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Old 06-26-2016, 12:31 PM   #151
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Well it's been a while since I last updated but I finally had some time to work on the bus again. I got the A/C mounted in a better spot and got the discharge plumbed out of the floor.


We moved out of town almost two years ago and have been focusing on getting the building site laid out and some groundwork in place for the future.

Here are a few reasons there has been very little progress made on the bus ...

Here is the old building site.


Drilling a new well.


Doing some dirtwork for a new barn and a new hay shed. The barn was build July of 2015 and the hay shed was competed May of 2016.


This is my favorite construction picture of the barn.


Barn is done and the 108 steers are happy happy happy.


Hay shed is going up !!


48x112x18 with a 4' overhang and gutters on the south side. Love it.


The 1/8 ton pickup looks pretty little in here ! !


We'll be taking the bus out for the weekend soon so there will be more to come in a few weeks !!
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Old 06-26-2016, 08:15 PM   #152
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They all look like Bus Barns to me!
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:17 AM   #153
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wow those are some nice spaces, well done!
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:29 AM   #154
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great spaces and lookin good!!! are you going to build a house or live in the skoolie parked inside one of those nice buildings?

I bought a top of the line 1 ton (12000 BTU)portable A/C and just havent had any luck with it being able to cool anything yet.. it has 2 hoses(even more efficient than single hose) and ive done all kinds of stuff and it makes the bus go from swealtering to just good N warm esp in the sun...

now my road A/C that thing makes it nice N cold inside..

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Old 06-27-2016, 11:57 PM   #155
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Thanks for the kind words. I am working hard to get the building site setup how I want it and am FAR from done but I'm enjoying where it is so far

There is a small house on the property that we are living in. We are planning on building a new house sometime but aren't really sure when, or where yet.

I had the A/C vented out the side window above the drivers seat last year and it helped a lot I thought. This bus is very well insulated so I'm sure that helps. Most campgrounds we go to in MN have decent shade trees in the sites so they help take some of the brute force of the sun. As long as we keep the humidity down and keep it manageable I'm happy.

I'll throw some pictures of the house and some of the other buildings up sometime soon for y'all to look at.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:31 PM   #156
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And some more progress on the bus. I purchased some alum diamond plate to cover up the rear four windows on each side. $25 per 4x8 sheet ... not bad. They have water damage but are going to be painted over anyway so yay for me. Cut them in half and away we go ! !
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:16 PM   #157
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And some more progress on the bus. I purchased some alum diamond plate to cover up the rear four windows on each side. $25 per 4x8 sheet ... not bad.
Wish I could find a couple sheets that cheap. Great find.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:41 PM   #158
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Wish I could find a couple sheets that cheap. Great find.
Well if you were closer I'd say come and get some, there's a 2' high stack where I got mine. They had 200, yes 200, sheets get left out in the rain by the delivery driver after hours. Needless to say the place I got these sheets from is making money selling them this cheap because they didn't pay a dime for them. I grabbed a few more today for a few other things.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:12 PM   #159
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hell yeah man, i see you're from central mn, im from southern mn. Whereabouts are those sheets, or do you have a number to call? i was going to get some to do the entrance to our bus and line the stairs with it.
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:14 PM   #160
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I went back last night on the way home from work and it was all gone already. They said someone came and grabbed what was left. Boo on that.

I got the alum on the sides yesterday and put more on the rear windows today but didn't snap any of that so you'll have to be fine with these. It actually turned out pretty good and doesn't look bad at all. It got the wife's stamp of approval so it must be fine.



Curtains are up and it's pretty much ready to go for the weekend.



We decided to make some jello shots last night. I work at a vet supply company so naturally they are in 20ml luer lock syringes. Works great and is rather fun.
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