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Old 11-24-2017, 11:04 AM   #61
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Well, don't be afraid of Annapolis/DC/Central MD itself in the winter. It's in the upper 30's/lower 40's most days. Snow is for the most part something that visits but does not stay. (Google "Snowmageddon DC" for exceptins to this rule!).

If they close, they close. But not for lack of usability.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:47 PM   #62
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Year: 1997
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Chassis: TC 2000
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My last update I was finishing up demo.

Update: demo complete.

Insulated, .5" in the floor, 2" in the walls and ceiling. 2" was 2 thick should have gone with 1.5".

Floor ply is 5/8?

2x4 studs screwed in the ribs and along the top of the window, 2x2 screwed to the ribs to hang ply. I didn't put any on the curve thinking ply coming off the 2x4 over the window would make that lil seam/joint I see in all the pics?

There's more but your just gonna ask for pictures lol, I'll put some up when I get home tonight. Warning there is a lot of BS that is not bus related hanging out in my bus cause I moved and it didn't fit in storage...the hair straightener is not mine.

I'm trying to figure out my fresh tank plumbing and mounting, specifically the orientation of 3, 55 gallon drums. I either want upright side by side or 2 stacked horizontally with one upright, this saves a few inches and is easier to pex together? I can ratchet each to the chair rail unless I go with the second option. I'm still trying to work my way through this one but wouldn't mind if someone spoiled the ending for me.
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:04 AM   #63
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There is at least one good pic so you can only be half mad at me
I thought I had a pic of the floor clean smooth and free of clutter. I don't its video...took me too long to upload this so I apologize I will not be able to bring you that therapeutic visual...
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:56 AM   #64
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Hey, I'm in carroll County... Who did you get to insure you?
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:15 AM   #65
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:36 PM   #66
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Hey, I'm in carroll County... Who did you get to insure you?
Progressive. Commercial policy for private use. I'm tiled as a bus with no passenger seats. Sorry for the late reply.
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:43 PM   #67
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Update:

I'm done! (we're never done but...) Took a road trip to Cali and back over the summer. Trip was two months in the bus the whole time minus two weeks I stayed with family in Cali.

First stop was in N.C. I finished my "pull out sofa/bed" here while visiting my college roommate. A week later I headed to the beach just to have seafood for dinner (Michael's seafood restaurant, Wilmington).
Then, after an overnight outside Augusta, I visited my other college roommate in Tallahassee. Before leaving, I picked up a cargo carrier for my generator to mount to. I made my way to Pensacola where I Walmarted at night. I forget which one but it was near a Ruby Tuesday's yum. This was the first time I ran my generator, I thought someone would run me away but I camped out for two nights no problem. During the day I pulled off the side of the road near some resort. It was a 2 minute walk from the beach. I wanted to stay longer, probably was the best part of the trip highlighted by the Blue Angels fly over the day I was leaving.
I slept over in Monroe Louisiana before arriving in Crystal Springs MS. I planned to visit a friend but never caught up with him. However the online pickup parking at the nearby Hazlehurst Walmart made it the most accommodating Walmart I think I stayed at. The wifi reached the last row of parking (online pickup area) and there was little to no traffic on that side of the building, some trucks and fewer customers. There was a wooded area bordering this corner of the lot and I guess the central air unit for the Walmart. This made me feel comfortable running my generator. It was almost completely undetectable against the Walmart central air in the background.
Next stop was Dallas. I splurged on Pappadeaux (Lobster and Steak mmmm) and waaaay too many coronas at the Dallas Gentlemen's. I stayed across the street from said club as the bouncer told me I could park there (behind Mother Truckers? seemingly abandoned lot so I ran the generator) with out risk of being towed. I felt relatively safe doing so considering this was obviously "that" side of town. By the time I reached Abilene Texas I noticed my front passenger side tire getting ready to come apart. Luckily there was a tire shop 3 miles away. Nice guys there, they let me park in the lot and stay overnight. There's more than one Bill Williams tire center apparently but this one was across from a little sub shop that I got a stromboli mmmm.
Next I angled up to Roswell just to say I had been there. I was late when I got there as the heat during the day was becoming more miserable by the mile. Got coffee and doughnuts at Roswell Doughnuts, mmm doooughnuts. Dinner at Little Maria's in Albuquerque, very filling. I took the opportunity to visit the petrified forest real quick. By the time I reached Flagstaff the temps were almost pleasant, in fact I did not run AC that night. Kachina's tacos were just okay.
From there it was a couple of truck stops for rest before I reached L.A. I went to every beach except Venice unfortunately (via bicycle).
My return trip was much less eventful even with a Vegas rest stop. I came back the straightest route I could (after Vegas), took me 5 days. No special meals .
Takeaways; I realized I need a 5000/6000 watt generator for next summer. I have a 3550/4550w to power a 15k btu rooftop, 10K btu portable and 5k btu window unit. At night the 15k and the 5k are more than enough but not in full sun/high heat. The generator wouldn't run the two larger units without tripping or bogging down. An upgrade would let me do away with the window unit. It uses the escape window anyway and I have to set it up every time.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:52 PM   #68
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A couple of photos after some deindustrializing for appearance purposes.
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