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Old 04-25-2017, 08:36 AM   #31
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That was my original idea. A nice small sink, shower and toilet combo. Then I became aware that Oregon insurers will not ever insure a self built motorhome. That's when this bus became a van, which can not be a motorhome. So, no mounted tanks or permanent plumbing, no permanent propane tanks, etc. etc. It is a van after all.
My plans are to make modular components that will serve as furniture and cabinetry that can be removed when necessary, because this is a van. And in this state you're not allowed to live in any vehicle for over 180 consecutive days. Loosely enforced if someone complains.
This is my mobile fishing cabin anyway. I'll fit it out nicer as time goes by but I still have to conform.
OR just officially landed on my $hit list.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:42 AM   #32
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Yes, and there are so many people with buses and tiny homes that the government is starting to notice. Going off grid means you're not a good sheep.
Mobile homes (single/double wides) can get vehicle or residential stickers in some states. I don't get the government crap. You can't sell beer and booze in the same store because they are taxed differently. SOOOOO? Charge me 10% on beer and 20% boze when I get to teh register. The cash register is smart enough to know the difference. If you are using one of the old manual ones then the dude is probably cheating on his taxes anyway.

I'll complain but pay your stupid tax, just give me the sticker/plate/whatever; don't tell me you can't. Other states have figured it out. You don't have to reinvent much less invent the wheel. Just steal someone elses program.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:02 AM   #33
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check out my build pics, I used soup bowls and irrigation pipe for the vehicle lights. for the other wires I ran them in the space between the ceiling and the foam board I put over the ribs. keep your wet areas back to back
Where am I looking? I don't see any soup bowls in your pics.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:10 AM   #34
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Where am I looking? I don't see any soup bowls in your pics.
2 pages of pics
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:12 AM   #35
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2 pages of pics
Went to both pages. didn't flip thru them all at full sizze tho.
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:26 AM   #36
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:31 AM   #37
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I can't seem to get this fto come up with a price but I did see it at my local Home Depot. Anyone use this instead of plywood? Thoughts, comments, concerns? It won't rot when wet..

1/2 in. x 48 in. x 96 in. White PVC Sheet Panel-190360 - The Home Depot
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:34 AM   #38
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thin wall irrigation pipe and dollar store soup bowls . all wires are run through conduit and backs of lights are covered in prep for foam
So, you left the soup bowls in behind the foam? As long as they are deep enough for the bulbs I guess that would work. Thx.

You do anything along the floors/walls for electrical thru-out?
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Old 04-25-2017, 11:04 AM   #39
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Im waiting till the walls are in before i start running wires and plumbing. Im going to keep it as simple as i can. Then ill put the barn wood finish on the walls/cabinets. Solar penetrating the roof will come down thru the wall also. Ill have pics of my bus finished in about 6 years
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Old 04-25-2017, 12:56 PM   #40
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I can't seem to get this fto come up with a price but I did see it at my local Home Depot. Anyone use this instead of plywood? Thoughts, comments, concerns? It won't rot when wet..

1/2 in. x 48 in. x 96 in. White PVC Sheet Panel-190360 - The Home Depot
I'm guessing it ain't cheap, and at 43 lb/sheet I'm not too liable to use it if I don't have to.
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