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Old 02-21-2008, 10:40 PM   #71
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

I just re-read your post, and if you are talking about sani-lite panels I put in the bath room, I don't actually have anything holding them in there, I cut them so close that when I went to test fit them they popped into place and just stayed there, I had so much trouble trying to dislodge them so that I could glue them in I decided to just leave them in place.

However, had I got them loose again, I was planning on using carpet glue, the stuff spreads easy and has a good "Grip" power to it...
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:43 PM   #72
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

BTW... Last weekends efforts went into the towing system... I actually hooked the Jeep up and pulled it around the parking lot, working on tow light wiring this weekend...

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Old 02-21-2008, 11:07 PM   #73
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Looks to me like it's about time to hit the road. All your stuff is really looking great. Lots of clever ideas.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #74
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Got more to do before it hits the road....but it's getting real close!!

I moved the rooftop A/C (which was mounted near the back) to the front (I also have a window unit mounted in the very rear), so now I have A/C in the front of the coach. And I installed a rooftop vent into the old hole in the rear...



I also replaced the back-up camera that I had. The initial camera install included a cheapie $10 camera that worked when it wanted to, this time I have a $300 SafetyVision camera (only paid $120 for camera & monitor)... This thing works GREAT!!



The whole story and more pictures are located HERE
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:30 PM   #75
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I decided the interior A/C control section for my rooftop A/C hung down too low for use in my bus, largely because I have the low ceiling bus. Be that as it may, I made my own vent system which sits flat to the ceiling tiles (except the controls stick down about 3/8" of an inch)... The long narrow vent is the output, it has fins that blow the air fore & aft, the square vent is the intake...



In the rear hole where the A/C used to be I installed a roof vent...



The interior trim piece for this was too shallow for the depth of the ceiling as I have it, so I had to improvise a little, used another vent trim and painted it white to match and wrapped it around the main piece... worked good!



And now that it's installed all my ceiling tiles are completed, all I have left up there is some trim...

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:26 PM   #76
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Re: The "Behemoth" comes to life....

Quote:
I'm thinking about an air conditioner that goes inside and vents thru a window.
That's what I did. I use several units, so can control the power a bit more selectively. Turn 'em on one at a time to control the 'bang' on your generator or shore connection.
Also, I wasn't sure where I wanted turn actually put it, so these units can bolt up in front
of any window and can be moved around to any window with very little effort. Takes 20 minutes or
so to move the whole shebang to another window. To use it you just slide the side panels back, reach through and
lower the window. When you're done you can reverse that or just go outside and push the window up.

The individual units are cheap - I think they were about 70 bucks at Home Depot, if the conk out you can get an inexpensive replacement at any WalMart, Home Depot or Lowe's, slide out the old one, slide in the new one without much fuss and not have to deal with an RV place.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:09 PM   #77
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I also have a small 6000 BTU window unit in the very rear, but it doesn't cool the whole bus like the roof top unit does. That roof unit I got for free, it's old but blows nice & cold. I will use the big roof job when in the hot day or rolling down the road (running off Genset) and use the small window unit at night since it's in the bedroom. I can use both if need be when hooked to shore power.
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:19 PM   #78
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This week I cut a hole for the generator. It's going in toward the rear just ahead of the side radiator. It's the ONLY place I have open for this thing, other than in the middle of the frame behind the front bumper...and that would provide no outside access...





If push comes to shove, I can remove the generator and have GREAT access to the side of the transmission!!

I also decided to replace the old 4 burner range/oven combo for a smaller 3 burner stove top. This will free space below the range for the microwave, which then free's up some more counter space....besides, a counter microwave in a moving vehicle just doesn't make sense!! The new stove top will be recessed down into the counter, and a false counter top will be placed over the top of it, thus providing more counter space. You see, I rarely ever use propane for cooking, I either cook out on the grill, or use electric skillet and an electric single burner...

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Old 03-30-2008, 09:01 PM   #79
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I trimmed out the recessed stove today....




Also, ever wonder what to do with those electrical runs? (this question is geared toward those like me that chose NOT to remove them)... This is what I did with them...



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that bus is looking really nice!
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