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Old 04-21-2017, 08:47 AM   #71
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Big day yesterday (another one). There is now a refrigerator/freezer and couch taking up some interior space!!

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Old 04-21-2017, 10:23 AM   #72
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I can understand squeezing a couch through the door, but how did you get that big fridge in there?
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:27 PM   #73
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I can understand squeezing a couch through the door, but how did you get that big fridge in there?
Would you believe me if I told you that I brought it in from above and thru the escape hatch?!?!
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You must have a considerably larger escape hatch than I do. Escape hatch envy!
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:12 PM   #75
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You must have a considerably larger escape hatch than I do. Escape hatch envy!
HA!!

The truth is kinda cool. All but the forward most windows open. I found out yesterday that they open all the way to perpendicular with the ground. So, the delivery truck with lift gate backed up to the side, we opened a window, and slid the couch and refrigerator in. It was easier than taking them into a house!!
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:15 PM   #76
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This weekend was fairly successful.

A great deal of cleaning and the interior is looking pretty empty and pretty good! Finally!



I was going to replace the entire floor but the existing plywood is in good shape so I'm leaving it in place and installing 7/16" OSB over the top. I wanted to take Offgr1d's advice and use MLV but didn't for two reasons. The first is that I would be sandwiching it between layers of plywood and it does not seem to excel in that mode (it likes to be loose/float, as I understand it). The second is that it is expensive! Yes, I am a cheapskate. Instead, I have ordered 1/4" cork to sandwich between the two layers. Fingers crossed that I'm happy with the results.

I was able to get a Duratex coated plywood panel up in the basement and started installing house electrical components. Lots to go there.


Great progress so far!!!! Awesome bus 😁

Your right, unless you take out floor and hang MLV between luggage frame and under your new plywood so it floats with minimal attachment it won't do much good, I think the cork is a great idea for the method you choose, it should definitely dampen quite a bit of noise and vibration..

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Old 04-22-2017, 05:36 AM   #77
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Great progress so far!!!! Awesome bus 😁

Your right, unless you take out floor and hang MLV between luggage frame and under your new plywood so it floats with minimal attachment it won't do much good, I think the cork is a great idea for the method you choose, it should definitely dampen quite a bit of noise and vibration..
Thanks Jess! That is good to hear!!

Working like a dog on this thing - every spare minute is going into it. Up to this point, I've been staying with family but that is about to change. I'm soon going to be fighting the "live in while working on" battle with which you are familiar. Therefore; I have a number of temporary systems setup (like a utility sink) until I decide what I want for a permanent solution.

I'm really struggling with kitchen cabinets. I kind of like the look of the hickory Diamond Now Denver cabinets at Lowes. However; they feel very cheaply made. So, I suppose DIY or hiring some custom cabinets is the way to go. See, undecided!!
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:28 AM   #78
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I know exactly what you mean! More than half my time is spent "trying to decide" what route to go - lol. I'm all too familiar with this and the live in make temp solutions.... makes me laugh. (Not at you) just so hits the experience...
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I know exactly what you mean! More than half my time is spent "trying to decide" what route to go - lol. I'm all too familiar with this and the live in make temp solutions.... makes me laugh. (Not at you) just so hits the experience...
I call this "Design Time."
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:54 AM   #80
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I finally got the rear looking backup video camera mounted. I've been putting this off cause I hate drilling holes in the outside skin but the time had come.

It looks ok up there, it would be cooler if it had one of those nice fiberglass "enclosures" but we'll survive for now.



The monitor for the camera is yet to be mounted in the dash.

I'm in a location that has had lots of rain recently and that proved to be an excellent test of the water proof-ness of the coach. Things started out pretty well with only two, very small leaks. But then it got worse. The things that were REALLY bad were the back marker lights. So, on a dry day, I pulled all of them out and resealed. As you can see from the above photo, the LED strip lights are still out - resealing them is proving to be more difficult. It's due to rain tomorrow again so the test of my work is just around the corner!!
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