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Old 03-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #311
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I find these magnets handy for sticking stuff up: http://www.supermagnetstore.com/ceramic ... -in-block/

Buy several dozen.

(I haven't used this vendor, can't find the one I used.)
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:02 AM   #312
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One week in the bus. Heater is inconsistent and either humidity, air flow, gas flow, outside temperature is affecting it, haven't figured it out yet.
How are you providing propane to your heater? The reason I ask is because some heaters (like ours) have the regulator built into the heater itself. So they do not need a regulator at the tank. Double regulating makes the heater act weird and unpredictable. Because ours has the built in regulator (it can run off the little disposable 1 lb tanks) we have it running (temporarily) of a dedicated 20# LP tank with no regulator... just like we run the tabletop LP grill. Other things that may make your heater act weird... spider webs in the system. For some reason spiders love LP. I think something about the stinky gas additive they like. It seems the stinkier the LP the more spiders we have. One of those little air cans like used to clean dust out of computer keyboards will work nicely to blow the cobwebs out.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:00 PM   #313
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My Boarder Collie Durango likes to herd things, go figure. When we first brought him to our horse farm he decided to herd the cats. The first one he went to was the big one, Borris. A few minutes later he was sitting beside me with a bloody nose. Now he only tries to herd the other cats.

10 lb cat - 45 lb dog, cat usually wins.
Funny. Yeah my cat weighed 16 pounds when I got him.. he's probably about 17 or 18 now, but I haven't weighed him in a while. I hope not.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #314
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I find these magnets handy for sticking stuff up: http://www.supermagnetstore.com/ceramic ... -in-block/

Buy several dozen.

(I haven't used this vendor, can't find the one I used.)
Actually, I was reading another bus log where they used the magnets to hang the blanket wall and I thought.. shoot.. That would be perfect. Then I got to thinking maybe I should ask here if anyone has had adverse effects from magnets on the bus. Heck the whole thing is metal and I've already used the small magnets on the walls for stuff. Thanks for the site, was going to look into them on payday.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:08 PM   #315
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One week in the bus. Heater is inconsistent and either humidity, air flow, gas flow, outside temperature is affecting it, haven't figured it out yet.
How are you providing propane to your heater? The reason I ask is because some heaters (like ours) have the regulator built into the heater itself. So they do not need a regulator at the tank. Double regulating makes the heater act weird and unpredictable. Because ours has the built in regulator (it can run off the little disposable 1 lb tanks) we have it running (temporarily) of a dedicated 20# LP tank with no regulator... just like we run the tabletop LP grill. Other things that may make your heater act weird... spider webs in the system. For some reason spiders love LP. I think something about the stinky gas additive they like. It seems the stinkier the LP the more spiders we have. One of those little air cans like used to clean dust out of computer keyboards will work nicely to blow the cobwebs out.
Good idea on the air can to clean with, I tried to get one to clean my power tools and Walmart was sold out. They keep it behind the 'contraband' counter now. I am also using the heater that has a regulator built in. I blew through one tank in 2 1/2 days this time, just seeing how it worked. Was really cold and rain and snow and I cranked it up on high and had the bus up to 72 degrees inside at one point. Usually low is plenty. But I think that also contributed to the excess condensation inside. That.. and my boiling eggs on the stove.

I've talked to the heater people and confirmed my set up for that particular heater. I like it overall. Mr. Heater Big Buddy.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:41 PM   #316
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... They keep it behind the 'contraband' counter now...
Why?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:00 PM   #317
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... They keep it behind the 'contraband' counter now...
Why?
Because there are some idiots out there that think it's a good idea to huff the fumes. I got carded the last time I bought some.

@shadolln keep up the good work! I know it takes some adjusting but are you enjoying staying in your bus now?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #318
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I am @inkblots84.

People at work ask me how my bus is and it's like every day there is something new, some new challenge, some new find, some new score! And some fails. Ah well. We had snow again on Saturday. My best friend let me come over Sunday and take a shower and do a load of laundry, filled my 5gal water jug and she even fed me dinner. I have to get the schedules down for the laundromat etc.. haven't had to use one in years. As long as I can play World of Warcraft on a snowy Saturday I'm golden.

I did manage to get some of my deposit back from the apartment after all that hassle. Not a lot but every bit counts.

And Lorna... yeah.. what he said. You have to show ID to get canned air.. and they were still out.

Main situation at the moment is a high condensation problem. I am going to check home depot, or wherever, now for magnets and dig out some curtain type items to hang up. Now that the weather is supposed to warm up.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:41 AM   #319
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A work acquaintance that found out that I had moved into the bus lent me a couple of books that he had on Full time RV-ing and modifications today. Amazing some people's reactions to the fact. I love it.

My bosses comment... "she's from Oregon".
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:39 PM   #320
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... lent me a couple of books that he had on Full time RV-ing and modifications...
I have found the Trailer Life books 10 minute Tech Vol 1 & Vol 2 (yes I own them) were very helpful in pointing out situations that folks had run into after spending time in their RVs. Many of the modifications and tips were built into the bus right from the start. Others were things we had personally run into when living in the Class C and the pop up fulltime along with the decades of camping in public parks we have done. Modifying your behavior and "living with it" for a weekend or a week at a time is one thing. But day in, day out living means you end up making tiny changes to some things. Even if you thing you have it all figured out... you will still be making little modifications. It never ends.

Places for ideas....
http://www.modmyrv.com/
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