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Old 11-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #81
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Holy Cow! What a day! We visited
Washington DC and actually saw Obama
land in his helicopter! The chopper along
with 2 others flew right over us. I got it all
on video and will upload it as soon as I get
to a decent internet connection.

I haven't had a chance to snap those photos underneath the bunks yet. I'll try to get them tomorrow.
Did you shoot it down????
LOL! There was way too many Secret Service around. Don't know that you could have even got a weapon up to your shoulder to aim before they would have taken you out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #82
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Holy Cow! What a day! We visited
Washington DC and actually saw Obama
land in his helicopter! The chopper along
with 2 others flew right over us. I got it all
on video and will upload it as soon as I get
to a decent internet connection.

I haven't had a chance to snap those photos underneath the bunks yet. I'll try to get them tomorrow.
Did you shoot it down????
LOL! There was way too many Secret Service around. Don't know that you could have even got a weapon up to your shoulder to aim before they would have taken you out.
Guess you where way too close........
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:44 PM   #83
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Great looking bus!
I am new here and I was wondering how you fastened the side of the bunks that don't have chains, did you use hinges? Once again your bus looks great!!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:03 PM   #84
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I'm surprised Obama didn't come over and personally ask for all of your money.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #85
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I'm surprised Obama didn't come over and personally ask for all of your money.
Me too. Lol. I saw a bumper sticker on the road today and had to sadly laugh. It said "Don't tell Obama what comes after a Trillion".

We have made it to Myrtle Beach!!! I am working on uploading photos and video from our visit to Washington D.C. as I write this post so they should be up on my site shortly. We boondocked at a Walmart just outside of Washington D.C. the first night, nice location. I called the Walmart the day we arrived and they said overnight parking wasn't a problem. The next morning we went in and did some shopping and then talked to the manager. He said he didn't have a problem with it but the owner of the lot did so we couldn't leave the bus there while we visited D.C. So we decided to go to Greenbelt National Park. Very nice campground. There were no water or electric hookups but it had nice bathrooms and showers as well as a dump station with a drinking water faucet as well as a hose to clean out your dump hose. The cost was only $16.00 per night and we stayed for two nights.


Last fill up we got 11.3 miles to the gallon and I ran 65mph for almost the whole tank. During the tank full I idled for about two hours and spent about an hour or two in heavy traffic speeds between 10-25 mph just outside of DC. I couldn't ask for a better rig. We had a couple water leaks that I had to fix but nothing serious. Everything is working very well. This is our fourth night in a row boondocking. I had about 4 hours of travel time today which recharged by batteries nicely. I have been leaving the bus batteries connected to the battery banks for the inverter for additional power and after three nights without travel had no problem starting the bus. Voltage at its lowest was around 11.6 but then the solar panels raised it to 11.9 and the bus fired fine. My father has been traveling along with us in his van so I wasn't too worried about the batteries not firing the bus as he could have jumped us if needed.

I have been muddying up this thread enough with information about our trip so if you want to follow along please visit my travel website (link below).

I promise I will get pics of the bunks tomorrow and put them on here for those that want to see it. From this post forward I will only be posting information relevant to Farold's conversion and additions.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:36 PM   #86
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I finally got a chance to snap some pics of the bunks for you guys:







I used 6 2" #12 (i think they were #12) self tapping screws in each of the 2x2's and screwed them right into the window frames. I have been on the top bunks numerous times and they are very solid.

I got the long hinges out of another camper. They work really nice as we can put the bunks up or down. We always have the bunks down when driving for backrests and we typically put the bunks up when the kiddos are eating to provide more head room. Works really well.

You have to check out the campsite we got for the next 4 days in Myrtle Beach! Right next to the ocean. You can see the pics at http://www.travelinwithus.com/community ... hotos.html

Had someone stop me as I was taking pics of the ocean view today and say "Hey is that your Skoolie!" Talked with him for about a half hour and showed him around Farold. He loved it and wished he would have finished his instead of selling it. Great visit, I really enjoy showing off our Skoolie!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #87
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Oh and our pooch Mitchel really likes the bottom bunks too, lol:

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Oh and our pooch Mitchel really likes the bottom bunks too, lol:


That's funny. My Rottweiler used to sleep like that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 AM   #89
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I changed out the TV Antenna yesterday. The previous antenna that I showed worked ok but not as good as this one and it was the same price $40.00. This antenna is an indoor/outdoor antenna that I permanently mounted on the mirror bracket. I came with a 20' coax cable and a power amplifier as well as all the mounting brackets. We are currently at a Walmart in Savannah, GA where we boondocked last night. Went from 1 viewable channel with the previous antenna to 14 viewable channels. Much better. Here is a pic of the antenna mounted, I only ran the coax thru the driver window temporarily:



We will see how it does going down the road at 65 mph. I don't think it should be an issue.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #90
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Where did you get those clear light covers for the old eight ways?

They look the same for a blue bird. I want some
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