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Old 08-16-2013, 09:35 AM   #251
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Hey guys, I'm starting to feel bad karma here. Things need to align back up before I raise my roof tomorrrow.

I'm trying to get so of my friends to come out and help, but all they want to do is video it in case something spectacular happens so they will have something to post on youtube.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:51 AM   #252
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cool make sure you link it here

It's all good...I feel like working this evening...I need to post pictures...having withdrawals
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #253
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Lol... no bad Karma. Just get a little beat up sometimes. Hope your back continues to improve, Bansil! That will bring a stop to work in short order.

And for sure post the video, William
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:38 PM   #254
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Lol... no bad Karma.

And for sure post the video, William
not a bad one!!!

a funny one with puppies and kittens
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #255
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Hope your back continues to improve, Bansil! That will bring a stop to work in short order.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #256
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Well, nothing major to report. I decided I needed to organize as my bus was looking like a tornado went through. A weak tornado, but a tornado none the less. I also made the executive decision that the 55 gallon tank that wont quite fit between my frame rails for a gray tank is going to actually go underneath my bed (along with the one that is already there), as another fresh water tank. I am going to have 110 gallons of fresh water, and will have to now source a longer, deeper, narrower tank for the gray water tank. I like the idea of having 110 gallons of fresh water. Mildly concerned about weight, as that is close to 1000#, but it should be fine
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #257
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that's only eight 7th graders
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:03 AM   #258
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I like the idea of having 110 gallons of fresh water. Mildly concerned about weight, as that is close to 1000#, but it should be fine

I don't know, My rear axle can only support 22,000 lbs. That is cutting it close.

I plant to put my freash water under my bed in the rear too.
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I like the idea of having 110 gallons of fresh water. Mildly concerned about weight, as that is close to 1000#, but it should be fine
I don't know, My rear axle can only support 22,000 lbs. That is cutting it close.

I plant to put my freash water under my bed in the rear too.
Lol...feeling mildly stupid at the moment. I have a 19k rear, so I think I'll be fine I was just picturing the overhang and how much weight is already on my rear axle, but yeah...another 1000# will be fine. Feeling pretty good about this, over 100 gallons of fresh water will be nice. I do need to get my bus weighed soon, though. I'm just curious where I'm at for weight.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:53 PM   #260
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When you go to get it weighed, do a reweigh as well. I think the local Cat Scales is $10 for a weigh and $2 more for a reweigh. The first time through I put all wheels on the scale. On the reweigh, I move over to the edge and leave only one side wheels on the scale. Doing it this way, you can see how much is on each side. This will tell you if you are out of balance from side to side. It'll never be exactly the same, but as long as they are in the ballpark, it'll be good enough. This is a lot more important on RV's than buses, as they tend to be near the GVW when they leave the factory. If they are too much different, you can get bad handling. Buses tend to be much better in this respect. Using the weight on each wheel (or wheel set), you can look up the recommended tire pressure for the weight you're hauling. This will result in better tire wear and ride. I've got to do the same on mine soon.
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