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Old 02-07-2010, 11:59 AM   #11
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Mind posting a pic of the one you used? I can't picture how a hammer removed stripped bolts sunk into rubber flooring.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:17 PM   #12
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The back-up alarm should be wired to the reverse light circuit. Sometimes they tap near the lights (I've seen some retrofit jobs where the beeper is on the outside, 2" from the light, with the wire going under the lens), other times they run a separate wire from the front of the bus. The easiest way is to just locate the actual alarm (should be somewhere on the frame under the rear) and cut the wires (make sure you tape them off). If you can trace the positive wire and disconnect it that's even better, but I'd recommend leaving the lights alone and just disconnecting the beeper.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #13
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You could do that. But it would be a huge amount of cuts to get it to conform without gaps between it and the roof.
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Old 02-09-2010, 05:53 PM   #14
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What about using Reflectix or whatever that silver colored 'bubble wrap' is called? How well does that stuff work? You may be able to slide it between the two layers of metal in the roof.
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:00 PM   #15
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use a real sharp knife and a straight edve and either cut a series of V's or cut the whole way thru at an angle and then flip every other piece to conform with the curve and then fill the gaps with spray foam. I like to use a 10 or 12 inch chef's knife, the long thin blade seems to follow a straight line best,
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:20 PM   #16
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Hi, cedar is certainly a beautiful wood. My sister and brother-in-law redid their bathroom in cedar. It came out beautiful!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:35 PM   #17
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Thought I would jump in here since we are talking about insulation....Closed cell foam can be bought wholesale by anyone with a business license. I buy mine from IR Carl Havens in Fife Washington. Comes in lengths and is priced by how dense it is, I used two pound in my business, it is about 1/2 inch thick, I also have some that is a quarter inch thick that is heat resistant that I will use around the dog house. For a big bus it might be worth finding an upholsterer to order for you, or a body shop perhaps if you know any one in those businesses.... Just a thought, it is great stuff. Leslie
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:02 PM   #18
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Are you referring to the normal home insulation? If so, you don't pack it. If you pack fiberglass insulation, it looses any insulative properties that it has.

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Well the PNW is nice IF your on the EASTSIDE of WA or OR the westside SUCKS

Love the dry heat that we have on the EASTSIDE
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Old 02-15-2010, 08:29 AM   #20
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BAH suck it up, boys! Love that rain, love that fog! I miss the west side. Hell, if I had a finished skoolie I'd trade you that for that lovely cabin you have there.
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