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Old 10-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #221
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Re: the akitabus

The dogs are diffidently a labor of love, they do get to go in the bus but not all at the same time, the brown one died about a year ago as he had what they call a liver shunt, he was born that way and was giving 2 months to 2 years to live, he made it almost to five... he is missed. The mother of the pack does not get to go because she is almost 15 years... that's like 98 in human years and she has no interest in trying to climb the stairs to get in the bus. The other three love it.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #222
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Everything looking great...really like the awning
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #223
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Thanks, Browncrown... the color is hideous and unfortunately to replace with the proper canvas the cost is over 460.00... so we are still weighing options of doing it ourselves or perhaps finding some other solution so that it matches the bus.

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Old 10-24-2014, 04:14 PM   #224
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"the color is hideous"
Hmm-it looks like it matches mine.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:51 PM   #225
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All the color choices are some shade of hideous.

My favorite color is "free"
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:54 PM   #226
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Re: the akitabus

Been leaning towards trying to get an awning like yours that scissors out. The Crown does not have straight sides and I'm not sure I can make the conventional style of awnings mount on the sides.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:32 AM   #227
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Sure you can. Mine is mounted to the top of my bus. The top mount is a strip that a bead on the top of the awning fits into-and the ends will mount ok on a curve.

And my sides curve inwards on the bottom. I just had to get creative and make a bottom mount.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:04 PM   #228
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Re: the akitabus

We are going with an awning by Girard Systems. Its bracing is not down the side of the bus. It all fits in the housing holding the awning. Very clean look. Their website is:

http://www.girardrv.com/rv/

We have measured and been assured that the Girard System awnings will fit a Crown. They have many different styles and sizes, the largest singe awning being 22' long. The ones we are looking at are remote controlled and have a wind sensor to automatically retract if the wind comes up.

Brown Crown, check them out. Your masterpiece would look great with this type of awning.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:13 PM   #229
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can anyone tell me how to edit the gallery pages for our bus? I have noticed some typos that I would like to correct.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:23 PM   #230
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Working on the back storage area below the wheelchair door. Building metal box out of 18 gauge steel and bed frame angle iron.







This box will house the satellite receiver, propane fire pit as well as the barbecue, plus numerous other things that don't fit anywhere else.

Just a little update for ya.
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