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Old 06-27-2011, 09:43 AM   #61
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here is pic of the generator bay, will post more pics of our progress, ie bathroom is done,hot water tank is in and few other things, been doing more camping and not working on the bus , plans this week are painting the roof(heat reflective) and finishing the shower.

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Old 06-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #62
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Hey GB --- Lookin' good! And if you are interested, below is a link to a radiant barrier paint additive that is nothing short of amazing. Had a friend here in Houston who brushed a single coat onto the old corrugated tin roof in a building he was adding a second floor to and if I hadn't seen the results myself would never have believed it. It was well above 100 degrees out but when you put your hand against the metal it was barely warm to the touch. No other insulation, just a single coat of cheap house paint with the NASA engineered micro-beads added. I am most definitely using it on my bus. Much cheaper and more effective than anything else I have seen in action.

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Old 06-28-2011, 11:03 PM   #63
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got the roof washed, and painted , I used the stuff from home hardware, its all I could get, here its called rv heatreflex seems ok but I dont like the colour its silver, with some kind of rubber in it, it will be ok for now. also a better picture of the upper cabnets I built, will post the finish roof later, have to get to work on shower.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:12 PM   #64
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tango, tks for the link, I wish that I got my hands on that stuff , sounds alot better then the stuff that I got, maybe some time down the road Ill redo the roof with it,

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Old 07-04-2011, 07:57 AM   #65
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1 more day till blast off!! on our 30 + day trip. still finishing up things on the bus ,ie shower,some painting, small stuff. still have to get all the tools out and start packing up. will try to post pics tonight, and on our trip to the east coast(canada) bringing lap top and magic jack with us.

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Old 07-04-2011, 09:51 AM   #66
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Don't forget to keep track of the campgrounds that let you in. Please post reviews over at www.rvparkreviews.com and say that you were there in a skoolie.

You know, this forum seems to be the most organized of the skoolie groups. I think that we need to make the effort to get the "skoolie word" out there. Too many people refer to skoolies and the folks who own them in very derogatory terms (Ie: "hippie bus", "mobile meth lab", "the Clampetts", etc... and those are the nice terms) . I also understand that many who convert a skoolie do so on the cheap and often to "minimalist" standards. We need to be really "good neighbours" whether we are in a parkinglot, dispersed camping or in a campground. I find it interesting how many folks don't know what I mean when I say I have a "skoolie" over on the RV forums. I do my best to educate them but the prejudice that exists amongst the RVers against skoolies is surprising. And I'm pretty sure most have not ever parked in the same campground as a skoolie.
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The sticks and staple people are like the bankers, lawyers, and politicans of the world........ in their eyes we skoolies are below them.......
but we the skoolies are the real people of the world, we take care of our own and each other when needed... whereas the S and S are really the ass----'s of the world..
I'd rather be in the company of a skoolie than than the S and S er anytime..........
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:06 PM   #68
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meth lab? hmmm maybe I can make some fuel money
there will be me,dw,my 9yr, and we will be picking up my 80 year old dad and his dog on the way, maybe we will look like the clampetts!! but hey ,they were millioners!!
In a nut shell we are allways good neighbours, never had a problem useing the bus, and I really dont give a rats ass what people think of us, paid cash for our bus, built it and drive it, skoolies are best people, we know every nut and bolt, water pipe, etc and we have visions. next time a person that owns a $200,000 store bought motor home gives you a bit of grieve, ask him if his flux capacitor is left or right handed, what ever one they say tell him he should get it changed the other way, cause when yours was doing that it used more fuel. u will be suprised how well that works.

will keep you posted, have to go and finish the shower

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... we will be picking up my 80 year old dad and his dog on the way...
Don't forget the rocking chair!!!!!!
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... we will be picking up my 80 year old dad and his dog on the way...
Don't forget the rocking chair!!!!!!
My 80 year old Dad prefers his swivel desk chair. It doesn't move & wake him up when he naps in front of his computer...
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