lornaschinske wrote:I'm still working all seeing all 49 states. I have no interest in Hawaii. I'm a South Florida Native. I've seen plenty of palm trees, mangoes, pineapples, climbed more than my fair share of coconut trees. Except for a volcano and the lava flows There's not much else. And there's a lava flow about 50 miles or so from here.http://www.americansouthwest.net/new_mexico/valley_of_fires/recreation_area.html Actually the whole area (Socorro) is part of a dormant volcanic basin.
As for bribery... don't underestimate the power of bribery. We started homeschooling the girls in the 4th grade. They had burned out in public school during the 3rd grade. It took us 2 years to get them back reading. One of the girls was very resistant to it. So we started paying them a few cents for X pages read. And it was only from certain types of books. Now they are both avid readers (and we ended up paying lots of money over the course of 4 years). Beside how many of us would work at a job if we didn't get paid for it?
PURA VIDA wrote:The past few weeks were well spent. We finished getting Liahona cleaned, sanded floors (rust), re-cleaned, painted and sealed floors, sealed windows in & out, put down insulation and sub-flooring, put in quite a few of the components we have gathered, began adjusting dinettes and kitchen cabinets (this weekend I am hoping to finish up the adjusting and make sure my floor plans are going to work).
I have tried to upload pics, but am still unable to figure out why they don't load. If you want to see pics, feel free to check out our blog.
http://aventuraspuravida.blogspot.com/2 ... ettes.html
Good to see all of you that are in the middle of conversions moving along, as well. It's so nice to have a group of skoolies to share with and to learn from.
CAMO-MONSTER wrote:... it is a headache for my sewer line i have to run it under the monster to hook it up to the drain here in the park...
PURA VIDA wrote:So, Lorna and Sean....would it be better to put all of the holding tanks and electrical on the same side? We are planning on putting the freshwater/electric/generator on the curbside and the gray/black/propane on the streetside.
lornaschinske wrote: The other thing is dump stations... sometimes they are on the "wrong" side... but generally on the driver's side. We tend to dump in the campground when we hook up for the night but when it comes to the stand alone dump, whether at a campground, rest stop or truck stop, about 25% of the time, they are on the passenger side. That has been my experience. It's often enough that we plan on setting up our lines to be able to dump from both sides.
lornaschinske wrote:But I remember looking at pics last year posted on this forum by someone who lives not too far way in the same county... they moved in about the time we left for TX.... there was lots of SNOW... I know they were higher up and that makes a lot of difference... but SNOW on the ground... lots of it. I don't like snow. It's cold and makes me cold.
PURA VIDA wrote:... Would it be better to use foam sheets and a heating system in there? How should we insulate the few drain pipes that will run across the under carriage of the bus? Do we just put insulation tubing around them? Lorna, I know you have mentioned that you have a water bed heater rigged up over yours. Did I remember right? Do you have insulation around the tanks or are they up inside the bus?
PURA VIDA wrote:... So, the main purpose is to heat her up and get her ready to drive? If this is the case, and I am only starting her up once a week (while we are just building her), I could just plug her in a couple of hours before I plan on starting her up and then leave her unplugged the rest of the week. Right? ...