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Old 04-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #101
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Re: Bailey Bus Bunedoggle

Put a back and armrests on it and you shouldn't have a problem unless your standing. Put a cupholder in the armrest. If your standing, I suggest you try riding trains to figure out what works. But resting the bottom of the kneecaps on the edge of the toilet box, kinda kneeling in an upright position, with a hand on the wall will improve aim during alot of movement.


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Old 05-13-2010, 12:50 PM   #102
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I'm now registered and insured. YES! My title showed up yesterday. I took it to my insurance company this morning. They had told me before that they didn't think they would be able to insure it under Commerce (my normal carrier) but I guess they changed their minds. She told me it would be about $400 per year. Not too bad.

I hit the RMV 15 minutes ago and now I have my plates in hand.

Honestly at this point I don't care what I'm paying as long as I'm registered and insured. Looks like I'll need to take her out for a celebration trip to the ice cream shop or something tonight

Lot's of progress by the way, just haven't been updating much. Most of the progress is behind the scene's stuff. My black water and gray water tanks are in and I'm working on plumbing.

Being registered is going to be great incentive to get ready for vacations this summer!
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:20 PM   #103
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Looking good and grats! Cute little child-laborers you have there Not sure I want mine near the bus with paint, they keep coming up with the most scary color schemes.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:52 PM   #104
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Maiden voyage went brilliantly.

I took her out and about with the family and dog riding along. Everyone loved it. She rides fantastic!

Visited some friends and got some ice cream (even stopped at Lowes for a few parts). Only negative thing I can say is the front suspension is a bit squeaky, but I think some grease should fix that. Plenty of heat, that's for sure. In fact I noticed when I relocated my batteries into the engine compartment that there was a valve on the coolant lines to turn them off, which I'll definitely do during the summer.

I took her out on the highway for one exit. Acceleration above 45 is slow but she'll do 65 without complaint.

All my framing was nice an quiet. I was wondering if it would be squeaky but I didn't hear a peep from anything in the back (except the kids cheering and laughing).

You get the best looks from people. A mixture of curiosity and confusion I think

I'll try and take some more pictures this weekend to prove I'm making progress ;) Hopefully I don't use up all my free time going on joy rides.
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:19 AM   #105
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Glad to hear the ride went well & no problems! lol...I gotta ask, what flavor ice cream....I'm a fan of Moose Tracks or Butter Pecan

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I went with a mocha frappe. Wife had the chocolate frappe. The kids had bubble gum, chocolate chip and chocolate (oldest to youngest).

The best ice cream is ice cream served with a side of triumph
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:53 PM   #106
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CONGRATS ON GETTING IT INSURED!!!! Maybe I will look into where you got yours insured!!

That squeaking is most likely the leaf springs. There should be grease fittings on them.

Where did you go for ice cream?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:36 AM   #107
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Hey all,

Things are still coming along great. Just haven't had time to post.

Check out the updates at my site:

http://bunedoggle.com/skoolie
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:53 AM   #108
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Here's a few pictures of my progress.



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Old 06-15-2010, 03:02 PM   #109
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Ventured out this past weekend. Not done of course, but I figure it'll be good to get some experience taking the bus out on trips so I know what we'll need/want most.

Weather was rainy but the family had a blast.

Here's the bus at the campground:



I've also been busy working on the conversion still of course. Here's are some thumbnails of the things I've been working on. The high resolution pics are at my site http://bunedoggle.com/skoolie



I've got a door on the bathroom. The power cabinet, paint, lights, kitchen cabinet doors, windows screens, shades.

I'm going to post some details on the screens I made. I think they came out pretty darn good and they work great. Also cheap and easy!
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Old 06-15-2010, 04:00 PM   #110
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Your bus is really sharp- quality work. Magnifique!
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