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Old 07-18-2016, 11:04 AM   #201
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Nice! Hope you bought your dad a six-pack.
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:04 AM   #202
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I'm working on updating my blog so I just compiled a list of everywhere we've taken the bus!
2015:
3/18 Bought bus
6/15 start conversion contruction
8/3 paint bus
9/4 finish engine rebuild
9/6 first camping trip in bus, Mount Pisgah, Blue Ridge Pkwy, NC
9/23 leave NC
drove 1500 miles in 38 hours
9/25 sugar beet harvest, Drayton, ND
10/21 traveling south, saw animatronic cowboy town, corn palace
10/25 Byer Lake, SD
10/26 North Platte, NE
10/27 crossed Rockies in CO, stayed at rest areas, passed Parachute, CO
10/28 UT sign, Green River, UT truck stop
10/29 Moab, Utah
11/5 Canyonlands NP, Utah
11/6 Kane Canyon and Zion NP, Utah
11/7 Valley of Fire NP, Nevada
11/8 Lake Mead, Nevada
11/20 Death Valley NP, CA
11/26 Bakersfield, CA
11/27 Arden, CA
11/28 Casino, San Diego, CA
11/29 Ocean Beach, Paw Beach, San Diego, CA
12/1 Anza Borrego State Park, CA
12/3 Casino, Yuma, AZ
12/4 Walked to Mexico
12/7 Mittry Lake, Yuma, AZ
12/15 Whitewater Draw, AZ
12/16 Tombstone, AZ
12/17 NM border, TX border, El Paso
12/20 Carlsbad Caverns, NM
12/22 Junction, TX
12/25 saw Star Wars in TX
12/27 crossed Mississippi River
12/28 rest stop in LA with live tiger
12/31 Gainesville, FL

2016:
1/15 Apopka, FL to see charles_m
1/31 Greenville, FL
3/01 Statesville, NC
6/04 Blacksburg, VA
6/06 Wickerman Burn, PA
6/14 Iowa state line
6/16 Salt Lake City, Utah
6/17 Rockies, Rock Springs, WY
6/18 Lake Pillsbury, Potter Valley, CA

Upcoming:
9/12 leave Lake Pillsbury
9/22 Drayton, ND sugar beet harvest
10/? NC, then FL
1/10-22 SKOOLIEPALOOZA
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:27 PM   #203
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We're back in NC doing upgrades...

While we were in California campground hosting we installed a new fridge/freezer and about a thousand watts of solar panels. There's another 500w waiting on us when we get back in March. Just bought three more deep cycle batteries to add to our single house battery. Working on hooking up my car to tow behind the bus and adding a battery box.

I'm selling the back deck since we aren't going to leave it on while we tow the car. I'll post an ad in the classified section.
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:24 PM   #204
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We are currently in New Orleans, heading toward Quartzsite for SkooliePalooza!

The car (Honda Element) is towing nicely, and once we're up to speed the bus doesn't even know it's there. Getting up to speed and going up hills takes quite a bit longer, though. We don't mind too much. It's already super convenient for scouting out dirt roads ahead of the bus.

The solar panels are freakin' awesome. We can even run an electric hot plate or electric ceramic heater for a few hours! A window AC in the summer should be no problem. We had a few cloudy days where the panels didn't charge much and got to test out our new to us Honda 2000 generator. It cost $1 to run it for about six hours and the tank wasn't even close to empty! Our old 5000w Briggs/Stratton used 1 gallon every half hour!!! Our 5 gallon a week gas allowance at the camp hosting job will give us enough excess gas to use for the car on weekly grocery store trips.

I need to take some updated pics to upload on here!
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Old 12-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #205
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Have fun at skooliepalooza!!!

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Old 12-28-2016, 05:30 PM   #206
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We are currently in New Orleans, heading toward Quartzsite for SkooliePalooza!

The car (Honda Element) is towing nicely, and once we're up to speed the bus doesn't even know it's there. Getting up to speed and going up hills takes quite a bit longer, though. We don't mind too much. It's already super convenient for scouting out dirt roads ahead of the bus.

The solar panels are freakin' awesome. We can even run an electric hot plate or electric ceramic heater for a few hours! A window AC in the summer should be no problem. We had a few cloudy days where the panels didn't charge much and got to test out our new to us Honda 2000 generator. It cost $1 to run it for about six hours and the tank wasn't even close to empty! Our old 5000w Briggs/Stratton used 1 gallon every half hour!!! Our 5 gallon a week gas allowance at the camp hosting job will give us enough excess gas to use for the car on weekly grocery store trips.

I need to take some updated pics to upload on here!
Congrats on the genny upgrade! I'm using the same model as you guys were using- only I'm using it simply to power tools at the bus during the build. Guess what? The first week I had it in the bus, that damned pos rubber bung in the fuel tank started leaking. Leaked the entire tank in my bus!
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:44 PM   #207
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Congrats on the genny upgrade! I'm using the same model as you guys were using- only I'm using it simply to power tools at the bus during the build. Guess what? The first week I had it in the bus, that damned pos rubber bung in the fuel tank started leaking. Leaked the entire tank in my bus!
Luckily you knew where to go to get a new one then! Haha. Our old genny's pull starter came off, so we re-riveted it back on and it shook those rivets loose too, so then we had to have one person hold the pull starter on while it was being pulled and then take it off after it was running. The Honda is so easy to pull, I love it! Got a great deal on Craigslist for $625.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:49 PM   #208
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I'm hoping Merv at the mower shop still has a few from when he ordered yours. Even if he has them, the chance of him finding them is probably slim!
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:10 PM   #209
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I need to take some updated pics to upload on here!
Here you go. New Year's Eve in Breaux Bridge, LA

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Nice to see the ONUG bus on the road!
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