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Old 09-02-2011, 11:17 AM   #21
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And Lorna[/b] --- have you ever seen the book "Rolling Homes - Handmade Houses on Wheels" by Jane Lidz?
Had the book along with a pile of skoolie bus conversion books (converting on a shoestring etc) but they were in a box of books that got sold (didn't realize it) on one of our storage shed "thin downs". But I still have my "Story book houses" book. David's main goal is to get rid of all my books. Too much weight. He has agreed to keep the leather books. I need to scan some out of print books into PDF format though. Like a lot of them. they don't seem to exist in electronic form and I have no room for them. I do like Storybooks... and Vardos!

Have you thought about mounting a used HitchHaul to the rear of the bus to haul your LP tanks plus a few extra things? I would like to bolt one to the bumper with 2 receiver tubes used to cantilever it out for support. But we will use the bus to tow and I have to work that out. Ideas, ideas.
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Old 09-02-2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

Hey Lorna --- right now my plan calls for extending the frame about 30-36", reinforcing and then mounting a proper bumper onto them. It will likely be stronger than what is there now, so it lessens my concerns a bout rear ending.

And funny you mention the Vardos. So many of the 60's & 70's conversions were built on that theme. Too bad you lost the book too. I just looked it up online and it now sell for over a hundred bucks!
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Old 09-03-2011, 10:07 AM   #23
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

My Class C's permanent mount LP tank is under the back passenger side corner. It has a 2x4 steel tube bumper. Not as beefy as the bus bumper either.
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #24
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... The cats are gonna go apeshit, but they will deal...
For folks who are going to travel with pets!!!!! MICRO CHIP!!!!!

Micro chip your pets! It's only about $15 now and you can change the registration info online. We lost our cat in Nashville and thought we would have to delay leaving until the next day but the fat little thing decided she liked the pop-up better the the campground. Many years later, our dog died suddenly in GA (the cat was actually the dog's cat) and the cat kinda lost it. When we left her with my daughter in NC, she took off (we assume looking for her dog). Never found her. I think some got her and kept her. The local pound was a no-kill. My daughter kept going there for months looking for her.

Our cat was leash trained... dog harness (she was 16 lbs when she took off) and a long lightweight cord attached to her with an aluminum carabiner worked for letting her wander in the campgrounds on a early morning. Cats walk you not the other way around.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:07 PM   #25
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

she looking good! get that porch off or re-done and it will look awesome!
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awesome! keep her going!
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looking good!
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Aaaaaand aside from touchups, paint job level complete! Interior decorating level unlocked!
And the fun continues!
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Re: The Hubbly Bubbly Bus!

Wow, dude that is one groovy looking bus.
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:40 PM   #30
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... Stay tuned. Same bat bus, same bat thread!
Same black cat?

Looking good. Oh to be that far along. Time is slipping away.
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