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Old 03-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #51
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Very nice! the floor dosnt look that rusty too, you got lucky
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:47 PM   #52
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I agree There are a couple small spots of rust, but even those are rock solid.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:50 PM   #53
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I think we are going to cut out the majority of the coolant lines to the rear heater, and move it to one of the seats making up the dinette, since that is where people will be sitting when the bus is in motion. I thought about setting it up with a hot water heater and pump like Lorna plans on doing, but we will likely just use space heaters for the time being, since we plan to have hookups when camping in general.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:03 AM   #54
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...and the wallet gets lighter LOL!
Ordered HyTech paint additive for roof and floor paint. Acquiring subfloor materials today. Checked into sheet metal for the skinning, and a local business is offering to cut us a deal on some extra galvanized they have left over, will go to look at that sometime next week.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #55
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...I thought about setting it up with a hot water heater and pump like Lorna plans on doing, but we will likely just use space heaters for the time being, since we plan to have hookups when camping in general.
Use plenty of insulation! Space heaters are handy but they draw a lot of power and heat up circuits. I noticed that one of the peeves about the current campground is electrical usage. Very high draw on 30 amps makes the campground unhappy (potential damage to electric pedestal) plus we have our utilities included in our site. Others do not. The $$ invested in insulation now will save it down the road in both heating and cooling costs. Note: a single space heater is not sufficient when temps are dropping below freezing and you only have original bus insulation installed! : Brr! shock:
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...and the wallet gets lighter LOL!
Ordered HyTech paint additive for roof and floor paint. Acquiring subfloor materials today. Checked into sheet metal for the skinning, and a local business is offering to cut us a deal on some extra galvanized they have left over, will go to look at that sometime next week.

I used galvanized over the door where the lift was and got some bubbles in the paint... I sanded it really well and wiped it down with something, I'll take a look because I can't remember what it was... If I were to do it again, I would not use galvy... Just my $0.02...
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...and the wallet gets lighter LOL!
Ordered HyTech paint additive for roof and floor paint. Acquiring subfloor materials today. Checked into sheet metal for the skinning, and a local business is offering to cut us a deal on some extra galvanized they have left over, will go to look at that sometime next week.

I used galvanized over the door where the lift was and got some bubbles in the paint... I sanded it really well and wiped it down with something, I'll take a look because I can't remember what it was... If I were to do it again, I would not use galvy... Just my $0.02...
Ditto on not using galvanized. I used it to skin my windows and painting it was a nightmare! I let it age a while, sanded, wiped it down with vinegar to etch it as recommended by various people and the primer didn't stick well at all. Then I used a self-etching primer designed for galvanized metal and it was horrible stuff to work with - runs all over the place (and it's not like I don't know how to apply spray paint, this stuff was just designed to run). Never again will I use galvanized metal for something that will be painted.
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Thanks for the warnings. I probably will not wind up using galvanized, unless the price is ridiculous.
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You can also get a sheetmetal product called "Paintgrip"...it is simply galvanized metal that is already etched and ready to paint. Very easy to work with and widely used in the RV industry.
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I used ACE Galvanized & Aluminum Primer ("100% latex... Interior or Exterior... Excellent Bonding... Under Oil or Latex"). Brushed it on. Worked great. I prepped the flashing we used with paint thinner (to clean off all my markings) then wiped it down with cheap white vinegar. The I put on two coats of primer allowing each coat to dry overnight. This is the same stuff I primed the aluminum siding on the Class C with back in 2006. The latex house paint is still sticking to it.
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