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Old 07-04-2017, 10:25 AM   #11
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That's a big bus!
It's unexpectedly fun to drive. We *were* in a 33 foot travel trailer and towing with a one ton Ford van and every time a semi went by it would suck me a little into their lane. Not a fun experience. I drove half way across the country with white knuckles.

This bus laughs at semis. \o/ .... i miss that van though.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:50 AM   #12
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seal

Next was sealing the floor... someone in my intro mentioned ospho..... I dunno what that is, but used Rustoleum primer and weather seal (oil base [yes I know about the off-gassing]) after scraping and wire wheeling the floor.
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:53 AM   #13
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Very inspired! Thanks for sharing. I'm in the very beginning, as in researching and trying to learn. We are about 4 years out from anticipated travel date, so thankfully I have time to learn. I love how you drew up such detailed designs on what you wanted. That's definitely a skill I'm going to try to hone while I research and learn!
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:48 AM   #14
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Next.... I was going to seal the wood with a Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban, because I wanted to keep the chemicals to a minimum (I am a hippie afterall)..... however time and resources wouldn't allow it. They are currently bare, but I'm considering sealing them with coconut, or olive oil and maybe trying a coffee or beet juice stain.


Here is the Japanese technique.

https://youtu.be/5CaEibjv_Qk

Here is a sample of a coconut oil project.

Aging Wood with Vinegar – Sealing with Coconut oil…before and after
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:57 AM   #15
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Nice score! BTW, please let us know where you consider your home 20.

Oregon
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:02 PM   #16
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With a title like that.... You make it sound like you shot yourself in the foot!

Great find and great progress!!! You're going to be the envy of several members on here.

And for all that is holy.... Put that hair in a ponytail when using power tools!!!
Seriously!

And when you start welding... Use long sleeved button up shirts... Buttoned to the top! You've never seen a sunburn worse than welding sunburns! Your skin will blister and peel even before you're done welding.

Use gauntlet style welding gloves too.
Some will say it's overkill, but I'll tell you it's painful!


I won't have a welder for awhile.... too much else to buy and do.... I am familiar though.

I couldn't find my hair ties and we were under a time constraint..... .... I just rolled with it. I usually put it in a bun.
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Old 07-04-2017, 12:12 PM   #17
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floor...

So, for the flooring (after many discussions and opinions)... I finally settled on my own intuition and layed down a vapor barrier, then screwed 1x3 into the newly sealed floor (i decided against a "floating floor" for no other reason than I didn't like the idea of my build "shifting"). I filled the 1x3 frame with 1" rtech and overlayed that with 3/4 plywood, for a solid base. Then I covered everything in 1x8 boards.
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