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Old 07-19-2011, 05:37 PM   #81
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You may need to get the "fat" extra cushy shelf liner. I found some marked down at WalMart a few months back and had enough sense to pick it up. To be honest, I haven't broken a dish/plate/glass while traveling in years. We have some really old Corelle (Gold Butterfly pattern) that I picked up in thrift stores. I've bounced it from TN to VA and back. TN to FL and back, SC to FL and back, well, you get the idea... in our popup. I bought it back around 1990 and still have it. Filled in a few more pieces with the new white (Frost) stuff but it all has held up well. I have a piece of shelf liner on the bottom of my shelves but none in between the stacked dishes. I think you need better plates.

Make sure you all drink plenty of water and don't get dehydrated and overheated. The bus too. You may need to build a mister setup for the radiator for the high temps you are traveling in.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #82
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I spend the first 10 minutes of each trip tracing clatter noises lol. We keep our cloth napkins between all our dishes, still have had a few broken ones (I think it's those bumps in South Dakota that threw everything in the rear of the bus two inches in the air... Myself included rofl)

As for Correlle dishes, I grew up with those, and I can attest that under normal circumstances they are almost impossible to break. I do have a warning about them though... if they are hot, and get bumped wrong, or dropped they will explode into a million tiny pieces of razor sharp shrapnel.. I can say that from several experiences lol. Honestly... they scare me after that.
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:35 PM   #83
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I've used Corelle for years... since 1979. I've had several sets. I have used them in the microwave and the oven. When you fulltime, you tend to gravitate to "double duty" items. You should have seen my Corelle that was in our house that burned. It was all in place, in a million tiny pieces. My Corelle rarely breaks into many tiny pieces. Usulay into a couple and yes, it is sharp.

How to take Care of Corelle The older stuff like mine is different than the newer stuff. I have some pieces of the newer stuff. It is different.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:55 PM   #84
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We're not the hot weather type of people Seems when we pick a location that is in love 70s, head that way, the hot hot weather up and follows us. This 90 crud has to stop. Fran really doesn't like anything 80plus so we've been driving at night when the temps are below 70. Ran WY to Idaho and the hots followed us. Grrr. headed to Utah and same thing. We're now in Oregon running from more 90 temps Finally decided the hell with this and are making a state run to the coast were it is always 60 degrees. HELL WITH HEAT.

More things we've learned. Fran has a beep. Only I can hear it so it seems and she only does it when everyone else is sleeping or outside. Just a beep. Sometimes prolonged. Been happening for two months. I am not crazy. There is no rhyme or reason I can find for it. Comes from the fuse and glove box area. O.O
The rain gutters in Utah can brake an axel and every dish in the bus. Thankfully, it wasn't our axle I saw brake.
New tires can make a huge difference in driving. and brake a savings bank.
Would never ever do this in the summer again without a gen and AC installed.

You are a HIPPIE-- according to some half dozen vagabonds (or are they hippies?) that come up to the bus at the oddest times and places. We've been asked so many times if we're hippies lol I've a gun and I will use it to blow up your tie-dyed t-shirt. So we had this bumper sticker made
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:04 AM   #85
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... long hair doesn't make one a hippy!
Many of those "hippies" are now... bald!
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:02 PM   #86
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Working on getting some plumbing done this month, especially since a lot of private campgrounds and casinos won't touch you unless you're totally self-contained. grrr

We've seen much better responses to the bus over here in Oregon. People seem thrilled to see one, so much so I think I need a sign that says "sorry, we're busy and can't answer questions about the bus right now" just so I can get a moment of rest.
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That would rock!
We're still on the Oregon coast but will be heading over to Eugene area for possible oil/filter changes, maybe tranny fluid/filter changes, money granting. Might have a workamp volunteer job over there, so cross fingers.

Managed to get the holes drilled through the flooring with a cordless drill But find the stores here don't offer the supplies we need to do the black tank plumbing so will have to wait until we get to Eugene area to complete this task. Positioning is such a pain we might have to use a flexible sewer hose to connect the toilet pipe to the tank since various frame bars are in way and frankly, don't have ability to move the toilet. doh.
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After a few pilot holes (yeah, that's what I'm calling them) we did finally get a RV toilet installed with barrels for the black tanks. Works well. Rather than a vent pipe we're using windshielf wiper hose ran up the side. Cheap, less less less work than running a pipe and so far seems to work fine. Not sure it would work with the grey tank, but we don't have that hooked up so far so *shrug* barrels we used

Sitting along the Oregon coast for the winter, noticing the back tires are starting to peel. Figure that's a retread getting ready to blow? Odd seeing how extremely good the tread is on those. grrrr $800 to replace the 4 retreads.


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Now without the real cabinets and counters doh getting there but this makes due for now. living in an on going conversion is a BITCHDKJHDKFJh

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WOW what fun these wind storms are on the coast!! Here's the tree that landed on the bus. Port employees dragged it away and cut it down to size once we got the bus moved out from under and to a new location. Not even a scratch on the paint. Tree uprooting ripped the waterline.




the snow before the storm. This is in Oregon, up near Florence.
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Brrr!

I'm told our "winter" is over. Rest of this week is in the 70's until Monday when it drops down to the 60's for a few days. Unfortunately still close to freezing at night since we are in the dessert. Roswell is slightly warmer than Socorro.
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