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Old 03-28-2010, 12:10 AM   #21
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benjoy, I'll make sure I take lots of pics and notes for you. I already have info that will probably help you. Since our buses are only a year apart wire numbers may be the same. I'll try to post tomorrow what the wire numbers are for the blinkers, brakes, running lights, etc... I will be keeping the heater box, partly because of defrost but also because I like roasting my feet, but building a custom console. It should only consist of front heater controls, front aux fans, windshield wipers/wash, heated mirrors, fog lights (maybe), and the driver's light. I might be forgetting something, but I think that's about it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:03 AM   #22
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What about insulation on the wheel wells? I haven't seen anyone put any over them, except people that build boxes on them. Are you planning to put some on? What kind?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:14 AM   #23
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Seeria, I am going to be building a box around them and using simple fiberglass batting.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:43 PM   #24
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Yes, I did have the gutters, and I am also resealing my windows right now . Well, I was until I was told that I had to go to Ohio for the rest of the week... The gutters also served to lock in the sheet metal on the side. I am actually removing them as they seem kinda useless, especially now that the sheetmetal is gone on the inside. One thing I noticed on yours is the black stuff they sprayed on the inside of your walls. Mine has it as well, but it appears to just hold the insulation in place. I just thought it was interesting that yours also had it, but no insulation.

Smitty, it actually wasn't too bad on mine to figure out what wires were for what. If the numbers match, it'll be a breeze for benjoy... I'll be getting back on friday, so I'll post the wire numbers then.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #25
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Well, I don't have any new pics since I am still out of town, but I do have some more goodies for the bus I just scored a 2000 watt xantrex freedom 458 inverter for $450 on ebay. I also got the power sharing remote for it. I also got a large 3 way fridge(12v/110v/propane) and a roof a/c unit from a friend. I had a smaller fridge, but this one is almost fullsize with a freezer. Anyway, I should be back home shortly and will be able to get back to work!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #26
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Well, here are some pics of the laminate flooring I installed. I have things set in their approximate places, as well. Our bedroom is going to be in the back. The walls will be covered with t&g knotty pine.



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Old 04-06-2010, 09:09 PM   #27
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Looking very nice!! love the laminate flooring!
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:40 PM   #28
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Smitty, what's funny is that after I posted the pic, I saw the leaf and it was bugging me, haha... The flooring is Tarkett, product line Contours, and color Golden Honey. It was on sale here for $0.88/sq. ft.! I normally don't like anything that would be described as golden honey, but that this was beautiful. Anyway, I got some more done on the bus. I installed T&G knotty pine under the windows on one side, just have to do the other side now. I also built a frame for the futon, built a battery bank, and installed my inverter. I realize the pic of the cable coming out the side of the bus might be a bit boring, but it seemed to make it seem more officially like an RV . I'm only going with a 30 amp service for now, but I can upgrade later if I want.









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Old 04-11-2010, 08:31 PM   #29
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I like what you did with the couches. Did you have some old couch cusions laying around? I was thinking of using old bus seat foam for mine. But I like the couch cushions because they are thicker. And I would not have to worry about buying and stitching material to cover the foam.
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Busbozo, they are actually out of a starcraft tent trailer. Long story very short, it was nice and wonderful, but I got jipped out of a title for it, so it became a donor
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