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Old 07-14-2010, 12:09 PM   #11
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I must have missed something or misread or ... gone nuts, that happens with age. Is that roof some type of sheeting or is that the paint on rubber coating stuff?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:59 AM   #12
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Yes yes good score and you are sending them all to me 'cause you WUB me!

On that note, I'm off to scour the local auto junk yards. Has to be one around here somewhere.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:05 PM   #13
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Looks good... I'm liking the carpet on the ceiling more and more...

I've noticed that I get condensation inside just where the ribs are... Anyone else notice that??? I'm thinking I'll squirt some foam in the ribs...
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Old 12-05-2010, 08:19 AM   #14
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Great install. Bitch with carpet is it is a great dust, bug, mite and mold hide out, so needs constant upkeep from my limited (only a year) experience. Great for sound deadening! Pain to clean.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:31 PM   #15
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Glenn, Beautiful work on the carpet...you will also fine that it makes a great noise insulator
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how are the wood strips holding up on the ceiling?
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Great install. Bitch with carpet is it is a great dust, bug, mite and mold hide out, so needs constant upkeep from my limited (only a year) experience. Great for sound deadening! Pain to clean.
ya my shorty is carpeted up the walls and its a dust catcher... works good to deaden the sound though.
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:12 PM   #18
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I'm not a fan of a carpeted ceiling (or floor, acually)...rather than that, I'm planning on using an idea shamelessly taken from Cliff (GoneCamping) and what he did in his Saf-T-Liner: a direct-mount drop ceiling. Gives insulation (you could-and I plan to-stuff the area above the tiles with insulation), looks good, and cleaning is easy.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:18 PM   #19
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I looked at about twenty buses before finding a high-clearance model. It cost more than I'd hoped, but it was the perfect bus: high ceiling, under-chassis bays, full air brakes, DT466 engine, and front & rear air conditioning. The only things I don't like are the automatic transmission and the Dayton wheels. I'm not a little guy, but not that tall...just short of 6', my wife is 5'8". One way I maximise the available height is by most of the floor insulation being sprayed-on foam underneath the bus.

I would never even consider a raised roof...I'm not comfortable with surgery that major on structural parts. I would never even CONSIDER selling a raised-roof bus...the potential liability is staggering.
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Hi Glenn,

I like your floor plan it is similar to mine, except my front 8 feet is for computers and customer area for my photo business.I don't have the room for bunk beds since it's just the two of us. Have you thought about turning the master bed so that the headboard is to the rear? I don't know about you but I hate trying to make a bed while I'm on it. There is enough room for a queen with room on both sides.

Have you thought about putting the genny in the front on a slideout mounted between the frame rails? I have an Onan 8000K quiet diesel which isn't small and initial measurments indicate that I should have room for it. That's just wasted space anyway.

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