So it has been about 6 weeks so I figured it might be time to update my diary.
All of my attempts to outsmart you puggers ended in fail. After spending my monthly Subway sandwich allowance on ridiculous suction cup ideas I gave up in shame and followed the velcro path. Despite the fact that I sew like I mow (mainly just a lot of rippin and tearin) I am ready to declare it a success. My fingers will hurt for about a month and my sewing job looks like catfish whiskers are stuck in my pugs but holy cow those things go on easy like Sunday morning.
No one, and I mean no one, should order their pugs without velcro if you own a hybrid.
I haven't really done a lot of mods yet. I prefer to spend a little time with my Aussie pal and get to know her quirks. So far everything has worked as expected, which is awesome! I did have one weird little quarter sized puddle of the most vile, sticky substance on the floor below where the slide was pulled in. I have to assume some kind of grease or glue or something from the slide itself?? I touched it and it took me like an hour of scrubbing my fingers on hard surfaces to rub the stuff off of me. I don't know what it is. I don't know if I want to know what it is. Roo Poo perhaps.
I like my little system of hanging Ecofoil from my window using a suction cup behind the grill. It has yet to feel hot but I really like the hanging grill and I like the security of knowing any grease fire will not heat up the side of my camper. Where there is Keith, there is fire...therefore it is only a matter of time. I always tell my wife it is those weird frozen burgers she buys but I know I just am a terrible griller.
There are many positives over my previous toy hauler. I still love the larger bathroom and big shower. I still love the great kitchen. I still love lounging on the front bunk as a day bed and watching some tv with the breeze. No regrets at all on downsizing as it is a better match for me in nearly every way. The one thing I do notice is a LOT more side to side movement. I picked up an x-chock and it helped the front to back movement quite a bit...but the side-to-side...feels like a weeble that wobbles but will fall down. I guess that is a tradeoff of a lighter camper.
It is going to be pretty muggy tonight so it might be the first good test of the AC as my climate controlled wife will be joining me. While she may be the blender fan master, I fear even those will not be enough for her. It might be a good time to cut my ecofoil to fit the windows. Rain all day tomorrow expected so if I stay up there I might finally take a look at that water filter and assess what I need to pull it.
This concludes another mindless rambling of random nothingness.
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