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Old 03-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #401
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Great Bus Dan

Loved the build ... Gona be stealing a few ideas heee hee

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #402
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A few little things done...

So I took some time off for spring break, and really wanted to get the plumbing done, but I only had a few days to work on the bus and that was in between other activities and work, so I opted to take care of several smaller jobs instead.

A while back I finished out the front bulkhead area. Sorry the pic is kinda dark. I basically made an open wood cabinet with a bolt/wingnut system of holding down whatever object I put up there. For now that is a small radio. I also installed an electrical outlet, and the black boxes are home-made speakers that will be connected to the 12v stereo. I also reinstalled the (partially broken) sun visor and the inside mirror:



Here is the stereo installation:



Some of you may remember the duct I built to channel the A/C back into the bunk room. Well, I finally got tired of ducking all the time, especially when I was in the kitchen area, so I scrapped that duct. I will just have to use a small fan on the floor to blow the A/C back into the bunk room. Here is how I re-did the A/C grill:



I also made a little cabinet next to the fridge to hold my two cooking ranges. I have an electric range and a propane camp stove that I interchange depending on need. The door is sort of cobbled together, so I may eventually paint the inside black or something to make it look less trashy. I didn't think to take a pic with the door closed, but it matches the top drawers of that cabinet:



I thought I'd also show how I lock my doors when we are inside the bus. Notice the spring-clip that is holding the door operating handle to the retaining clip/arm/thingy. If someone could find a way to apply enough force to the door (which opens outward), I suppose they could overcome the spring on that clip, but it'll keep most people out and buy me enough time to be ready with a weapon to use on the would-be intruder.

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #403
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It's the little things that need to be done, and your sunvisor looks identical to mine I guess moving the fan wasn't an option
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:09 AM   #404
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We also drove out to a local camp ground for a couple nights to celebrate spring break. Here we have just arrived and started setting up the outdoor kitchen. You can see the kids bikes all fit on the rear hitch basket:



Below is a closeup of our outdoor kitchen. We had an extra table that hadn't been set up yet at the time of the picture. So one table is for cooking and the other is for doing dishes. We use three plastic tubs: soapy water, water/bleach, water rinse. Normally I bring a hose and have it handy there by the kitchen, but that was on the list of things I forgot . Note to self: buy a couple hoses and a spitter that will be permanently assigned to the bus, and make a bracket of some sort that the hose can hook onto near the dish washing area.



We had a great time hanging out with family and friends, and made a good list of forgotten items and other things that will make future trips go more smoothly. I like doing these short trips to get a feel for what items need to be permanently added to the bus, and which supplies need to be added to the checklist of things to be gathered before a trip. We did manage to bring all the essentials though, and as the sun set on our camp, all was right with our little world:

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cool
I agree with short trips,

I stopped at dollar store and bought 2 of ever plastic utinsel they had less than $20 and they now stay in the bus,

paper plates, plastic ware etc, Tin foil, plastic wrap,garbage bags every day items now are "stored" in bus, if we run out in the house for some reason I can just go to the bus

$$ wise it's not alot of cash, just very convienit
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #406
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You look like your family enjoys the outings.It seems like every time I go somewhere I have to stop for forgotten supplies, even with lists and reminders. Now, where DID I put that list. Wish we were having that kind of weather. I'm getting set to go for my first trip in a couple of weeks. Headed north with no heat, at least I won't have to sleep in it that way.
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[/quote] We had a great time hanging out with family and friends, and made a good list of forgotten items and other things that will make future trips go more smoothly. I like doing these short trips to get a feel for what items need to be permanently added to the bus, and which supplies need to be added to the checklist of things to be gathered before a trip. We did manage to bring all the essentials though, and as the sun set on our camp, all was right with our little world:[/quote]

It dosen't get any better than this. Glad you had a good outing and the bus looks great
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It's the little things that need to be done, and your sunvisor looks identical to mine I guess moving the fan wasn't an option
I was the one who broke it. The visor was a little too tight on it's hinges, and I went to pull it down and then "SNAP!"... followed by "SON OF A..."
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... I was wondering if you can (if you have the time) take a few more pictures of your hitch...
gbstewart, I've been meaning to snap a few pics but keep getting distracted. Hopefully I'll remember soon!
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Great job on the bus! Looks awesome. I am going to have to steal that idea for the bunks, that is great.
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