Sparky Sleeping

Rpod Mods II

This is sort of a catchup post, as well as a follow-up.  I wrote a post a while ago about the modifications we had done to our Rpod trailer to make it our own.  We have done more mods since then, and I have been meaning to write a post about them, but the last few weeks have been pretty crazy.  Now that we are on our “Epic Honeymoon Adventure”, I have some time to relax and write  So as I sit here in the lovely Mt. Shasta City KOA listening to the sounds of the passing freight trains and the snoring of Andi and Sparky, I can finally write this post.

Above Bed Shelf
Above Bed Shelf

We needed more storage in a bad way.  Shelving was ideal and I saw this mod on an Rpod Owners Forum.  This is a very common mod, but I have to credit @jackwho on that forum for coming up with the simple and elegant solution of just pressure fitting the ends in instead of trying to bolt them to the wall.

Over Dinette Shelf
Over Dinette Shelf

We added a second identical shelf in the front over the dinette.  This double our storage and even for a tall guy like me, it hasn’t been an issue getting in and out of the dinette.  The shelves are designed to go in closets and the baskets are found on the same aisle at Lowes.

Under Shelf Lights
Under Shelf Lights

We discovered after installing the shelf over the bed, that it blocked the light that was right above (as you can see in the photo).  We picked up some cheap LED tap lights on Amazon and mounted them to the under side and they work great for reading in bed.

Under Bed Storage
Under Bed Storage

We found some storage containers that fit perfectly in the space under the bed.  We are able to keep a lot of clothes that we aren’t using on a daily basis down here.

Kitchen Gadgets
Kitchen Gadgets

We added a one hand paper towel holder as well as some cup holders and more spice holders to our kitchen area.  It never seems like there is enough storage.

Raised Cutting Board
Raised Cutting Board

This was something I totally forgot about until a few days before we were going to leave.  I was able to put something together with parts I had at home.  This is great because it basically doubles the counter space in our tiny kitchen when we aren’t using the stove.  It also can be used as a cutting board.

Console and Pictures
Console and Pictures

There are a few mods in this image.  First, you can see we have some 3’x5’s mounted on the wall from our wedding.  Big thanks to Chloe Jackman our wedding photographer for getting these to us so quick.  It certainly helped the trailer feel more like home.  The other mods pictured here are the new push bottom DC Voltmeter to get a better idea of how the batteries are doing.  Also, the tv and stereo remotes are velcroed to the wall.  The TV lines have been cleaned up a little bit as well.

Family Photos
Family Photos

And here are a few more wedding photos we put in frames and mounted to our wall.  Just trying to make it feel a little less “sterile”.

Sparky Sleeping
Sparky Sleeping

And what post about our trailer would be complete without a picture of Sparky sleeping in it.  He is worn out from a day of hiking, but that is a story for another day…

Steven

Lives for fixing or working on anything (machine, tech, whatever). If it's broken, he'll fix it; if it's not broken, he'll find a way to make it better (or broken). Loves Andrea, cars, airplanes, hockey, camping, hiking and anything outdoors. Trying to figure out this blog thing as well as become a better photographer. Looking forward to any and all adventures traveling the world has to offer.

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