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Old 04-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #261
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Roach, your's is a very nicely put together bus (motorhome). You do good work.

It appears that BrownCrown and you and I used the same carpet on our ceilings. I used spray glue (too sparingly) in the back half of the bus. I had to fix the problem by screwing strips of wood to hold up the carpet.

The front half of the bus is where I used a large amount of spray glue. It is holding well.

Again, your bus looks great.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:36 PM   #262
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Accordian - I got many ideas from both you and BrownCrown. Often I'd have a problem and would go back to the archives and see that this one did theirs one way and another did it another way. Sometimes I used a bit of both approaches. Skoolies is a great place for sharing ideas.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:38 PM   #263
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Roach 711, I can't resist. Like you we've had cats all our lives and find them very useful as paint rollers--just kidding. My favorite for now is my Norwegian yellow tom. At 3 years he weighs 18 pounds and thinks he is a dog (has a cocker and a couple of dashounds under his belt as proof). His favorite pass time is being swung back and forth in a laundry basket until he is air borne. When I wear out and drop the basket to the floor from waste height he just says "oof" and waits for his next ride--go figger. Had him in a carry cage at the vets one day and a big eyed 6 year old asked "mister, is that a lion?" Oh, and I should mention that he hates not being able to ride in my bus.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #264
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Roach, the bus just looks Spectacular!!! ... and I can tell...the cat rules that bus
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #265
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I told my wife "honey you are like the Proverbial crazy old cat lady"
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #266
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Roach 711, I can't resist. Like you we've had cats all our lives and find them very useful as paint rollers--just kidding. My favorite for now is my Norwegian yellow tom. At 3 years he weighs 18 pounds and thinks he is a dog (has a cocker and a couple of dashounds under his belt as proof). His favorite pass time is being swung back and forth in a laundry basket until he is air borne. When I wear out and drop the basket to the floor from waste height he just says "oof" and waits for his next ride--go figger. Had him in a carry cage at the vets one day and a big eyed 6 year old asked "mister, is that a lion?" Oh, and I should mention that he hates not being able to ride in my bus.
We drew up an accessory for anyone with cats that was basically a broom handle with an 8" wooden tee attached to one end with buckle straps on each end. The cat would be strapped to the tee and be used as a self-cleaning mop head. You'd have to be careful not to leave the mop in the bucket too long or the mop head looses the self-cleaning feature.

Neither of our cats are big bus ride fans. I took Calvin out one time and he wedged himself up under the brake pedal while howling like a banshee. I only squashed him a bit getting stopped but now he's in the cat carrier when ever we're driving.
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I only squashed him a bit getting stopped
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #268
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Roach, it's amazing what you've fit in that limited space! I showed my better half your pictures - could not believe the measurements! Your work is really great and clean. And dang how much does that cat weigh?? Beautiful feline!
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:27 PM   #269
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Calvin's about 18 lbs. Just a big, dumb cat.

Our floor plan is posted in the Tutorials section.
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wow its like... done!
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