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Old 10-14-2013, 05:28 AM   #411
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good to hear all is going good...hell of a level camp spot

how's it handling the mountains?

the beach trip we did was 3400 ft to sea level and back............I can't imagine pulling bigger mnts in ours...engine to small and tranny slips too much
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Old 10-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #412
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Haha!! That's my parent's camper. We let them tag along

Bansil, it's been pulling fine. I had to disconnect the intercooler, because a boot was leaking, but I still can't get my temps over 1200°, which is awesome. I pulled Homestake Pass, which is 6300' and 6% (I think) at 45 in 3rd at 2500 rpm's. I can hold most grades in 4th at 2000, but if it drops below 2000, I'll downshift to 3rd and hit 2500. I did have one off freeway climb drop me to 2000 in 3rd at 35. The engine sounds amazing when it's cranking hard Trans temps don't budge from 170° and engine temp will range from 170° to 190°.
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Old 10-14-2013, 08:27 PM   #413
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Looking really good! was working on mine all day today and seeing you using yours pumps me up!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:18 PM   #414
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Thanks for the travel pix --- They are a reminder of why we are building these things!
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:31 PM   #415
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I need to get mine level to start on the cabinets. Did you drive onto the blocks?
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #416
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Yep, looking at everyone else's pics kept me going as well. If I can help keep someone else excited and focused, that's awesome!! My family's reactions to the bus have been awesome, especially my 15yr old daughter and my wife. They think it's incredible

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I need to get mine level to start on the cabinets. Did you drive onto the blocks?
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:43 PM   #417
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Couple interior shots. The storage isn't perfect, but as you can see, not too much clutter. That will be one of the things that will make this enjoyable for my wife for extended amounts of time.







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Old 10-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #418
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The bus is looking nice and homey.
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:57 PM   #419
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awesome job...enjoying your post and your build..working overtime tonight...building up the bus fund so to speak
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:34 AM   #420
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I thought we were the only Skoolie with a Keurig in it

it surprises a lot of folks; ya'll look comfy and cozy
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