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Old 04-08-2006, 11:17 AM   #11
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I purchased my bus already converted to an RV title in MI. When I took it to the title office in OH they transfered the title without question to an Ohio "MH" motorhome title. Watch them, though. I caught the woman putting "bus" on the title by accident, which would have been bad. The registrar asked if it had all the necessary items to be considered a motorhome when I went to get tags for it.
In Ohio all you need is permanent eating, sleeping, and cooking facilities and they dont even inspect it when you request a title change.
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Old 04-09-2006, 01:21 AM   #12
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My bus is titled as a bus in Colorado right now. I will have to get it titled after we move. We are going to look at some places in the Willapa bay area. We used to live in Newberg OR, before moving to Denver. We sure miss the area.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:45 AM   #13
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Cool bus. I was with Bill when he bought it at the TAMU auction. I'm his next door neighbor. It cracked me up to see him drive it home, onto our quiet little block. I don't think the rest of our home owners share the same vision for automotive items as we do.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:53 AM   #14
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Hi David! Small world, isn't it? I've sent these to Bill as well, but you can see how she's coming along with some photos I just put up in the Gallery at http://www.skoolie.net:16080/gallery.../Construction/

Didn't get too much done last weekend as I had to move the bus to keep the county code people happy, but I did get the electrical panel in place and bought the lumber I needed to finish up the bunks.

Bill has the title back in Texas now as it turns out it DID have to be registered there before I could put it in my name here, but so far, that's been the only real snafu. I should be out there again later this year for business in Houston, I'll have to look you up when I do.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:33 AM   #15
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Sounds good. Let me know if you're up this way.
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:27 PM   #16
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Windows Skinned

I got the curb side windows skinned this weekend and some paint put up on 'em. I also finished out more of the interior carpentry (getting the tops of some of the walls done to match the roof curve) but I'm still not quite ready to do up all the photos from that just yet.

In other news, I picked up my THIRD Thetford Aria this week. The first two both arrived in pieces thanks to UPS. I told the seller (PPL Motorhomes) not to send another and that I'd drive to their wholesaler's warehouse (about 10 miles from my house) and pick it up when another one came in. I reckon I know what I'll be doing next weekend for sure.

Oh, pics are at http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...ction/Windows/
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Old 12-11-2006, 10:24 PM   #17
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That's funny! I bought a Thetford Aria also, and the first one was smashed when it arrived at the local RV store. You'd think Thetford would learn!
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Old 01-21-2007, 03:58 PM   #18
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It's been a while since I posted, but the bus is still coming right along. All the interorior framing is done, as is the electrical and MOST of the plumbing. I had to pull up my first start at a floor after a local installer showed me the RIGHT way to do it for motorhomes (Hint: GLUE).

I've started using my Picasa site for pictures... the latest are up http://picasaweb.google.com/Mark.D.Zimmerman/BusJAN07 and I'll probably straighten up my gallery here once I get a little closer to being done.

Next week, the floor goes down and then it's time for cabinets and the appliances. If all goes well, we will be aboard and full timing it in 6 weeks!

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Old 01-21-2007, 07:15 PM   #19
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carpet questions.

Looks great! What kind of carpet did you use for the walls and ceiling. I have been thinking of somthing like that for ours as it is a bit boomy inside. Was it expensive? How did you install it? What kind of glue did you use? What happens if you decide to remove it in the future, will it come off without massive work? Keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 02-16-2007, 10:43 AM   #20
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Re: carpet questions.

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Looks great! What kind of carpet did you use for the walls and ceiling. I have been thinking of somthing like that for ours as it is a bit boomy inside. Was it expensive? How did you install it? What kind of glue did you use? What happens if you decide to remove it in the future, will it come off without massive work?
This month's pictures are at: http://picasaweb.google.com/Mark.D.Zimmerman/BusFEB07


I used the lightest (16oz per yd2) outdoor carpet I could find at Lowes and used their indoor/outdoor adhesive trowelled (?) according to directions. Logic for using the outdoor stuff is that any leaks wouldn't have such a negative effect on the finished product. The glue also has antimicrobial properties and is supposed to fight mold and mildew in the event of moisture incursions. I'll get closeups of the carpet and the glue used this weekend when I'm back out there working. This covers up all sorts of sins with the wood work, including those places where my bulkheads meet the curve of the cieling. I did a pretty good job matching the curve, but with the carpet in place, it's spotless.

The walls went up very easy, as the carpet is so very light. The ceiling was a little more tricky and i ended up cutting the carpet in 28" strips to go inbetween the ceiling seams. Once the cabinets are up down each side of the bus, I'll put in some 1" trim strips (probably that fake plastic wood trim stuff since it's flexible) to cover up the gaps. I'll use glue or screws to hold them in place.

As for removal, I already took one piece off one of the walls to get inside the plywood for adding some electrical wiring (Planning is for sissies). It was pretty tenacious, but it came off in one piece and didn't require much in the way of preparation to hang the replacement piece. This particular spot had been set up for about a month.

Anyway, more pics this weekend. My move in day is now 7 weeks away, so it's time to get cracking!
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