Saturday, April 18, 2015

Exciting new RV upgrade/mod - Part 1 of 3

I've been looking forward to this for at least six months, and it's finally happened!  Actually I had one in my condo in San Diego, and have missed it for over four years.  But I started thinking about one seriously about six months ago.  I sent an e-mail to my son, Tom, who agreed to "help," and here we are.  YES!

First some photos to show the prep running up to the final modification.  I'm going to show you the rest of the mod build in Part 2, and then the install in Part 3.  I took so many photos, it's ridiculous!  WAY too many photos for one post.

You'll probably guess what it is, but maybe not.  ; )   So, here we go...

First Tom checked out The Palms to make sure what I wanted to do would fit.  He took some measurements.  We spent some time at a lumber yard, looking at different kids of wood, and chose two pieces of plywood.  We had his large work truck and the wood was placed inside. Tom's a general contractor and had all the tools and almost everything else we needed to complete the job.

We drove back to Tom's house and started unloading.  Tom took out the wood and the saws and grinder and tools from the truck, got set up and started measuring and cutting, trimming and sanding, drilling, staining and sealing.  I did a little sanding and staining, but Tom knew what he was doing and it was better if I mostly enjoyed watching him do his thing.

Just to prove I helped:

This little guy is a knot or flaw in the wood - what do you see? 

Yup, a Roadrunner running, hiding inside my new mod.  It's a sign...  Right?  My on-board good luck charm.  :)

So...  any ideas?  Do you know what it is?  Check back in the next post to find out for sure!

From me and Katie, totaling enjoying our new RV mod, have a great Saturday, everyone!


  1. Love the roadrunner. I'd say it was a sign too. Can't wait to see what it is.

  2. I have no idea, but love, love, love the Roadrunner.

  3. Shelving, bookcase, pantry?
    Gosh, love the Roadrunner!!!

  4. Boy, whatever it is you're making, that is one very nice workshop Tom has!

  5. With all that plywood, there must be shelves involved! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


  6. My first thought was a murphy bed--don't ask me why. Now I'm seeing either shelves and/or drawers. The roadrunner is a sign--very cool!

  7. So great that you are doing this. We were working on a similar project for a while and it was totally worth it. There is really no better vacation than with an RV. There is plenty of room and it allows you to stay close to where you want to be. Sometimes it even allows you much better overall access.

    Liza Pilon @ Prairie City RV


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