Time Flies

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052014
 

Four years ago today we returned to our motorhome, which was parked at an RV repair shop, and came face to face with an armed burglar. It was a terrifying experience and one that taught us that complacency can get you killed in a hurry. I wrote about the incident in a blog post titled A Violent Encounter. We can look back on it from here and remind ourselves that it could have been worse and be grateful for that. Something else we will never forget is the outpouring of support we received from our friends, readers, and even people we had never met. It was appreciated then and it is today.

Well, the Norcold is out, and it is just as easy as Terry said it would be. After removing the passenger seat, I laid a couple of eight foot long 2x4s between the top of the Winnebago’s steps and the ground, a suggestion from somebody else who made the refrigerator swap. I’m sorry, it’s late and my brain is fried and I can’t remember who it was right now.

It was a simple task to lay the refrigerator on its side on top of the flat dolly, roll it to the front of the RV and lift the end over the seat pedestal, turn it a little bit, and it slid right down the 2x4s to the ground. Easy as pie!

Then Terry finished stripping out the cubbyhole where the Norcold had sat, took off a piece of wooden trim from one side, and built a base on the floor to hold the new refrigerator. She used the 2x4s to build a frame and insert support, then put ¾ inch plywood over it.

The new Samsung refrigerator is supposed to be delivered between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. today, and hopefully it will come in just as easy as the old one went out. We’ll sure be glad when it’s done.

About 6 p.m. we went down to John and Kathy Huggins’ motorhome, where they had made us a delicious dinner. How nice after a hard day of remodeling! After dinner, Kathy interviewed Terry for their weekly podcast, talking about cooking on the road. Terry is rather shy, but Kathy is such a good interviewer that Terry relaxed and did a great job. You can listen to Terry’s interview on the Living the RV Dream podcast anytime after 7 a.m. today.

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  8 Responses to “Time Flies”

  1. What?!? No ‘Thought for the Day’? 😮

  2. Yikes Nick: You must be “window dressing” or Ms Terry’s “Toy Boy”. My-my-my what a lady! Merry Christmas season to you both.

  3. Missed your thought for the day today. 🙂

  4. You’re probably going to answer this question in tomorrow’s blog, but how do you anchor the new fridge in place? Just with the trim?? Or do you strap it in somehow??

  5. Did your coach have the house 12 volt circuit breakers under the refrigerator and if so, what did you do with them? We have the same set up in our 2003 Itasca Horizon and may have to do this same procedure. Thanks for going first!

  6. Way to go Terry!

  7. Miss Terry, Before installing the frig you might want to put a piece of cheap Lino down over the ply. Refrigerators have a bad habit of leaking water sometimes out the bottom and then you get mold or dryrot and one of those where is it coming from smells. easy to wipe up if lino.

    Dave

  8. Terry do you do house calls or should I say Motorhome calls LOL

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