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Old 08-21-2013, 09:26 AM   #51
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

I noticed that as well... That sure does look like a 30A plug. Same as my bus.

EDIT: Nevermind...I think it might just be the angle of the pic...
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #52
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the 30 amp cords have 3 wires so it must be camera angle...
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #53
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

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I noticed that as well... That sure does look like a 30A plug. Same as my bus.

EDIT: Nevermind...I think it might just be the angle of the pic...
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the 30 amp cords have 3 wires so it must be camera angle...
Yep. You're right. 6/3 8/1 means four conductors. If I zoom in on the plug, I can barely make out three flat conductors and a ground.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #54
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

It's the camera angle.

The side of the cord reads "Mobile Home Power Cord 6/4 ga 40amp Service" We'll call it 50 and move on. I'll NEVER draw more than this thing can handle. Once 12k A/C and maybe a microwave at the same time MAX. I like being over built.



My wife and I treked to the camper mall today and pretended like we were interested in purchasing one to see some different floor plans first hand. Didn't like anything as a whole but I came away with a few good ideas.

The first is to make the bunk beds so something like this and possibly even put one over the dinette .... it pulls out towards you and ends up just about touching the top of the camper. Neat idea.



Secondly, gonna put in a dinette like this instead of a booth style. The wifey requested not to be photoed online so she's a big black square .... boring ..


Third and most interesting was a bed that folded up and a couch that was in it's place whilst folded ... seemed very inconvient but this 16' camper can sleep 6 and seat 6.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:10 PM   #55
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Cool..make sure to over build the fold down bunks, shouldn't be a problem in a steel skoolie.
Our S&S was each rated at 125 lbs...even that was scary sence they were above use

Make sure you can hang off it and you'll be cool

Oh and Lisa said "wifey" "get over it if your hubbie is a picture whore, like mine"

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Old 08-24-2013, 08:40 AM   #56
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Got everything out but the heater/hoses and bed frames. It's all sitting in there loose but still needs to find it's way out.



See that plywood seat covered with 1" of foam Thomas tried to pass off as a drivers seat in that photo up there ^^^^^ ??
Well it's going to get replaced with this bad boy.

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Old 08-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #57
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Re: The Bamper - 1977 Chevy 54 pass

Lookin good out there in the woods, we were just talking about a mid construction labor day camp out.

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For those of you with bathrooms what are the inside dimensions of the "room" ?
Our "bathroom is the width of the bus by 32" (shower is 32x32). We put the shower on one side and the toilet sink on the other. Our "toilet room" is only 31"x32" if the door is closed on that room but if it's closed in on the hallway it'll be bigger. Tight space but we need the room elsewhere.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #58
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I'm thinking we're going to do a small bathroom on the passenger side in the very back of the bus. Two and a halfish feet wide and edge of door to wall wide.

The internet delivered a few things to me yesterday.

50amp set of plugs, adapters to go to a standard plug and a brand new $25 stereo ! !


Also purchased beginning of the walls, 1x6 tongue and groove pine.


Scored some comfy looking foam for the dinette's.


And finalized a deal on a new tractor and corn planter yesterday. T'was a spendy, but productive day.

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Very full day indeed, nice tractor
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:26 PM   #60
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Well I got the bus completly emptied out, the ceiling painted, rear heater removed and the floor plan taped out.

The heater removal was quite easy actually. I wanted to retain front heat and defrost so a simple bit of plumbing is all it took.


You can't see it all that well but the ceiling is now whiteish. Oil based Rustolem, Gardenia is the color. The wife told me not to come home with plain ol' white and this is not white, although I can't tell the difference she is happy and that's all that matters ! ! I rolled it on and love how it turned out. It has a little of the textured look from the roller and I lost a gallon of paint on that celing somewhere ...


You can see the old color and the new nicely here.


Floor plan pretty much how it's going to be. For those of you that sleep in your dinette's, how wide are they and can you comfortably sleep two adults ??
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