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Old 09-05-2014, 01:03 PM   #11
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Re: Ruby Rotten - A 1997 Labor of Love

A lot has happened since the last post. We got the floors laid...







Got the driver's seat out to finish flooring in the front





Blacked out the windows that we'll wall from the inside. And started on painting some cabinets and cupboards











We also got our plate!



This past weekend we had some help from my father in law in wiring for a bunch of new outlets throughout the bus and configuring plumbing. We bought our shower base (32x32) and plumbed to that, as well as where our bathroom sink and washer/dryer combo will be. He and my husband Nate also fixed a hanging issue with our exhaust pipe so we can safely take Ruby up to Traverse City the first weekend in October!







Later this weekend, we can finish off the furring strips and insulation on the walls/windows and prep for walls to go up. We recently order our Nature's Head composting toilet (and at a MAJOR discount online at Lehman's. We paid $725 including shipping) and our new 3000watt pure sine inverter/water pump have arrived. We will soon be buying our water heater, fridge, and the wood for framing in our bathroom sink, closet, and dinette/lounge!

We also just finished our new website where I'll be blogging about Ruby's progress. So far, the last 6-7 blogs are at http://www.rottenphotography.com

Our new website/blog is http://www.alltherottenthings.com
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:07 AM   #12
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Re: Ruby Rotten - A 1997 Labor of Love

Looks really good so far! It's good you are doing this while still young and having lots of energy and enthusiasm to spend on a major project like this. The older you get, the energy gets to be in shorter supply and makes one think it is a pity so much youth is wasted on the young!
Keep up the good work!
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:06 AM   #13
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How did you get the composter for such a good price? Did they have a sale?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:48 AM   #14
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How did you get the composter for such a good price? Did they have a sale?
Yes! Lehman's was having a 30% off sale after Labor Day last week so we nabbed our toilet for $630.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:27 AM   #15
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Re: Ruby Rotten - A 1997 Labor of Love

love the personalized plate, does MI not have wt rated tags?

example, TN normal tags is only good for 5000 or 7500 pounds (depends on who you talk to)

I had to go 26000 pound plates (mainly to not give TDOT/DOT/5-0 a reason to pull me over)
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Old 09-08-2014, 02:16 PM   #16
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love the personalized plate, does MI not have wt rated tags?

example, TN normal tags is only good for 5000 or 7500 pounds (depends on who you talk to)

I had to go 26000 pound plates (mainly to not give TDOT/DOT/5-0 a reason to pull me over)
Sorry to say I don't know what any of that is! The bus is titled as an RV, it was done by the owner''s before us. We simply retitled it and paid for the license and registration based on the weight and price of the bus originally.
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:25 PM   #17
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I had several options it went from 16k to 26k and I knew I was between them

they are available here for 10k and up to 16k in 1k increments

just trying to save a headache
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:05 AM   #18
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We got a lot of new work done this past weekend with my father-in-law in town. The walls for our shower were built, shower pan was installed, power and plumbing was all finished. We updated fully on our blog

http://www.alltherottenthings.com

We have been working on the bus now for a little less than two months and just gave notice to our landlord that we'll be moving out November 1st!
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good luck with move out date, did you keep some natural wood with the blue color?
I thought it was a nice contrast
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:26 AM   #20
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good luck with move out date, did you keep some natural wood with the blue color?
I thought it was a nice contrast
We will have some natural wood but most so far has been painted over. The wood that the previous owner's used was not very nice stuff. We've been working on our dinette benches and countertop space and some of the caps on those things will be left natural.





Lots more pictures and updates over the last two weeks at http://www.alltherottenthings.com


We'll be taking Ruby on her first road trip next weekend from Grand Rapids to Traverse City and will be installing our washer/dryer, toilet, countertops, new sinks, and hopefully tackling our shower. We plan to use FRP board in the shower but having never worked with this material or installed a shower, it will be one of the many interesting tasks.
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