Big excitement when we pulled into the parking lot on our visit to RV Renovators today: the big living room slide hung outward at a crazy angle, men and a forklift working away. That means the front carpet installation is underway!
This is the reason it takes 55 hours to replace the carpet in Scoopy: the way the carpet is attached to the slide. In many RV’s, the carpet that covers the slide sticks out 4-5 inches beyond the edge of the slide. When the slide is out, the bound flap of carpet lays down flat on the floor of the RV.
In Scoopy, the edge of the slide is wrapped with carpet – the carpet curls around the slide edge and fastens underneath. The slide has to be removed (or, in this case, secured at an unusual angle) to allow the wrapping and fastening of the carpet UNDER the slide. It looks great – but the extra time and effort required to remove and replace the carpet is one of the reasons we have not done it sooner.
The guys working on the rig told us we were welcome to go inside to look at the bedroom, where the carpet work was finished. This is what we saw when we went in…
In the afternoon, we rode the light rail to a movie theater in downtown Phoenix to see “The King’s Speech”. What an interesting, inspiring movie! So glad I am not royalty. :)
Back at home, we watched the news of freezing weather, high winds, black ice, blizzards. All of you enduring the storm(s) have our sympathy. I won’t even tell you what our high temperature was today, only that, instead of taking the light rail home from the movie, we decided to stroll the ten or so blocks as the late afternoon shadows lengthened and the distant mountains lit up with heightened color. Winter in Phoenix, where the livin’ is easy.