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Old 12-03-2007, 12:02 AM   #51
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I was thinking the same thing about the tile. Using silicone instead of grout between the tiles. I'm not so much worried about flexing, as I am about jolts from potholes or bumpy roads. I was planning to use some more sub flooring to build my shower out of, and try to seal it up really well. But it's not a big space. I might spring for the marine grade plywood. It's not cheap though!
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:22 AM   #52
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i just re-watched all of the video's i made for the old bus' ebay ad. Can't wait till this bus nears completion and i'm able to go out and shoot a few more videos. they're a lot of fun.

I was actively working on this video when someone used the "buy it now" feature........then i was too excited to finish it!

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Old 12-03-2007, 08:29 AM   #53
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A person could use a switch on that power wire, Elliot. I don't see a problem there. It actually wouldn't be a switch though...it would have to be solenoid or relay rated for 165 amps of continuous use. That's not really a big deal, but they are a little spendy ("spendy"...I'm from Minnesota). The other issue that scares me a LITTLE about those is that they are normally open which means a minor failure somewhere in the line would mean a major failure in the charging system. But...if both are completely separate and redundant that wouldn't really matter, atleast to get you home.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:44 AM   #54
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it needn't be a solenoid. Just have a bigass heavy duty switch at the battery. This is assuming that the battery is in an accessible place.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:55 PM   #55
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I sure hope you all are around with your smarts when I start the electrical on my bus, it's the one part that is voodoo magic to me.
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:35 PM   #56
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it needn't be a solenoid. Just have a bigass heavy duty switch at the battery. This is assuming that the battery is in an accessible place.
Very true. But Elliot got me thinking about an airplane where you can kick off either magneto from the seat...and...well...I like big shiny switches on my dash to control stuff. Skoolie bling if you will...
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:32 AM   #57
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yeah, a schoolie isn't a skoolie if it doesn't have a controll panel that looks like the space shuttle. Lots of chrome toggle switches with led indicators and plenty of gauges.
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:41 AM   #58
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don't forget to add at least one fighter pilot safety switch!!

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Old 12-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #59
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I'm planning to totally rebuild my drivers area and make a new panel with lots of switches and lights. I'll work on that this spring.

That's a pretty good bus video. Where's the rest of it? I have been thinking lately about my 5 year bus plan. My wife totally thinks I've lost my mind. Anyways, I'm hoping to have my current bus done by May or June sometime. Well, I don't think that it will ever be done, but it will be ready to camp! Anyways, after that, I want to buy a short bus like a GMC Midbus. That conversion should be quite a bit easier and cheaper I'd think. I want it for a hunting rig capable of sleeping three people. So after that, I want to get the biggest TC2000 I can find. Sort of like Phil's bus. Something that's more economic, faster and bigger! 14 windows at least. I want to convert that bus into a camper as well, but with four bunks instead of two, a dinette, bigger bathroom etc. Once THAT bus is done, I want to take my current bus, gut it, and then turn it into a jacuzzi bus! Somehow, I plan to get all this done in the next 5 years. I could sure think of a lot of uses for a jacuzzi bus.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:34 PM   #60
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everybody knows there is just one use for a jacuzzi bus.

If younger and single, I'd sure as hell have one.
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