Friday, January 17, 2014

Well, it works...


We made our first trip to the HitchHiker today, with a truck full of stuff to load onboard.  The first thing we noticed when opening the door to the storage unit: it was still clean.  That's a beautiful thing.  I turned on the batteries, Joan checked the monitor: still reading full capacity; another good thing.  I plugged it in, and she put out the bedroom slide (so we could see what needs to go in or out of the closet)...


It "felt like home" when we went inside to load up.  Nice that the storage unit is wide enough to be able to put out the slides while inside the unit.

The storage unit seems to be the best we've experienced so far: plenty tall and wide, insulated, and ventilated; concrete floor.  More than enough length.

We'll be making another trip to the storage unit to finish the loading process, and not bringing the HitchHiker to our island for loading... we'll see how this works.

3 comments:

Tim and First Mate said...

OK, the $64,000 question where are you headed?

vwittsche said...

Had two couples come by our "park host" site to exclaim that they'd love to do "this sort of thing". When they asked about our home base…I pointed at it. They were intrigued. "How does one go from xyz footage in a home to a 5th wheel?" I stated, "You can't even begin to know how freeing the "simplify mantra" can be." They nodded like they understood…but, didn't want to put stock into "it". I'm sure we won't see them at the park anytime soon as "hosts". You've either got this in your blood or you don't…that's what I've noticed.

Captain Jim and the Blonde said...

Hi Tim. Arizona. Please send the $64k in small, unmarked bills. ;-)

Hi Val. Everybody starts somewhere. When we built the house in the Black Hills, RVing wasn't on our radar. Since those folks were in the park, it may be the first step. You may be the incentive they needed to go home and start talking about it. :-)