I packed everything up on saturday, to prepare for, are you ready?
I convinced my wife to try and drive
So I stuffed everything into, under and tied and lashed and removed the heavy stuff from the bus...buttoned up the front shock replacement and sat back and said hell yeah I'm ready....mmm...crap it's only 3 pm, what am I going to do the rest of the afternoon?
So I decided to open an older Cab Franc I had and decorate
off to the plotter
This is my wifes "logo" from when she raced trucks and such heart and crossbones
I turned two $5 lights into $6 lights my wife loves
since we are not insulating the inside of the roof (we hate cold) and we will have a small deck on top as a shade barrier.
We decided to make silhouettes of our adventures and stick them on the roof as memories
A world map woith a compass, so my wife knows where everything is ;D
A breaching whale off the Alaskan coast
A herd of Giraffes from S.Africa
and we have a bunch of others that will have to wait.
SO Sunday we took off to a high school about 45 min away.
They have a driving course setup that people use,
We walked around the bus and I showed her how short the WB is and her comments went from "I really have to watch my AZZ when I turn, it's alot bigger" yes I laughed and she smiled
The whole idea about "a valve" stopping the bus (with air) and not having to "push" fluid was interesting and it took awhile but we made a bunch of laps, she practiced the basics of stopping,turning and starting etc and understand the basics behind air brakes and the park brake system (enough for an emergency use if it came down to it)
She stopped,set brakes, got up and said lets go shopping!
I climbed into captains chair and said "where too?"
"we're buying a fridge for the bus"
Heck yeah...bye bye little dorm fridge
So 6 stores later...WTH no one had a smaller fridge in stock?!!??
So we found one, and bought it....it didn't fit...so back in and another was picked out.
Moral of the story?? Make sure the diagnal measurment will allow the fridge to "set down" from the loading angle
More pics when I figure out where it's going and what gets modified