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Old 07-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #1
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Sold the house and the bus is ready!!!!

Hi Everyone,
I have been a part of this site for a number of months now and I need to thank everyone especially PNW-steve for all the help and guidance along the way. Me and my girlfriend sold our house and will be quitting our jobs downtown Seattle and getting away from all the hustle and bustle wherever that may be I will be posting on here and possibly Youtube to share our adventures and search to find the right town to land and hopefully buy some property to homestead... The possibilities are endless
thanks,
Michael
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:08 AM   #2
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awesome looking bus!!


I hear of so many "quitting our jobs".. what do you do for $$ with no jobs? I often wonder that... fuel, food, bus repairs, parking, etc all cost money.. usually much more than most people think...



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Old 07-20-2018, 10:42 AM   #3
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We have been working on a home remodel investment that paid off after 2 years work and we wont need to work for at least a year unless we find the right town and dream job. Part luck and part gamble I suppose.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:43 AM   #4
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nice build. looking at the T&G roof has me thinking I want to do that again, but I worry about stuff popping off as I drive down some bumpy roads. how did you attached the T&G? nice captain chairs. does the driver's chair spin around to the dining table? Congrats!
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:44 AM   #5
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We are seriously considering doing General contracting in more remote areas and living/ working out of the bus.
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Old 07-20-2018, 10:52 AM   #6
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Thanks I just screwed them directly to the ribbing and planned on covering the screws with strips but after living in it for a couple months I like the way it looks, just need to trim around the skylights still. The drivers and passengers chairs both spin around so you can use the counter as a desk/ work station. I tried to use the space as efficiently as possible because the back 15' is all garage so we had to played around with multiple different ideas until this one and I must say it works very well for the 2 of us.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:16 AM   #7
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Thanks I just screwed them directly to the ribbing and planned on covering the screws with strips but after living in it for a couple months I like the way it looks, just need to trim around the skylights still. The drivers and passengers chairs both spin around so you can use the counter as a desk/ work station. I tried to use the space as efficiently as possible because the back 15' is all garage so we had to played around with multiple different ideas until this one and I must say it works very well for the 2 of us.
What kind of screws did you use? could I get a close up of the screws? did you countersink them flush? also what was the thickness of your T&G?

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Old 07-20-2018, 11:24 AM   #8
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Great looking interior, and I like the window work! I have an almost identical 2004 version of your bus. 31' overall.
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:29 AM   #9
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Old 07-20-2018, 11:30 AM   #10
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I just used a Phillips head self tapper (Black) and yes counter sunk. I believe it was close to 1/4" thick. I was going to run 2x2s next to the ribbing and brad nail it but it seemed like to much work at the time. I used the 2" purple closed cell insulation and cut it to fit perfectly which was a lot of work but after seeing all the nightmares online about spray foam I didn't want to go that way. on a 90+ degree day its cool to the touch except right where the ribbing is, so if I do this again I will put some rubber or something on top of the metal ribs before covering. I actually painted the metal ceiling and was just starting to build when I decided to rip the ceiling out and insulate, probably the best decision I made during the build because I don't think I could cool it with one ac if I didn't insulate.
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