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Old 04-17-2016, 11:26 AM   #91
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My front door has a locking mechanism that only locks from the outside. I have to tie the door shut during storms to try to keep it closed, unless I lock it from the outside.

I'd throw in some pics but I haven't been able to find my charger for the camera for several months.
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Old 04-19-2016, 10:34 AM   #92
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most often seat belts are anchored through the floor and underneath you use a Seat belt washer.. its a large and heavy washer.. you want the belts anchored securely and not just to the seat itself...

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Is it a certain type of washer you have to use? I ask because I bought some used seat belts out of an old motorhome. Belts look really good. Bolts and washer are decent with some rust. I wanted to replace the nuts/bolts/washers and would replace with heavy duty but I didn't know if it was special ones or not.

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Old 04-19-2016, 10:44 AM   #93
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Not a problem. I also don't understand why they were unable to find replacement door gaskets. It seem like that type of item would be common.

Like anyone here, I'm just interested in seeing how you deal with your door.

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So I called a bus part place and they told me they only stock 90 to 1999 year they don't make the 2002 version

The place I got the bus said the part I need is the same single piece for the bifold door


I think I'm going to go to my local school bus barn and see what they say
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:48 AM   #94
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I'm looking at doing a custom size shower base. Iv done a search but its hit and miss. Does tile and groute work on a bus/rv? The bus will move and a get that so is there anything (special product) that will help so groute and tile can flex a little if possible? If not is there anything else a guy could use that is reasonable price easy to make that will hold water?
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:56 AM   #95
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I think that even the two-part epoxy grout would eventually fail unless the base was something like three inches of laminated marine ply and somehow isolated with dampeners. The vibrations and flexing that take place in a skoolie chassis are just too much for most such materials. Fiberglass is probably the best bet as it is pretty much monolithic and has some measure flexibility. At least that's what I plan to try. My combo shower/toilet is being constructed from two laminated layers of 1/2" marine ply and will then be glassed over on the inside. Time will tell, I guess.
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Side question; how do you get that door open? There's no handle. There's nothing wrong with my bus yet, but I figure I should know how to get that door open at some point before something does happen.
My guess is this question was about the electrical panel access door, and the topic went right over some heads lol!
My bus has a lever inside near the drivers seat, on the side of the electrical center. Maybe that's where your's is.
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:30 AM   #97
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My guess is this question was about the electrical panel access door, and the topic went right over some heads lol!
My bus has a lever inside near the drivers seat, on the side of the electrical center. Maybe that's where your's is.
Well that would suck because that would be me that went over the head

And for that door its a key lock outside the bus as well with a push in handle.
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I think that even the two-part epoxy grout would eventually fail unless the base was something like three inches of laminated marine ply and somehow isolated with dampeners. The vibrations and flexing that take place in a skoolie chassis are just too much for most such materials. Fiberglass is probably the best bet as it is pretty much monolithic and has some measure flexibility. At least that's what I plan to try. My combo shower/toilet is being constructed from two laminated layers of 1/2" marine ply and will then be glassed over on the inside. Time will tell, I guess.
That's what I was thinking. Just wasn't sure if anyone tryed and had any luck. I keep forgetting about fiberglass. Never used it either but I will definitely look into it.

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I have seen many counter tops finished in small tile using the epoxy grout but just would not trust it to "hold water". And BTW...I HATE working with fiberglass.
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We just recently finished our bathroom floor in our bus with tile. I bought a silicon based grout for flexibility from a pool supply company. I have not moved the bus since, so we will see how it comes out.
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