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Old 08-08-2011, 11:52 PM   #21
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I dig the cuffs.

"Um Sarge... I seem to have lost my cuffs.

"Well ya... I still have the key!"

"No.. they're not still on a prisoner!"

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Old 08-09-2011, 12:12 AM   #22
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I have spent a lot of time scraping silicone off of the bus (still leaked where the silicone turned loose enough to allow water to penetrate, which was most of the areas) and also off the Class C (still leaked where the silicone turned loose enough to allow water to penetrate, which was most of the areas). I have learned that ..... SILICONE TURNS LOOSE OVER TIME. Not everywhere, just in places and it leaks. Don't use the elastometric. Use the silicone. I don't care.I won't use it except for one thing only. Only thing silicone is good for is to put on the threads of screws so that the nuts won't unthread off the screw from vibrations... sorta like a nylon insert nut but cheaper. Better than "locktite" because the nut stays on but you can still get it off fairly easily. I will use siliconized latex caulking... but that's not the same thing.

What you don't know is that elastometric is made to flex, adhere and hold up to the elements. After all it is used on roofs.the stuff I used on the Class C is just as good as the day I sealed all the windows (Summer 2006).

If you do use silicone, make sure the surface that you are applying it to is completely clean and free of moisture, dirt and grease. Then you might get away with an extra year or so before it starts turning loose. When the silicone turns loose and you have to remove it to reapply new silicone (you can't just glob more over the top of the old leaking stuff), a straight razor blade like used in scrapers works well and then you scrub the area with lacquer thinner to remove the reside that you can't get off with the razor blade. you will need to use a lot of lacquer thinner. And use gloves in a well ventilated area. Lacquer thinner gets into your body and messes with your nervous system. Long term exposure will give you the "shakes".
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:47 PM   #23
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Thanks for the advice guys! I really appreciate it.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #24
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Question Pyracantha: I too have a International with 2 A/C units similar to yours. My question is, what size alternator does your bus have? What I'd like to know is the output it has. Volts,Amps?

The problem I am having is that my alternator doesn't have enough output on it to keep the batteries charged and to run my units and lights. Thanks for a reply in advance. Look forward to seeing your updates.

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Sorry jzilla, I have no idea. I will have to check with my husband!

Floor is painted and the subflooring is in.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #25
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:38 PM   #26
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Excellent job on the floor prep! It's probably the worst part of the project but the long term end results are worth the effort.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:13 AM   #27
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prep and etch. nice!
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:27 PM   #28
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Doesn't look like much, but we've been steadily working away. We finally found a place that would inspect us, so we are legal! Got the cage pulled off the windows and the old (non-working) AC pulled out.



We found a bat! I guess it crawled down between the window and the cage and got stuck.



Can anyone identify this for me? Underneath the tuna can looking piece is an air filter and the sensor on the top is a little loose. I think we need to do a little maintenance on this thing!

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Old 10-03-2011, 12:29 PM   #29
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Here is another view.

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Old 10-03-2011, 09:24 PM   #30
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Looks like air compressor for brakes. the sensor is probably for low air warning light.
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