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Old 11-05-2018, 06:14 PM   #1
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Coolest feature on your bus?

Deck on the roof?
Automatic blinds?
Surround sound?
Hot tub?

If nothing yet, what do you want to add?

I don't have anything awesome yet. I'm eventually planning to build a way to transport a couple hang gliders.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:20 PM   #2
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Electromagnetic retarder, currently.....but that will be surpassed by the rooftop deck once we get around to putting one on.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:25 PM   #3
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Electromagnetic retarder, currently.....but that will be surpassed by the rooftop deck once we get around to putting one on.
That retarder and the 250 hp mechanical DT are what most of us dream of.
VERY few folks actually start with such a badass bus!

Coolest feature of my latest bus is the raised suspension!




And the 64k mile original engine is pretty sweet, although its not really a "feature".
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
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That retarder and the 250 hp mechanical DT are what most of us dream of.
VERY few folks actually start with such a badass bus!

Coolest feature of my latest bus is the raised suspension!

We got super lucky, no doubt. I'm digging that raised suspension, myself. If we didn't need a separate living room and bedroom, your bus would be a perfect conversion bus for us to be able to tool around the forest service roads and do some boondocking.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:49 PM   #5
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thats pretty sweet a bus with a lift kit!!!!
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:57 PM   #6
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4 years later i still love my self closing bathroom door.

hafele - slido soft close

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Old 11-05-2018, 08:25 PM   #7
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We got super lucky, no doubt. I'm digging that raised suspension, myself. If we didn't need a separate living room and bedroom, your bus would be a perfect conversion bus for us to be able to tool around the forest service roads and do some boondocking.
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thats pretty sweet a bus with a lift kit!!!!
Its cool when I look over at truckers and I'm actually sitting at or above their height!

Should be a great bus for back-road shenanigans! All I need now are some open shoulder rears and it'll be as ready as its gonna be.

Oddly the Cat is one of my favorite "features" on this bus. It seems very nicely built and I like the way its laid out. Its smooth and quiet except for the gentle purr of the turbo.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:21 PM   #8
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:41 PM   #9
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coolest for me?

that it is a 1954 short bus......

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Old 11-05-2018, 10:44 PM   #10
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My door gets the most compliments by far.

But I like my transom windows the best, just for the cooling they provide going down the road.
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