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Old 12-18-2018, 07:33 PM   #161
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I've been following your progress on YouTube and only just now discovered your thread here. Your progress is inspiring! I'm definitely going to be taking a page or two out of your book regarding the window sealing. I'd hate to have some leaks because of the windows, so I believe more effort to take car of that earlier on is best.


Keep up the good work, cannot wait to see more of your progress!
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:45 PM   #162
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man its looking good in there!
All he needs to do now is rebuild that dashboard...
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:44 PM   #163
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Sorry I'm neglecting you guys here. As you can see I laboriously make Youtube videos documenting our build. As I learn how to make videos...I forget how to write. And so it is for millenials like me.

In this video Nate and I trimmed out all of the windows in plywood, did some prep for the kitchen cabinets, and glued the ceiling seams together which isn't a perfect solution, but it brings it closer to the look I was going for. Close enough!

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Old 02-07-2019, 03:49 PM   #164
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Could we see some pictures?
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:55 PM   #165
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Dude that's a great video!
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:38 PM   #166
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Could we see some pictures?
Yes you can see lots of photos at http://www.instagram.com/gilliganphantom
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #167
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So the plan is to install two 12K BTU Minisplits: https://amzn.to/2VppXuM I've yet to decide where exactly to put the outdoor units. In this video I hastily mounted one of the outside units on the back of the bus above the rear window. I quickly realized however that the rack I used does not seem sufficient. For now it sits up there till it starts to get hot and I reconsider where to mount it.

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Old 02-07-2019, 09:14 PM   #168
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Good call on ditching that support bracket. If it moves while sitting still...how long would it last going down a bumpy road?


And, don't feel bad. The old rod builders rule is that it usually takes three tries to get anything right on a custom build.


Personally, I'd weld up a really stout steel frame then add some fairly stiff vibration dampeners between it and the A/C.


Best of luck on the re-do. No biggie.
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Old 02-08-2019, 03:58 AM   #169
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I also bought the mounting bracket you did and saw the same problem once i got it. They are fine for non-mobile use but I had the same thought and realized after the first big bump it would probably be falling apart. Instead, I used these brackets to mount the condenser under the bus.

Buyers Products Company24 in. Underbody Tool Box Bracket Kit

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Buyers-P...1011/204589692

It's solid down there. I bolted superstrut/unistrut across the brackets (perpendicular to the brackets) and bolted the condenser to the unistrut. They sell shorter versions as well. (18" I believe).

I skipped the vibration dampeners due to hight issues under the bus. Hasn't made much of a difference. There is a slight vibration you can feel when it turns on, but not really noticable once your used to it. Make sure to use lock nuts or lock washers when bolting it together.

Bus is looking great!
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:21 PM   #170
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I love the shape of that bus! Any idea of mpg on a long trip? The engine in your bus is known for lasting a million, but I don't know how efficient it is. Also, what is the gvw? I have read in places that it is close to 40k?
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