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Old 09-02-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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Old 09-02-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Sweet bus! Congrats on the new ride!
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Nice bus Steve, and there's a whole-lotta things on that list that make it even better (lol, like the 77" interior height).

Congrats!
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You will LOVE the high ceilings... ours has the same as yours!!
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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that bus is huge,nicely optioned also mind you fill that thing with all those kids...... congrats! timbuk
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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Nice bus. Biiiiigggggg.....

When I first saw it, I thought it would make a good conversion.
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:43 AM   #6
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Congratulations, and yes I am jelous at your high sealing, wish ours was like that.
Wish you all the best in your conversion adventure, and have one more kid and yu'll catch up to us.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:47 PM   #7
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Sweet, pretty close to my dream rig!!
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:22 PM   #8
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I refer to the master bedroom as the Aft Stateroom.

You'd have to see it to have the same grin I have evry time I say it!
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:00 PM   #9
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On board motion satellite (works while driving) Jesse must have internet!
Huh? Let me know where you are getting this. I would really be interested in it. Is this a wish-list item of yours, or do you actually have a vendor with an in-motion system at an affordable price?

I know there is in-motion television reception, but if the receive-only dish points the wrong way, the only thing damaged is your reception. Since geo-stationary satellites are crammed so close together over the US, with a moving transmitter it is hard to prevent your uplink beam from occasionally lighting up the wrong one. It's a bad thing if your web browsing knocks out "The Price is Right."

IBM has offered public safety agencies an in-motion solution the military uses overseas, and I have been aboard a moving demo, but the uplinks aren't focused sharply enough to be licensed for non-federal use stateside. This is according to the agent who sells us satellite bandwidth. (Since 9-11, salesmen are always trying to push equipment only the Feds can use.) In fact, we had to agree to crank down stabilizing jacks before powering up the auto-deploy stationary unit. That is so people walking around inside the vehicle, or any wind rocking it, doesn't move the beam off target.

Some of the Low-Earth Orbit satellite voice providers have some data connectivity, but from what I've seen, at about 8kbps they make dial-up look dreamy. A couple of maritime providers have high-speed in-motion solutions, but they cost two arms and two legs for both equipment and airtime. Inmarsat has a data terminal uplink about the size of a textbook, just connect power and a Cat 5 cable, but I wouldn't want to pay the airtime costs.

Most RVers use simple and reasonably-priced land-based broadband from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Rogers, etc. This works stationary or in-motion, and is simpler to operate. You can install an external antenna for better reception, and feed a wired or wireless router to share the link. There are no towers in some of the boondocks where satellite is your only option, but there are also lots of parking spaces with no view of the southern sky.

I would really appreciate information on what you know about this. I would love to find such a service. I may find it very useful.
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:54 AM   #10
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I think it was Kamoo who had their bus blasted... Make sure that you have the inside pannels off when you get it done. Should make for easier cleanup on the sand...
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