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Old 04-09-2010, 10:36 AM   #11
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Re: First Timer, 92 Wayne 7.3

Is Roxul(tm) available where you are? It is a great fireproof, sound insulating, insulation made from molten rock. I like to think of it as the 'cotton candy' version of rock. We use it here around furnace installations in houses as well as firewalls and other walls that we want to be more soundresistant. (In my opionion, no such thing as soundproof without spending a fortune and having walls a yard thick with combinations of sound absorbtion, barriers, resilient channels, etc. but that's another topic.)
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Old 04-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #12
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Wow. I'm impressed with your dedication to insulation! It looks like you are building a big blue cocoon in there!
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Old 06-04-2010, 01:28 PM   #13
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Hey Benjoy, I'm probably too late, but a while ago I was going to get some wire numbers to you. My memory sucks... Anyway, basically, blue wires are all for the flasher system, green wires are for the safety stuff, white wires are sending the signals back to the little flasher thing on your console that tells you what lights are on, and the yellow wires are for blinker, lights, etc... I removed all blue, white, and green wires. There are 2 white wires coming through the firewall that are for the starter interlock. They are numbered 57 and need to be spliced together. There are 2 green wires coming from a distribution block right by your left foot by the labeled 11 and 84. They may be unneccesary because the white wires (labeled 57) are splice together, but I left them. You want to keep the large plastic plug connector thing with mostly yellow wires coming into and going out of it. Yellow wires: 8 = Left Blinker, 10 = Right Blinker, 5 = Running Lights, 22 = Brakes, 3 = Reverse Lights and beeper. Let me know if you need any specific pics or anything.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:48 PM   #14
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Thanx for the info on the wire. I am trying to get my hands on a servive manual? Any Ideas? I've looked online for a while to no avail.
Servive or survive? Inquiring minds want to know......
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:42 PM   #15
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Not sure if my solution will work in your situation, but I also have 3 kids and a 3/4 size bus, so I really need to conserve space. We are using the bus for travel and camping though, not full-timing. So here is my idea: I'm going to have bunk beds where the top bunks either fold or slide up and out of the way so the lower bunk can be used as a couch without the top bunk restricting headroom while sitting. There were several interesting ideas from various people about the mechanics of how this could be accomplished. I'm not sure if that is in my conversion thread, or just a topic in the discussion area. I think it might be the latter - search for "bunk bed dilemma".
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:46 PM   #16
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Hi, this is Bens wife Joy...I too do much reading and research on here and was just wondering if anyone has some ideas or can remember a conversion that involved kids..we have been getting stuck on layout issues lately. We have 3 girls 12,10 6 and will be full timers. Any ideas on beds,making the most of space..really any tips would be great on traveling with a family , I think we should attach something to make a upstairs sleeping area for them but dont know if we can pull it off Thanks for all the help,it is truly appreciated , hope your having a great day
We have 5 kids, not full-timers. But maybe my layout will be of value to you. We have taken 9 kids on a week-long trip to South Carolina--1,500miles round trip. The smaller kids slept on the dinette seats. This is a 9-row bus. An 11 or 13 will have more room, and with 2 less kids, that frees up even more for storage. My Website has some pictures and other info on what I have done. I may rip it all out next year if I get new ideas, which I did last year when my first conversion wasn't being what I had hoped it would be. But I think we're happy.

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Old 11-14-2010, 02:39 PM   #17
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Would take up minimal space. If you don't mind cost do a search for cape cod stoves.
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If you don't mind cost do a search for cape cod stoves.
Sure would be nice to have one of those, but they cost more than the bus.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #19
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opinions wanted .....hmmm

I have one of those I'm gonna use in the backyard shelter for my man fort...

The one I using for the bus I got off e-bay for $99 shipped...

Here's the page in my build that has a pic of it...

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Here's the link for the guy I bought mine off of on ebay...

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It was missing a part and they shipped it out really fast... I'd buy from them again... It's not the highest quality but for the price I'm happy with it...
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