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Old 02-13-2014, 10:10 PM   #271
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Awwww!
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:47 PM   #272
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did a little more work on the eagle this week, and framed in the new stove.



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Old 02-18-2014, 07:18 PM   #273
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Like the work on the kitchen area...looks great
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #274
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been working on the front area. heres a few pics.I put tounge and groove boards up in the dinette area to create rooms. instead of everything matching as 1 big space. still some work to do with framing the windows with wood and a couple other things. bought some led lights of amazon they are amazing and only use 1.5 watts. got the light assembly with led bulbs for 25.00. I put two in th bedroom and plan to order a bunch to do the whole bus in.








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Old 05-10-2014, 06:55 PM   #275
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Very cool, I like how big the area looks, hallway on the side wouldn't work for my height but it makes a rad layout, had to look for the rounded ceiling to confirm it's a bus.
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:13 PM   #276
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Very cool, I like how big the area looks, hallway on the side wouldn't work for my height but it makes a rad layout, had to look for the rounded ceiling to confirm it's a bus.

Yea I try to take pictures without as much roundness or ceiling as I have not finished mine. Not sure what to do carpet,wood ? leave it ?
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:41 AM   #277
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How well is the portable ac cooling the bus. I am assuming thats what the silver upright device in the pictures is. Or is that a dehumidifier. I am considering the use of a similar ac unit because of cost and perceived efficiency of these units. I am mainly concerned with the units ability to cool the square footage they spec them out at.
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I have three of the free standing units. Two are conventional A/C's and one is a combo A/C and heat pump (originally slated for my bus but replaced with a conventional window AC due to space limitations). Each was rated at 13K BTUs and each deliver in reality as measured with an anemometer and a dial thermometer about the same cooling as the 6K window unit I actually used.
The power usage of the window unit is substantially less than that of the free standing units though it is a bit nosier. BTW if you can stand a few dings and scratches in exchange for a cheap price, Amazon is a good place to pickup an AC. My 6K unit was $99 shipped.
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Old 05-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #279
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How well is the portable ac cooling the bus. I am assuming thats what the silver upright device in the pictures is. Or is that a dehumidifier. I am considering the use of a similar ac unit because of cost and perceived efficiency of these units. I am mainly concerned with the units ability to cool the square footage they spec them out at.
That is a swamp cooler. it works pretty well if you live in the middle of a desert like me.but if I go back to los angeles I could not use it.I wouldn't buy a portable a/c they are junk and not efficient.I mena it will cool your bus but it has the lowest efficentcy of any A/C. much lower than a window A/C. its all about the SEER rating. if your going to spend money to add a/c go with a mini split with a high seer rateing. home depot has a unit called gree 27 SEER >>> http://www.homedepot.com/p/GREE-Ultra-E ... ifications

I'm buying that to cool the bus. only 350 watts. run off Honda EU 1000.the mini splits also have inverter compressors (variable speed compressor) so you don't get the surge of a standard A/C . I'll mount the outdoor unit under the bus or for you I would mount it on the back of the bus. I have done a lot of research in A/C . and the mini split is the highest efficiency system to install. you could put roof top a/c. but they are the worst deign on the market out of any A/C setup I don't know why they keep making them??? they have super efficient mini split units all tractor trailers run for A/C when the engine is off. There are much better products on the market and that's the mini split. just use a step up 110v to 220v transformer for the mini split. theres people running them off solar. fijisu has a great unit for 1500. its a 27.5 seer the highest of any mini split. only 300 or so watts.but the gree is a much better value. your electric meter or generator will love you.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:57 PM   #280
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Well honestly if I was going to drop $1200 on the AC I would fix the bus air and add a 120v compressor to it some how. Not exactly cost efficient for my purposes to use that mini split unit. I also would be concerned with its ability to tolerate vibrations going down the road.
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