Thursday, August 9, 2012


Whoever said that cleaning the motorhome is a two hour job was pulling my leg!  I started at nine-thirty this morning and just sat down.  It is three thirty-five.   
I've clean the cracks and crevices, swept the floors and rugs, cleaned windows, mirrors, bathroom, grill, vacuumed all the furniture (I want leather next time), cleaned screens, vent fans, on and on and on.  AND I started dinner.  I have yet to do all my cleaning in two hours.  When I finish writing this, I'm off to shower.  

John went to physical therapy, had blood test done and is doing some shopping for us.  He will come home tired and I will be just as tired.  

Tuesday, we went to pick up or trailer and have the wiring done.  Thankfully, the motorhome had the wiring, so only the trailer needed it done.  Now, our trailer has breaks.  

The salesperson showed us how to tie down the car once it is on the trailer and off we went, towing our little two seater behind us.   

The next stop was the bicycle store to pick up our bikes and to hopefully find the solution to hauling the bikes.  We got our bikes, but could not find a suitable way to transport the bikes.  I think we should have bought a longer trailer.  
Two inside the motorhome?

We put the bikes inside the motorhome to bring them back here.  I sure don't want to do that every time we move. 

We cannot attach them to the Miata since the trailer has a drop-down gate.  John is thinking we cannot attach them to the motorhome.  He is concerned about them being squashed during a turn.  

I am thinking that we might be able to attach a hitch to the trailer.  When the car is secured on the trailer, then we can attach the bike carrier and bikes.  Does anyone have a better solution?  Don't worry, ours has tandem axles.  

My walking has exceeded four miles and I have too much energy left at the end of the walk.  I am going to increase the distance again tomorrow morning.  

Our cat, Noah, has made an escape two evenings in a row.  Tuesday, I tried to chase him down.  There was no way he was going to come back inside.  After a couple of hours, he came home.  Last night, I called, he didn't come and I went to bed.  He was here this morning...

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!  God bless....


  1. Do you have a ladder on the back of the MH where the bikes could be attached?

  2. Sure do! How did you hang yours?

  3. Too much that is a problem very few people have ever experienced!

  4. I assume he was an indoor/outdoor cat before you sold the house. Although we do not have a pet right now, I had wondered how our last cat would have done in a motor home. When ever we had to take him to the vet or to boarding we would put p signs on all of the doors to remind us not to let him out. "NO CAT OUT!" We even put one down at his eye level just for fun.

  5. We had a rack on the back our fifth wheel when we were towing the boat and never had any problems with them being squished. Let me see if I can find a picture of the kind we have. We didn't bring the bikes with us this time so we took the rack off and left it in AZ.

  6. sounds like you had a busy day! accomplished a lot!..want to do my house next?

  7. Don't know what a Miata looks like but could you put a roof rack on it and the bikes could ride there? I've seen lots of vehicles with bikes mounted on the roofs. I would be afraid a hitch receiver on the back of the trailer might interfere with the gate.

    1. the Miata is a two seater convertible. No racks on a soft-top. But thanks for thinking.

  8. Sounds like the ladder idea might be a good solution?

    Or on each side of the car on the trailer? or too wide?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  9. not enough room on the sides.

  10. You are amazing! I don't think I can do half as much as you do in a day. I have no idea about how to hitch the bikes though, sorry. I hope John's blood test results are good.


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