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Old 06-18-2013, 06:24 AM   #361
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OK.. now I'm wondering how I can incorporate my extensive penguin collection into the blue bus... ice? Whole change of interior design.
Start with a black and white exterior paint job....and just let it morph inside
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #362
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So I know this is a silly question..... BUT I'm going to ask anyway. Does anyone else think "Mutant Ninja Turtle city" when you see Bansil's location??

Ok so maybe its just me .... gotcha.... going back to put on my helmet and rock in the corner.
Actually, I have to remember Tennesee not Georgia. We spent about 6 months in the neighbouring town to Bansil back during the winter of 2007-2008.The Mountain City in Georgia is on Hwy 441 between Clayton, GA and Franklin, NC. Its a speed trap so be careful if driving thru there. I lived in Franklin and surrounding areas from 1965-2009.

Black Rock Mountain State Park is in Mtn City, GA.
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #363
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Its been awhile for updates
I am trying to get out of dodge for a few days, so I had to button some stuff up

I wired up outside light and a co pilot light





This is co pilot panel


Gizmo wanted in so she climbed the ladder and was yelling at me


Installed some old gun hangers as towel hooks


Installed a roof vent to exhaust the ac air





See the fan?


Here it is after removing because it didn’t move enough air out

I replaced it with a 9 inch high velocity unit that really works
I foam tapped the side inlets

I needed a drain pan etc, and still will finish this ones we see how much condensation we will get out of the air


Ground down flush

Under size sealed, still needs to be finished

Installed an aux fuse box for outside leds and co pilots led, cb and scanner etc

Broken factory sun visor


30 seconds later with a cut off wheel

And mounted


Deployed

Buttoned up good enough for camp trip

And last item
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:41 AM   #364
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Cleaned up the bus today, I have the fridge stocked with beer and food, so I decorated some

This is a picture turn of century (last one )?
That shows the train in Elkin NC


A local artist who’s parents own the winery down town Elkin, made copies and when you bought the B&O red; you got a print
So I found some old plaid material and a $2 goodwill frame and walla!

Mounted in bus
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Next picture should be a riverside shot
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #365
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You've been busy!

Gizmo cracks me up. Typical cat, though. A door is what a cat is always on the wrong side of.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #366
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How did you hang your picture? I've got a painting (acrylic on stretched canvas) and a good sized lithograph (Gainesville GA Grist Mill) that I need to hang. I've been looking at the french cleats and using two per picture. Once framed up and all, they get kinda heavy. So I'm a little leery of what some RVers use to hold up their pictures (3M contact strips).
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Bansil, nice job on the refinements. Take the cat along. Take the camera along--and most importantly have fun on your camp out. Jack
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How did you hang your picture?
With overkill
I predrilled the frame on all sides and then used 1-1/2 drywall screws into 2x4’s on top/bottom and door side.
The far right just has the screws into the 1/8 backer(for looks it goes with our whole “look”)
And after the last 80 miles to the campground on very twisty,tight and crappy roads nothing broke I was kinda leery of the glass figured I would need tempered….so far so good
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Bansil, nice job on the refinements. Take the cat along. Take the camera along--and most importantly have fun on your camp out. Jack
It’s starting out good, here she is parked at her first “formal” event, I think we have had atleast ½ the s & s crowd through on tours so far
I know of 2 scheduled for today

The campground will be swamped today and saturday
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La Tortuga is looking good............. glad to she her out and about....
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A vehicle in your driveway is half as wide and half as long as your home

And congrats! It looks like it is in great condition!
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