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Old 01-15-2014, 10:24 PM   #491
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-15*f for 3 days and winds at -25*f didn't do the driveway good at all
HOLY CRAP! That's colder than it's been up here in the Great White North. If we decide to become snowbirds it looks like we'll have to go a bit farther south than Tennessee.

How's the tank toilet working out? Enquiring minds want to know!
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:37 AM   #492
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How's the tank toilet working out? Enquiring minds want to know!
It sits good

I haven't run plumbing yet, I ran into a slight issue with my tanks (plastic barrels) that I need to figure out
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #493
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 01-13-14

okay finally nice enough to finish some more trim, sand the stuff I poly-ied last year and poly some more...walls do not feel like 25 grit sand paper anymore....I had to me careful walking by w/o a shirt on

I painted the wardrobe, it was way to nasty from 2 years of use



installed more shelf board/cell phone, game and crap holders





replaced broken wood dowel with painted conduit


headen back out for another and hopefully final coat
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #494
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9am, 9 women, 9 bottles of champagne....bless the staff on duty!
You forgot the 9mm.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:21 AM   #495
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9am, 9 women, 9 bottles of champagne....bless the staff on duty!
You forgot the 9mm.
Nope, browning HP was on duty
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:01 AM   #496
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 02-02-14

I'm with you Bansil, I have driven anything you can imagine I was in the army for 12 years so I drove all the m1's, Bradley's, 113A1-A3 (my favorite btw loved using lateral bars on the A1), 577's, Cranes of all sizes, 88 and 88 hercules variant, heck I got pulled over by the MP's for speeding in a 10k RT articulating fork lift! I was a machinist so I had a 348 that was a little under a page and a half. I still look forward to driving my own bus more than any of that. I just cant wait to have my family piled in there going some where interesting.....I will have to settle for living vicariously through all these build threads
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:57 PM   #497
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 02-02-14

So I actually got out yesterday and checked the bus battery and house one, hydrometer gave a good bubbles, added a little water to bus battery
Solar had both sitting at 13.79 and half a turn later she was purring away, first start since Christmas trip, actually mud bog move

Also, I removed the Christmas lights .....ahhh...ahhhh... This is my front porch

Plan is to piddle with her for next few weeks and take her to a campground 10 min from center so I can stay there next round oftreatment

Once out of this chair, I will go and sweep.....big task for me

The inside is trashed were I moved everything to start toilet install...

EDITED because some pinko, commie, douche bag with Google and or the goveeenmeentt wants to finish my sentences.....argh
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:08 AM   #498
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 05-19-14

I put everything back together and moved Her to the camp ground....around may 25th....

Brought her home around July 3rd I think and started taking everything back out, cleaning and general unpacking........
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So it's been awhile, have taken the bedroom area apart for bathroom install after living in her for 6 weeks or so at Grand father mnt campground, this past spring/early summer


I am now working on the electrical area, upgrading solar and house batteries (pics to come this weekend)

and I have a chandelier for dining room!!!! I just have to take it apart, paint and bedazzle it with jewels

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Upgrades for a fulltime residence? Come on! You know you wanna!
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Oh I have no issues with it...Lisa? ugh yup, big time grounded to ground issues

she said we can go anywhere for 3 weeks, but we have to come home on the 4th week
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