The 30-Day Trailer Renovation

So, I have abandoned my blog since February, and before that posts had been quite sparse as well. I am vowing to rectify this and post more often once we get moved and settled again.

About that moving thing… Yep, we are on our way to Sitka, Alaska. Our four years in Mobile, Alabama were up and Jason got orders to Sitka. We’re very excited, have been for months since we got the news, but have been super craril we spent most of our tax refund zy busy renovating a travel trailer in which to make this epic trip. Back in April we spent a decent chunk of our tax refund to purchase a used 26-foot long 2000 Coachmen Futura bunckhouse travel trailer. At first look it appeared in good enough shape and in need of a good deep cleaning and some sprucing up (I was thinking a little paint on the walls and new curtains).

We let it sit in the driveway for a couple of months and then one day in June I went out there with my bucket full of heavy duty cleaning supplies and realized that our trailer needed much more than that. After closer inspection we saw that this thing had been lived in for a while and was not in as good of shape as we had thought. Initially we thought about trading it in for a newer model but the trade-in value wasn’t good enough and we couldn’t afford a huge payment on something we aren’t going to be using frequently. We put together a budget, made a plan, went to the home improvement stores, and embarked on a renovation that could only take 30 days so that it would be done before we were due to leave town. Let me just spoil this story a little bit and tell you that we were not finished in our allotted 30 days. Jason brought a bunch of his tools and we were still working on it after we arrived in California for our 10-day rest stop.

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