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Old 12-14-2017, 08:08 PM   #11
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There are some scary buses on the road. I'm very cautious of buses that appear to be finger painted and/or have blankets hanging in the windows.

My bus is nothing to brag about. I try to make it very forgetable. If I'm in a accident it's likely I'll get some splinters from all this wood that replaced my interior panels. I work hard at keeping things safe, especially with all the backroad driving I do.
You might want to avoid us then.

We are thinking of a base color, then having "Starry Night" on one side, and "Guernica" on the other.

Our High School Art Program wants a project.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:25 PM   #12
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That's just a tad bit different from what I was talking about. Are you hanging blankets in the windows?

I'm talking about the ones that look like they were attacked by a kindergarten class of angry 6 year olds.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:38 PM   #13
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That's just a tad bit different from what I was talking about. Are you hanging blankets in the windows?

I'm talking about the ones that look like they were attacked by a kindergarten class of angry 6 year olds.
Well if we use it at the "tin tent" stage there may be blankets. It might also still be yellow because Oklahoma doesn't much care either way.

This is a project that will try to do all the basics right, and take our time doing it ... so things will go in phases as finance allows.

That said, I'll try to get it quickly to the point where I can re-title it, something that appears relatively easy here. It's an affidavit and no inspection.

I don't even have to lie to install a bed, stove, fridge and inverter. They can all come out again when the real build gets going.
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:57 PM   #14
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I'm still not crossing the line into motorhome territory. I'm registered as a van, so virtually nothing is installed permanently in this maxi-van.

It isn't hard to get motorhome plates. The DMV doesn't really care because they get their pound of flesh either way. It can be hard to get insurance as a self built motorhome, in this state anyway. They really cracked down on hippy buses here, although many years after the real problem occurred.

I'm staying registered as a van until the time when that becomes a disadvantage. That would have to do with my success or failure while attempting to cross a northern or southern border. Time will tell.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:22 PM   #15
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I really hope the police investigate whether the truck driver was using a cellphone at the time. Cell tower records will always tell. Maybe the truck had an interior dashcam to record what the driver was doing? Or did its brakes fail, and if so why?

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Old 12-14-2017, 11:33 PM   #16
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I really hope the police investigate whether the truck driver was using a cellphone at the time. Cell tower records will always tell. Maybe the truck had an interior dashcam to record what the driver was doing? Or did its brakes fail, and if so why?

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I think they mentioned it was a blind hill and a bad stop, but yeah, he snoozing.
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