Today the last of the flooring went in. We also "moved in" most of our kitchen equipment. There are a few details still to be completed but functionally, Redford is complete! I think with any RV (and boat) ownership there will always be maintenance to be carried out, repair work (some minor... some major), and ongoing improvements being carried out so it's always a work in progress. It has been a challenging but fun project and we are so looking forward to testing it out and going on some trips. Now if only the weather and pandemic would cooperate! In reality we weren't planning on true winter camping in any event. So now we have time to test Redford, make final adjustments, and also clean up the work area.
From ordering to completion it has been just about a year. We ordered our Transit cargo van back in December of 2020. During the time that it took for it to arrive on May 1, 2021, we had purchased a great deal of our supplies and components. There were a few "misses" in some pieces that didn't work out but not a lot. My original timeline was the end of October - I'm a couple of months overdue but in reality there was almost one whole month of in-van work time lost due to the master control module failure, COVID vaccine recovery time, heat wave, and more than a few other "life got in the way" events (most of them happy ones though.)
I'll make some modifications to the website in 2022 to highlight the main areas and features of Redford and then by spring we can start putting some entries into the travel section:)
Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.