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Old 06-28-2009, 03:49 PM   #21
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Re: My new tailgater

We tried our hands at painting some flames today.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:02 PM   #22
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Finished the seat base so we could go in the parade on the 4th. One 7 footer on the lift side and a 12 footer behind the driver. Found some football grain upholstery I may use to cover them in.
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Old 07-26-2009, 11:11 AM   #23
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seat backs are done, just waiting on the faom and material that should be here Monday.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:58 PM   #24
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Stereo is complete, seats are painted and put back together. Now just waiting on the cushions to get finished. Think we will take it out tonight for a preseason game, work out some kinks. Got some big batteries to hook up to an inverter next week.
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #25
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jimmyaustintx where do you have your batteries stored on your bus? What inverter do you use? I'm looking at a pure sine wave inverter/charger so I could use a generator as a backup if needed.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:07 AM   #26
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Got the seats covered, power inverter should be here on Monday. Should have the flat screen ready for the next home game.
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:13 AM   #27
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The rest of my crew wants me to 86 the chair lift. I thought it would come in handy for kegs and such, but now I'm not so sure I don't want the space it takes up for some other use.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:54 AM   #28
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Jimmy no issue with the fumes from the battery? I was thinking about putting the batteries under the seats and the inverter would be mounted outside of the inclosure that the batteries are in. I was just worried about gases coming off of the batteries.
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #29
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Got the power inverter hooked up this weekend. I hope this will give 4 or 5 hours of power to the flat screen.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:12 AM   #30
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Power worked well last weekend. We had a 32 inch flat screen and a satellite box running for 8 hours with 50% reserve left when we shut everything down. I'm more than happy with those results. Now if I could just remember to bring my camera I could post some pictures.
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