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Old 06-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #371
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So this was new....

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When I moved my toilet ventilation pipe I didn't seal up the port I had made for it.. And a wood plank with a perfect hole evidently is the universal sign of a bird house entrance! After I got this one out I discovered a second bird inside...
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:08 PM   #372
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The Sport Bus has been in "truck" mode for a whlie, since Hillary got back we've been living in the Wanderlounge while trying to build it. I think we all know how frustrating that can be, trying to get major work done while keeping it as a functional living area. My rate of progress plumetted! Well, starting today I'm turning things back around.

I'm going to start clearing things out of the Sport Bus and move our basic living stuff back in. It won't take much, just the futon and some wiring and the cat box and bowls. And of course the portable AC unit, which has a much better chance of keeping up in the much smaller area.

Unfortunately, on top of everything else, it has been storming daily here, so I don't expect to move much around until tomorrow morning.. But by this weekend I expect the Wanderlounge to return to a work zone!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:54 PM   #373
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After using a ganky system to keep my composting toilet ventilated, I designed a part and printed it with my new bus-friendly 3d printer. I'm using 1" pvc for the ventilation and a 30mm computer fan to move air, this neatly joins them together with enough clearance for a bit of screen and easy routing of the 12v power line.

if you have a 3d printer already, the model is here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3186096

if you don't have a printer already, I pick up this one: https://amzn.to/2Dj9wdV it's a 12v device so with a bit of splicing you can run it directly from your house batteries instead of an inverter, and only took a little bit of tweaking to get accurate prints. The printer and 2 spools of filament got to my door for under $200!
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:55 PM   #374
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Photo of my new printed fan mount.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:21 PM   #375
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Today marks what I would call the beginning of the end. We've dropped a pile of cash on getting the Wanderlounge road legal, and the Sport Bus is about to become redundant. Since we're not actually bus collectors, I'll be cleaning it up a bit and putting it up for sale soon. Bitter sweet for sure!
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:56 AM   #376
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Wow.... Two years went by in a flash.

Weren't you just parked in my driveway a few weeks ago?
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Old 12-04-2018, 01:59 PM   #377
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Wow.... Two years went by in a flash.

Weren't you just parked in my driveway a few weeks ago?
It feels like yesterday! Can't wait to see you and Angela and we may be some of your first customers on your new endeavor! -Hillary
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Old 12-04-2018, 02:40 PM   #378
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It feels like yesterday! Can't wait to see you and Angela and we may be some of your first customers on your new endeavor! -Hillary


I am getting nervous. I am flying out on Saturday.....
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:38 PM   #379
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And with that, Sport Bus the Short Bus has new owners and a new life ahead of it. Such a big part of our lives the last 3 years, I'm happy to say that the new owners have a completely different adventure just starting. As sad as it was to watch it drive away I couldn't be more happy about its future.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:19 AM   #380
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