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Old 05-06-2012, 08:03 AM   #211
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Lol. I'm not sure I want that.(a 5th wheel) lol. or a semi truck. But I had an idea to get a semi truck down the road w/sleeper , and use it to drive out to hollywood to live in and pull loads on the side for extra cash.run ad's on craigslist , "owner with semi truck class A license can move your large trailer(s)"

I need something i can do profitable , while I go back to los angeles to take acting classes etc.MMM i dont think I could ever part with the Eagle.So its up to how much i can save
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #212
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well, if ya dont use it often enough ya get your authority removed...
aint cheap for bond, tractor maintenance n tires, medical, etc.
i sold my truck, next door business has 2 just sitting...
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #213
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Yea I'm proubly going to go otr just fr the year and get myself into the teamsters 399 union in hollywod. Just live in the bus the next few years until I work my way up the union board
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:38 PM   #214
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:51 PM   #215
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Pretty sad that those predatory lease programs seem to be going strong. Word has been out for a while how they are all scams. I'm surprised anyone is still falling for them. Sounds as if you stay in a company truck you'll be okay.

Chad, a while back I asked how you were hauling waste water from your bus to a dump station and how you are transporting fresh water in. I know that regular RV macerator pumps are only designed to push the waste a long distance over relatively flat ground and through a small hose. Probably not powerful enough to pump up into a 55 gallon drum or other transport tank that you might have in the bed of your pickup. I'd recently thought that a gas engine powered trash pump might do the job, passing soft solids with no trouble and easily having the lifting power.

Any time I think about hauling large quantities of fresh water, those 45 gallon collapsible bladder tanks that Camping World have seems like they would do the job. Could probably even drain by gravity into your fresh water holding tank if it were on the floor of a baggage bay, and would roll up for easy storage.

If you get the time, I'd like to know how you are handling the water and waste situation. Comments from others are certainly welcome too.

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #216
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Well the bus was last in Hollywood.There, I drove the bus 10 miles to a rv dealer to dump / refill. Then i drove the bus to New mexico, and got a job driving truck OTR. So i have nor had to transport anything as of yet.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:48 PM   #217
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Chad...
It's been raining here since the hail storm on Monday.... Has your family that's here checked on your bus? The hail was fairly soft, so it mostly damaged plastic stuff. It seems to have been only on the South end of Roswell. Going thru town minutes after we were hit, there was virtually no sign of hail as we approached 2nd street. But the roads are standing in water from all the rain we have been getting.... It's lovely! Rain is supposed the be gone after Monday.
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... I know that regular RV macerator pumps are only designed to push the waste a long distance over relatively flat ground and through a small hose. Probably not powerful enough to pump up into a 55 gallon drum or other transport tank that you might have in the bed of your pickup.
Most of the macerater I have looked at has a pretty good head.of 5 to 6 ft. Others will do more but I can't see paying for a pump to lift a high head when the max head we would most likely have could be measured in inches. As for a macerator, I like Jake von Slatt's garbage disposal macerator. Used garbage disposals tend to be very cheap at thrift stores.... and we're cheap.

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...Any time I think about hauling large quantities of fresh water, those 45 gallon collapsible bladder tanks that Camping World have seems like they would do the job. Could probably even drain by gravity into your fresh water holding tank if it were on the floor of a baggage bay, and would roll up for easy storage.
Out here, you could probably get someone to haul in a big container of drinking water and fill your holding tanks (and I would still filter it). Saw a truck just a few weeks ago that said "Rain for Rent". I think they are water haulers. I see a lot of big tanks on trailers out here. Looks like plain water in the translucent tanks.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #219
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I'm sure the back of the bus is sunk. I talked to my aunt today she said it was raining and about the hail. I will get her to do a drive by.when I get home time thats not looking like another 2 months.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:31 AM   #220
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I've seen Jake's macerator/disposal design and like it a lot because it is clever and cheap. While he says the pump head is good, I think he just pumps a long distance over flat ground, so in a sense the design is unproven for my intended use.

I've been checking craigslist for cheap used disposals, thinking that if I build one and it doesn't work for me I wouldn't be out a lot of money, and it could still be used to pump to a distant sewer outlet at ground level, which may be useful in the future.

Part of my interest in the trash pump is that I already own a pressure washer with a 5hp gas engine and I've found a trash pump head which will bolt onto that engine.

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