Originally Posted by Pwoink
Hey Shadoll, I've just read this thread since page one, following your struggle with the floor and pulling the seats out . For our seats, we went with the person-on-bottom with vice grips route, and I just can't imagine how much more frustrating it would have been to do it all alone! That you're doing all this work alone and halfway in the dark and with no electricity at first speaks to some intense motivation. A firm congratulatory handshake to you!
I hope living in it is going well! Do you run the bus periodically? We had some trouble with ours after it sat a while and the batteries zonked out -- dealing with that was a way bigger hassle than just running it every once in a while like we should have. Here's hoping you can avoid the same trouble!
Thank you, I appreciate your recognition more than you know. (some friends and especially co-workers think I've gone bonkers).
It is pretty set in now. I admit that I haven't started it in a while, as I should be doing. We might be moving it soon, just back a few feet (more shade from trees) but without the stuff built in, it would require some packing again for stuff out and not tied down. I still have a lot of 'stuff' unfortunately. When they sold me the bus they told me to disconnect the battery when not in use as something was draining it (I think it's a cheap battery but that will come later). This has helped and after the first big freeze I had to use starter fluid but just one squirt and it fired right up. Ran it for about a half hour (maybe not that long) with the interior lights on and that was nice.
(I should interject when I say 'we' I usually mean that my landlady for the property is very into this project and helpful to a fault.)
That being said, my plan was to make at least monthly trips into town for dumping and reloading and restocking. That hasn't happened yet because I don't have the tanks yet.
Question to others here on something I was told. (The guy who runs his pickup on used cooking oil) told me that I should drain the gas tank and use it in my car and then put fresh gas in and put something (can't remember the name) in the tank to keep the gas good?
As far as how it's going, there was a night that I had a couple of candles burning, the heater on, the (one lamp) turned off and watching a movie on my laptop, cat in the chair beside me and I looked around at the warm glow of the interior and went... 'ahhhh.. this is home'. And then it hit me yesterday... it's bought and paid for.