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Old 12-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #51
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So.o.o.o.o.o, the batteries, propane(potential explosive) furnace and battery charger(potential spark and open flame) are all in the same compartment with nothing tied down?
All of that looks like a potential disaster.
I think you missed unvented.
Kinda scary looking setup, and I'm a "Saefty Third!" kinda guy ...
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:06 PM   #52
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I'm not sure about the unvented comment... you can clearly see the furnace is vented in the above photo's. As far as safety goes.... I believe it to be a very safe setup. As far as the propane location,those tanks are located 5 feet from the furnace. Maybe it looks like they are right next to the furnace from the pictures. The furnace is located in the middle bay and the tanks are located in the first forward bay.I am going to put a piece of 1/2" plywood in bettween the 2 bays, that way i can isolate the furnace from the tanks.

The batteries are sealed optimum batteries that do not require any venting. They are AGM batteries. the batteries are secured with bolts thru the bottom of the batteries. I hope this helps
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BOOM Just kidding. We are just concerned for your safety. Happy trails.
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BOOM Just kidding. We are just concerned for your safety. Happy trails.
Ditto.

I'm not a 'code' knda guy - but there's a reason for this one -
NFPA 1192 -Standard for Recreational Vehicles
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2-2.6.4 Elimination of Ignition Sources. LP-Gas containers
shall not be installed in compartments or under hoods or
housings that contain flame- or spark-producing equipment.
Apologize if it was my comment that you deemed 'unwanted' - I was just making an observation, sometimes the value in posting pictures is that someone else may see something that we, in our enthusiam, have overlooked ... happens to me all the time ...

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:23 PM   #55
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LP gas is heavy and like to sink. I'm not a big fan of the NFPA 1192 but in regards to the LP section, we do follow it. My issue is old but mostly still valid.
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2-2.6.1 Ventilation of compartments Containing LP-Gas Cylinders. Compartments shall be vented at or near the top and at the extreme bottom to facilitate diffusion of vapors. The compartment shall be ventilated with at least two vents having an aggregate free area equal to at least 1 in.2 for each 7 lb (1cm2 per gram) of the total LP-Gas fuel capacity of the maximum number of the largest cylinder(s) the compartment can hold. he vents shall be equally distributed between the floor and the ceiling of the compartment. If the lower vent is located in the access door or wall, the bottom edge of the vent shall be flush with the floor level of the compartment. The top vent shall be located in the access door or wall with the bottom of the vent within 12 in of the ceiling of the compartment. Vents shall have an unrestricted discharge to the outside atmosphere. Doors or panels providing access to valves shall not be equipped with locks or require special tools to open.
The LP section is important and had all the requirements that you really should be following, that I would strongly suggest that you buy a copy of the NFPA 1192 just for the LP section alone.

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Old 12-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #56
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ok... it needs just a little correcting..I plan to move the tanks to the far side of bay...I have 2 A/C units that need to be disposed of..that are sitting where my tanks are to go.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:35 AM   #57
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Electrronics update!!! Installed a Samsung 6000 series 47" LED TV (1400.00) blueray player. Also Added wineguard auto tracking sate dish ,Direc Tv. The Tv is cool ****.Has wireless internet,plays streaming movies,pandora..etc,. Major improvment. I plan to put another in the front when I finish the livingroom up front.the 19" flat screen and dvd player I was using,. is going in the bathroom. man this baby is rolling aloung..the bill hs flipped 15,000. and thats just in material and improvment costs.Not the cost of the bus...but i said june is it,,Cause i have other things to focus on






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I love the pic of the little dog sleeping on your bed. Great looking bus that you have.
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Cool.
If you want to you could use the HDMI or VGA input and use it as one heck of a computer monitor when not watching TV?
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:54 PM   #60
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yes..great for watching those pg movies streaming over the internet...heehee ..umm aha Well i have good and bad news. dish network came 2 days ago and installed the receiver for the satellite.Every thing works great...but dish net work upgraded their system in 2008 to use a 129 satellite for HD .My wineguard road trip SD can see 110 and 119, but not the 129 for HD TV. I get still 30 HD channels but most of all the HD programing is on the 129 channel. I can reach it but need to upgrade the board in the satelitle that will cost me about 300. or refurbished 150.00 . It's called a SW42 to a sw 64 switch. mmm the same sung has amazing picture in the HD. I can tell the difference huge between standard and high def stations. ..Well i guess if i can get a refurbished 1 it will be another thing to put on the list.

Also ..my air brake valve has been leaking..it leaks less when i push it in ..but still leaks. Napa told me about 250.00 the bus will not hold air pressure good at idle and now taking 10x longer to build air pressure.and if you shut it off ,all the air is gone in a few minutes.Making driving the bus a P.I.T.A . next week i will have to place an order to wineguard and an order to NAPA
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