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Old 10-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #431
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they work.....very noisy (engine not exhaust) same one I have...it works all I can say
I also have that generator, and concur with Bansil's remarks about how freaking loud it is. You're neighbors will not be real happy with that generator.

I should give the caveat that I have not heard that many generators to have a wide base of comparison, but... yeah... it's probably twice as loud as a comparable Honda.

However, I will say that is a good price for that generator - especially if its as new as it looks.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #432
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I got a bunch of gruff from the Mrs. when I bought a generator for the bus. Since then, a hurricane (8 day power outage) a freak Holloween 2ft foot of snow (3 day outage) Hurricane Sandy (3 days) and being able to keep most of the house running (execpt the 240v water pump) has changed her mind. I couldn't con her into spending Honda money-so when I went shopping this one caught my eye.
http://www.amazon.com/Hyundai-HY2000si- ... +generator
I liked that it was a known name brand-and the price was reasonable. It works great-and is nice+ quiet. Don't believe what it says on the box (only 35 lbs!)-its closer to 70.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:59 PM   #433
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If you are going to live in the bus full time you may be able to use some of the information on this web site. It is geared toward people that live in various rigs on wheels full time. There is a lot of good advise on living inexpensively in whatever you choose to live in. A lot of the members live out of vans full time and travel with the weather to different locations and altitudes to have the most desirable climate year round. Wit ha bus that is hard to do because of the cost of fuel of course but there is still a lot of good advise on battery bank size depending on need, solar panel size, generator size and type yadda yadda yadda.

http://www.cheaprvliving.com
I like this page, makes it sound easier. Also the book on there I ordered on Kindle looks great... now I have to figure out how to get Kindle on my new phone.. geez.

And I am living in the bus full time since last march. I have read a lot on here, some things are broken links) but I find that there are a few people who communicate with me that I trust their opinions so I always ask on here when I have a decision to make. Winter is coming on.
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #434
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they work.....very noisy (engine not exhaust) same one I have...it works all I can say
I also have that generator, and concur with Bansil's remarks about how freaking loud it is. You're neighbors will not be real happy with that generator.

I should give the caveat that I have not heard that many generators to have a wide base of comparison, but... yeah... it's probably twice as loud as a comparable Honda.

However, I will say that is a good price for that generator - especially if its as new as it looks.
It's at the Phoenix RV salvage so I haven't seen it yet, was going there Wed. It's the last of a batch of 6 so the others were probably nicer. And as far as neighbors, they're all 200 yards away or more, but yeah still.

I can't believe I've had the bus for a year. I think my year project has turned into 5 years.
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:33 PM   #435
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Re: Transmogrifie and Me

Don't let this thing whip you. I am in the process of converting a bus right now and the key seems to be, for me anyway, is to focus on one thing at a time. Focus on a small thing and complete it and decide on another small thing and tackle that. Eventually you can look back and see progress; that progress will give you courage to tackle some of the bigger projects. You will soon realize you are creating something unique and that will fuel the fire you need to complete the conversion. I did this to the van I've been living in for the past two years. I did it while working a full time job 60-70 hrs a week; it was hard to stay focused because I had no energy at the end of the day.

Another thing that I learned from a long timer is to simplify, simplify, simplify. Ask yourself the really hard questions all the time:
What are the most important things I NEED to live in this bus? Put them at the top of the list and do them and move onto the next thing.
Do I really HAVE to have this "_______" to be happy living in this bus?

The following is just an example from my original list for my van: I thought I needed a cook stove with an oven. I soon realized how much room it would consume of my already small living area. I re-considered! In the mean time I just cooked with a camp stove I had. Two years later I'm still using said camp stove and I love it. It folds up and I can put it in a drawer when I'm not using it. I really don't cook that much anyway; I eat a lot of raw food. If I get a hankering for a steak I just cook it outside or eat it at a restaurant.
Disclaimer: Just an example; your mileage may vary.

Shadoll said, "I can't believe I've had the bus for a year. I think my year project has turned into 5 years."
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:41 AM   #436
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here is a link that has a ton!!!!!!! of info....it talks about building a baffled surround using carpet etc...

yes it's 991 pages long (the first page has good info for searching in it)

http://www.rv.net/cforum/index.cfm/f...d/15131645.cfm

the Chinese generator thread
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:33 PM   #437
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Thanks guys And the generator was gone when I got there. The shower pan (that I really wanted) was cut jerry-rigged and actually was broken out in the corner.. but I seen how it was made now and I can make my own out of a regular shower pan from Home Depot. Bought a small oval stainless bathroom sink instead.

Had a long discussion with "Sparky" from work today. He's going to hook up me a dedicated shore power outlet from the Landlady's house. He said temporary, she wants it more permanent like an RV post. Wheee.. I might be able to use the toaster oven. Or ?? And since I might be here longer than I thought.

Landlady scored me some 4 x 8' Mahogany (really thin <1/4 inch) unfinished paneling for about $4 a sheet, no seams or ribbing or whatever, just smooth. Will be good for backing things or even maybe some cupboard facings, inside closets etc. If I use it for walls will take some closer ribs than I intended to use as it will definitely sag easily. Or maybe layer on thin plywood for the door fronts etc. Wanted to use the redwood but this is more like real RV paneling weight, and not chipboardy. I still want to mix in the redwood around.. I'll just have mixed woods. Foresty.

Was 30 Degrees in the bus this morning. I really need to get the propane heater hooked back up this weekend.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #438
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Burrrrrrrr! better do that before we hear a "code blue"--either meaning
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #439
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ok.. I guess the paneling was actually luaun stuff, whatever you call it but people on here said that was what to get anyways. Hope I can make it work.

"Sparky" came by and checked out the electric. Said that I should have enough power with the extension cord to run a small refrigerator (without blowing the pump breaker), even without the dedicated line (still discussing that) Ran the little wheel measure and it would be about 300 ft. (like I told him) so he's going to see if it will still work. Then he came back with a small refrigerator that I could borrow or buy if it works for me. So far so good. Only plugged in a few minutes and ice was forming in the icebox. WOW.. the joys of rotating ice in an ice chest may be over.

Took the tarps all off and threw them in the trash, bus looks bare now.
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Burrrrrrrr! better do that before we hear a "code blue"--either meaning
Brrrrr is right. Got to doing other stuff and didn't get the heat turned on even still.. but sleeping in on Sunday was a lot nicer than getting up at 6:30 am.
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