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Old 05-10-2010, 08:09 PM   #191
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Today I built an inset bookshelf in the master bedroom:



Here it is installed:


More pics on the blog.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:39 PM   #192
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Its funny you guys mentioned that. Because I WAS thinking about painting the house some ridiculous color.
Something that glows in the dark would be perfect, teach them to mind their own beeswax.... Leslie
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:06 PM   #193
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YEAH! EXACTLY!
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:12 PM   #194
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Made a new post to the blog with a bit of recent work.

Closets are done:

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Old 05-20-2010, 12:38 PM   #195
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Really looking nice.

I went to your site and laughed out loud when I read this:
"There is not much more to do. The main thing that needs to be done is the installation of the black water and grey water tanks."

I found the installation of the tanks to be quite a challenge. Fabricating brackets to fit the available space and keep the tanks secure, finding places to run plumbing under the bus, lining up vents and drains from inside to underneath, all pretty challenging compared to the other things I've worked on in the bus.

In retrospect there are many things I could have done to make it easier (mostly with floor planning) but I'm glad that it's done now for sure.

Your interior really looks fantastic. You've done a great job so far and I'm sure you'll continue in like vein. Keep up the great work.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:50 PM   #196
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AMEN to that! GN what is your plan as far as the black and grey tank capacity is concerned? What tanks are you going with?
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:31 PM   #197
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Sometime soon I will be posting some blog updates. Just FYI!

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:11 PM   #198
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Nice! Can't wait!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:50 PM   #199
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That is about what I figured to replace four 7" red tail lights. About $40 per light. I also tried to put the sealed beam bulb from the top behind my reverse lights...works good except I didn't have enough depth with the inner wall skin in place so I had to change them back. Next year when I redo the interior I may make allowance for this.
look at what i did to my tail light and the led light i got used so it was not as bad as getting them new but i was trying to keep the look i had with my old lights cause i do not like the way the led bus tail lights look like, and they want to darn much for them!!i just need to finish them and get them back on. when i can get more the roof light are next on the list cause haft of them don't work now.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:24 AM   #200
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Thanks for the comments!

The floors we used were a manufactured hardwood (Hardwood on top, plywood underneath). We glued them down and nailed the edges where the trim would cover the nail holes.

I ran the floor side to side so that it would be easier to put down. Laying short runs is a lot easier then a long run.
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