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Old 11-02-2007, 12:37 AM   #41
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

The stipe tape was purchased on ebay from Bardans Custom and will get some swishy type of graphics from another seller called Cut-Rite Graphics...
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:20 PM   #42
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I got the hitch installed today, at least mostly installed. Need to add a couple more bolts, and to be honest I'm thinking of having the edges welded too...just for redundancy. Actually, if I had been able to find the right hitch, the frame already has holes in it....



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Old 11-12-2007, 12:18 PM   #43
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

I would definitely put two more bolts in that and have it welded. What are you planning on towing with it? Even if you weld it and put another couple bolts in it, I wouldn't tow much more than 3,000 pounds.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:54 PM   #44
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

It's rated for 5,000# and that cross frame is thicker stuff than the hitch is made of... And now that I've done all that work, I ran across a Class-4 (10,000# rated) frame hitch today for $50!! I gotta take some fresh measurements but I think I may be able to use it....

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #45
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

More progress this week, the mattress is in (Queen Pillowtop)....



The back-up camera and housing has also been installed, though the rear window a/c unit is kind of in the way...but that thing probably won't stay there long term... but for now I have a great view of the top of the a/c housing!! I'm going to add a second camera that looks more backward than this one,



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Old 12-02-2007, 09:31 PM   #46
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

My latest aquisition.... year, configuration & exact model still unknown, but it is an Onan Generator removed from an older motor home. It's been sitting in this guys yard for a few years and he just wanted it gone...so I took home. He said it ran when it was removed from the MH a few years back, but has been sitting outside under a tarp for quite some time. Our Saturday counterman at the shop used to fix Gensets for a living and still works on them on the side, he told me to get a carb rebuild kit for it (Cummins/Onan is next door to our shop) and he'll rebuild the carb and figure out a fuel cell for it, and that it should run! Guess we'll see...

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Old 12-02-2007, 10:13 PM   #47
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

looks like one of those highly coveted 1800 rpm geni's????
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:47 AM   #48
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why not mount the camera on the A/C cover?

I guess vibration might be an issue though.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:07 PM   #49
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The back counterman at Cummins/Onan was suppose to come over today to ID the Generator for me. Since I drive for a living I'm not even sure if he showed up or not, but I'll go over and talk with him again tomorrow. I can't get much off that data plate...I can read the S/N or at least most of it...

As for the A/C... I think that is going to get removed from there. The roof top unit seems to do a good job on the whole bus, and if I move the roof unit to the center (it's in the rear right now) it should be all I need. If not, I can still use that window unit on the emergency exit side window...it just flips up out of the way! Still thinking about what I want to do there...
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Old 12-12-2007, 09:26 PM   #50
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Added the TV shelf for the bedroom on Sunday...

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