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Old 04-10-2016, 12:32 PM   #51
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I got this.

are these RV stairs or something you made?
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Old 04-10-2016, 01:32 PM   #52
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Something made. 1/4 thick 2x2 angle iron and 1/8 thick steel diamond plate tied into the frame rails. Sturdy enough that I could robably mount a hitch on it if I desired.
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Wow that's an illuminating paint job.

That type of step wouldn't make it where I travel. Hangs to low and would get scraped off or severely bent. I can see where that design could easily be made to hold the spare tire for you folks that stay on the hardtop.

At home I use several sections/rounds of tree of varying length to make steps into the rear of the bus. When traveling I use a foot hole cut into the bumper, which isn't perfect but better than straining something trying to get in or out.

If you've thought about a trailer hitch on your bus, a step or even several stairs can be attached to the hitch and then removed if you need to tow something.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:13 PM   #54
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Wow that's an illuminating paint job.

That type of step wouldn't make it where I travel. Hangs to low and would get scraped off or severely bent. I can see where that design could easily be made to hold the spare tire for you folks that stay on the hardtop.

At home I use several sections/rounds of tree of varying length to make steps into the rear of the bus. When traveling I use a foot hole cut into the bumper, which isn't perfect but better than straining something trying to get in or out.

If you've thought about a trailer hitch on your bus, a step or even several stairs can be attached to the hitch and then removed if you need to tow something.
The paint for me I would call it high heat silver. Love it and if it weren't for my wife I would have already been the same color (dang gome) I love it and always wondered what my bus could have looked like with it.
Please send at least 1 side pic. Please?
My other insist on a green,brown or something like that to make less of an appearance with the big RV owners in the campgrounds. I decided a royal blue with red ribbons and we are still at a standstill but it is only a discussion until I actually finish the under storage and doors/facial skin associated. So we are and will be primer grey until then. I did paint my rims silver dang I love that color
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Haven't made it yet but for steps and hitch? I was planning on making my own hitch that is long enough to hold a platform with rails and slide out/fold down steps long enough for the back door to fully open and heavy duty enough to be able to to use a drop in Reese hitch with my attachment or without
Reese already makes a 2"-1-1/2" adapter which I already have for my truck and I can make a 4"-2" adapter ( sorry ) 4" tubing is what I would like to use to support my back door deck and steps and extend out to be able to hook up a trailer or whatever I want to haul.
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Old 04-10-2016, 03:23 PM   #56
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Something made. 1/4 thick 2x2 angle iron and 1/8 thick steel diamond plate tied into the frame rails. Sturdy enough that I could robably mount a hitch on it if I desired.
unfortunately I totally SUCK at making strong welds.. so I stick to bolts.. Great Job i love it..

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Yeah, a hitch extension works good and makes space available for steps and a rail. When I'm towing I just use the trailer tongue for a step. Step hole in the bumper for everything else when I'm not at home with my semi permanent steps.

Are you also using the hitch to attach a stabilizer for the rear of the bus?
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that's cool but it will interfere with my 2"receiver hitch.
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Something made. 1/4 thick 2x2 angle iron and 1/8 thick steel diamond plate tied into the frame rails. Sturdy enough that I could robably mount a hitch on it if I desired.
you can get by with less metal thickness if you mount a tie back to the first cross member ahead of the hitch (forward). its used to distribute the load to more of the frame. have seen a chain and ratchet binder fulfill that role (although temporarily). chain only helps on pull and not load push (stopping).
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The paint for me I would call it high heat silver. Love it and if it weren't for my wife I would have already been the same color (dang gome) I love it and always wondered what my bus could have looked like with it.
Please send at least 1 side pic. Please?
My other insist on a green,brown or something like that to make less of an appearance with the big RV owners in the campgrounds. I decided a royal blue with red ribbons and we are still at a standstill but it is only a discussion until I actually finish the under storage and doors/facial skin associated. So we are and will be primer grey until then. I did paint my rims silver dang I love that color
that color is really cool. literally. the February hand test results say its a 17.392 degree difference between white and silver. i rolled on my base coat and sprayed a topcoat to even things out. rolling makes it splotchy without multiple cover passes. spray has finer and more even particles. no discernible diff in actual color.
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