I actually got out to the RV storage facility today and started to work a little on the inside. Had to get up early to start as soon as the place opened to beat the heat... 90+ degrees and OMG humidity is NOT something I can withstand. // CAUTION: RANT AHEAD // - I swear if I hear one more person say, "You'll get used to it", I'm gonna kick 'em in the nads!
I've lived here all my life and have never gotten used to it and never will get used to it. I'm a northern climate breed of human. Fair skinned, blue eyed, red haired celtic decendent that has no business being this close to the equator!
// END RANT //
I posted three videos to YouTube that pretty much explains what I did - and didn't - get accomplished.
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For those who can't view videos (and for those who don't want to be bored outta their skulls), the short version of a long story is I removed most of the screws from the wall panels on both sides of the interior. I say "most" because an awful lot of them were just too damned stubborn to come out. Unfortunately, the lower side panels are one long piece, so ANY screws that remained meant I couldn't remove either of those panels... and there were plenty that just refused to budge.
Above the windows were six panels per side, each about 10" tall, and curved to transition the two long roof panels (left & right) to the windows on either side of the bus. Out of all the panels on the bus, only the top two in the rear driver's side had all of the screws come out successfully and could be removed. Underneath, I found the expected fiberglass insulation. But what I didn't expect to find was the insulation in such good shape! I may end up keeping the roof mostly intact and only strip away the side panels to access all the wiring.
And speaking of wiring... can someone tell me what the codes mean on these wires?
You can find the original (much sharper) image in my updated gallery: http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...avId=x23dd1052
Is that the "stranded wire" I see you guys talking about in the electrical threads? I'm no where close to touching on the electrical system yet, but it would be good to know for the future.
Since I was rather frustrated by my inability to bend mere metal to my will
I decided to see how well the new "shower pan" would fit near the back of the bus.
As you can see, the "pan" is just a 2'x3' mixing bucket. I figure I can frame it out with specially curved wood supports, shoot some Handi-foam under it to fill the voids between supports, add a drain, walls, and a shower curtain on front, and end up with an inexpensive alternative to the $300+ fiberglass shower pans that are all a little too big. If it doesn't work, I'll rip it out and start all over again.
The toilet would sit on the other side of the door.
Of course... all of this will be subject to change again, and again, and again until it's all completed!
That's all for tonight. Hope everyone had a great weekend!
P.S. - in case you missed the link above, more pictures can be found in my gallery http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/v/Sk...avId=x23dd1052