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Old 04-01-2015, 01:20 AM   #151
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Quick slide out update

I finished insulation in slide out:



Covered walls with 1/4" plywood, PL premium glue, brad nails. I added 1"x4" temporary strips to help glue plywood straight without bubbles:



Covered the rest and trimmed windows using router and a window template:

Left side:



Right side:



Funny looking panorama:



There is a wire on left for light switch, up for light above dining table and straight lower for power outlet.
The 2x2 stick in the middle is temporary until I add inside flange.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:38 AM   #152
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This may well be the most outstanding build ever on Skoolie! Beautiful craftsmanship Vlad.
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Old 04-01-2015, 09:23 PM   #153
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Incredible job! It is going to be outstanding when finished.
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Old 04-02-2015, 02:07 AM   #154
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I keep finishing the slide out. Today I started installing windows. I bought double pane rv windows. I really like this windows. They have reflective finish, so it is more private. They have some labels from "American coach".

Here are some pics:

From inside. The inside flange is not installed:



From outside:






I used NP1 polyurethane sealant and stainless screws.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:04 AM   #155
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Old 04-02-2015, 11:21 AM   #156
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Man, I can't wait to see this build finished. What a work of art.
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Old 04-03-2015, 01:08 AM   #157
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All windows in slide out are installed, sealed, cleaned. From now on I absolutely hate acetone.... had it too much today.....



I will install inside flanges later. I need few days for NP1 to dry out, then I will foam the gap between windows and slide out frame.

I also intalled one of the windows in front section of the bus:



Bus windows won't have inside flange because bus walls are much thicker than window. I left a small gap around the windows and fill it up with foam and sealant.

I really like how windows turned out ... lots of work but they look great.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:07 AM   #158
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Amazing work! Looks fantastic. I was looking at a link from a friends site and now that I see your work, there is something to compare the site to.
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Scroll down and see the details to the inside. Vlad, your work is amazing! Keep the pictures coming!
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:12 AM   #159
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I think we should find one of these gatherings and show up with a bunch of skoolies. Crash their party.
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Old 04-03-2015, 08:52 PM   #160
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New Transmission cooler heat exchanger cheap

My bus has 2 heat exchangers. One is a transmission cooler and second is a hydraulic fluid cooler.

They both are very rusty and I have no idea how long they will last before start leaking.

I kept my eyes open checking eBay listings. I got a good deal on this 2 units:

Rocore Transmission Oil Cooler s 7063B Allison Blue Bird Military Brand New | eBay

I paid $130 USD + shipping for both which is not bad at all.
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