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Old 06-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #151
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who need pre made rv's when you got a high enough bluff skill? lol



Also good luck with the camping. Its pouring cats and dogs in SE Sask today! I was trying to get out to work on the bus but its a LAKE outside my door and bus...
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:38 PM   #152
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Well...I can now say that the bus is completely capable of spending 4 days out in the wilderness completely self-sufficient. We had no running water, no power, no hookups at all. Just a bus load of camping gear and supplies. I was able to get waaayyyy back into the bush. Gotta love the ground clearance of a bus! We went to an area that we have been before so I knew the area well and had no problems finding a great place to set up camp. In fact, in past years, 'someone' has made quite a nice plot to park in, complete with a gravel pad and a small stream that runs along the back side. Here's some pics as promised...



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Old 06-06-2010, 07:40 PM   #153
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...and some more pics...
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:43 PM   #154
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:57 PM   #155
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now that's camping!
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:26 AM   #156
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ditto. I'm jealous. I can just taste some skillet trout...
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How did you attach that tarp to the bus? Can you get me details, close up shots, please?
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:09 AM   #158
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WOW, what a beautiful landscape!!
How far do you have to travel to get to such a place? Makes me want to go! (Probably take me two weeks to get there though.)
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WOW, what a beautiful landscape!!
How far do you have to travel to get to such a place? Makes me want to go! (Probably take me two weeks to get there though.)
The entire trip was a total of 290km. So, about an hour and a half drive each way. Unfortunately I was pushing against some really strong wind (60-70km/h) all the way there so my fuel economy was crap! I just filled up tonight so that I could calculate exactly what I used and I came out with 4.76 mpg. Probably needs a tune up, but that wind was pretty strong. Was it worth it? Absolutely!!! I love the mountains and the weekend was soooo fun!
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How did you attach that tarp to the bus? Can you get me details, close up shots, please?
Attached to the side of the bus is some aluminum channel that is used to attach RV awnings. Then you sew a rope into the side of the tarp that attaches to the bus. The tarp slides into the channel and then we just used aluminum tent poles, some strong line, and some 12" spikes to anchor the setup. It works very well and is much more secure than a standard RV awning. I will try to get some closeup pics to show you what I mean, its just a bit dark out right now.
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