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Old 01-06-2017, 06:28 PM   #131
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I just drove the DEV RANDOM bus from st pete to Columbus ohio.. it was 77 when I left st pete and its 6f here!!! I was freezing in the bus with ALL the heaters on high... it was an Ohio bus originally and barely kept me warm with both defrosters on, my new driver dash heat, the rear heat, and the door heat!!

the engine temp was 190 and the air-shutters were closed except when I was going up the hills they would open....

so i get up here.. and my RedByrd has sat for close to 2 weeks, its T-444E kicked right over with being 6 outside.. its a Texas bus.. and it only has 3 heaters and after 30 minutes im sweating and have the driver window open..

moral of the story is I guess BlueBird Builds a better insulated bus than Carpenter!!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:49 PM   #132
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That's just what I needed to hear Cadillackid. I'm insulating now. 35 degrees here in the Houston area. Think it's supposed to get down to 28 Saturday. Perfect bus working weather........... as long as you are inside !!!
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:59 PM   #133
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can we get a weather report from the camp site, its 24* here with snow falling and the wind blowing. 35 and a wakeup giddy up
Current readings-
70 and partly cloudy. Been hitting near summer temps on and off last couple weeks. Lows in the 50's lately.
Just don't bring that cold weather down with ya!
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Old 01-06-2017, 07:09 PM   #134
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That's just what I needed to hear Cadillackid. I'm insulating now. 35 degrees here in the Houston area. Think it's supposed to get down to 28 Saturday. Perfect bus working weather........... as long as you are inside !!!
LOL oh I see you have a carpenter too.. yeah sure glad you are insulating as my carpenter is not..

I just added it uo and if all my heaters are functioning as they are designed.. which 2 of them are Brand new and the other 2 I refurbished by tearing them to pieces, cleanign the coils and replacing the motors.. i should be blowing out 140,000 BTU of heat... no wonder the engine temp drops to 120 real fast when I park the bus at idle....

the bluebird is factory-only insulation and appears to have 120,000 BTU of heaters in it and I roast to the point of running with the driver window open.. so i can imagine that putting in real aftermarket insulation will make your bus nice N warm in winter and cooler in summer..

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Old 01-06-2017, 11:00 PM   #135
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70 and partly cloudy. Been hitting near summer temps on and off last couple weeks. Lows in the 50's lately.
Just don't bring that cold weather down with ya!
Although we have a cold front coming through tomorrow night and even down here in so. Florida it's going to be in the 40's... I'm not insulated

Thank God for 2 dogs, a fat cat and the portable heater!

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Old 01-06-2017, 11:12 PM   #136
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Crazy here in Houston too. 27 degrees tonight & tomorrow. Then...back into the frikkin 80's by Wednesday! Fine by me...I'll take the heat any day!
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Old 01-11-2017, 07:08 AM   #137
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thankfully we got past the single digits here in NY a couple of days ago! But oh yeah....I was out in my bus working! I run a propane heater until it warms up nice and toasty and then shut it off and get to work

We're to get in the 40's today!!! wooohooo!!!
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we've only dipped into the high 30's a couple nights.
For the most part its still shorts and Birkenstocks here. Hope it stays like this till this roof raise and chili eatin is done.
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we've only dipped into the high 30's a couple nights.
For the most part its still shorts and Birkenstocks here. Hope it stays like this till this roof raise and chili eatin is done.
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Old 01-13-2017, 02:58 PM   #140
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I'm just glad the cold spell has passed for now.

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