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Old 10-11-2012, 06:40 AM   #111
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got some more work done on the door last night..in the dark

made a "tie rod" ext for the door

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And OPEn..just like the $1,000,000.00 coaches



still have tweaking,gap filling, weather stripping etc,but it works

big opening actually easier getting in and out

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Old 10-11-2012, 10:49 AM   #112
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Way better, nice job.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #113
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Way better, nice job.
Thank you Sir~

I am experimenting with everything trying to get it usable and then make it comfy
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:01 AM   #114
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Got some done,started off by pulling wire, 12ga stranded just like we us at work on machines

I hooked up 50 amp service, why?

Because the cord was only $20 more than 30 amp and since most of the NP we stay at are 50 amp this gives the option of running 2 ac's plus or 2 heaters plus.

We have 2 zones in the bus basically.

The bedroom and kitchen area so I wanted to make sure that we had power to it on 20/30 amp and the 50 hookup gives the advantage of just having more if needed.

I leg of 120 goes to the breakers that power bedroom and kitchen

1 leg of 120 goes to other breakers for dinete and front

with the 30 amp adapter it ties both 120's together so all circuits are powered (you just have to mind total amps needed/used) this allows all receticles to be used throughout the bus just as if we were plugged in to 30 amp.

This upcoming trip will have us plugged into 50 amp sevice so we can have a heater going in the bedroom area and in the kitchen area with plenty left over to run everything else (rotisserie,coffe pot,blender microwave and fridge)

I also added a 12v aux circuit to the front of bus to provide power to a few aux fans if needed as well as the extra lights that will be added this winter when I do some tube work to the front.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #115
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The work you did on the front door is awesome...great job
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #116
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The work you did on the front door is awesome...great job
Thankyou, it's fit form and function are great....it needs some help in the cosmetic dept tho' ...that will come with time.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #117
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I like the ammo box by the passenger seat. Very handy for quick reloads while repelling zombies.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #118
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I like the ammo box by the passenger seat. Very handy for quick reloads while repelling zombies.
you can never have too much 7.62 handy
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How did you stabalize the center of the door so it would not hinge in the middle anymore?
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How did you stabalize the center of the door so it would not hinge in the middle anymore?
I didn't take pictures because it "looks" ghetto .(pure luck they aren't in the pictures)
Since I was just seeing if it would work I grabbed 2 pcs of 1/4 x 1-1/2 I had about 14" long drilled thru holes and just used self tapping screws(4 or so per door half-staggered) to make door not move(1 on the top and 1 on the bottom) it is very rigid for how quickly it was done

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My doors were pretty trashed (saved $500) since I was planning to seal it up and move the door anyways.
so far I like the door so I will actually re-do this

Door opens very wide now,and with a quick pull of the door pin it swings out past 90* to the mirror

I will paint the lower windows black before covering the inside (we really want to keep the stock bus look from the outside, but have it function differently)
***edit...I will post a pic in the morning...***
So hinges will be exsposed and sealed/weatherproofed from the inside
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