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Old 10-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #11
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I have always loved the word transmogrify and what it means. Very few people even know of the word. It is not often that I can use the word in a sentence. I have applied it to some of the music I play.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #12
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Ah.. Ok.. thanks. Never had air brakes before.
You might want to read up on them interesting "creatures" also read up on checking them ie: slack adjusters,air req. Good reading.
I based my answer on "seeing" part of an air chamber in the pic.
You need to drainthe tanks daily if using them...and every so often if it sits,water can buildup from condensation and rust/clog up stuff.
Make sure you have pressure built up and crack the valve on the tank.
You "should" have atleast two tanks....they both need to be drained(water can build up and take away from valuable air capacity and also rust out the tanks)
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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Thanks Bansil. A friend of mine was looking at it and said that you could put an airhose attachment on it to use to pump up tires with. Same guy who uses our used kitchen oil from work to run his pickup on and who hooked 220 to his toaster to see what it would do.

But seriously, yes, I need to learn about air brakes. When I was delivering motor homes you had to have a CDL to drive anything with air brakes.. no wait.. that was air bags.

We'll get there.

Priced some flooring options at Home Depot yesterday. I get too impatient but I should try and find things cheap or free. Found a foam board that had R 3.2 rating for 1/2" but was twice the price of the 1/2" pebble styro board. $12.98/sheet vs $6.95.. figure it's gonna take 7 sheets for the floor. (Home Depot doesn't have the pink board). Am thinking now the 1/4" Lauan is too thin. Maybe 3/8 ( or 15/32) plywood would be enough. A gallon of Rustoleum is $30. So I figure I'm up to $260 just for the sub-flooring. Guess that's not bad but free would be better.

Found some beautiful flooring options for on top of that.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:03 AM   #14
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An aside comment: I have noticed that very few people I'm acquainted with find it shocking that I bought a school bus, or that I intend to live in it. Most of my close friends have actually been very supportive of the notion. Most people get this look and then start with.. 'that is so cool'. I'm jazzed.
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #15
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OK, many 'sewing' and 'Halloween' projects aside. I got the title to my bus now so I can start tearing into it. Can't wait. Talked to DMV Title and registration $23.50 (that was a relief) But have to take it in to inspect and in order to change the body style. Trip permit $1. That will happen next week.

Got my heater and working on obtaining a propane tank and the right tubes and regulators. I saw a build in here that the guy made a wood stove with cement flooring and rock wall board. That's what I wanted (wood stove) but got talked out of, still a possibility though. A few friends have said they'd help. Gonna get cold here real soon.

Pick up a crowbar tomorrow.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #16
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First Drive: One miscalculated turn but other than that I made it. *laughing* A whole 10 mile round trip to DMV and back. AZ evidently requires that you have the electrical and plumbing/water in before they will reclassify as an RV. So currently, even though there are no seats but shelves and table, it is still a commercial vehicle (I guess I can 'haul' things). Grah.. Was going to be instead of $23.50 I was quoted, nearly $650. They took the weight down to 12,000 as it is empty and I don't intend to be hauling with it, so was $90.50. Sometimes I wonder.

Anyway, insurance, plates, title/registration are in my name. I'm fried just with that 3 hour excursion. Oh.. and I ran into a branch trying to re-park it. Minor.

I think that if it were run more, it would run better. Need an air breather too.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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At least you got it tagged and registered..... Congrats.....
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #18
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Started to check what was under the flooring. Seems they almost yanked the bolts from the seats out, or holes were just expanded from wear. I was expecting some sort of plywood or board beneath the rubber as I've seen on some builds. The rubber is glued with thick glue to the metal floor. I am pulling up small (very) pieces of rubber at a time and the glue remains on the metal.

Anyone have suggestions on how best to get rid of the glue and make the floor ready for Rustolium paint? Was thinking of sanding down to the metal but that seems it would be gummy. Anyway I can think of seems gummy actually.

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #19
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At least you got it tagged and registered..... Congrats.....
Thanks for the vote of confidence.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:32 AM   #20
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okey.. according to and reiterating what someone else posted

AZ Legislative definitions:

20. "Motor home" means a motor vehicle that is primarily designed as temporary living quarters and that:

(a) Is built onto as an integral part of, or is permanently attached to, a motor vehicle chassis.

(b) Contains at least four of the following independent life support systems if each is permanently installed and designed to be removed only for purposes of repair or replacement:

(i) A cooking facility with an onboard fuel source.

(ii) A gas or electric refrigerator.

(iii) A toilet with exterior evacuation.

(iv) A heating or air conditioning system with an onboard power or fuel source separate from the vehicle engine.

(v) A potable water supply system that includes at least a sink, a faucet and a water tank with an exterior service supply connection.

(vi) A 110-125 volt electric power supply.

It's the only thing I can find in google-ing the whole topic either. Dang... wasn't planning on going that far so soon. The words 'permanently installed' are the kickers. Would be nice though... to have it all done 'right'. Don't think bungee-ing the camp stove to the counter top counts.
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