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Old 03-11-2015, 08:34 AM   #61
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Cellphones work only where there's coverage. I used to use virgin aka sprint where there's no coverage outside major towns. I now use at&t which is better but even so, there are places with no coverage.

Cb from my recent experience is just truckers now.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:35 AM   #62
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If you end up getting a cb this could help you along

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Old 03-11-2015, 08:43 AM   #63
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Already installed. Cb from walmart $35. Cable,aerial and mount $30 from the flea market.

I'm sure it won't get a lot of use but it might be handy. From my testing, there are a couple of people that speak only Spanish and some people with very distorted sound. I'm guessing the range is somewhat limited with a 3 foot aerial.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:51 PM   #64
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Yay. I now have a rear view camera on my bus. It was a bitch to install. Took two or three days and $95
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:44 AM   #65
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Put a cb in our bus before the big cross country trip to GA. It was priceless in big city traffic. Get on the box and ask for local info and someone would always chime in with the best route around congested traffic and such.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:57 AM   #66
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Mercy day, that traffic in Atlanta sure is a mess, how 'bout a local yocal..
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:07 PM   #67
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Well, today I got the first wall of the closet up. Behind it are black painted windows. As a brainwave, in order to reduce condensation I put self adhesive vinyl tiles over the glass. Have to see how well they stay.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:51 PM   #68
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Hah.. That self adhesive stuff was no good at all. I'll have to put contact adhesive next.
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You might want to try a different adhesive altogether. Self-adhesives for tiles are meant to keep them from shifting sideways, basically a glue with more shear-strength than peel-strength. I mean, you're meant to walk on them... Contact adhesive is designed for things like countertop laminate, which is actually a pretty similar goal. They "stick" way better (if applied correctly) but don't hold up to heat really well, and it sounds like you're attaching this to the outside of your bus. A heat gun is the usual mechanism to REMOVE things stuck on with this stuff, so...

You might want to think about some kind of sheet product with PL/polyurethane adhesive... Some of the ones designed for outdoor use also stand up to heat pretty well, too...
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Its Actually on the inside of the glass. I might - if I can find a good enough glue, glue the same tiles to the ceiling. Polyurethane adhesive sounds good. I would use silicone caulk but it needs air to set. Any product suggestions? Something I can go to Lowes or Walmart to buy?
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