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Old 04-25-2019, 08:22 PM   #41
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:51 PM   #42
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I committed to a color for the bottom.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:55 PM   #43
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Put the solar panel on.
100w windy nation flex panel
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Wonít start my circular saw but does run lights and computers and a tv.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #44
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After reading thru this thread, I saw you hit upon my 2 intended suggestions.
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Kids broke my emergency exit window and the plexiglass door windows again. Caught them this time but they fled before the police came. I parked it at the car lot I work at for a couple days while I repair it. I have to figure out a way to make it break proof and break in proof for the city.
First was to repaint, as the little POS delinquents were likely responding to the chromium yellow.

Then, buy a game camera at Wally World. Bring the laptop, do you can check angle & image from it's SD card.

Lastly, I cut some timber to fit over the top hatch's handle to preclude unauthorized ingress.

Kudos on finding a secure, reasonably priced place nearby to work in!
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:00 PM   #45
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Kitchen and bunk

Got the front couch/bunk and kitchen built out. Need to cut in doors and the sink still and Veneer everything but itís started.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:02 PM   #46
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Itís been a long time coming but I got 99% of the plywood up and the ospho sprayed on all the rust. No major areas of concern as far as rust too so thatís good. Btw the ospho is absolutely awesome. Wish I had known about it before. Put it in a pump up big sprayer. Works on everything thatís rusty.
how persnickety do you have to be with wire brushing the rust before applying the Ospho?
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:28 AM   #47
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how persnickety do you have to be with wire brushing the rust before applying the Ospho?
Rust is a particularly invasive critter. Many times I have used the angle grinder with a wire brush and removed all of the rust I could see. When the Ospho was applied, it still foamed up like it does on heavy rust. However, the places that I took it down to what looked like bare metal were nicer looking the next day than the "descaled" pieces.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:32 PM   #48
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how persnickety do you have to be with wire brushing the rust before applying the Ospho?
I put my ospho in a bug sprayer and just sprayed everything that was rusty. Didn't wire brush at all. Works like a charm. Do the frame rust too!
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:35 PM   #49
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on the seat floor holes I painted them after the ospho with black rustoleum spray paint and then used GE metal caulk around each hole and popped a plastic widget button in. Looks like rivets. Easily removed if I need the hole again.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:42 PM   #50
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popped a plastic widget button in. Looks like rivets. Easily removed if I need the hole again.
Very simple but ingenious idea! Which widget buttons are you using?
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:50 PM   #51
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Very simple but ingenious idea! Which widget buttons are you using?
These were like $20 on Amazon. I'm sure there's a cheaper solution.
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I'm "stealing" your idea for my build, CMORGANSKOOL. Seems easier and much quicker than welding every hole!
But I will thank you for showing it to me...Thanks!
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JB Weld & a penny over every hole is my cheap hack solution.
Just my 2 cents...
(Actually more like thirty-2 of 'em, but I digress)
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I'm "stealing" your idea for my build, CMORGANSKOOL. Seems easier and much quicker than welding every hole!
But I will thank you for showing it to me...Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:35 PM   #54
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Just did mine yesterday, Liquid nails and pennies. Caulked the screw holes.
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Just did mine yesterday, Liquid nails and pennies. Caulked the screw holes.
when it comes time to do mine, I'll paint over the hole, then while the paint is still wet, stick the plastic/penny over the hole - paint makes a wonderful glue - lol - that way the floor patching and painting gets done at the same time with almost zero time spent covering/gluing/waiting until 'it' dries and having to come back the next day to paint the floor
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JB Weld & a penny over every hole is my cheap hack solution.
Just my 2 cents...
(Actually more like thirty-2 of 'em, but I digress)
Not a bad idea either...Guess I'll have to go this "cheap" route when the time comes!
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:22 PM   #57
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Here’s some new gear I got for the bus. This 5000 btu Ac runs on my 2000watt whistler inverter and solar setup.

Frigidaire FFRE0533S1 5,000 BTU 115V Window-Mounted Mini-Compact Air Conditioner with Full-Function Remote Control https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B4XUUDI..._5Vw6CbZK6948S
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Oooh! I like the starburst light FX on the A/C fotos!
Could almost be promotional sales brochure pictures.
If the unit weren't on it's side...
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Oooh! I like the starburst light FX on the A/C fotos!
Could almost be promotional sales brochure pictures.
If the unit weren't on it's side...
If I don't hold my iphone sideways they always upload turned.


This AC unit is perfect. it fits right in the open bus window and cools sufficiently to work for camping. Runs off my $100 tailgator generator or the inverter.
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If I don't hold my iphone sideways they always upload turned.


This AC unit is perfect. it fits right in the open bus window and cools sufficiently to work for camping. Runs off my $100 tailgator generator or the inverter.
I wonder if it'd operate off of a cigarette lighter inverter to chill while driving..?
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