Yesterday was a very long day as anyone who has bought a new or used motorhome can well attest. After the ceremonial exchange of vehicle registrations and of course our certified cheque to the dealership, both Phaeton Place and our new Bus were shuttled into two side by side service bays so that a number of items could be stripped out of Phaeton Place and put on the Bus. The Tyron bands took the most time as they had to do one wheel at a time but the diesel mechanic here is top notch and had no difficulty at all using the spider tool to collapse each tire from its rim. While he worked on our wheels, Matthew and Kyle moved over some of our electronics including our two solar panels, our Wilson 3G/4G antenna, our Shaw Direct PVR , Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System and the Smartlight 1000 motion detector entry light over our entry door. The installations went very well and Kyle prepared to start our PDI after morning coffee. We finished the PDI by mid afternoon and both units were moved outside so we could start moving the contents from Phaeton Place to our Bus.
The moving process as many readers will know is laborious. Half the problem is determine where exactly to put your stuff…..in the same general place in the new Bus….or in a completely new place. Most things went in the same place but I'm sure items will be moved around frequently in the coming day and weeks ahead as we adjust to our new home.
It was quite stormy yesterday afternoon so we had to run the generator for about 5 hours until the power came back on. We even pulled in our slides as some very dark clouds rolled over with lots of wind and rain. No leaks of any kind were found. We plodded away moving things until about 8 pm and then finally agreed we had had enough for our first day. We shared a beer and watched a bit of a movie on one of our front TVs. These Panasonic 42 inch smart TVs are all Internet ready and have wonderful picture and sound. Certainly much better than what we had in Phaeton Place.
We both slept very well and I have now figured out I have to turn the other way in order to reach the facilities. Old habits die hard I suppose. Time for a little breakfast before we get at moving. More photos to follow as we have time