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Old 12-26-2012, 10:04 PM   #351
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Hello All. YEA!--it fits---sort of. In my garage I mean. I do have to
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:13 AM   #352
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Congrats on getting the bus inside the garage........ Tight fit hey??
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:22 AM   #353
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Congrats on getting the bus inside the garage........ Tight fit hey??
For sure. Not much working room, what I was thinking.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:45 AM   #354
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Now THAT'S Snug! --- Glad to hear you could squeeze it in Jack. Is the plan to roll it in and out as you work? And I can see now why getting the roof projects completed first was a priority.
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Old 12-27-2012, 12:17 PM   #355
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Hey Tango and All, I'll spend today making adjustments to the garage door, putting in a couple of parking blocks and practicing going in and out of the garage. I shouldn't have to move the bus for a while after that as there is much I can do with it in its present position. The next challenge will be backing in so I can work on the other side (slide out). Jack
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #356
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Hey Jack --- musta' been thoroughly nerve wracking moving the rig in under that door. I know if I'd done as much work on that pop-up as you have, I would'a been sweating bullets just waiting to hear something go "crunch"!

You can breathe now, but remember that when the tires warm up, they may grow a sixteenth of an inch. And from the pix...it looks like that's about all you had to spare pardner!
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:33 PM   #357
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Thanks tango--way to go---I think I feel a relapse, I need that 1/16" Oh No, here goes the diarrhea again!!!----only kidding . I actually have 1/4" at the tightest point and I've measured the distance from a known point on the bus to the ground on both sides and written the value in paint on the body so I won't have to try to remember. The bus doesn't sit exactly even with the ground even though the frame is square as can be so the values differ from side to side. I doubt that my bus body was jig built way back when so it is no suprise that the body is less than square. I ended up chopping off four offending 1/4"X 20 bolts on the garage door and that did the trick. I drove the bus in and out several times to check repeatability and the pop up is still undamaged.

As I expected, I was so excited about getting my toy (bus) in my own play pen (garage) that I couldn't sleep. I'm bushed so will soon head for the sack. Jack
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #358
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Hey Jack --- as long as you now have experience with things that pop UP...how'za 'bout a pop-OUT? Ran across this and just had to pass it on.


Pretty cool concept!
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Instant atrium. There ya go. Almost rented a house once that had a bathtub in the atrium outside like that.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #360
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Tango, that is just too cool . It sure puts my little pop top to shame! I'll stand in the shower (aka think tank) tonight until all 50 gals of hot water is gone trying to dream up a way to use that idea! I dare you to do the same! Ha! Thanks for posting that pic--where did you find it and are there other clever ideas like that that we could steal? Jack
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