Sunday, October 28, 2012


Saturday, October 27 - In over 30-years of marriage, we never shared a bathroom, and we certainly don't want to change now. So since our new Cameo only has one bathroom sink, Paul figured a way to add a sink in the bedroom – much like we had in our Tiffin motor home.

Cameo bathroom

The plumbing was rather easy because the supply lines and gray tank waste line ran under the cabinets to the washer and dryer area. So Paul only need to remove the bottom of the cabinet and splice into the water supply lines and waste lines. No problem.bedroom counter top

He then found he had to move an electrical outlet that was in the way of the medicine cabinet.'s always something....LOL.

Then came the time to cut the hole in the counter top for the sink. He sure don't want to make a mistake now! Paul carefully traced the sink, allowed for the gluing flange and sawed away. The hole turned out as planned, and was about ready for the sink.

Cutting area for sink.

hole for sink

Marsha cleans up all the pencil marks and get the area ready to caulk.
Marsha cleans.

The countertop isn't as deep as one that includes a sink. We purchased a bar-size sink. We turned it sideways so the faucet will not interfere with Marsha opening up the medicine cabinet door.


Hooking up the plumbing was fairly easy. Pex tubing has push on fittings (called Shark Fittings) making a plumber out of just about everyone. He simply cut the tubing to size and push on the valves, nineties, forty-fives, or flex pipe. Pretty simple!

The ABS waste lines are a little more troublesome because after fitting everything you must glue the pipes and fitting together. You have to be ready because the cement dries rapidly.


Marsha washes her hair in the sink, hence the bar faucet.

After getting the sink in place, Paul replaced the cabinet floor and shelf, cleaned up the mess and moved on to hanging the medicine cabinet.

under sink

This is a little tricky in a trailer because you have to be sure to secure it well to prevent it from falling or coming loose as the trailer bangs down the road. Paul screwed it to the metal studs in the walls and screwed it to the cabinets already on the wall. He offset it a little (it doesn't lineup directly over the sink) so the cabinet door will open without hitting the faucet.

finished cabinet

Now Marsha can load all her “women stuff” in her own bathroom. She can cover the counter top with all her “thingies” and leave Paul's bathroom alone... :-)

After seeing what wonderful job Paul did to his closet, Marsha decided she wanted some shelves in the closet that would hold a washer/dryer. The motor home had a built in hamper, not so with the 5th wheel. Another problem solved.


Marsha's closet

She has two shelves, two portable baskets for dirty close, and a place to hand some clothes to cover up the plumbing.

We had one another dilemma…where do we put our office stuff and computer? In the MH, Paul had a nice desk with lots of drawers. Marsha used the kitchen table and had a drawer. The Cameo doesn't have the same set up. We shopped and shopped until we found the perfect fit for us.

computer office holder

The shelves will hold our computer stuff, camera stuff and just general office stuff. The board under the table will hold our printer. TAA DAA…

Paul's stuff

Almost entirely hidden from view.table and computer stand

In the next blog, we will give you a tour of our "new-to-us" Carriage Cameo.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!