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Old 12-30-2014, 10:25 PM   #111
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Daytona huh? Are you a local here in the Sunshine State?
I'm not too far from Daytone. Apopka area.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:32 PM   #112
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I'm actually in Atlanta.
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Old 12-31-2014, 10:56 AM   #113
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Glamour Camping is when you "leave your home and take your other home to the woods on vacation" and laugh at the people "roughing it" as you microwave pop corn and grab a cold beverage out of the fridge........or maybe it's the peach vanilla ice cream you share with your neighbors

They say "this isn't camping"

I smile and say "yes it is, Glamour Camping...Glamping"...people smile and laugh...good times it's what it's about


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The first time I went glamping was with some older friends when I was in my early 20s. We were going snowmobiling and staying up in the mountains. My buddy told me to bring all my best sleeping gear because it was below zero at night and they were "roughing it." So I load up my zero degree mummy bag, tons of blankets, and a small heater and planned to sleep in my truck bed (with topper.) I roll up and they've got a 40 ft diesel pusher with matching a enclosed trailer.

Turns out roughing it meant getting out on the roof a few times a day to shovel the snow off the satellite and the slide outs. The mummy bag didn't see much use as I slept on one of the fold-out heated and vibrating couches.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:23 PM   #114
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I think it's update time. I'm getting close to finishing (if there is ever such a thing). Since everyone loves pictures, I'm just going to throw up a bunch of photos. Hope you enjoy them.











































This is in the back bedroom, looking toward the front. The "things" on the wall take the place of chest of drawers. They fold open and provide a place for underwear, socks, t-shirts, etc. They are great for a space saving design. From Ikea.



I hope you enjoyed my update. It's spring and I hope to be camping on the lake soon. I just changed the rear tires from the ones that came on it when I picked it up. They were 7 years old. One of them had already started bulging on the sidewall and I didn't know it, since it was on the inside dual.

I also had my transmission computer reprogrammed to activate 6th gear. My bus has an Allison B-400 transmission. Most transit systems lock out 6th gear since the buses are usually stopping a lot and don't need much road speed. This lowered my final drive rpm even more, so I'm hoping for better fuel mileage. I'm not sure where this puts my top speed, since it would already run over 70 before the programming. I don't drive over 65 anyway, so it's not important. But, the increase in fuel mileage is! Happy Camping!
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:41 PM   #115
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what i nice looking transit bus, you did an excellent job
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:01 AM   #116
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I'm smitten with your bus.

GREAT JOB
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:05 AM   #117
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wow great job, very nice detail work, happy trails!
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:42 AM   #118
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Sweeeet! --- Really nice job. And I am especially fond of the destination sign.
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #119
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With every great conversion is a great dog.

Your bus looks great. Good use of space, nice and bright, clean.

Well done.

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