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Old 11-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #461
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I have a similar power inlet on my bus. I've been wanting one of those right angle inlet cords for a while! Congratulations on picking the perfect combination (IMHO). I really like those marine power inlets.
When I bought the power inlet they had this cord as an accessory.

They have it on adventureRV for $69.94.

http://www.adventurerv.net/right-angle- ... Ogod-XcAsg
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #462
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I pulled the bus up in front of my apartment. Ran the power cord over to the outdoor outlet. Cranked on my Halogen lights and got ready for work. It would be nice to have heat, but I don't want to run the bus batteries down. Then I remembered, I have the battery charger I was using to charge my new house batteries with. I dropped an extension cord out the back emergency door. In the battery bay I hooked up the bus batteries to the charger and kicked on the Wabasto. When I needed heat I turned the ignition to aux.This will come in handy on Sunday, high 37 low 28, brrr.

I got the last of the rubber off.



After I took this photo I realized I still needed to get the rubber off the wheel wells. Not a big issue it came off easy.

Then I started to wire wheel the rust. I have one of these for my grinder, correction porkchops grinder, it did not fit mine.





It took 20 minutes to do the top two panels. I think from here on, I'm just going to knock off the loose rust. Otherwise it will take too long. Then I will cover it with OSPHO and paint with Rust-Oleum.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:02 PM   #463
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The main issue I have witnessed regarding rust around wheel wells has simply stemmed from the lack of sealing (i.e.; "the gap") between the well and the floor. Rotating wheels toss a lot of water up in there. I just re-installed mine (after lots of cleanup, some rust inhibitor and a little paint)...and this time the gap is thoroughly sealed using modern automotive "seam sealant". Flows nicely and when properly applied forms a truly watertight and very durable seal.
That is what I plan to do, I have some OSPHO and Sikaflex 221
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:11 PM   #464
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I think I have a problem, I'm an over poster. I now have 576 pictures of my bus, and most of them are in this post. I have as many post as some who started two years ago, and I just started in July.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #465
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Good job on the roof raising. Good luck on the inside. That rust is a messy business; don't forget the breather mask.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:04 AM   #466
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Good job on the roof raising. Good luck on the inside. That rust is a messy business; don't forget the breather mask.
Don't worry, I have one.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:22 AM   #467
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I had 4 wheel well rust throughs, if you only have 1 that's good. The rust has been what I've been doing for the last month. It's everywhere. Stairs too. Been cutting it out grinding it on both inside and out, then welding it and sealing it. Maryland is wet and salty.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:26 AM   #468
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No wheel well rust here but I've got stair rust for sure.

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I had 4 wheel well rust throughs, if you only have 1 that's good. The rust has been what I've been doing for the last month. It's everywhere. Stairs too. Been cutting it out grinding it on both inside and out, then welding it and sealing it. Maryland is wet and salty.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:12 AM   #469
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I had 4 wheel well rust throughs, if you only have 1 that's good. The rust has been what I've been doing for the last month. It's everywhere. Stairs too. Been cutting it out grinding it on both inside and out, then welding it and sealing it. Maryland is wet and salty.
Montgomery county does not use salt on their roads. Frederick county does and you should see the rust on their buses. Be glad you got the bus you have.

I have three holes, the rear is small, not much damage. The front two have rust on the rear of the wheel wells. I'm taking a trip to Indiana over the holiday, two weeks, 1500 mile round trip. I will deal with the stairs when I get back.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:33 AM   #470
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Amazingly...my '46 Chevy (now 67 years young) had zero rust through on the floor and none around the wheel wells. Only on the spacers between the inner and outer sheet metal and a few spots on the body. It appears they may have used creosote on a lot of the steel. It came from Utah.

The '78 Blue Bird I bought in 1985 had rust through around both rear wheel wells. It was from somewhere back East.

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