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Old 08-12-2013, 05:05 PM   #41
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I wish it was that simple, here in Ontario there are a lot of hoops you have to jump through to get them on the road as an RV.
There is a list of 6 items, and you must pass 4 out of 6 as well as it can no longer be yellow. I am pretty close now... and should be on the road by September
Dude,I will soooo fill out and sign that for you!
(Since I'm not true registered owner,and from out of country ....which means I have diplomatic immunity...what trouble could we get in?)
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #42
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chrome n red.... shes lookin pretty good,m like that blue
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:43 PM   #43
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

Found project5d.com to be very helpful in designing the layout of the bus.

This is what I'm thinking thus far.
The kitchen will be behind the drivers seat with the bunk beds in the rear and a dinette across from the kitchen.

For those of you with bathrooms what are the inside dimensions of the "room" ?

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:16 AM   #44
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Since I have a 34' bus and I'm single, my bathroom measurments may not be the same as your.

I plan to have a nice steam shower and a claw foot soaker tub.

My bathroom will be before my bedroom. One side sink and toilet, the other side the shower. The door to the toilet side will open and block off to use the shower. I will have a door to the bed room if I need more privacy. My bathroom will be the width of the bus x 4' - 5', havent decided yet.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:27 AM   #45
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Well the wife didn't like the bus in the driveway so I wiggled it onto the dirt pad that I put in years ago in the event we ever got a camper.
I had planned on making the last section of the fence hinge out of the way as the opening is only a shade over 9' but didn't have time as it needed to be moved "now".
There is a nasty settp hill directly behind where I took the first picture and I managed to tear the rear step off while backing up and manuevering.




Looks good in the back yard eh??
Picture is through a screen, sorry for the lines ...
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #46
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For those of you with bathrooms what are the inside dimensions of the "room" ?
Posted all the bathroom dimensions here. Using the accordian folding doors gets them out of our way since we prefer keeping the bus open front to back for air flow of either heat or a/c during the day. We think the swing out doors take up too much room. We may push one of the accordian doors closer to the bedroom to include the clothes closet into the bathroom area to make a larger dressing room. It's a thing that we will figure out when the weather gets cooler and we start needing to heat up that area only.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #47
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Scored big at the recycling center today ! !

Went looking for bed frames to use for various things around the bus and came home with a dandy cord.



6/3 8/1 that would be a 50 amp plug on the end as well I do believe. It's about a 20 footer which should be about perfect as we do a lot of MN State Parks and they are always pretty close to the parking pad.



Best part was the price. 12lbs @ $1.25/lb puts it at $15. Not too bad ! ! ! I purchased 100' of this same exact wire to use as a heavy extension cord around the farm (runs 7.5hp motors) and it was 3.15/ft plus ends. T'was a good day ! !
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:07 PM   #48
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That's a good find! It'll be perfect for your bus.
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major score that's a $80 cord new
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Scored big at the recycling center today ! !

Went looking for bed frames to use for various things around the bus and came home with a dandy cord.



6/3 8/1 that would be a 50 amp plug on the end as well I do believe. It's about a 20 footer which should be about perfect as we do a lot of MN State Parks and they are always pretty close to the parking pad.
That is a good deal, but I'm not sure that's a 50-amp connector. My conversion came with a few cables and one of them is a 50A twist lock female-to-30A male adapter. This is the end that plugs into the 50-amp shore power socket behind the driver's door:


The other end of the adapter cord is like the cord you bought. To that I have connected another adapter that allows the use of a standard 115V extension cord. Lots of adapters for now, but I'm only running two chest freezers for the time being. It's nice to know I can plug into anything that comes up when I need shore power.

The previous owner also included a 50-amp shore power cable that is about 25 feet long. It's 6/4 wiring and it's a monster:
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