Monday, July 5, 2010

Ande's been stripping

our motorhome down to the chassis.  It's been a long process with several late nights and hard work involved, but he's pretty much got it down to where we need it to be.  Here's a few pics...

A few windows have been removed and a little bit of the aluminum siding as well

A view from the back

All of the windows and siding gone from the driver's side

If you sit on a kitchen chair while driving your motorhome around your yard, you might be a Redneck.

Most of the floor removed

Right down to the chassis

So, that's where we're at right now.  Just so you know how much I love my readers, I did NOT post the picture of Ande cleaning out the black water (sewage) tank.  Turns out the previous owners didn't empty it before selling it to us, and Ande didn't discover that little tidbit of info until he was ready to remove the tank.  Yeah, it was pretty gross.

As I mentioned before, we found a floor plan we liked, and had the opportunity to go check out the motorhome we are going to be modeling ours after.  It's pretty cool.  Here's a drawing of the floor plan:

We'll have to make a few adjustments to the design for the simple fact that we need more seat belts than this design has, but this is pretty much going to be it.

Oh, and all of this work has been done in our driveway and back yard.  Our neighbors must LOVE us.  LOL


Kristina said...

How fun!! I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

amanda said...

holy toledo, I had NO IDEA you were going to have to tear it apart that much! WOW! I mean, for real, WOW!

so excited to watch this makeover unfold before my eyes... I bet your neighbors DO love you! this is better than any reality show!

(look at all those exclamation marks!!)

Julie said...

Well Amanda - it didn't start out to be that way, but after we started assessing the damaged parts, Ande just decided it would be easier to just tear it down and start from (almost) scratch.

When Ande dives into a project, he dives in headfirst and it's full submersion from there!!

Devin said...

Wow. That is Ah-maaaayyy-zing.


However, I do believe the VERY best part of this post was the title. Totally didn't realize you were talking about the motor home for a minute, and I thought we all might be in for a real treat.