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Old 08-04-2010, 08:35 AM   #41
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Hi again all. It's been a while since we've up-dated and there has been alot of work done. Walls have gone up and rooms built, some electrical done, beds put in and 1 camping weekend enjoyed.

There's still alot of work to do, but we had to get out for a test run. It was great!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:42 AM   #42
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A few more pics of the progress.
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:47 PM   #43
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Those look like super comfy seats!!!! Great score!
The blue "bag" chairs.. right? Been thinking of going that route... David says no!

I need to go work on our bus....
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:41 PM   #44
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lookin good SOOO how many skoolie weirdos approached you and got the tour/asked a bazillion questions?
When we drove into the park it turned a lot of heads! the old 444 makes lots of noise when your trying to pull into a tite stop , we parked along several new campers (bought this year) from 14 feet to 34 feet with pull outs, we had eight to 10 people take the tour in the bus, the overall reactions where surprised who it look and how much you can do with a bus, we still didnt have the kichen in yet or the plumming, people really like it!! Im sure a few of them where thinking why did they spent so much on ther pull behinds

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #45
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hi there, just a up date, havent done a hole lot lately, but in a converter, and some wireing, have to install new surge protector, I blew my new converter running off a generator, may have been the power at the park, who knows, but anyway its fixed, and IM hard wireing the surge protector .
anyway we have been busey with other stuff, and have been camping ever chance we get
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:14 AM   #46
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Work has been haulted due to... well... snow.
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Well march is almost here, but its still cold out , and im just going nuts and want to get back to work on the bus, been makeing plans for the water system, and working on some tables, but need to get back at, big trip is planed for july and its coming fast!!
now with that beening said, its only -18 today

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Those seats--are they sitting on an 8" stack of plywood? If so, I would work on replacing that. You want short bolts for sheer strength.

I know you replaced the insulation in the walls, but we didn't. Air movement is the key, and the bus wall is two tight layers of metal. The 'glass insulation works fine. Our bus has all the windows in it--none are covered in any way, and we use a pair of space heaters in the winter. Our bus serves as a cabin for inlaws all year like that. For anyone else doing it--just screw whatever you want in over the inner wall and forget about it. The floor is another story. There isn't any insulation in it and that will help a ton.
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Those seats--are they sitting on an 8" stack of plywood? If so, I would work on replacing that. You want short bolts for sheer strength.

I know you replaced the insulation in the walls, but we didn't. Air movement is the key, and the bus wall is two tight layers of metal. The 'glass insulation works fine. Our bus has all the windows in it--none are covered in any way, and we use a pair of space heaters in the winter. Our bus serves as a cabin for inlaws all year like that. For anyone else doing it--just screw whatever you want in over the inner wall and forget about it. The floor is another story. There isn't any insulation in it and that will help a ton.
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you are right about the seats, the plan is to have bractets to with steel top to replace the wood, I also have another set of mounts that also spin around.
as for the insulation, I wanted to see what was in the walls,(incase of rust) when i had them stripped out I sprayed some sound profing stuff on the bare metal then new insulation, the r value in the walls worked out to be 9.5 , the floor is R5, thats what it says of the green board. Its -25 this morning ,as much as I would like the inlaws to stay in the bus, it might be a wee bit cold
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