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Old 05-26-2015, 11:21 PM   #61
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Next time remember the key or find you a nude beach/camping area
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:09 PM   #62
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Got back into working on the bus altho the heat&humidity and rain are practically unbearable. Pictures someday soon.
I also redid the screws with stainless and locknuts that hold the door lock actuator. I figure there has been enough testing to ensure it works the way we wanted.

(side note - wife thought she locked it but pushed the fob button the wrong way. That night someone opened the door. It woke our dog and before I got out there, they were gone. Nothing is missing. Probably homeless looking for a place or for something they need. No harm.)
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:05 PM   #63
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Did the dog come back?
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #64
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Did the dog come back?
Sounds like a line from a country song !
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Old 08-02-2015, 02:06 PM   #65
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Well for all you that believe in roof raises, I found something while searching for a paint idea for our conversion. What I found seemed to be extreme measures done by people on builds of all kinds. Here is the roof raise:

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Old 08-02-2015, 04:15 PM   #66
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I would have mounted that tent trailer the other direction.

However mounting something made of sticks and staples onto a bus IMO is stupid.

If anything gets mounted on top of a bus, it needs to be metal.

Stupid crap like that is what is making skoolies so hard to insure in most places.

On the other hand, properly done roof raises do nothing to fuel the insurance company problem.

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Old 08-17-2015, 04:08 PM   #67
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Update -> I just gave the roof a first coat of paint. We shall see how well it holds up. The paint said one hour to dry. I touched it after an hour and only slightly tacky. Seems to have adhered well. There is a serious storm right now, 6.5 hours after the paint went on. The roof was so frigin hot when I was up there this morning that I had to get down for a break when half finished. After 15 min break (shower drink water and fresh clothes) I finished it. I tried rolling it on from the paint tray as recommended but it was thickening in the tray. I just poured some on and spread it with the roller as I went along. It is fairly even and the second coat will go along way to even things out and improve the coverage. Some spots are a little thinner than others right now.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:24 AM   #68
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Prepping for paint now, I've read that Rustoleum type paints can be thinned using paint thinner without harming the paint
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:03 AM   #69
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Yeah, I buy Rustoleum by the gallon and thin it per the label. Sprays well out of my paint gun.
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:54 AM   #70
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I would have mounted that tent trailer the other direction.

However mounting something made of sticks and staples onto a bus IMO is stupid.

If anything gets mounted on top of a bus, it needs to be metal.

Stupid crap like that is what is making skoolies so hard to insure in most places.

On the other hand, properly done roof raises do nothing to fuel the insurance company problem.

Nat
Hey Nat, just wondering, what do you mean mounted the other direction and why?

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