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Old 12-28-2010, 09:51 PM   #41
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I did a short quest on googling dual alt. but have ran out of time for now. Most everything I saw was pertaining to running both alt. to run the same battery. My thought is complete seperation of the two. Anyway I will do some more searching later.

Jak, thanks for the compliments. I was orignally planning on painting the top white, I figured I would just roll the top. However, now that the bus is painted, and have had time to look at it, I'm not sure I can bring myself up to painting it white. Reason being? It would look like a skunk when its done. The bus doesn't have a name yet, but I really don't want it nick named Pepe Lepew or something like that. So I think I might go with the restoluem sliver/alum. color. I'm planning on doing a PVC pipe (painted flat black) on the roof for extra water storage as well. I already have a 42 gal fresh water tank that will be in the bus. I really like the looks of the flat nosed buses and the extra room inside. But your point about departure angles was one of the things I was worried about in a flattie too. I plan on taking my bus off the beaten path quite often.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #42
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Its been way over due, but I have finally managed to get back working on the bus. I've gotten the bathroom, kitchen, and the area where the bunk beds will be framed up. I'm hoping it will come together alittle more quickly now. Its amazing how long it took to decide exactly where the shower and toilet were going to be, and for the tanks underneath would work in that position.



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Old 06-26-2011, 07:19 PM   #43
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Don't know if I mentioned it, but I put down 1" pink foam on the floor and a 7/16 sub floor over that. I probably have about 2/3 of the laminate floor down. I finally got my windows this week, and got three of them put in this weekend. It diffently would have been easier if I had done them when I skinned the windows. But it all comes down to money in the end. I just seem to work on it when I have enough extra money to put towards the bus. I kinda of like it that way, I don't feel like I'm on a schdule or time frame, so it makes it more fun.






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Old 07-31-2011, 03:08 PM   #44
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We've been busy this summer, but I finally got the roof resealed up and painted. I did the white elasticpaint down the center, then the aluminum rustoleum on the rounded over parts. I'm happy with the way it turned out. I tried starting back in on the interior last weekend, but it was just to hot and humid. Upper 90's and enough humdity to cut with a knife. So instead I went down to the local stick and staple dealer and bought a 15,000 roof top air. I got the hole cut in this past friday, and a kid from work came over yesterday and helped me lift it onto the roof. Got it temperary hooked up with an extension cord, until I get the inside wired up. Now I think I can work inside it again.





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Old 07-31-2011, 03:32 PM   #45
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Makes me want to get out my coat just looking at it Nice unit!
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:52 PM   #46
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Brrrrrrrrrr !!!!!!! Looks chillin in there!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #47
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After seeing some of the road trip pictures of some of your buses , it really has lit a spark under my @$$. I am really hoping to have it mostly travel ready before winter, so I can plan a few spring trips. Anyway here is some pictures of the progress.

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Old 08-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #48
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Looks great, I love the black paint! I've been considering black when I finally get mine and this lets me know how it will look. I also like how you skinned most of the window openings and put in RV windows.
What did you use to adhere the insulation to the ceiling/walls? Also, what did you use to glue the carpet to the insulation? I like the result, it looks good. Put some polished aluminum rims on her and she'll look awesome!
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:21 PM   #49
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wow looks great, do you think with the black it will get to hot? or do you think the roof insulation will counter act the extra heat from black?

its looking great keep up the good work

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love the carpet! lol mine came carpeted but i shudder at the though of looking behind it
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