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Old 08-16-2013, 03:11 PM   #81
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Don't be surprised if you find yourself making minor adjustments to your floor plan after your trip, even if you are at the metal tent stage. We made several changes within the first few weeks of moving in. Luckily we were at the metal tent stage. Like David & I keep telling each other... Better now than later when it will be a major remodel and more time consuming and costly.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #82
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Well, it went well. The only thing that we have to get used to is the 'one lane' travel corridor. Otherwise, things worked out really well with the layout!

We had some really nice hills on the trip, and I got some great experience on where I can and can't downshift with the engine actually making a difference. I also got some experience on backcountry roads with what to do when you miss your turn and have to turn a bus around.
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Old 08-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #84
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Three point turns are a breeze if you have six lanes to use.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:42 PM   #85
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Well, it went well. The only thing that we have to get used to is the 'one lane' travel corridor. Otherwise, things worked out really well with the layout!

We had some really nice hills on the trip, and I got some great experience on where I can and can't downshift with the engine actually making a difference. I also got some experience on backcountry roads with what to do when you miss your turn and have to turn a bus around.

Yes, we've all been there (some of us maybe more than others ---- no names mentioned)!
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:51 PM   #86
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Luckily, some of it was still farmlands, so there were as couple of places near fields that were pretty stable, and one nearly untravelled side-road that I could back down.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #87
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Just so folks know, I'm still alive and working on the bus. I have a new blog over here, but it's not quite up-to-date (but I'm trying to catch up). It does have pics though, so that's a plus.

But in a nutshell, I have in two bunks, a working (electrical, LP not hooked up yet) fridge, DC converter, refurbished stove (LP not hooked up), counter, aux air tank and air horns & chimes, house batteries, and then the workings for the water system, the rest of the electrical system/lights/onboard PC/backup cameras all waiting in the wings ...
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:59 PM   #88
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Just an update ...

I've detailed some stuff on my blog about the electrical systems (both AC and DC and as of Monday, the LED light I just put in), as well as some of the cascading frustrations of working on the bus ...

Please feel free to check it out! (I try and throw in lots of pics! ;))
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Did you so those staples with a Swingline? Seriously the bus looks great, nice work!
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:50 PM   #90
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Heh ... I had to have a specialist put the staples in - I couldn't see what I was doing for it. ;)

Thanks! Your progress is looking good too! (Keep at it!)
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