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Home Is Where We Park It – RV Renovators, Mesa, Arizona

March 18, 2020

Temperature 69 Degrees

New Refrigerator Install – Day Two

The nights have been cool.  The days mild with sunny skies.  Except today, we’ve got thunder and lightening, and rain and hail.

Well we’re still here.  Here being RV Renovators as we wait for the completion of our residential refrigerator.


This is our new refrigerator with its many parts and pieces waiting to be installed.


The water line for the ice maker.  We decided not to install it so we had the water line capped off.  The propane line was pulled back to the manifold, disconnected and capped.


This is the new floor waiting to be installed.  It has been stained in the front to match our cabinets and then edge molding installed.  As I mentioned once before the devil is in the details and the techs here really do pay attention to each and every detail of the install.


The supports for the new floor.  According to Suburban the furnace only needs a space of one inch between it and the floor.  That’s exactly what it will be.


The new floor ready and waiting for its new occupant.


The new 120 volt outlet.  It is now wired into the onboard inverter.  We’ll test the refrigerator on the inverter tomorrow.  It’s a modified sine wave but wisdom says the refrigerator will work just fine with it.


Time to put the Samsung in its new home.



In it goes without any issues.


A perfect fit.  Its not all the way back yet.  A few things left to do before that happens.


This is Billy putting it back together one piece at a time.


It’s alive!  Lights are on and its working like a champ.  That’s Curtis the lead tech on our project checking things out.  When I asked him how many of this type of install he has down he told me he has lost count of the number of such projects he has successfully completed.  He knows his stuff.


So what do you think?  It looks like it was meant to be there.  As of now everything is back on and cooling down.  How well does it work?  The freezer was at 60 degrees at 4;30 pm and by 5:00 pm it was down in the twenties.  The same kind of drop happened in the refrigerator section.  It doesn’t take long at all for it too cool down to optimal operating temperatures.

What’s left?  Tomorrow they will anchor it in place.  They will install trim on each side to cover the small gap that exists between the refrigerator and the wall.  They also will modify the furnace grill to fit in the new space.  Again, we’ll also test and make sure it works on the inverter.

Oh, and we decided what the hey we might as well go ahead and install the new washer/dryer.  We were going to wait until August but this way with it in now Barbara will no longer have to go to the laundromat.  I don’t want her in crowds or in places like a laundromat during the next several months in particular.  So now is the time.  Her continued health is worth whatever it might cost.

That was our day on The Road of Retiement.  We’re sitting her kicking back and enjoying the evening.  We’ll be the first to admit we are definitely blessed beyond measure.  In the midst of this upside down world we have reason to count our many blessings.  We have each other and we’re both healthy at this point in time.  We have a wonderful home that allows us to go where we want.  We have funds set aside for a rainy day.  God has definitely been good to us.  Our prayers are with one and all during these difficult and trying times.  Let’s make it a point to walk not by sight but by faith.

Thanks for coming along with us today.  We always appreciate your company and your comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and it’s two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!





  1. The refrig looks like it belongs. Aren’t you glad you decided to have someone else do this installation? Sounds like this company is very thorough. Happy for you. You both take care with this virus.


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