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Old 11-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #51
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that window looks great!
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Really nice job on the window!
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #53
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$32 per led backup light on eBay. that's a lot of $$ for lights.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #54
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Great job on your bus.

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In NC you have to have two white lights to signal the vehicle is reversing
Not so, as far as I can tell ...

From page 42 of the NC vehicle inspection manual found here ->
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/CR435 ... cement.pdf

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6. Back-up lamps. Any motor vehicle may be equipped with not more than
two back-up lamps either separately or in combination with other lamps
but any such back-up lamp shall not be lighted when the motor vehicle
is in a forward motion nor shall the back-up lamp emit any color other
than white. A back-up lamp is not a mandatory requirement.

20?129.1. Additional lighting equipment required on certain vehicles. ->
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/enactedlegi ... 129.1.html

20?129. Required lighting equipment of vehicles. ->
http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/statutes ... ute=20-129

NC General Statues, current as of 2010 -> http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/s ... utestoc.pl

Don't know how you've registered (or are planning to register) your bus, whether as an RV or not, but I found nothing in the reg's specifically pertaining to RV's. There are some specific requirements for reflectors for busses.


Personally I'd still put 'em on, because backing up is hard enough, much less in the dark

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:29 PM   #55
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Im trying to find a source for the edging that is on it. it is rubber but I have not seen any around.
send me some tips if you have any.
You've already found the screw cover for the center section, but this place has several styles and maybe a little cheaper - might be of interest. They've got a good selection of odds and ends for RV's -
http://www.rvsurplus.net/catalog/displa ... gory_id=70

I've gotten a couple of baggage doors from these guys, they have a pretty good selection of stuff too, but don't know about trim.
http://www.dyersonline.com/

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I pulled the rubber trim out and painted the center strip black. I dislike the beauty strips. They have a tendency to shrink over time. The vinyl beauty strips on the Class C had shrunk up to 6" on the long runs.
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My bus is getting old, and I just ignore the shrinkage.
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The 'kregs jig' looks like it works wonders. I am off to Lowes to get another tool for my tool box. Nice work on the cabinets.
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Today I used a newly acquired tool, its called a Kregs Jig...
It's a pocket hole jig and there are a couple of manufacturers, besides Kreg, that makes them. they do require a special stepped drill bit and special screws (different head)

Just a few....
Kreg Tool Company
General Tool EZ-Pocket Hole
TD Industrial
CMT Pocket Pro
Vermont American
Big Horn
Porter Cable Quik Jig

If you get into pocket hole (neat way of joining stuff together... we prefer screws to nails or dowels) then you may be interested in this book
The Pocket Hole Drilling Jig Project Book (also available in a Kindle version)

Do a web search and you will find a lot of info on this. Used to be only pros & the huge cabinet shops used this method. It's similar to "toe nailing" a screw rather than doweling. Back when we were installing cabinets for a living, we used this method a lot... but no jigs and no fancy screws. Made a secure joint that didn't show on the finished face and did not require time wasting gluing and clamping.

I haven't looked much at them except online. David doesn't allow me to get into the "toys" much. Every time he finds me there, he drags me out before I can find something I really, really NEED.



I need a pocket hole jig.... and another planer (he sold my 13" Dewalt)... I need a table saw (he sold mine.. said it was too big to bring out here). I need a small, cordless table saw. .. I bet I can make one using a cordless circular saw and build a "table" out of plywood. I believe I used to have a site that had a project to build a table/track saw using a corded circular saw bookmarked (lost all my bookmarked recently). Why is it all my tools got sold? I need new tools. There is a Home Depot right in Roswell. No driving 50+ miles just to go to the "toy" store!
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You hit my favorite spot in Ace - the Simpson Tie aisle! I use these things and others all over the place.
Just a thought - when you use them 'upside down' down like this, with the tie designed to resist lateral loads only and being flexible, the horizontal piece between the fasteners and the bend make a perfect 2nd class lever, the fulcrum being the screws, the force applied by the face frame and the amount of force being the load in the cabinet (which of course becomes another lever, but wait I'm getting off in the weeds here ...) Anyhow, when (and if) the horizontal piece flexes (like it's supposed to) a gap can develop between the top of the face frame and the ceiling, small but maybe noticable.
Don't think this would give me an ulcer, but anyway, just thought I'd mention it. Since you're probably not hauling lead ingots or bowling balls in your overheads, probably won' matter much. If you're curious tho' load up the lower rail of the face frame and see how it acts. Regular angle brackets aren't designed to be flexible, so they don't this.

You can 'smallen' up the gap by making a punchin' a couple mounting holes as close as practicable to the bend and reducing the size of the flex 'triangle'.

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