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Old 02-13-2006, 09:04 PM   #11
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Man, that's looking NICE! I really like your floor!
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Old 02-14-2006, 10:56 AM   #12
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Thanks Eric. The floor was quite easy -- probably the easiest thing we've done. That was nice.
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Old 02-14-2006, 02:37 PM   #13
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Is that a cabin?

Your conversion looks more like a small cabin than a bus! Great looking floors.

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:45 PM   #14
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That DOES look nice! Hey, have you tried having someone in socks stand at one end while you accel / decel to see if they would slide from one end to the other?
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Old 02-15-2006, 10:34 AM   #15
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Thank you for the comments.

No doubt they would slide like crazy.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:46 PM   #16
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Watch that sliding stuff! I lost the stairwell courtesy light to a cast iron hand pump that slid from the rear of the bus up to the front door stairwell at a quick (but not sudden) stop. Also broke the cast iron pump, which was going to be the backup waterpump for my bathroom.

The biggest reason that I don't drive my bus much is that I have not completed making all of the fixtures (shelves, cabinets, etc.) secure against the motion of travel. That and the fact that it won't go more than 50MPH. And the fact that diesel is $2.40/gallon and I get 8 mpg.

But the sliding/shifting/falling issue is a biggie.
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Ouch. Duly noted!
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:48 PM   #18
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Since my last update we...

...installed 3 Hehr model 5900 windows in the galley area:

(more details)

...installed the PrecisionTemp RV-500 on-demand water heater:

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...installed the 58-gallon greywater tank:

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...FRP'ed the shower enclosure:

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(also see March 26)

...and nearly completed the kitchen pantry buildout:

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Next on THE LIST is propane and propane accessories.
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Old 03-29-2006, 05:58 PM   #19
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Most excellent work! What did you use for the trim on the front steps in the stepwell? I've been looking for something like that.

Your bus is looking very nice, indeed!
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Thanks Eric.

We used a step protector from Home Depot. It's mounted upside down -- you can see the pre-drilled mounting on the forward facing leg of the angle. That's because of an "oops" moment when I cut an angle backwards on the miter saw. Then I sorta had to cut all of the angles that way.



Fastened it with a few leftover stainless screws and finish washers.

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