Tuesday was the dedicated installation day for the 'new' Splendide 2000 'S'. Knowing how relatively simple things like installing a new washer/dryer can consume enormous, unexpected amounts of time I dedicated the entire day to that enterprise. I did not want any time constraints pressuring me to rush the process.
My plan was to drive the VW over to my son's office in Rancho Cucamonga about 9 am to join him in loading the 'new' Splendide into the back of his Chevy truck and then drive with him back to the Elks Lodge to load it into the Newell, and then put the 36 year old Splendide into the back of his truck for the ride back to Rancho Cucamonga where we will store it temporarily.
Everything went smoothly and according to plan. By 10:25 am the 'new' Splendide was sitting on the floor at the top of the entry steps. To make it easy Chris backed his truck right up to the door. I then brought out a 2.5' x 5' piece of 3/4" plywood to bridge the gap (TLE's idea) between the tailgate and the steps into the Newell. Then it was just a matter of Chris and I carrying it into the Newell....."easy peasy"!
I then helped Chris load the old Splendide into the truck bed, and we were off back to Rancho to drop it off, and retrieve the VW. I was back home about 11:30 am and then off to Home Depot to buy new stainless steel braided fill hoses to replace the 36 year old fill hoses, as well as a new dryer vent hose. Once this thing is in its cubbyhole I do not want to have to pull it back out for any reason the rest of my life!
By 12:30 I was installing the new fill and vent hoses and then inching the 'new' Splendide into its cubbyhole, hopefully for the last time.....wishful thinking, huh? Moving the 'new' Splendide that last 5 feet into its final resting place took about 2 hours, but by 2:30 pm the deed was done.........