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Old 12-13-2013, 11:20 PM   #31
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Very cool...or...warm. Either way it must make a HUGE difference.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:24 AM   #32
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OK,
Today I'm headed home for the holiday's and won't be back to work until January 6. I'm taking the bus home and doing some work on it on my time off. The trip is 450 miles. This will give me some idea what kind of mileage it will get. I have a friend that gave me a pile of 4" pine flooring. As much as there is it will justify the trip home. I'm going to put up pine flooring everywhere until I run out or get the bus done; one or the other.
It's -8 here this morning so the bus will need some coaxing to get `er going but it has a record of starting if you can recreate the right conditions. The pics that follow kind of sum up where I'm at with it. It needs sheeting now.
One thing I forgot to mention is that when I had foam sprayed under the bus the guy sprayed the wheel wells too; I forgot to tell him not to. Not sure how that will work going forward and adding weight but right now there is a good 5-6" of clearance between the wheels and the insulation.
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:03 PM   #33
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One thing I forgot to mention is that when I had foam sprayed under the bus the guy sprayed the wheel wells too; I forgot to tell him not to. Not sure how that will work going forward and adding weight but right now there is a good 5-6" of clearance between the wheels and the insulation.
Thats ok the tires will wear out just what they need
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:47 AM   #34
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SAFE TRAVELS!!! and Happy Holidays

Talk about bringing a hobby along to kill some time

If you don't mind- how much did it cost to get the under side spray foamed and how thick?

In my planning/thinking the foam underneath would need some kind of protection from road wear. I started to look into roll-on or spray-on bed liners (diy of course) for this purpose. I guess we'll all find out when you get back- safely of course.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #35
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I made it home last night about 9:30; the trip was uneventful and the bus ran out good. I stopped at my brothers place, about 100 miles into the trip, and we changed all three fuel filters. It had not been done for years and I'm sure and it needed it. We also replaced the primer pump on the fuel pump as it wasn't working. My brother is a diesel mechanic so this was all just routine stuff for him, besides, he has a nice shop on his farm.

The insulation under the bus is around 4" thick. However, I doubt the insulation in the wheel wells is more than 2". The cost to have someone else do it was $600.00. I couldn't buy the materials, myself, to do it for less than that price. This spray foam has a coating on it like the spray foam roof materials you see. I suppose you could spend the extra money to give it more protection but I don't forsee driving it enough to justify the extra protection.
As far as MPG; I can only speculate as to that because I've not filled up yet again. I've got a 1/4 tank left after the trip but have no solid numbers as to the tank size yet. I'm assuming it's around the 10 mpg ranger or so; I'll know for sure once I fill on the way back to work in a couple weeks.


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SAFE TRAVELS!!! and Happy Holidays

Talk about bringing a hobby along to kill some time

If you don't mind- how much did it cost to get the under side spray foamed and how thick?

In my planning/thinking the foam underneath would need some kind of protection from road wear. I started to look into roll-on or spray-on bed liners (diy of course) for this purpose. I guess we'll all find out when you get back- safely of course.
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:13 PM   #36
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Been working on the inside walls of the bus while at home. I've still got 3 days and hope to get a couple partitions up and get oak flooring down.
I found enough solid oak flooring from an old house to do the floor for $100.00
The 1X4" used tougue and groove flooring on the walls came from my next door neighbor and friend. He's been cheering me on every morning over coffee since I've been home.
My wife was extremely sick over the Christmas holiday so needed some tending to. I lost a couple days work over that.
Following are a few pics. of the inside with the tounge & groove on the walls.
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #37
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #38
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That is some awesome progress!! Love it! Sounds like you are scoring some really good deals, too.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #39
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The wood on the walls looks great.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:57 PM   #40
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Starting to look like home in there!!! Looks great, and oak..... so nice!
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