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Old 11-19-2015, 07:12 PM   #11
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Bed!

Made a bed platform today! It sits about 18 inches off the floor so we can have nice under-bed storage. Plan on securing the posts to the floor at a later date so we can figure out the exact placement of the bed as well as some other storage options.

Remembered to assemble it inside the bus! I don't think it would have fit through the back door had I put it together outside...

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another shot - trying to figure out if we put it sideways or longways...I think longways will win out...I like having space to walk on both sides.

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This sure is fun!
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:32 PM   #12
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What size bed will you be using? I currently have a really nice king mattress but it will leave virtually ZERO room around the sides.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:59 PM   #13
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Leaving walk space on both sides is a big plus. Otherwise, you have to wake up your partner in the middle of the night to crawl over them. Lookin' good!
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:07 AM   #14
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Ours is a full size. We specifically wanted to make sure to have room...

Exactly, Tango! Thanks!
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #15
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More painting!

Another beautiful, dry day in Central Texas perfect for painting! Had her all taped up last night and was able to get all the blue parts done today. Now that the outside is mostly painted, now we can focus on the inside and getting it all cleaned up and start cleaning and re-sealing windows, get a plan for cabinets, etc...

Here's some pics - still need to take off the tape for a cleaner look - I'll take some more pics after that...have I mentioned how much fun I'm having!

Looks pretty sweet from the front!

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Decided to keep the reflective tape on the back - it was a real PITA to remove it and I kind of like how it looks at night.

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Lastly we will need to scrape off the "county schools" and we will be putting chalkboard paint on the black parts for fun at campgrounds!

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Tomorrow we scrub the inside clean!

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:02 PM   #16
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I love that blue.

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:14 PM   #17
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You can get the 2 inch reflective tape in white if you'd like to blend it in.....used on upper corners of trailers and rear of the cabs on tractors. Lookin' good so far.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:43 PM   #18
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Thanks!

Thanks, Nat!

Redd - Great idea! I will look into it -

Today, more inside scrubbing and cleaning. Ill post some pics later. Also measuring for the holding and freshwater tanks....

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Old 11-22-2015, 12:53 PM   #19
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They now also make reflective tape in black for anyone who might want it to blend in with a painted bumper or some such.
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:50 PM   #20
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Painting done!

The exterior painting is finally complete! Got all the touch-up spots done and we are pretty pleased with it. I'll bug you with the last bits of exterior shots before we move on to the inside...

we really like how the front turned out...
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The black strip really turned out better than expected.
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today we are tearing into the windows to get them all cleaned and sealed up. We ran into some rain on the trip home and some of them leaked like a sieve.
I also took off the c-channels to see how they looked behind them and I was pleasantly surprised to see how clean and rust-free they were!

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so, looks like there are complete pieces of the foam insulation missing which explains the leaks on the way home....

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I gotta get back to work! Those windows aren't going to seal themselves!

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