Good news everyone!
The City of Englewood's attempt to take the bus was blocked. I am thankful we made it out without a ticket or having it towed with our two new 2200w Ryobi Generators and 95% of my power and hand tools inside of it.
We moved it to the lovely town of Elizabeth. I love the mountains but the country is the country to me and as long as it has trees, I am all right making home base be there, more so when I can use the a small part of the land to grow food and possibly start a small livestock area for chickens and goats, maybe a pig or two. Anyways River is home safe on a private plot of 35 acres where it doesn't even matter if she isn't tagged.
I have been stressing over how much work there is to do to get a title transfer and actually get her registered, but I was doing some studying today and realized that the county where its parked in doesn't require emissions tests for registering vehicles
Which is a big load of my back (excessive black diesel smoke when pushing up hills) if I can figure out some way to register it to that county, which is where we intend on parking it for the winter and most of the year next year and who knows maybe even make it a permanent spot for River.
All of the POR 15 items have arrived. 1 gallon of Marine Clean, 1 gallon of Metal Prep, 1 Gallon of Rust Prevention Paint, 2 quarts of Top Coat. We are about to grab a power washer and a hose and use the well hook up on the land. We are going to clear the clutter(tools and what not) out, put a tarp over our stuff. Treat it with the Marine Clean, power wash it out, treat it with the metal prep, use the whole gallon with the pump sprayer and keep it wet for at least 35 minutes as per manufacturers directions, let dry, power wash it out, let it dry out to the bone, then apply two coats of POR 15 and apply the top coat when it drys. Not that I need the UV protective layer seeing as we are framing the floor, I just want it for extra. I might try and use some mesh as patches for the holes where the screws were for the floor, but if it doesn't work we are going to tack the holes with a flux core welder and grind down then paint over.
After all that's said and done we are going to frame with 2" x 2"s and insulate and lay down some OSB. We are going to wait for festival season to be over and just use some rugs. Im going to add at least 4 things to make it a Motorhome, we already have electric power with the generators, I have a sink basin already and I am going to make a 2" x 4" kitchen top with a makeshift portable water supply. I also need to figure out a good way to mount my window AC unit in the bus. Do most people leave them in or do they take them out when they travel? Its not a super big one, one of the small guys from Home Depot.
By the way here is our bus at its new home for now.
Such a beauty. Such a project. It has been very love-hate.