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Old 07-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #61
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Re: Introducing my first bus

Thought about doing that myself but state patrol says No Way, have to have those flashing lights totally removed, nothing can go in place of them. darn it.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:45 PM   #62
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Ordered some parts for the fresh water and power systems. Also picked up a compact fridge that had a lock for the door and a 700w microwave as well. I should be able to pick up all the other needed parts at Home Depot to complete the build out of my water and power systems. I'm still on the fence about getting a RV ac unit or a portable unit. The RV unit will take up less space but the portable unit is cheaper and can use it in my house when I'm not using the bus. As for hot water will either go without or pick up a 2.5 gallon electric point-of-use one. For grey water plan to use a portable tank if camp ground does not have sewer or just direct hook-up if they do. Will have a porti potty on board as well.

Barker Fresh Water Polyethylene Tank 12 Gal. w/ connection kit = $86.99
SHURflo 2088-422-444 Classic 2.8 GPM Pump=$65.99
SHURflo 340-001 In-Line Check Valve=$14.50
SHURflo 182-200 24 oz. Nylon Accumulator Tank=$39.14
SHURflo 255-313 Classic Series Twist-On Strainer=$10.34
Park Power 301ELRV 30 Amp 125V Standard RV Inlet=$52.22
ParkPower by Marinco 25PCMRV RV PowerCord Electrical Power Cordset (30-Amp, 125-Volt, 25-Feet, Yellow)=$62.99
Progressive Dynamics 4045: 45 Amp Converter + AC/DC Distribution Panel=$184.99
Twin Circuit Breaker - 15A/15A=$9.99
Twin Circuit Breaker - 20A/15A=$11.20
Twin Circuit Breaker - 30A/20A=$11.20
Frigidaire 2.5 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator=$94.00
Oster - 0.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave - Stainless-Steel/Black=$39.99
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:10 PM   #63
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So talked to a place that will install a 13.5k BTU AC in the bus for me for between $800 and $900 including the new unit. Will be getting that done on 9/6 and it should only take a day or two. Hopefully I will be able to get the ac/dc power center installed and wired the weekend of 9/4 and 9/5. Tried to get a quote on installing a propane tank and lines but both RV service centers I went to wanted to charge me $150 just to give me an estimate. Since I didn't like the idea of paying someone that much to even tell me if they could/would do it I'm going to go another way. Since most of my cooking will be outside on a grill and my 30amp hookup will already be close to cap with 13.5btu AC, 1500w electric water, rrefrigerator, 45amp dc converter, and other misc going with CookMate Double Burner Non-Pressurized Recessed Stove. It uses Denatured Alcohol as fuel and produces 6800btu per burner. I will also have my small 700w microwave as well.





I'm also thinking of picking up the SunRunner RV100-22B System from AM Solar. Will probably add another 100w panel to the package which would bring the total to $1333. For batteries will probably go with 3 Lifeline GPL-27T @$250 each which will give me a 300amp battery bank. Will also get a 400w - 800w inverter to power the fridge when driving/dry camping.

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:01 PM   #64
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Got some framing done, parking brake adjusted, and fuel cut off relay replaced. As always more pics on my blog.

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Old 09-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #65
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Where did you come up with the brackets for the above shelves??
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:59 PM   #66
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Where did you come up with the brackets for the above shelves??

Got all the metal brackets and strapes at home depot. The jury is still out on how good of an idea the metal strapes are.
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Old 09-12-2010, 06:58 PM   #67
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Cut my first hole in the bus for the fresh water gravity fill and installed the clear lens on the rear lights today.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:55 AM   #68
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Have not got alot done due to work. Did get the countertop and plywood for bed installed. The metal shop guy should have my 2 foot rear deck and 3 foot under bus storge box done next week. Had a starting issue which turned out to be a bad fuel cutoff solenoid and had to have parking park adjusted since it wasn't holding the bus anymore. Still have not got the A/C unit due to cash flow issues but figure that can wait until Spring.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:55 AM   #69
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Good progress! One thing I'm thinking about doing is blacking out, or darkening any lower windows that will have a counter or something in front of it. Or perhaps putting some sort of black skirt on the back of the counter. That way, when you are looking at the bus from the outside, you are not seeing the ugly unfinished back side of a counter or cabinet or whatever.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:23 AM   #70
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I'm diggin' the counter top... Looking at the Home Depot one...
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