Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Work finally completed, we leave Iowa tomorrow...

Today, around 2:00 pm, all the work being done on our motorhome was completed. We get to leave Forest City tomorrow morning bright and early. It was a long 10 days here at the Winnebago factory, but it was well worth the wait. All of the work done by the service technicians was great. We have no complaints. I've already posted about the repaired slideouts. As long as we were here for necessary repair work, we decided to have some carpet modifications done in the living area of the RV.

This is the "before" photo. It shows the view from our front kitchen looking back toward the bedroom. You can see that we had carpet on all floor area excluding the kitchen. Annie decided she didn't want to move when I aimed the camera.

This is the "after" photo from about the same angle as the "before" photo. You can see that the tile floor now connects the kitchen with the bathroom tile floor.
In this "After" photo you can see the wider expanse of kitchen flooring. We had wanted (hoped for) the tile to be installed within the entire center area of the living room; from the couch to the dining table. Due to the operation of the slideouts, carpeting had to remain in those 2 areas where the slides retract into the room for traveling. There is a difference in the sub-floor level in the 2 areas. If they had installed tile in the entire area we had planned on, the slide outs would not have operated correctly when coming into the room and all sorts of trouble would have been caused. In the 2008 and 2009 model Tour, there is tile in all the floor area and they accounted for that when engineering those slideout rooms.

Removing the carpet and adding the tile was on our dime. This was an elective issue and had nothing to do with our insurance claim on the slides. Since this work was done at our expense, and we feel we spent enough, we will be happy with what we have so far. At least we have a wide path with the tile and it will work just fine. In a few years, we will have new carpeting installed in the remaining carpet areas...and we will select a darker color! In the meantime, the old carpet does not affect our enjoyment of the fulltime life or prevent us from still getting out there and having a grand old time! Hooray for fulltiming !!!!!
Heading west tomorrow morning on Interstate 90. God willing, we'll be back to Tumwater on Sunday afternoon!
Until next time.....so long for now!


squawmama said...

Wow Margie the coach looks GREAT! I bet your so happy to be finished and on the road again... They are the best at keeping us happy.

Have Fun & Travel Safe!

Jerry and Suzy said...

Hooray for replacing the carpeting! We had the carpet in our 2001 Itasca single slide replaced with linoleum. The kitchen had been done in linoleum, but the living room carpet was always dirty. The folks who did it did a poor job, and the slide, when brought in about a week or so later, tore a huge gouge in the linoleum! And we were already out of there! Got it fixed (at their cost) several months later,

But we still enjoy the motorhome and the life we lead!