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Old 09-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #341
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Still need to do some interior trim, remount the spare tire under the bus, install brake controller, plumb intercooler, install replacement air brake chamber in rear, install interior lights on the drivers side, CLEAN THE BUS, and a bunch of little misc. things, lol... I would really love to finish some of the little storage closets, as well, but not sure that's gonna happen. Water is gonna be a no go for this trip, it looks like. I need to finish up the list I just mentioned, though, and clean the bus, and see where I am at. I do still have 2 weeks. Might just need to put a bucket under the sink
That should only keep you busy for a day or two.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:05 AM   #342
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Still need to do some interior trim, remount the spare tire under the bus, install brake controller, plumb intercooler, install replacement air brake chamber in rear, install interior lights on the drivers side, CLEAN THE BUS, and a bunch of little misc. things, lol... I would really love to finish some of the little storage closets, as well, but not sure that's gonna happen. Water is gonna be a no go for this trip, it looks like. I need to finish up the list I just mentioned, though, and clean the bus, and see where I am at. I do still have 2 weeks. Might just need to put a bucket under the sink
That should only keep you busy for a day or two.
Hahaha...yeah...

And one last thing, thanks to William up there, I have a brand new furnace to install! I had been a little concerned about keeping the bus warm if it got really cold out, and all of a sudden I get a random message from Bill, asking if I needed another furnace, as he had one identical to mine that he didn't need. What he didn't know was that my existing furnace kept glitching and not kicking back in, so this was a pretty huge, unexpected blessing. All he asked from me was to cover the cost of shipping. This is what I love about a community like this. Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor some day, or at least pay it forward.

So, my plan for heat is to use Bill's furnace as my main source of heat, and since his has a duct attached, run a vent to our bedroom. The nice thing is that since it is an identical furnace, it will be a quick and easy swap. My existing furnace will then become a backup furnace and will be installed upfront. This will give me time to troubleshoot the control board without being under pressure. Thanks man!!!
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:34 AM   #343
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And one last thing, thanks to William up there, I have a brand new furnace to install! I had been a little concerned about keeping the bus warm if it got really cold out, and all of a sudden I get a random message from Bill, asking if I needed another furnace, as he had one identical to mine that he didn't need. What he didn't know was that my existing furnace kept glitching and not kicking back in, so this was a pretty huge, unexpected blessing. All he asked from me was to cover the cost of shipping. This is what I love about a community like this. Hopefully I'll be able to return the favor some day, or at least pay it forward.

So, my plan for heat is to use Bill's furnace as my main source of heat, and since his has a duct attached, run a vent to our bedroom. The nice thing is that since it is an identical furnace, it will be a quick and easy swap. My existing furnace will then become a backup furnace and will be installed upfront. This will give me time to troubleshoot the control board without being under pressure. Thanks man!!!
No Problem, it was only collecting dust at my place, glad to see it getting used.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #344
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Sounds like you're kickin butt.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #345
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I'm feelin' a lot of love around here, man!
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:49 PM   #346
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Hahaha!!
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #347
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Test drive went great today... So stinking excited! Had to replace a brake chamber this morning and that was a bit of a pain, but I got it. Brake controller worked awesome. Pretty much couldn't tell the trailer was there Worst part of the day is that I lost my drop ball mount on the way to my dad's. For sure need one for his trailer.

Had to drive four miles on muddy gravel...my bus is now filthy!!





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Old 09-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #348
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Looks great...stainless bolts in bumper really look good.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #349
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Man, I'm excited for you.
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