The customization of Falkor

May 21, 2019 – Since yesterday we have stopped working regularly at the bar and have embraced the new shifts. We will now only work there two days a week, on varying days from Friday to Monday. Basically, the new life has begun, even if for now it’s all a big mess. Yesterday and today, we began the preparations for what we continue to call “moving”, doing a mixture of things that in the end turn out to be very tiring: some boxes, some furniture disassembly, some small purchases for Falkor and some preparation of the motorhome.

Yes, because now that the Exsis is about to become our official home, it is perceived and managed as a permanent home when you are about to enter for the first time: everything must be perfect, at best, even in the details.

Today we went to the carpenter to refine the measurements of the shower tray cover and we brought him the same linoleum as last year we used to cover the floor, so that the shower tray cover will also harmonize with the rest of the interior. Then we installed the front “T” door stops and the support for our Dyson V10 battery vacuum cleaner: we found it placed under the dinette table, in a position where it does not bother the legs.

The “T” lockers installed on the doors offer a minimum of extra security
Two holes on the inside sheet metal part of the door were enough to fix them
From the inside, when in the “closed” position, the lockers use the upright to prevent the doors from being opened
For the Dyson V10 we have identified this position, which does not interfere with the legs of either those sitting in the dinette or those using the driver’s seat turned towards the rear
When the table is in place, the vacuum cleaner is invisible
This is the Dyson V10 seen from under the table

Then we found a solution for the wires that will recharge our smartphones. Both are fed without wires, thanks to two vertical supports that we usually keep on the bedside tables. In Falkor we can keep them in the storage boxes on the sides of the bed, but in order not to have flying wires during the night that should be removed during the day, we have hidden them behind small walls and furnishings, creating a semi-permanent installation. Finally, we arranged the roll of “Scottex” paper, with a simple but effective idea: a laundry line pulled between two hangers. In this way we did not have to drill holes to attach roll holders.

In the morning, however, we had obtained two plastic containers to keep at the base of the wardrobe to keep various clothes in order and the big pillow that will be our Yoda’s bed. In short, Falkor is slowly being personalized, just like an apartment in which you are about to live…

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Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog