We arrived back in Ohio on Sunday, September 11th to finish up last-minute packing before picking up our new RV, a Keystone Montana model 3791rd. We arrived at the dealership on the 13th at 9:00 am having no idea what to expect. Lucky for us RCD Sales made the experience very simple. We were given a tour of our Montana, completed the necessary paperwork and then on to the real chore of switching from one RV to the other. Take my word for it, it is much easier moving from a sticks and brick to an RV than from an RV to an RV. One of the biggest features of the 3791 model is the storage underneath, and one of the main reasons we decided to purchase this model so we took advantage of all that space and moved 90% of our stuff to the storage area. Six hours after we arrived we were headed back to the campground for the real work to begin. We had two days to get the RV organized as Friday was our anticipated departure date to get back on track with our current trip.
One of the other features that I was looking forward to was the stackable washer and dryer instead of a combo feature like what we had before. I started washing clothes the moment we were set up and felt like I would never get through. Unfortunately on the second to last load the dryer started sounding really bad so no more drying clothes until we can get it looked at. We talked to the dealer and they were going to look at it on Friday morning before we left, but unfortunately we never made our planned departure on Friday as my husband had emergency surgery that morning instead. By the time I posted this blog post I had finally got to bring my husband home from the hospital and call the dealership to have the dryer looked at. They had to order another one, so it will be a few days before we get it back. Lucky for us we have to stick around for my hubby to recuperate from surgery so it worked out in the end.
The other big feature for me was having an ice maker. The water line that the dealership showed us to turn on turned out to not be the one for the ice maker and once we found the right one and turned it on, it ended up leaking, but we didn’t notice until the pantry floor was covered in water, which is where the water line on/off valve is located. Luckily my husband was able to fix it himself and save us from having to wait on the dealership.
As of today (Sept 23rd) we have been in the house for 10 days and finally at the point that we can start to enjoy this beautiful home. I am so happy we made the change as the layout and space is perfect for us. The raised living room has seating for at least 6 and includes 2 full-size beds if anyone wants to come for a visit. The recliners are perfect not only for us, but also for the furbabies. We have eaten at our dining room table more in the last 10 days than we ever sat at our table in the old house or our sticks and bricks house for that matter. It will also serve as my sewing table so being a multi-purpose table was essential for us. The kitchen layout is perfect for cooking and I’m learning to use our convection oven. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I have never cooked in one before, but look forward to conquering the challenge. Although the bathroom is smaller than our last RV, it still rocks and has all the necessities. Loosing the bathtub hasn’t been an issue as I prefer the shower seat any day. The king size bed gives us enough room for the furbabies to sleep with us and us to still have actual room to sleep. It’s funny how much room two 15 pound dogs can take up, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. They are our family and life would not be the same without them.
Now for a tour of our beautiful home…. a few views from the outside.
Different views around the living room. Two couches on each side of the room in a slide out that convert to full-size beds. The loveseat recliners are in the pic on the bottom right. They face the tv head on.
Can’t have a house without a bathroom!
Not sure if I should call this our bedroom or the furbabies as they spend as much time in here as we do.!
Of course I saved the best for last….THE KITCHEN!!!!
The sink and stove with covers added giving more counter space!
Without the covers!
Coffee bar and crock pot cooking today!!!
The view from the kitchen to the living room. The dining room table is on the left.
The view from the living room into the kitchen.
The multi-purpose dining room table that also serves as my sewing table.