Friends and family have been hounding me to send them photos of the updates I have made on the Minnie. I certainly not finished with decorating, but the big stuff is done. Coming later this week, new graphics for the outside of Miss Minnie!
The Minnie is a very basic model 2001 Winnebago 24′ Minnie. No slide, no awning and no we don’t tow anything. My trusty 1987 Trek bike serves as alternate transportation. Here are some things the Minnie does have that are very appreciated. A TV antenna that works very well, a generator which I haven’t used much yet, a heater and air conditioner which I haven’t used much either. Microwave, oven, fridg all are just great. Here are some pics.
The original flooring was vinyl and carpet, that had to go. So I had a nice, fake wood floor installed. It’s a laminate plank floating floor. Very happy with it! I had the dinette cushions recovered in Santa Fe. They are so pretty, don’t you think? But the dinette was terribly uncomfortable. It’s my only place to sit, so no where to lounge. The old table is stored under my bed so that it can still be turned into a bed if needed. I had a carpenter build a bench to connect the two dinette cushions in the back, making a U-shaped area, a cushion on top and walla, it’s a couch in the back now! I love lounging there at night. The table is tiny now, but I’m making it work just fine. It’s a nice piece of wood and can screw out if needed.
If you get your own motorhome, I would stay away from dinettes. Nobody seems to like them and many get taken out. Just saying!
Here’s a view to the back. As you can see, it’s tight quarters matey! Thank God the dogs are small!
I’m thinking about painting this wall behind the dinette. Also want to take off the window valances and cover them with some fabric.
This little baby is a godsend! I bought this my first week out at Ikea in Phoenix, brought it back in the box to Usery Mtn Regional Park, laid it out on the ground and spent 5 hours putting it together. It is a fine piece of furniture. The stuff on the top stays there when I drive too.
Here you can see the original carpet, and where the old barrel chair lived. I ripped it out myself! I knew it had to go immediately. Above it was a spot where the old TV was stored. I had it removed purchased a TV, arm-wall mount that holds a flat screen TV (thanks Nancy R. for the TV). It tucks in for travel and swings out to view, can even lay in bed and watch!
Here’s the family bed. I have to wash this cover about once a week, due to 8 little paws on it day and night. As you can see, the boys beds are along the side and this is working out well, everyone stays in their own spot!
I got all of these additions at Ikea to make a bedside table. The little bucket holds my water, and the other trays hold all my other necessary stuff. The rail system was meant for a kitchen and works well for me by the bed.
Here you can see the TV, the overhead bed which is used for storage.
She holds a lot of crap!
It’s nice to have the sink on the outside of the bath/shower. I have ample room for my bathroom stuff in the big medicine cabinet and I have a shoe rack over the toilet to hold extra stuff.
So here’s the messy shower. Actually it’s not that messy. To take a shower in here, I take out the hanging shoe bag and hanging jewelry thing. Then I remove the big green laundry bag, shower caddy and trash can. This is why I love, love, love RV parks that have a nice shower, so I can take nice long hot showers! But if that’s not available, I’m fine taking a shower in my RV.
Well that’s the inside tour, hope you enjoyed. Thanks so much for visiting the site. Stay in touch and go have an adventure, even if it’s in your own back yard!