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Old 12-23-2011, 12:38 AM   #271
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Thanks again Rudy. Your bus is actually one of my favorites on this site. I especially like your little office area. I'm really jealous of that, but although it works for you as a single guy, there's no way I could spare the space for something like that with my family crammed into my 3/4 length bus. Maybe when the kids have grown and I reconfigure for just me and my wife I can have a little office. Neat.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:51 AM   #272
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Is your toaster oven insulated?
Mine is not and found out the hard way when a fork dropped down behind it after I just bought it and reached there.
You could hear the skin sizzle where my arm touched it.
There were allot of four letter works being spouted for awhile after that.
All it took was about one second for a bad 2nd degree burn on my arms underside.
The ovens skin was as hot as the 450 setting on the heat inside..
You need air space around it and nothing touching or your bus could burn up.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:41 AM   #273
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Is your toaster oven insulated? ... You need air space around it and nothing touching or your bus could burn up.
Thanks for that tip! I'm not sure if it's insulated or not. I suspect it is, or at least has an insulating air space between the walls. I am planning to leave some air space around it, but now I will keep a close eye on it and monitor the temperature in that cabinet while it is operating. If necessary I suppose I could line the cabinet with sheet metal.

This morning my wife and I took advantage of having my parents around to watch the kids and we had a wonderful breakfast date in the bus.
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #274
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Dan, really nice work all around the inside. The cabinets turned out great and the whole interior looks comfy. Glad you and your wife got toe enjoy a nice breakfast and had a chance to enjoy the results of all the hard work.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:02 AM   #275
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Hey Dan --- nice work & a great looking unit! And the conversation here further reinforces the basic idea behind what this site is all about...making it all work best for you, the builder/owner. As Sinatra would say..."I did it my way".
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:04 AM   #276
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The bus saw some action a few days ago when I had family visiting. I took the folks out for the day in the bus to tour the hill country west of Austin. We stopped by a winery, stopped by a park to let the kids run around, had lunch in Blanco in a cafe across from the historic courthouse, and then drove out across the "Devil's Backbone", a scenic road leading from Blanco to Wimberley where we checked out a cool Banzai tree exhibit, then more scenic driving back to Austin. A good time was had by all, and my passengers reported that the way the bus rides is "a lot better than I would have thought". I guess I have enough weight in there to keep it from getting too bouncy. Here's some pics:







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Old 01-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #277
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Old 01-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #278
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Bus is looking great... I like the pics with people visiting...
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It is always cool to have passengers along for a ride. In a couple weeks, I have to drive a pickup truck from California to Missouri all by myself. (boo hoo) I am a little concerned being that it is the winter season.
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Lol...I don't even have a bus yet and the "family" is already talkingabout using it to get mamaw and pawpa to the next reunion in like june ....I can't wait...its going to be a long but quick spring
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