The last few days have been somewhat productive. Pictures today, I swear!
Friday, my friend, my daughter and I went to a surplus RV place in Elkhart, and spent most of the afternoon browsing. Didn't get much, but a few good things, and the prices, as I remember them:
Freshwater tank $65
Waste tank $60
water pump $60
water particle filter $5, I think
propane T/automatic changeover valve jobber for dual tanks, $50
four really nice hatch doors, $50 each
four hatch door flip out retainer things $3 each
trailer hitch with hardware $25!
120-12v converter/fusepanel/breaker box $forgot
Seat swivel base $55 (a little spendy, but saves me a lot of fab time)
A regular ol dometic toilet because we don't want to deal with blackwater on a large scale, or have a fixed toilet, it will be in the shower for now $85
Really wanted one of their couches, but I knew my wife would not like the color, so I skipped it for now. If it was about half of what it was priced at, it would have come home with us for sure, but at that price, I wanted to be certain she was going to like it. It was $250, not terrible, but not quite right. I also really wanted an awning, but theirs were new, and still too much for us. I need a better deal. $600 is way too much for us right now.
Saturday we went to Ikea in Canton, Michigan. The idea was to find a couch there, and get some cabinets. We scored huge in the as-is section, and got most of the cabinets we needed, the counter top, the sink, most of the drawers and faces too. After pulling the bus into a single car space (!) and loading up, we parked once again and went back for more. We got a few more cabinets, some silverware, a pot, a faucet, and an orchid. I really wanted to get more LED lights, and perhaps some halogen lights too, but was met with resistance. Next trip, I am told, so, okay.
We had to special order a few items, so we will be back in a few weeks.
Today, I am going to put a few of these things in the bus.
And maybe go buy a welder. And a furnace.
It seems to me that the bus is not wide enough for most pull out couches, is this the impression other people have as well?