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Old 05-04-2013, 10:50 AM   #201
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Re: skoolie days

Funny...that Pup doesn't seem to mind at all.

But truly strange weather this year. We just had two days of record setting LOW temps here in Houston and may well be in line for another.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #202
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Skoolie Days, I can sympathize. Yours is white, ours is just wet. Seems we can't get a break on the weekend weather here either. Lately it has been raining or cold or both every weekend. For us weekend builders, that's not helping.

I went down to the bus today to work on my 120V electrical. Got a little done, but need to paint the trim covering on the plastic conduit. Can't do that in this weather. Can't do it in my garage either unless I want to smell paint in the house all weekend. Can't finish installing the fridge until I get the electrical finished on the wall behind it. Hopefully better weather will be soon.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:33 PM   #203
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Hey GBstewart, I tried to get pics of my hitch install, but it was difficult to get a good pic. Here is what I was able to get:



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Old 05-05-2013, 09:54 AM   #204
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Thanks Dan, that's pic I wanted to see, how low the tube was from the bumper, looks like a great install.
Tango yes the old dog is happy in the snow, in fact he didn't move from there most of the day, he looked like a snow ball
Luckychow, yes this weather sucks, today is overcast and damp here, Im sure Monday when we head back to work it will be sunny

thank folks
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #205
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part-time I see what you mean, my frame goes to the end like DD , only the last inch is missing. With the way the hitch kit I got you can use just side plates, and that's the way Im going to mount it, im going to back off the bumper bolts and slide up the plates, and drill and bolt, the receiver tube will be right at the bottom of the bumper, it will work our great, now if weather holds, should be able to start on Monday, I will post pics
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Well its my day off and I was planning on starting to install my hitch today, got up ready to get at it till I looked out the window there it was, 2 inchs of nice fresh sticky snow
That is no excuse ....a pcs of card board and your set.....
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oh if your welding, for shiats and giggles ,throw a fire proof blanket "over" the card board....don't ask why
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #207
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Well its my day off and I was planning on starting to install my hitch today, got up ready to get at it till I looked out the window there it was, 2 inchs of nice fresh sticky snow
That is no excuse ....a pcs of card board and your set.....
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oh if your welding, for shiats and giggles ,throw a fire proof blanket "over" the card board....don't ask why
I know I know, but Im just getting to old , or maybe a bit smarter it looks like some nice weather is a coming, so Ill hold out
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #208
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Re: skoolie days

My hitch is definitely the lowest point in the rear of the bus. I lowered my clearance by probably about 6" because of the way I mounted it. Honestly, I didn't even consider mounting it higher and using a long drop hitch. I suppose the less drop you have, the more weight you can safely haul. Anyways, it will also act as a sort of skid plate to protect the water holding tanks I will have back there, so in the end, I'm happy with the way I installed the hitch.
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Well I started to mount the hitch today, Im bolting it to the sides of the frame, I got 1 bolt form the bumper mount to the hitch , I still have to drill out the rest of the holes and finish installing more bolts. I wanted it as close to the bumper as I could, I had to cut a bit of the bumper so that the receiver tube would be square.
Hopefully Friday I can finish it
here is the cut out

receiver tube

starting to bolt to the frame, have to drill out holes

will post more when done, hopefully the weather will hold out and we can go camping this weekend!!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #210
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got hitch installed, now Im working on mounting the scissor jacks to the frame on the rear of the bus.
when all is done Ill weld them up as well, just to give it that extra


Ill post pics of the jacks when I get them done
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