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Old 01-27-2015, 04:10 PM   #301
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The head shot receptacle is what NEC is recommending these days. They say it provides less chance less chance for a slim conductor (like an aluminum clip board) to slide down the wall and lodge across the hot and neutral prongs of a cord. Bet we'll see plugs being changed to match.

Cool, it's gone full circle.

Many old houses I've renovated had the plugs like that. Then they all seemed to change to the ground on the bottom. Now back to the ground on top.

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Old 01-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #302
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Yrs. This was the recommendation from the electrician that evaluated our electrical plan. You are right, plugs can be kinking. However, extra safe is always better.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:06 PM   #303
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30 si the most common.
I see lots of 50's available off the interstate nowadays though.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:17 AM   #304
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

DRIVER'S SIDE SOFA AND DINETTE ARE INSTALLED

We have two sofas going into the Crown bus. One on the driver's side and one on the passenger side. They are made by FlexSteel and jackknife out to turn into sleeping accommodations for two on each sofa. They are made with ultra leather and have a huge amount of storage under the sofas.

VIEW FROM THE DRIVER'S SEAT AREA (Donna in the back looking very pleased)


VIEW LOOKING TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE BUS


DINETTE INSTALLED AS WELL


The dinette also converts into a bed and has pull out storage bins under each seat.

We intend to use this bus for training users of our software plus demonstrations of our software. This is also going to be our trade show "booth" at transportation conferences. We want the sleeping accommodations so we can travel to our clients and then stay locally at a campsite or RV park. The bus has built-in wifi and 4G LTE broadband connection to cellular data Internet access. It also has ethernet ports around the bus so trainees could also plug in if they don't want to use wifi.

I was concerned about the light color of the furniture. But, Donna wanted the bus to look light and airy inside. I have to say that she was absolutely right. This bus does not feel closed in at all, even though all this furniture and cabinets are in.

The fabric is heavy duty and supposedly stain proof. I do not intend to test that guarantee and will be putting additional stain resistant protection on all the furniture.

Passenger side sofa is next on the hit list. It is in but not bolted down as yet. By the way, these sofas will have seat belts installed.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:19 AM   #305
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very nice, it is coming around and looking great
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:04 AM   #306
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Re: Journey Begins - 1988 Crown Conversion

PASSENGER SIDE SOFA INSTALLED

Just like the sofa on the driver's side, this is a jackknife sofa that makes into a bed for two adults. I am jazzed because our measurements are working out. I will have room for my cabinet with the built-in electric fireplace and pop up TV/Monitor!!

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Old 01-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #307
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Looking great guys --- Seriously stylish!
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Thanks for the kind words. Our inspiration for our build has been the Brown Crown. We see his build as the "Gold Standard" for Crown conversions. More work on the bus today. Stay tuned for more pics.
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G,

I might be looking at the opportunity of buying a Crown over there with the help of a good friend. Any chance if I can get to stop by to compare your building strategies with what I'm looking to do? I could be in your neighborhood in June...... Not sure just yet, but I'd love to stop by for a few hours to get some specific information and tips.

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