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Old 09-01-2015, 01:46 PM   #21
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:11 AM   #22
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I will get my own bee's when I buy land.

My current land lord says no.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:31 AM   #23
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Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. We had a busy weekend working on the bus project. Our biggest goal for the weekend was to lay the floor which we were able to do. My wife picked out the color and pattern. It looks really nice. We're very happy with the selection and how it turned out. On the exterior we sanded the front bumper down and painted it with a satin black. It still had the bus number on it and I was tired of seeing that. I had ordered some simulators as well. Those arrived and we immediately mounted those. The last modification was to the windows.
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Old 09-16-2015, 11:26 AM   #24
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Began framing out the bus. We were able to frame the bathroom and install the toilet. We also started framing the driver's side of the bus.

I'm probably most excited about my new driver's seat. I thought the bus seat was the most uncomfortable seat I've ever sat in. I plan on driving my bus quite a bit so I figured I might as well treat myself.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:01 PM   #25
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I replaced the cabin heater hoses before boxing them in, don't want leaks when I can't get at them, just sayin.
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Old 09-16-2015, 01:06 PM   #26
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Interesting you say that. I've had an issue with my coolant tank. We found it bone dry one day, re-filled it and found it bone dry again. We can't find any leaks underneath but had some rust on the floors when we took the rubber flooring and plywood up. We definitely wondered if those hoses may have a leak. Even considered taking them out since my AC units will have a heating core in them.
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Old 09-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #27
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Use the valves to turn the heater lines off. Then you will be able to figure out if it's coming from somewhere else.

There will be two of them. Usually one at the back of the engine near the top of the block, and one at the bottom rad hose.

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Old 09-27-2015, 08:40 PM   #28
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I've been posting videos on facebook since beginning my project. I just recently started downloading them to YouTube and sharing. I have fun keeping my friends updated and following my progress. Here's the most recent video I released.

https://youtu.be/RApt0wkuYQs
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:47 PM   #29
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Finally got the additional storage units for the battery pack and generator installed. Also got the AC units mounted.
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Old 09-29-2015, 03:53 PM   #30
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Interesting you say that. I've had an issue with my coolant tank. We found it bone dry one day, re-filled it and found it bone dry again. We can't find any leaks underneath but had some rust on the floors when we took the rubber flooring and plywood up. We definitely wondered if those hoses may have a leak. Even considered taking them out since my AC units will have a heating core in them.
I would not recommend that you rely on the heating part of a roof air conditioner.
I find mine excessively loud for the heat it puts out.
A 1500 watt ceramic heater makes the same heat, costs less, and is quieter.
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