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Old 11-26-2018, 09:46 AM   #71
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bob thats hoiw my DEV bus and superior are set up.. gnarly drives and all-position steers. I think they do sell specific steer tires, i just dont know of most using them.. im guessing in large fleets, esp in southern states where bad weather isnt an issue, all-positions are used because they can be swapped around as needed..
I might have to go bus tire shopping in the U.P. but I want the tread all the way around. Driving thru snow (and/or mud) with just chains on the rear makes about as much sense as steers on the front.

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Old 11-27-2018, 09:11 PM   #72
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Well mine are all steers, nice and quiet. Just do not drive in the mud or snow.



Today I made a skylight in the original escape hatch, same as I had done with Elfie. This time no holes and all sealant adhesive. Will see how it holds up but I love the light coming in .






It was to cold outside or in the shop for the adhesive to work with so in the living.


Originally I had dimensioned the hole in the hatch for a fantastic fan in but I like the light better. Now I think I can make new hole in the roof for the fantastic fan.



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Old 11-28-2018, 08:11 AM   #73
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Well mine are all steers, nice and quiet. Just do not drive in the mud or snow.
Better to err on the side of caution but I don't want a little snow keeping me from going somewhere.

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Originally I had dimensioned the hole in the hatch for a fantastic fan in but I like the light better. Now I think I can make new hole in the roof for the fantastic fan.
That sounds like a whole (no pun intended) lot can go wrong.
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:44 PM   #74
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Haha. I think pun was intended but no worries I will leave the Fantastic fan out for a while. Not to many flying bugs in the south west desert and not so arm in the winter that I need more ventilation then I have already.


It was a little warmer today and wanted to get something done. From our old 4x4 ambulance we had removed the running boards and I as going to haul them of to the scrap after 10 years of laying around.

Last minute I decided to give them a new chance on life. Quite a bit of band saw cutting to remove the lips so that two could be bolted together.





I need to make a couple of braces to give it more strength and would like to make an outdoor outlet so that we can connect an induction cook top outside






Maybe better to have a pull strap / chain on each end and a brace in the middle.




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Old 12-03-2018, 07:45 AM   #75
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I need to make a couple of braces to give it more strength and would like to make an outdoor outlet so that we can connect an induction cook top outside

Maybe better to have a pull strap / chain on each end and a brace in the middle.
What's it's purpose in life? Looks like a food truck now; what's on the menu?
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:48 AM   #76
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:01 PM   #77
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I think for us being on the road does mean outside. Cooking inside adds heat ,humidity, kitchen grease to the bus. Better to do that outside like a summer kitchen.



Someone else had made a table on the side of their bus. Liked the idea and so this is our version.


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Old 12-04-2018, 07:54 AM   #78
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I think for us being on the road does mean outside. Cooking inside adds heat ,humidity, kitchen grease to the bus. Better to do that outside like a summer kitchen.



Someone else had made a table on the side of their bus. Liked the idea and so this is our version.


Later J
39 and cloudy tomorrow for the bus work. Don't think I want to cook in it.
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