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Old 10-05-2015, 10:02 PM   #71
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Cool! Thanks for the tips guys. Only got to do 2 windows last week but have a good game plan for tomorrow. Huge learning curve currently but I figure just tackle each problem head on and it will figure itself out. Got a new video out from last week removing and replacing the 2 windows. As you will see I had to go and research how to make the caulk look nice. You will see in the video I did a horrible job but going to clean it up tomorrow as well. You live and you learn right school of hard knocks has taught me well so far.
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:21 PM   #72
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Windows have been removed and re installed. Didn't take as long as I thought only about 3.5hrs total.

Also scraped the wheel chair lift it feels like there is more room in the back now. Will have some pictuers up in the next couple of days. Here is the video from Tuesday.

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Old 10-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #73
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Going to be removing the heater in the back of the bus tomorrow. Any tips on making it a smooth process with the coolant lines?
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:10 AM   #74
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I used hose clamps when disconnecting, then pulled the hose out my front door (down hill) and drained it all into a bucket... had a little bit of residual that leaked onto the floor but wasn't bad. Im sure there are better methods out there though.

I thought my wiring was bad...


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Old 10-22-2015, 11:12 AM   #75
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Ya I ended up starting at the back right underneath the heater. drained those tubes then went to the front where they come through the floor. All in all I only got splashed a little and none was spilled inside the bus which was my primary concern. Will have a video of the process finished in the next couple of days when I get a chance to edit it.

Man oh man I wish mine looked like that lol. Hopefully I will be able to make it much simpler.
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Old 10-22-2015, 06:36 PM   #76
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Here is how I rerouted the coolant lines. Let me know what you think?

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Old 10-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #77
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Looking at options for my sub floor going to make it as floating as possible what are the main things to look for as far as the insulation and to address squeaking?
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:53 AM   #78
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So I am in the process of winterizing the bus just wondering what all you guys are doing or suggest. I Already have filled the tank up and added a winter stabilizer as well. Going to just leave it parked all winter and not run it at all and going to disconnect the batteries and store them inside. I will be changing the fuel filter first thing next year anything else I should do??

Edit: BTW Happy Thanksgiving!!



So we went to the bus yesterday and drove down to the bp which is about 3 miles down a gravel frontage road. Luckily there was basically no snow on it just some mud and a whole bunch of pot holes. Read More
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Old 02-12-2016, 09:47 PM   #79
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SOLAR ?'s

Hey All,

Long time from my last post. If you haven't been following on our youtube channel or website you haven't missed much. Not much is going on right now with winter.

I have started looking into my solar set up and have come up with this as my master plan.

Canadian Solar 250 watt poly solar panel x 2

Morningstar TS-45 TriStar 45 Amp Charge Controller

Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor

Tristar Digital Meter

AIMS Power 3000 Watt 12V Pure Sine Inverter Charger

Crown 305 Amp-Hour 6V Deep Cycle Battery x 4

Just want to get your guys opinions.
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Old 03-02-2016, 06:41 PM   #80
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So I have decided on what I want to do for solar.


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