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Old 05-31-2005, 04:09 PM   #11
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I'm gonna get mine made before you patent it! It's a GREAT idea!
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Old 05-31-2005, 05:47 PM   #12
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Excellent job so far and I am glad to see some progress. It was a very long winter up here and I am anxious to get working on mine now too. If you're ever up farther North in Minnesota or Wisconsin let me know. It would be nice to meet up.
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Old 06-11-2005, 04:58 AM   #13
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Hey Chad,

How did your gray water tank work out? I haven't gotten that far on the conversion and I would like to use your idea on my bus.

Thanks,

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Old 06-11-2005, 06:53 PM   #14
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Check out Tractor Supply Company's agricultural hose fittings. They have some cool things for hoses in 1 1/2" and 2" sizes



The 2" ones are what I used with the flat discharge hose.



You have to tend the hose, cause it will kink some if it's not laid straight, but ia 25' hose folds up to a package about 8" x 15" x 2", and that's a whole lot easier to store than regular sewer hose.
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:16 AM   #15
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I'll have to check out those fittings, looks like they would work good.

I used the bus over Memorial weekend and didn't have any issues with the grey water tank. It didn't get much use and I emptied it before we left (we were camped in a field so no reason not to).

Not too much has been happening on the bus lately. I did install a backup camera. It's actually security camera/alarm with a 2-way intercom. The intercom should work good if I have someone guiding me when I'm backing up. It doesn't 'mirror' the picture so I'll need to have my monitor behind me. I can take pictures of it if anyone is interested.



I also did some more painting on the bus yesterday. I'm trying to finish painting the top half of the bus white and once that is done I can work on painting the graphics on the side. It's rained every weekend here for the last two months so it's kind of slowed me down.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:28 PM   #16
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Hi Chad,

I'm glad that the gray water tank worked out for you, it gives us all a reasonably priced alternative to the high priced RV tanks on the market.

Chad, if you want to dedicate a small and cheap TV for a backup monitor, you can reverse the wires on the picture tube coil and get a reverse image (used to reverse the image when learning to work on TVs ). You should be able to get the instruction from any electronics shop or Community college dealing in electronics.

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Old 06-13-2005, 06:29 PM   #17
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Oops, forgot; this will only work on TVs with a picture tube.

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Old 06-20-2005, 03:30 PM   #18
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Painting (Phase 1) complete!

I just finished painting phase one of the new graphics for my bus. Wasn't too bad, little over a day's work.

My inspiration (Fleetwood American Dream):


My simple computer mock-up (wife approved):


Completion of phase one:


Here's where you can see more pictures and info on the painting: http://trx.punknet.org/gallery/Skoolie2005?page=4 I'll try to take some better (daylight) pictures before I leave with the bus this weekend.

Phase two will be adding the dark grey drop shadow which should be a little easier. I might even decide to do something with the front end so it's not all white. In the mean time I'll be painting the wheels and window frames.

So, how does it look?

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Excellent job! I can't wait to see it done!!
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I'm wondering why everyone doesn't go to a local plumber a get a 40-50 gallon water heater(s), used, for free.
Plumbers regularly pull water heaters for folks and replace them. Some have many years of life left in them, particularly if you replace the sacrificial anode (cheap $).

The electric heaters would be the best, no center tunnel to close up.
Lay it on it's side in a steel cradle, use the existing pipe/drain connections to fill/drain/vent.

Or is this old news?
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