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Old 01-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #61
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Well went back and did it right the second time...
Located exactly where the access covers are for sending units on top of the tanks. So to make replacement EZ'r!
Will be finishing up hearth today hopefully, anxious to get the chimney in.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #62
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Well... hearth is almost ready for seal. Drying time a bit longer today, high humidity, which is unusual here. Still racking my brain for best way to attach chimney pipe to ceiling/roof and still be able to trim properly. I, as usual, am probably over building... Imagine that...

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:10 PM   #63
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Had a great time in the Blue Mountains... three days and nights. Was nice and cozy in the bus and around the fire. Now back to work on it. Looking for rv windows to install after skinning. Only problems on trip; 1) Coolant hose rubbing against pulley gave way to spray, just shortened and re-attached. 2) Charging system seems to be only putting out 13 volts or so, which makes me start the bus from motor after sitting a few days, key won't do it. Great time had by all, lots of big booms, bangs, and "oh yeah" 's...
Plenty of room to park and very little snow.






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Old 02-12-2013, 02:59 PM   #64
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looks like fun!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:13 PM   #65
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Rufus out in the wild, and in a beautiful place...that's what makes all the work worth it
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #66
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That's a big rig to get into the hills. Any trouble on the roads or getting into the camping spot?

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Nope... only two challenges Rich; 1) Finding a spot long enough to keep her nose out of the road at site, there were several, and (2)
keeping my mouth shut as my friend made an attempt at a sharp turn onto a narrow bridge... All went well, but I did nick a small side panel right in front of the forward cargo hatch... thank God for steel. The boulder apparently wanted to move from it's resting place a bit... glad I could oblige!
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #67
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The boulder apparently wanted to move from it's resting place a bit... glad I could oblige!
Did you get a permit from the EPA before moving that boulder
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #68
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Looks like a great time, sitting at a campfire looking at the skoolie in the firelight and thinking, ya this is friggin cool, now where did I set my beer? Priceless.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #69
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Been awhile... work and full time school keeps me busy. Did manage to get the wood stove in last weekend. This weekend calls for flooring. Will catch up with some photos soon. Better get busy, annual Bluewood Mountain trip Feb 7-9. YUP!
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Too funny. This is how my windshield used to look like. My friends and many others made fun of me all the time.
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