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Old 11-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #491
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Two-Cents --- as others here have previously noted regarding other rig designs...unless you plan on sleeping alone...forever, configuring the bed so that no one has to crawl over anyone else getting in or out makes for a much happier arrangement. I've had both. Never again the "Scuse me" layout.

Like I said...Two-Cents.
You don't have to crawl over each other, the second person can get in and out at the end of the bed. Besides Durango is just happy jumping over me to get out of bed.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:09 PM   #492
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Got out to the bus this morning and it was 28 out. Started up the old Wabasto heater and two hrs later it was 61 inside.



Not bad for an un-insulated bus. That poor Wabasto run almost none stop for eight hrs today to keep me warm.



I went to Home Depot and got 25' of 10 GA cable and made a 20 amp extension cord. Man did that new welder work better. I got the three rust holes welded over and sealed with Sikaflex 221. I also used the Sikaflex 221 to cover up all the holes in the floor from where the screws and bolt use to be.

I noticed that my rear driver side turn signal does not always work. Found out why, when I took it apart it is all rusted. The screws just disintegrated. I drilled out one of the mounting screws and replaced it with a larger one and got the light to work again. I got one of the lens screws out and replaced with a new one. It looks like all my rear lights are like this. I'm ordering all new LED lights.

This week I start insulating the inside.
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #493
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I noticed that my rear driver side turn signal does not always work. Found out why, when I took it apart it is all rusted. The screws just disintegrated. I drilled out one of the mounting screws and replaced it with a larger one and got the light to work again. I got one of the lens screws out and replaced with a new one. It looks like all my rear lights are like this. I'm ordering all new LED lights.

This week I start insulating the inside.
Funny, mine didn't work either. Neither did the brake / tail light, both were totally waterlogged. LED time!
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #494
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Funny, mine didn't work either. Neither did the brake / tail light, both were totally waterlogged. LED time!
Ha ha, I just ordered mine.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:18 PM   #495
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My roof is leaking like a sieve. Mostly around rivets and all those screw holes where I removed the inner roof steel. Now I know why all the mold.

I guess the cold has made the steel contract enough to cause issues. I was hoping to start insulating this week.

My new Maxxair vent fan does not leak.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #496
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Do you think a spray-in bed liner like Rhino-liner would fix the leaks and such?
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:49 PM   #497
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My roof is leaking like a sieve. Mostly around rivets and all those screw holes where I removed the inner roof steel. Now I know why all the mold.

I guess the cold has made the steel contract enough to cause issues. I was hoping to start insulating this week.

My new Maxxair vent fan does not leak.
Sorry to hear that, makes me cringe when I think about leak roofs...there's always Lexel, it's paintable and sticks real good even in the rain.
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #498
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Sorry to hear that, makes me cringe when I think about leak roofs...there's always Lexel, it's paintable and sticks real good even in the rain.
Thanks, I will check it out.

I was check on Bus Kote, but it has to be at least 50 to put it on.
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Old 11-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #499
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Man, I wish I had brought my swim suit.

I have a small leak over the dash board.



Another coming from a rivet that holds the roof to the support by my door. It runs down the support and onto the floor.



Another form one of the rivets I put in to hold my new front panel. Nothing like creating leaks yourself.



As you can see the new steel is dry, This is where I expected all the leaks.

Here is the exact same spot that my old roof hatch leaked. Now my new cover is leaking too.



Now for the pond in the back. It is leaking through where the roof panels over lap.



Then runs down the wall.



And collects on the floor.



This explains all the mold on the roof here and the rust on the floor.



More good news, somehow I now have a broken window,



I guess it was raining really hard.
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Damn man! I don't know what product will be best, but I have a feeling the word "elastomeric" will be featured, and multiple coats applied.
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