What you are looking at in this picture is my wife hiding from the camera while huddled under a bunch of blankets. While laying on our dinning room table. Yes the table.
I don’t know why, but we realized that we had what is essentially a fainting couch at our disposal and we have never really ever taken advantage of it.
With Tracy and Andrei both getting sick right after each other, having a second couch to lounge in was pretty awesome. I was a little jealous and thought about getting sick myself!
It also didn’t hurt that both couches have a great view of the TV!
I remember using the table as a bed in other campers, but Damon has an amazing booth to bed function. Most booths need you to pick up the table and then drop it down onto a tiny ledge between booths. It sounds simple, but requires a bit of work to make happen. It also usually requires you to be bent over and lifting with your back, so it doesn’t feel very well either.
What Damon did was put the booth table on a track. All you do is flip a lever and the table glides down to the bed position or up to the table position.
It is one of the nicer little features Damon put into the RV. I don’t know why we don’t use it a lot more. I am sure the boy or Tracy would much prefer to lay in the booth instead of share the couch!
We have been in the RV for over a year now and there are lots of little things we still haven’t really got around to using. The first summer we moved in we hardly ever even used the outside awning. We still haven’t even got around to using the outside shower, and we just used the outside stereo for the first time just a few months ago.
I think it is because we have a lifetime of house living to overcome. The idea that furniture has multiple uses is a tough one to overcome. The idea that you have items on the outside of your house to use, takes some time to familiarize yourself with.
That’s part of the adventure. You keep finding new ways to use old things. Every season change we discover new living tips and tricks.
That is part of life I guess. Think about all you have and how little you use it. Even when you live in under 400sqft you find new ways to use things!