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Old 01-25-2014, 02:36 PM   #681
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

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Suggestion for any roof raise (I've been there) --- before you do any cutting, cross brace both the roof and the lower section (above & below the cut line). Tack weld something like square steel tube from side to side at least every six feet. Makes maneuvering inside a little trickier but it prevents either section from torquing out of shape. Remember that the existing structure is under stress and I can virtually guarantee you it will try to reshape itself when cut free and being jacked up. Just a question of how much...some move more than others. You can remove the bracing as soon as you have a few of the ribs tied back together and secured in place.

Trying to realign things after it is cut can be done but is a bona fide bitch. Ask me how I know.
This is a good idea, I got around it because I had my bus parked on a flat level parking lot. My roof torqued about 1/4 ". It was easy to correct.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:06 AM   #682
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

where have you gone joltin joe?
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:42 PM   #683
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

it will warm up this week and I hope to get back out to it again. I miss working on it.
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:48 PM   #684
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i need warm weather badly, i want to caulk and paint.. im getting annoyed.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:48 PM   #685
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i need warm weather badly, i want to caulk and paint.. im getting annoyed.
We had nice weather this past weekend, but i got sick. Can't wait for spring.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:53 AM   #686
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Hey bud, what was the GVW of it when you bought it? I am looking at the exact same model/year to buy.

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Old 02-28-2014, 01:41 PM   #687
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Hey bud, what was the GVW of it when you bought it? I am looking at the exact same model/year to buy.

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33,000 lbs 11,000 on the front axle, 22,000 on the rear.
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Old 03-09-2014, 07:44 PM   #688
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I need to get a role bender, and start making one piece sheet metal front and rear end caps for you fellow skoolies.
Been thinking myself how to use one to make rain caps for the RV windows I want to install. Gonna have to frame above the top of the stock window openings and as such will lose my drip rail at these places.

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:44 PM   #689
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

William,
I am really interested to see what you will do for your bathroom. You mentioned, somewhere in here, that you were considering putting it in the rear. The bus we may be purchasing is a Rear Engine with some engine air vents poking in and up through the back of the interior. I'm trying to figure out how to best utilize that space. And I read somewhere that others have done the same before. Also, is that a Nature's Head composting toilet? We are also planning on a composter so we won't need to deal with black water, just grey.
I am really enjoying your conversion thread. I love the style of your roof raise! Keep up the great work! Can't wait to see what you do next!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:44 AM   #690
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Re: The Journey Visvi 1999 Thomas MVP ER

Man, I'm way behind here. I have been in Winter Hibernation mode. I need to get out and back to work on the bus. It may take me a couple weeks just to catch up here on skoolie. I see a lot of new builds.
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