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Old 05-15-2019, 12:16 AM   #41
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I do like the emergency exit windows on your rig!


Should we decide on changing our windows to RV-style windows, I think we will try to find a few of them.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:34 PM   #42
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I really like them too. I took all the latches and catches and cleaned the 20 plus years of crud from them and then lubed them good. Now they are work really well. We are opening and closing them all the time and it's easy.

I've been working several days at getting a pocket door installed right ahead of the pullman style bunks. The bus has so much room that I can afford to use residential style doors. So I went over to Lowes and got this two panel door and a universal kit. Even though it's universal, I've had to do a lot of tweaking, measuring, test fitting and more. But I've finally got the forward pocket door in and it's working really slick.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:40 PM   #43
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I've been unsuccessful finding any E-windows remotely nearby. Would love to score at least a pair at some point.
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I really like them too. I took all the latches and catches and cleaned the 20 plus years of crud from them and then lubed them good. Now they are work really well. We are opening and closing them all the time and it's easy.

I've been working several days at getting a pocket door installed right ahead of the pullman style bunks. The bus has so much room that I can afford to use residential style doors. So I went over to Lowes and got this two panel door and a universal kit. Even though it's universal, I've had to do a lot of tweaking, measuring, test fitting and more. But I've finally got the forward pocket door in and it's working really slick.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:43 PM   #44
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So, I've hung the frame, cut the door down because it was way too long for the opening, mounted the rubber bumper that keeps it from sliding too far into the wall and then I had to figure out the proper bracing .... and on and on and on. But I've finally got it in. Then I took it out to paint it because if I don't paint it right now, it will never look quite right.

Here are a couple of views showing the door on each side of the "bunk" room.

The final shot shows the beige color I chose for paint.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:46 PM   #45
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Aint it the truth!! LOL
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And you can put that in your pocket (door), and take it to the bank!
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