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Old 06-02-2010, 01:37 PM   #31
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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

My new inverter and converter have come and I was able to install them last night. They take up much less room than the original equipment and are at least half the weight also.



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Old 06-10-2010, 02:02 PM   #32
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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

Getting ready to take the bus on its second trip this weekend. I have the propane sorted out as of this morning (I hope) and now just trying to make sure the AC power is working as I want.

I am getting odd readings from some of my gauges but the power is working correctly so I am hoping they are just bad gauges. These pictures were taken while connected to a 50 amp shore connection which breaks out into two AC legs.





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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

Welded together a platform that will hold the dish level above the curve of the roof. Seems strong enough but won't know until the first road test.

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Old 06-10-2010, 04:00 PM   #34
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What a drag! Lemme guess...it had new carpet & padding on the floor, too, right?
Luckily it was designed that you can get an inch of water gathered in any compartment with plumbing before it will leak over into the carpeted areas.
BRILLIANT! I am totally going to steal that idea for my skoolie!
Even more brilliant would be to put a drain in the pan.Then it wouldn't leak into the carpeted areas.
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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

heh i saw a redline converter at my dad's shop a couple weeks ago. I wonder where he got it from myself lol
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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

I spent the last three days in the bus contemplating taking the microwave out. The light inside comes on but it doesn't do anything else. I checked the fuse mounted to the floor of the casing behind the keypad but it was fine.

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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

Had to take everything apart then pull with vise grips but i got it out. Now to shop for the best replacement.



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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

When I was using my generator a couple weekends ago I coated the guy next to me with some soot after being there three days. The solution was I ordered a Gen-turi.

http://www.amazon.com/Camco-44461-Gen-T ... B000BUU5XG

Finally came in and had to make an adapter to connect it to my 2" exhaust.



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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

I got the new microwave in and installed. Looks great.

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Re: 1985 Blue Bird PT36

It is the stainless steel version of the Sharp 930. It is a microwave and convection oven so I don't have to fire up the gas oven to cook things like pizzas.

Sharp R-930CS 1-1/2-Cubic-Foot 900-Watt Convection Microwave, Stainless
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