Getting Ready to Explore More of Mexico This Winter in a 29' Motorhome
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Spending another Winter in wonderful Mexico
Follow along with our adventures in Jennie the RV and Willie the Jeep
Meet “Jennie” - her picture is up top . She is a 1997 Fleetwood Jamboree 29 foot Class C gas motorhome. She has no slides, can run her roof air conditioning and most of her appliances on 15amps. She is not as long, not as tall and not as wide so she should be perfect. We will also be able to visit many of the small towns we have only read about. In the mean time the Alfa is in storage waiting for summer.
More about Jennie. Since we bought her we’ve made a lot of changes and additions. She is 12 years old but they have been good years. Only 18,000 miles on her when we brought her home. With a few exceptions her interior was very nice. Upholstery and appliances in good shape and her roof had been replaced recently.
So starting from the back I’ll tell you what we’ve done to her.
Bedroom: built cupboards above the bed - there was only a small shelf there, painted one wall as there was some water damage to it.
Bathroom: built cupboards for linens etc. as there were none
Kitchen: tiled wall next to range with inch glass tiles, added shelving in cupboards, lined all cupboards with carpet to cut down noise.
Eating area: added three under table drawers to hold “stuff”, put small partition under table to keep stored items from sliding
Living area: took out sofa bed and replaced with recliner and computer table and magazine racks
Pulled out carpet in living, eating and bedroom areas and replaced with Allure - wood like vinyl (looks really good) Link for Allure
Took out bunk in cab area and Bill built an entertainment center - more storage and TV set etc. Also made more room for books, maps and other stuff.
Had the windows tinted, new tires, oil and transmission fluids etc. changed. All belts and hoses were also checked.
Installed satellite system for TV and Internet. Also added two 130 amp Solar Panels to roof. Link for panels
Installed an Excalibar Tow package on her. Link for Excalibar This will work with the tow set up already on the Jeep.
So she is ready to roll.
To make sure everything was in good running condition and she was provisioned properly we took her on a 3000 mile trial run. We went from Indiana to Las Vegas and back. Crossed the Rockies twice, once up to 11,000 feet. She ran like a dream, no problems with the climb nor the 105 degree heat in Vegas. I documented that trip in the blog.
Willie the Jeep has not been neglected. Had his tires rotated and new ceramic brakes on his front and back. Other than that he is rearing to go.
On the home front we’ve done a few things over the summer to the house. Had it painted (which for some reason has discouraged the woodpeckers from putting more holes in it.) Also put on a whole new roof. Should not have any leaks like last winter. And just had the septic system pumped. So not anticipating any major problems over the winter for our very good friend who will be living in the house while we are gone.
To see some "before" and "after" pictures of Jennie Click Here
Things we've done and places we've been on this trip - Mexico 2009