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Old 09-18-2012, 10:33 AM   #171
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now i just need to find and mount an RV door, the ability to seal is pretty poor on the folding door.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #172
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now i just need to find and mount an RV door, the ability to seal is pretty poor on the folding door.
I've been considering this also. I don't mind the standard bus doors so much really except that they squeak loudly when opening and then also I have to slam them closed from the outside, which is loud if people are sleeping inside. I may decide to just modify the standard bus door as others have, so it opens and shuts like a regular door rather than a bi-fold.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:52 AM   #173
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You might keep an eye out for a door that includes a "curb viewer" down low or add one to whatever you find. Makes a big difference when parking or pulling up next to things...like fuel pumps and such. I just bought a narrow boat window to add to mine. It will fit vertically.

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #174
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now i just need to find and mount an RV door, the ability to seal is pretty poor on the folding door.
I've been considering this also. I don't mind the standard bus doors so much really except that they squeak loudly when opening and then also I have to slam them closed from the outside, which is loud if people are sleeping inside. I may decide to just modify the standard bus door as others have, so it opens and shuts like a regular door rather than a bi-fold.
i thought about doing this too, but the bus door has a gap between the edge and the bus frame that if bridged by rubber. i think it would be hard to lock unless you added metal to the frame, and if im gong to do that i might as well get a scrap RV door.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #175
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You might keep an eye out for a door that includes a "curb viewer" down low or add one to whatever you find. Makes a big difference when parking or pulling up next to things...like fuel pumps and such. I just bought a narrow boat window to add to mine. It will fit vertically.

thanks for the idea, i like the boat window
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #176
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i started carpeting the bus walls today. here is some progress.



i also bought a restaurant table top for $20. i need to mount it to the wall and floor

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Old 09-23-2012, 05:34 AM   #177
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I really like that table, the carpet should help with the sound deadening
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Your new entry looks very nice
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #179
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i removed the remaining rubber tread, cleaned the area and glued down form carpet tile with vinyl adhesive:

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i built my first section of window sill using a piece of 1x3 oak trim. i learned that 1x3 is not exactly 3 inches wide. so for the pillars i will need to cut my own 3 inch wide sections. i added amber shellac to the wood. I ended up using 3 inch #10 metal screws. I also removed 2 windows of the 2 sizes on my bus and measured them for sheet metal skins to cover the ones im gong to delete.







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