We've been shopping for all the little things like rugs, hangers for the wardrobe, pots and pans, a clock, towels and the accessories that will make it come to truly be a home on wheels.
And in that process has come a bonding with our rig. It's ours now.
Today we cleaned the carpets. Yesterday I replaced the old analog TV that came with it with a new 19 inch Samsung digital TV. While I was at it, I added a new BluRay DVD player. Over the weekend we used leather cleaner on the seats. Last week, I replaced the old radio with a new JVC radio that will play and charge my iPhone/iPad. I also put in new 4-inch Alpine speakers. We bought packing cubes for our clothes and new bedding (a king-sized Superbag that will make it a lot easier to set up our bed). Oh yeah, we got extra sheets for the Superbag, too.
And then there's the gear and gizmos. You can see some of that in this post. But, trust me, there's more coming. I'll do a video later this week showing some of the other extras I've picked up.
The RT will be, after all, our home when we're on the road.
This has all been a surprising amount of fun for me, who hates to shop, especially at malls. But there I am, running not to one, two or three but literally a dozen stores with my wife to find the perfect rugs. The accompanying pictures are two of the many we brought back so far, though I know there will be yet more to bring home and try out.
That's okay. These things take time.
Besides, it's still very cold here. And as we bond with our Roadtrek, we're spending a lot of time in it each day… even if it is in the driveway.