I successfully skirted my duties!! :laugh: Back to the TR!
(Um… :huh: … forgive the image of my dad in this one. It was hot. And this is the ONLY picture we have of the trailer opened up.)
Here’s Shep Deux, in all his glory! Both sides fold down and in towards the center and the door breaks apart to make one little compact, tow-able bundle.
That awning was small, but it REALLY helped with the heat. We had some issues with the awning at first, because you have to set it up on an angle to get the rainwater to roll off… Of course when you WANT something straight across you can’t get it to save your life, but when we were trying to set the awning up crooked, it some how came out completely level every time… :laugh:
Ready for the tour of the interior? :happy:
This is looking towards the back end of the trailer. There is a king-size bed (Mom and Dad’s) back there behind the bathroom, which has walls that fold down to allow the trailer ends to come in on top of it. The big cabinet on the left near the bed also swings out and down to rest on the floor. The two closer cabinets lift off their posts and can be set on the floor too. A pretty ingenious set up!
And that thing on the ceiling? Air conditioning. We thought it wouldn’t be able to keep up with the heat, but it did! We all made plenty of excuses to retrieve things from the trailer at the hottest part of the day…:laugh:
This is looking towards the front of the trailer. The bed here is queen-size. Tim claimed that one. :glare: My bed is where the blue pillow is - the couch pulls out to I believe a twin bed? It was small but comfy. I had no complaints. Our little fridge is down at the bottom left corner. We weren’t sure if he would be able to handle the demands of the trip so we brought a big cooler too. The fridge worked fine but we decided the cooler will come with us from now on too because it cuts down on the number of times we have to open and close the fridge when we want water and sodas (and beer :ph34r:).
Here is the bathroom! Tiny but manageable. There is a little strip of counter on the left wall that you can’t see from here, just wide enough for me to set out my soaps, lotions, etc in a long row. There is some storage space under the counter to hide bathroom totes, makeup bags, etc. The window, thankfully, is frosted. :laugh:
The shower. SMALL. I didn’t use it, because the ones in the bathhouse were so much roomier - and they’ve been redone since our last stay with nice stone tile and a little storage shelf cut into the wall. Also, the hot water had to be used sparingly in the trailer. Not so in the bathhouse…
While we’re talking about the bathroom… this is kind of gross, but I have to share. It’s one of those camping stories. And if I’m going to make this a complete FW TR, I need to include this. :laugh:
My dad got talked into using some kind of “bio” toilet chemicals for our new trailer, rather than the ones that were meant for it. (I don’t really understand the chemical thing… I’m just going on what he said.) The chemicals are supposed to break everything down so there’s no smell.
Well. These chemicals did NOT do their job. :nuke::ph34r::nuke:
It smelled TERRIBLE in there, and that was at the very beginning of our trip, so there was really no reason for it. We concluded the smell must be the little bio animals doing their job and putting off a noxious odor in the process. Whatever it was, it was awful… we had to hold our breath while we brushed our teeth. :laugh:
ok, no more nasty stories, I promise! On to pleasant things! Who’s up for a boat ride across Bay Lake?