Getting ready for another trip up north this weekend so I took Roachie out for a quick spin to charge the batteries and stretch it's legs. On the way home some bonehead pulled into my lane and jumped on his brakes to make a left turn. Naturally, i jumped on mine too. Hard. The brakes on this E-450 are impressive! They actually feel stronger than my van's brakes. The horn worked admirably well also.
Got the water heater installed. First I cut a distressingly large hole in the side of the bus. I've cut big holes in my vans over the years but it never gets any easier. The woodworker's creed is "measure twice, cut once" but on these occasions I measure a half dozen times then take a deep breath and carefully start cutting.
Next, the heater goes in and gets sealed up and screwed down. I used some of Lorna's favorite Henry stuff to seal the flanges. Very sticky stuff.
Here's the heater from the inside all plumbed in and mostly wired up. The furnace will mount above it.
Finally, here's the kitchen cabinet with the sink installed. The cutout is for the cooktop/oven. The end panel has both AC and DC outlets for a Dometic Coolfreeze powered cooler which we haven't pulled the trigger on yet and the panel is removable for access to the furnace, oven and water heater. Plumbing is all hooked up but I haven't tested it yet.
It's starting to feel a bit like home.