Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Original Alice








 





1994 21 foot Dutchman Four Winds Travel Trailer


Alice came into our family after a few glasses of wine, sitting by the fire at the lake one night.

"Don't you miss just going in your parents RV for a weekend jaunt to the States, or just trying out new campgrounds?"

Then it proceeded to...
"Well how about if we look for something cheap, and if we have to, fix it up?"

Then it ended with...
"Yeah, lets do it!" "CHEERS!"


So, I looked and looked, what turned out to be REALLY cheap, was well... REALLY CHEAP!
I could see past it, I saw vision, a canvas, something we can turn into our own. But, Heather could not.

So, I kept looking, and finally came across her, I was alone, Heather out of town on business, and as I sent her a text that I was going to look at a trailer, I was excited, it was a perfect size, the pictures of her had me thinking already of the things we can do.
What a bargaining chic I was, calling Heather from INSIDE the trailer saying, "We found her! I think she is it!" while the owners stood outside and gave me some "alone time".

Site unseen, Heather had faith in me, and we both agreed that she was the one.

I knew that there was a soft spot in the ceiling, I can easily fixed that...
I knew the jackknife couch is uncomfortable it would be the first thing I toss out...

But, was I ready for this? Could I take on such a project?







4 comments:

  1. How is she holding up? Thanks for all the great info!

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  2. Alice is still in storage, I will pull her out end of May, and have a few more projects to work on. Yes, the blog certainly needs an update!

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  3. I have read your hack regarding using Calgon and Gain to eliminate the smell we get from time to time in our RV. We live in our RV full-time and are connected to the septic system for our RV park. We never hold our black water tank and it is constantly being flushed out. Will this method work to eliminate the smell we get every so often ? Will it help to make sure our tank doesn't have bottom build up? By the way I love your blog and what your doing to revive Alice!😀👍👍❤

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  4. I have read your hack regarding using Calgon and Gain to eliminate the smell we get from time to time in our RV. We live in our RV full-time and are connected to the septic system for our RV park. We never hold our black water tank and it is constantly being flushed out. Will this method work to eliminate the smell we get every so often ? Will it help to make sure our tank doesn't have bottom build up? By the way I love your blog and what your doing to revive Alice!😀👍👍❤

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