Uh Ohhhhh….. This sounds like a really boring post.
Well, it might be — depending on your love of order in the universe — or at least order in OUR universe! I’m calling this part 1 because we haven’t finished, and I’m not sure when we shall finish… But I get ahead of myself.
Having completed our new lounge TV mounting today was a good day to tackle our basement — or to at least get familiar with it. Journey came with typical 2002 Winnebago storage bays — little ones distributed along both sides of the coach.
The Ambassador has multiple bays too but they are laid out differently and not all allow for actual ‘storage’ — some are more for specific purposes. There’s a battery bay that isn’t conducive to storing other items. There’s an electrical relay bay that doesn’t exactly have a flat floor on which you could PUT anything. The Shore Power bay is small and not much larger than the items that belong there. And finally the wastewater bay is small with only minimal space. We’ll have to find a way of storing our drain tube in some plastic tub when the time comes for sure!
What we did address was the primary storage area. In Journey, if we added up all our storage compartments we had about 70 cu ft of storage. Now we have about 99 cu ft of storage just in the primary storage bays, plus we have more storage in the coach itself.
When we arrived in Oregon we immediately ‘grew’ some of our stored items into a shed provided by the Forest Service for volunteer use. And when it came time to trade Journey we took the easy course of putting a bunch of stuff into that same shed. Since then — now coming up on 2 months — the basement storage has been mostly empty and the storage shed has been most full. With us thinking about moving (at some point in time) I have been wanting to see how much storage space we would have when we head on down the road.
After a delightfully SWEET breakfast of purchased strawberry-cheese popovers it was off to storage we go. It took a good part of the day and more than a little razzing from the L.E.O’s about what we were hiding in our basement but I got most of the stuff out of the storage shed, have almost everything into the storage bays that is going there — but it’s not all nicely OR neatly stowed.
Part of my reason for wanting to see the available storage is an upcoming choice about satellite TV. Whenever we leave here we are back to not having a satellite antenna. We liked the idea of the Winegard Traveler antenna that we had installed but we did find that there were quite a few instances of parking in campsites with obstructed views to the satellites and with our fancy self-positioning satellite antenna we still couldn’t get a signal. I have been considering the possibility of getting a portable one — IF WE HAVE ROOM IN THE BASEMENT TO STORE IT! And it looks like we will.
Well, that’s about it for today. Tomorrow it’s back to the grind. We’re refreshed and we finally feel as if we’ve had a truly productive weekend. Don’t ask about part II of this discussion. That may depend on how long it takes to get around to another basement organizing session!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.