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Old 10-03-2012, 12:49 PM   #121
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #122
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Thanks guys. Man, I was having flashbacks of driving through OK, TX and NM yesterday. I went out to the Central Valley and it was hot, really hot. My bus was like an oven. I drank a gallon and a half of water throughout the day. Insulation wasn't that high up on my to do list but it sure as hell is now.

Normally I can drive for hours at a time without stopping and be just fine. This heat zaps the life out of me. I walk around like a zombie and can't think straight. Not rectifying this problem is going to take the fun out of driving anywhere. I will probably start by coating the roof. Then I will work of insulating the inside. I have been looking for that polyiso stuff that has been talked about but not having much luck. I have a buddy that has a roofing company. Maybe he can source it for me.

The other item I might add is AC. I have seen compressors for pretty cheap on fleabay. My BIL can help me put together a system that will work while I'm driving. Maybe add a couple of small window units too.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:58 PM   #123
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Since I live in the Central Valley, I know just what you mean with the foof heat. For what its worth, I put up styrofoam type insullation on mine and then the carpet. It help a great deal. I still have one area in my shower that is just the roof since that is a water area. Durring the summer I can't put my hand on that without burning. I also found the windows are a huge source of heat transfer too so think about some kind of solar screen or tinting if you decide not to skin the sides. Alot of the folks here say the roof coating is great too.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #124
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #125
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I ordered a gallon of Ospho for West Marine that some of you mentioned in your threads. The price was $34. That's much better than $150 for a gallon of POR15. I don't care how good POR works, I'm not paying $150 for a gallon of anything. Well maybe some really good ice cream.

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #126
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I'm getting two 8d batteries tomorrow. Do you think they would be OK for house batteries?
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I'm getting two 8d batteries tomorrow. Do you think they would be OK for house batteries?
I don't think they're considered deep cycle batteries, which is what you need for house batteries. Hold off on buying the 8Ds until you've done a bit of research on deep cycle batteries. Some good alternatives are golf cart batteries or Trojan T105 or T125.
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I'm getting two 8d batteries tomorrow. Do you think they would be OK for house batteries?
I don't think they're considered deep cycle batteries, which is what you need for house batteries. Hold off on buying the 8Ds until you've done a bit of research on deep cycle batteries. Some good alternatives are golf cart batteries or Trojan T105 or T125.
I got them for free. They were changed out on rotation. I have golf cart batteries too.
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Free is always best! In that case I'd definitely go with the 8Ds. Congratulations.
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Cc did you end up getting your king pins done?
I think I will have mine done next summer,to much wander at 60
Going to look for shocks for christmas present,did you just do hydro's or gas?
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