Hey thanks for all the positive comments guys! A few folks have mentioned they like the paint job... colors. Ha! The un-cured enamel had pollen all stuck to it this morning having me very worried so I welcome the afternoon rain for once, hoping it might wash clean.
Worked quickly the past few days in preparation for the state inspection. Got quite a few major things taken care of. Very exciting! Floor is installed but needs to be trimmed out. It look great, huge difference and very inviting. I can't wait to show all of you this table idea I copied. Folds up and then folds out with 4 hinges.
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Half way down (I'm holding it):
And down position:
This is the pic of inspiration:
Got the water lines ran. I used a washing machine valve. It seems like I will be able to barely dribble the water AND fill a jug fairly quickly at full throttle. (I have not tried it yet though)
The day went like this; Woke up early, spruced up the bus by making the bed and whatnot. Fueled up and drove to Macon. Got almost there and a beeping began from the drivers left. Some kind of alarm. We immediately pulled over and shut the ignition off. I walked around and found nothing out of line. I remember reading something on the old bus (on skoolie.net) 4 years ago about a brake pressure alarm??? But, I don't know if that light was lit up or not, I wasn't driving/didn't look hard enough. Got back in and started it up, no alarm sounding so drove to an auto parts store just a few miles down the road. Stopped and looked about, felt the rear end (only fluid we didn't check) and it felt warm/hot. Pulled the level check plug and it was down to two knuckles shy on my pointer finger. Put a jug of 80 90 gear oil (made up about one knuckle, half the distance). Made it to inspector dude with 20 min to spare. And that's why we leave early.
The guy was so dang nice. Walked on and said, "so we doing an RV today?". That was pretty much it! So, now I have to take my 551 inspection to Jeff Shitty (most folks mail it in with a notarized signature. no way!). I'm not that patient at this point. I found out I have to now take my 551, apply for a new DR# with the state capital, wait for them to mail a new vin tag to the inspection station (they will call me when they get it), drive the bus again to Macon to get said plate installed on the firewall of the bus. then with a new title and new vin I can go get plates... It is flipping crazy! Oh, and I had to have a "receipt" for everything installed to make the conversion. I had collected/been donated most to all of the item for my bus years ago.. I had to have a gift affidavit including all serial numbers of appliances and stuff.
So, another list of hoops to jump through. It ain't easy being bus turned RV. After all the one state trooper told me what I was doing was "against the grain of the law".
Now, on the way back from the inspection place we suddenly noticed white smoke trailing heavily behind us. Once again we pulled over. I knew the tranny pan had a leak prior to the trip. I was all gunked up from previous juicing. Looked under the bus and saw tranny fluid doing a slow drip off the pan and obviously dripped on the muffler. So, got out the tools and went under. Gave the pan bolts a check and tightened a lot of them. However the true problem looked to be leaking higher on the passenger side of the tranny. There is an access panel of some sort up there about 4" by 5". The bolts were quite loose and when I tightened them I could see a split section of gasket squeezing out.
I need to figure out a gasket set and maybe that gasket sealant stuff?
Drove the rest of the way home and made it safe. We didn't really loose much fluid at all. Still in the normal range.
Tomorrow is the mission to jeff shitty. Then the waiting game until the call from Macon... UGH!
Got a cool pic on the road:
(Food On The Stove- are you referring to the missing burner tops for the stove? I know it! I am crossing my fingers they are at the farm and did not get scrapped by accident)