You’ve told me you want to see photos! So, as requested, here is a tour of the inside of our motorhome living space. I’ll post photos of the outside later. You can click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
The first view is in the front looking back through the living space into the kitchen. The second photo is taken mid-coach (standing in the kitchen) looking forward. As you can see, the pilot and co-pilot chairs rotate to add seating to the living room. They are also recliners, very comfortable ones, too! The L-shaped couch has a foot-rest at one end as well and we purchased a matching ottoman. The ottoman holds our “blankies” and provides an extra table surface when you flip the lid over. The sofa doubles as a pull-out guest bed (with air mattress top for comfort). The L portion of the couch collapses and retracts for travel.
Also note in the second photo that we have two, yes two, TV’s in the living room. There is a massive 50 inch flat screen over the electric fireplace and a smaller TV over the cockpit. I couldn’t imagine a use for two TV’s in one room – until I came home last weekend to Jeff watching a different football game on each TV! He was in heaven – who needs a sports bar when you’ve got this?? We have Direct TV through our hi-tech Travler satellite dish as well as access to over-the-air channels through our digital antenna. And if I want to watch something different, there’s a TV in the bedroom AND one outside. We should never lack for TV entertainment.
The fireplace (doesn’t everyone need one?) can be used as an additional heat source for those cool nights/mornings. It also has a light mode, with 5 different “flame” images. You can run the flame view, heat mode, or both. After all, there’s nothing better after coming off a hard day of play than kicking back in front of the fireplace with an adult beverage!
Here are views of the dinette area. The table extends to seat four (two additional matching folding chairs were provided). The adjacent storage is perfect for office needs, even including a dedicated printer cabinet with pull out shelf. We removed a recliner that originally came with this floor plan and replaced it with a cat tree for our sweet Pumpkin kitty. The cat tree also includes a cedar scratching post. Pumpkin loves to sit next to the window so he can keep tabs on campground activity.
My beautiful kitchen is a dream, considering RV space limitations. Equipped with a convection/microwave unit and induction cooktop, I can cook just about anything I did in my regular house. (I’m still learning how to adjust my recipes for convection cooking as it requires a lower temperature and less baking time than the conventional oven.) The extendable drawers adds counter space. The only thing I DON’T have is a dishwasher, but in exchange I gained a sizeable cabinet under the cooktop for large pots and pans. Hand-washing dishes reminds me of when I was a child at home in the days before we had a dishwasher. I have fond memories of washing dishes with my sister and singing together. There’s something very peaceful and satisfying about doing the dishes by hand rather than shoving them into a dishwasher. I find I don’t miss the dishwasher one bit.
The hutch is my single favorite thing, adding a place to display treasures as well as offering additional pantry storage. I pondered and researched how to keep things in place while in motion, since objects sliding to hit the glass doors could be disastrous. As a solution, I discovered glue pads! These miraculous clear sticky pads hold objects, like wine glasses, in place yet allow them to be released as needed without leaving a sticky residue. When you’re done you just stick the glass back on the sticky pad. If the pad ever loses its stickiness, just wash it and the stickiness returns. These things are magic and work perfectly. I have objects stuck down with glue pads all over the rig. They don’t move until I want them to.
Our full-size French door refrigerator (with ice / water through the door) is almost as large as the one we had in our house and considerably larger than the apartment fridge!
The “pass through” bathroom has a vanity with double sinks and a separate water closet room with shower. Pocket sliding doors can close off the bathroom on either side, making it entirely private. Linen/towel storage is in cabinet to the left of the vanity.
A view into the bedroom shows the stacked washer/dryer – which was an absolute must-have for me! I don’t mind going to a laundry mat if necessary, but not as an everyday thing. Cabinet doors close to hide the units when not in use. You can also see our answer to the “where do you put the litter box” question. It’s tucked out of the way and several throw rugs help keep litter track-out to a minimum. The king size bed is very comfortable, probably the most comfortable bed we’ve ever had. Windows on either side of the bed can be opened on pleasant nights and small built-in night stands provide electrical outlets for charging our devices and a place to put my Kindle.
The bedroom storage options include dressers, cabinets, a closet along the back, cabinets over the bed and some storage UNDER the bed as well. It’s not as spacious as our prior home’s five walk in closets, but sufficient to hold everything we need and more. The storage in the entire coach holds quite a bit more than I ever expected. I’m sure we still have a lot of “stuff” that we don’t really need and will continue to pare down as we go along.
This motorhome was my dream coach – the one I never thought we would actually be able to afford. But God was good and circumstances aligned to allow us to purchase and live in this beautiful new home. I hope you enjoyed the tour!