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Old 07-30-2012, 05:53 PM   #141
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With the size of your turn signals I don't think you'll have a problem seeing them from 500 feet.. even through the bike wheel...
Sharp looking Crown/Motorhome/Bus....
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #142
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I got my salvaged bike rack completed and both bikes on it, but it's just not going to work. I was concerned with the strength of the brackets and could not come up with any way that I could be sure the bikes wouldn't trash the paint job on the front of the bus. So back to the drawing board. I don't know how to weld, utmy nephew does, so I will have to hire him build a new design I'm workig on. I think I have a design he can build which will mount on the front, similar to the kind you can buy that go into receiver hitches.

In the mean time, I loaded up the bus with the bikes inside and my dogs and cat, and went to the local RV Resort for the weekend to get over my failure by enjoying the rest of the work I've put into the skoolie and having a few beers

Only Skoolie in the place, but nice people and lot's of questions and likes




The "family" taking their afternoon nap
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #143
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Nice looking family and the "Crown Jewel' of the campground........
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #144
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I think my big old cat would fit in with your "family" just fine. When I finally get my bus done I'll have to try that campground. It is always fun to see you out and about.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #145
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That is one beautiful looking bus. I love the color. I love the rounded corners. I thought mine was good looking, but yours is just so awesome.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #146
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Thanks much Accordion...Everyone here has a great project and beautiful Skoolies...that's why I like this site...a diverse group of people I'm proud to call my friends!
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:21 PM   #147
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The last trip out last weekend it was 103 degrees here. The air conditioner worked it's butt off, but it still got up to aboout 94 inside. I noticed the windows on the sides produced a huge amount of heat transfer. Window awnings would help a lot, but can't afford those right now.

So I found some Solar Window Screen at Home Depot with good reviews. Picked up enough of the screen to do all the side windows for $50. Spent this morning changing them and taking out the regular screen. It's 106 here today, but had to close things up and do some other chores so not sure just how much my efforts will help, but I think anything is better than nothing. When I closed the bus up, it was 11:30 and 100 outside and 86 inside. This stuff is supposed to block 90 percent of the sun's rays hitting the glass...we shall see.

From the inside, the view is still pretty good to the outside and the darker screen does give some privacy and I like the way it looks too. Goes well with the tires and black trim around the wheels.

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The view looking out from the inside


The emergency exit window on the port side is a single closed pane, so I am going to build a magnetic frame for that window if the solar screen helps because the way the window is positioned on the door, it would be difficult to screw it to the body and make it look nice.

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Old 08-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #148
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dude all this bus porn is just wrong
Those shots of her shining sides,glistening in the late sun....wait a minute!!!I am not writting a love novel...
If I win the lottery(gotta remember to play )I'm buying your bus ...and I don't care what you say
Awesome job on window treatment
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:22 PM   #149
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Yes indeed, your bus almost gives me a woody. Did you paint the AC cover as well? Once again, your's is the most beautiful bus I have ever seen.

Also, I am very glad that you removed that bike rack from the front of the bus. It looked like someone had spilled spaghetti on your new suit.
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Geeze, you certainly keep that thing clean! Not a spec of dust to be seen and all glimmery and whatnot. Man, the outside of my bus is filthy most of the time.
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