Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cleaning The RV For Tomorrow – Holy Crap!

I began cleaning this morning and am now sitting down to eat and I’m……. maybe half done overall! I cleaned the dash, gauges, vinyl ceiling pad, all lights, shelving, the kitchen, the bathroom, the ceramic tile floor, the driver and passenger seats, the leather recliner, every single cabinet plus the shower stall. I can’t believe how dirty everything was, I was blown away! Plus the mouse poop, good grief they got everywhere! I believe I found where they are coming in as well, bad news is I don’t think I can do anything about it so I’ll ask Collier when I go there.

I installed a new adjustable shower head that can turn the water off at the head. I cleaned all inside windows and found that when Collier removed the side windows to fix the leaks they didn’t clean the windows prior to putting them back in. So, in-between the panes of glass is somebodies dirty hand prints. I’m going to call them tomorrow and ask what can be done about that because it’s pretty bad. I thought the windows were just dirty so didn’t see this until I cleaned them inside and out today, ugh.

I cleaned all passenger side exterior basement bins and reorganized them. I still have to do the entire drivers side basement bins plus wash the exterior of the rig tomorrow. Then we have to stock it, hook up the tow dolly and our Escape and then we can finally take off! I may put off the bin clean-up for Friday at the CG, not sure yet. My arms feel like butter right now.

12 comments:

JoJo said...

It is amazing how dirty the inside can get. I was taking a short trip in Jan. and the inside was full of sand from the winds we get here in Tucson. It was awful. But I have not had a mouse problem.

Hope you enjoy your trip.

Donna K said...

Wow, you are handy to have around! Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip.

Erik's RV Blog said...

JoJo,

I hate mice, they are vile disgusting things that serve no other purpose but to be disgusting. With their poop and whatever else they do when they run around cleaned up I feel much better about relaxing while we're on this trip.

Donna,

We are going to have a great time! :)

Sue and Doug said...

the hours are counting down!!..have a great trip!

Merikay said...

I hear the little electronic rodent repellers are very effective.

You will be getting many suggestions. Everyone seems to deal with mice at one time or another.

I have been running traps in our garages and have caught a dozen this spring. Plus a couple of bigger fellows. Rats! But thats what comes with living in a forest and not keeping a cat.

Margie and Roger said...

Whoa! Slow down! You will be too tired to enjoy your vacation. My vote is that you wait to straighten out the bays once you get to a campground. I think you'll find that task more enjoyable as you can work on each bay without a rush.

Diana said...

Hi Erik,
I'm sorry that I haven't been by as of late. I've just been very busy but I have been thinking of you and Ronda and your trip. I hope you have a great time and that the first time out goes smoothly. I will be anxious to hear all about it!
Love Di ♥

Rae said...

Happy Birthday Erik. Wishing you a wonderful day. Have a great trip.

Desiree said...

Sounds as though you went on a cleaning frenzy, Erik! But, now you can rest those aching limbs a bit and relax! Enjoy your holiday and have a really GREAT BIRTHDAY! 47, hey? You're still a virtual baby :)

I hope you remembered to pack your camera so you and Rhonda can treat us to some pictures once you're back home and blogging again?!

Donna aka Froggi said...

BTW, a little birdy told me it was YOUR BIRTHDDAY....Happy Birthday, Erik!

Diana said...

Hey I missed the Birthday part? Where was I? Happy Birthday Erik!
Love Di ♥

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Happy Birthday Erik, your one day ahead of me, Hey is your Escape towable, my wifes is a 2002 and it is NOT, it will ruin the transmission so the dealer says. Make sure before
you have another expense. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna...