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Old 10-24-2016, 08:59 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Headed camping for two weeks!

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Old 10-24-2016, 09:25 AM   #2
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:52 AM   #3
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awesome!!!! I love seeing people out in their busses rather than just buiolding them all the time!!

enjoy!!!
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:09 AM   #4
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Yay camping! I love going out in ours. Unfortunately, my Mother-in-law just had her knee replaced, so we are stuck here for a while taking care of her. Going to see what we can get done on the bus while we're here...

Enjoy your trip - where you headed to?

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Old 10-24-2016, 10:52 PM   #5
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Yay camping! I love going out in ours. Unfortunately, my Mother-in-law just had her knee replaced, so we are stuck here for a while taking care of her. Going to see what we can get done on the bus while we're here...

Enjoy your trip - where you headed to?

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Springhill Park in Barling Arkansas... Couldn't get too far away, I have to drive suburban to work everyday

More importantly, I'm waking up everyday to different scenery

I'm amazed how dirty the windshield got from sitting in shop since September 1st!
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #6
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You're two hours from me. Can't beat the weather.

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:11 PM   #7
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You're two hours from me. Can't beat the weather.

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:16 AM   #8
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Looks nice! Would if I could. Taking care of my father. I'm in the middle of my conversion. Want to get on the road! Ha!

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Old 10-30-2016, 03:14 PM   #9
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Went kayaking today....


Found a tv, but I'm thinking the remote is in Davey Jones' locker

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Old 10-30-2016, 03:20 PM   #10
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It's Sunday... Day after my birthday, the kids came in from college last night and took them into town for dinner... Was going to go to the movies, but we all voted to come back to campsite, share some wine and play some rummy... GOOD TIMES! First time I ever drank with the kids, it was awesome.

All my neighbors are packing up, and I'm just sitting in a reclining lawn chair watching them scurry about like the squirrels I've been watching gathering acorns all week...

Great trip thus far
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:25 PM   #11
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Was in Home Depot and picked up a Verdant 3 Channel remote and absolutely love it!!!
With remote, I can turn on and off interior bus lights on channel 1,

turn on or off my Milk House heater (from the bed) on channel 2, and

turn on or off all my exterior campsite lights and redneck 5 gallon chandelier on channel 3

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Verdant-Ele...17-3/202353566

pretty sure I'm picking up another set before I get back home, but I've got to learn about their cross talk signal


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These outlets are incredibly useful both indoors and out, all year round. They only seem to go on sale around Christmas time so I've made sure to buy all the sets I can. I use these for Christmas lights outdoors while I have another few sets of the indoor version of these outlets controlling my Christmas lights and lamps throughout the house indoors. They are reliable, compact, and easy to use. Probably the best thing about these, however, is how hacker friendly they are. If you're into electronics and DIY, you can build a transmitter for these and control up to 16 outlets from your PC with under $10 worth of parts. They use a simple remote control protocol over a 315MHz radio frequency that you can readily buy cheap transmitters and receivers for. I built such a transmitter that is capable of controlling 12 outlets (units 1, 2, and 3 each from channels A, B, C, and D) and plugs into USB. I can then control my lights from my phone wherever I am. Awesome! If you plan on buying multiple sets, make sure you don't buy two of the same channel (this applies to the white indoor version as well as the black outdoor version - an indoor CH A and an outdoor CH A will interfere with each other). They have little stickers indicating the channel on them. I have indoor sets A, B, and D and outdoor set C which covers everything I need.
Pros Easy to Use, Compact, Nice Design, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation, hacker friendly
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Old 10-30-2016, 03:33 PM   #12
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:15 PM   #13
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It's Sunday... Day after my birthday, the kids came in from college last night and took them into town for dinner... Was going to go to the movies, but we all voted to come back to campsite, share some wine and play some rummy... GOOD TIMES! First time I ever drank with the kids, it was awesome.

All my neighbors are packing up, and I'm just sitting in a reclining lawn chair watching them scurry about like the squirrels I've been watching gathering acorns all week...

Great trip thus far
ooooohhh.... sooo jealous! My wife and I are stuck in Kerrville, TX taking care of her Mom who just had her knee replaced. While everything is cruising right along with the recovery, we really can't leave her for more than a few hours. We are so dying for a "Bus Weekend"!!! For now, we must live vicariously through you guys... looks like you are having a great time - enjoy it!!

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Old 10-30-2016, 07:36 PM   #14
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ooooohhh.... sooo jealous! My wife and I are stuck in Kerrville, TX taking care of her Mom who just had her knee replaced. While everything is cruising right along with the recovery, we really can't leave her for more than a few hours. We are so dying for a "Bus Weekend"!!! For now, we must live vicariously through you guys... looks like you are having a great time - enjoy it!!

John

I like that bus color. It rains here every day and is cold. I may never come back once the bus rolls out of here.
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:05 PM   #15
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If you're referring to my bus color, I really like it also... I've got my eye on a 4x4 '90 Suzuki Samurai locally for a toter and I'd paint it the same color scheme (it needs a paint job anyway)
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:35 PM   #16
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Grab that '90 Sami if you can. It'll make a great 4 down toad. My toad is based on a '89Tracker 4X4 chassis and drive line and is a "kick" to drive. One word of warning though. The owners manual on both tell you to run the motor and trans for a few minutes after each 200 miles of towing. The guy I bought mine from said he had towed it for years and never bothered starting it. I wish he had because at 80K miles I had to replace the burned up transfer case! Anyway, after a couple of hundred miles I'm more than ready to get out of my bus and stretch and starting the toad is sort of a pleasant diversion.

I've seen several Samis and Kicks with quick disconnect rear drive shafts which make the stops unnecessary. The units are scarce but if I find one I'll jump on it. Jack
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:24 PM   #17
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Awesome pics! And great idea on the remote switches, thats going on the must have list for sure
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Old 11-05-2016, 07:35 PM   #18
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Headed to a buddy's tomorrow to watch football... Football ain't my favorite, but I graciously accepted the invite.

Gonna smoke a couple Bacon Explosions on my Weber Kettle... (One hot and one not) Typically only oven baked them before, so this will be new to me.










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One for the boys... 3 fuses!
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:32 PM   #19
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Old 11-05-2016, 09:54 PM   #20
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Looks delicious but what is the stuff under the chopped onions shown in the fourth pic?

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