I really need to get some pics up! We have been making quite a bit of progress with Victoria.
So far done:
Walls framed and insulated
90% of interior wiring completed
Flooring in every room but the bathroom
New Milano Amber Laminate Counter for Kitchen
All plumbing lines
A stove or cooktop
Holding tanks for fresh and wastewater
Drywall or some kind of wall paneling to be painted
A heating source
Drains for the window a/c units (mounted inside the bus), or a central (or rooftop) a/c unit
A new battery
Several batteries for a battery bank
I think all of that would get it up to snuff, but that list seems quite daunting. I am saving up to buy a rental house outright next month, after that I can really put some finances towards Victoria.
A few questions for everyone:
Is a generator necessary to be comfortable, or will a battery bank and large inverter do?
Would a standard rv/marine toilet be preferred over one with a built in 4 or 5 gallon tank?
Would it be better to just buy an old travel trailer from craigslist and take out all the stuff I need or buy the parts I need elsewhere?
An entertaining update:
I decided to take Victoria for a spin around the block to let her know she is still loved, and to keep everything moving. My girlfriend said that if I did that all of the stuff in the bus (which was not fastened down would fall over). When we finally got moving, nothing fell over. It was a bit overwhelming to drive, after only driving it once and not for a long time after that. Nonetheless, we made our way around the block, in a big conspicuous bus with no license plate. Dumb idea....yes. So we finally got back and began backing into the driveway when I saw red and blue flashers!!!
I panicked, then realized that they had pulled someone over just down the street, where I was 2 minutes ago! Then the police car began driving towards me. Talk about anxiety
! I tried to remain calm, and even waved at the officer as they slowed to a walking pace. This is about the time my girlfriend began freaking out. Fortunately, they just kind of gazed in amazement and kept driving by, they were so astounded that they drove by a second time
. I figured that was a close one, and I think I'll get a plate on ol' girl before I go for a spin again.
Well that's all for now. Thank you for reading.