control panel to the holding tanks is wound up in that mess. You can see one of them just above my toe at the bottom of the photo.
This photo is of the area under the bathroom. The white cylinder at the top is the water filter housing. You'll notice all the wires and electrical equipment sitting directly under the water filter.
Let me just say this is exactly how the Little RV came from the factory. Did they really think this through?
Try as I might I was not able to see or even reach the location of the gate valves so that was a waste but I did change the water filter while I was down there. I was able to shove a bucket into the mess and under the filter but it didn't catch all of the water so things did get wet. I dried everything as well as I could. It kind of makes me nervous when that happens.
We had a very cloudy morning and it was cool outside so after buttoning the basement up I decided to try giving her a bath. She got so dirty on the last leg of our trip.
The experience taught me a couple of things. First, we have completely inadequate tools for washing an RV. We need some long handled tools and perhaps a ladder of some sort. Second, I'm really short. I did get about 3/4 of her washed. I scrubbed and scrubbed with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser trying to the the silicon sealant clean. What an ugly job that is. Perhaps we just need to hire someone to do a wash and wax?
I'm working on some interior projects too. I have decided I am tired of beige. EVERYTHING inside the Little RV is a shade of brown. We have tan, beige, brown, caramel, chocolate, cream and every other brown/beige color imaginable. I think the best way to add a pop of color is to recover the window cornices.
This is one of the bedroom windows with the original fabric.
I took the other bedroom window cornice down and will attempt to cover them both with new fabric today. When I took the cornice down I discovered the manufacturer found yet another place to cut costs. The window is trimmed with coordinating molding that runs just above the bottom edge of the window cornice. Hey, if you can't see it, why put it in, right?
I plan to cover the bedroom cornices with the fabric on the right and the rest of the RV with the fabric on the left. Wish me luck!