A Short Trailer Camping Trip

Beth and I just returned from a short camping trip up into Georgia. We were attending an event and so we took the camper to make the trip easier and less stressful. The drive was only 2 1/2 hours one way. That’s just enough to be too much for me round trip and with a lot of hours in between.

Our New Theatre Recliners

So we relax, went to dinners, and tried out our new theater seating in the trailer watching a movie one night, and PBS Masterpiece Theatre the next.

I like reading in the morning on my iPad and drinking coffee. The recliner and the cup holder I can report pass the comfort test that matters most to me.

The TV arm that extends and allows the screen to tilt towards us needs to be swapped with a longer version. We sit at a right angle to the screen and need to bring it out further to reduce the strain on our necks. I have one already picked out and frankly expected this problem, but I wanted to be sure it was necessary. It’s debatable, but I am striving for perfection, or something like it. That’s still alluding me.

Goodyear Endurance Tires

New to this trip was a set of new tires as well. We invested in a new set of Goodyear Endurance tires. Our OEM tires were getting old, at three years, they had 15,000 miles on them, and one had some excessive wear from a slight alignment issue. I feel a lot better knowing they are new and safe. I’ve had new tires put on my truck, Beth’s car, and now the trailer. I am feeling a little bit tire poor at the moment.

My next trailer project is to grease the hubs. I have been watching YouTube videos and think I can do it. We’ll see.

New Furniture for our Trailer #2

New Theatre Seating for Our Camper

We finally received the last box from Fed Ex yesterday. There were three boxes in total and for some reason Fed Ex separated them and delivered one each day for three days. Crazy?

I’ve mentioned before that I have previously removed the dinette seating and table from our camper. So installing this seating took very little time.

Everything came well packaged. The seat backs come detached and only need to be placed over a slide on bayonet attachment where it snaps in place. The three main pieces work similarly. They are heavy though. So two people should handle them.

We are happy with the quality and look forward to our next camping trip.

Here are a some photos.

Adding a Recliner Sofa to Our Trailer

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Shortly we will be installing a double recliner sofa in our trailer. I have already removed the u-shaped dinette. It took up a lot of room and wasn’t needed by just the two of us. We are happy to eat outdoors on the picnic table or on a TV tray if the weather isn’t good. The dinette was not comfortable in the evenings when we are watching a movie or the news. It looked nice but wasn’t a good fit for how we live.

This is a 70″ wide three piece unit and will fit our 80 1/2″ slide without a problem.