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Old 07-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #31
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WOW!! That sounds like quite the ordeal! Well done on getting it home. Now the real fun begins
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Great story!!!
It was a trip... in many ways... lol

Yeah... though Now I look at this thing and I have no idea how or where to start... especially when it comes to the original heaters and air conditioning... I guess I need to start a new thread!
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:03 PM   #32
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Mein Gott, Paxye! What a ride! All that trouble over a torn up fuel line. Holy snap. Glad ya made it home alright.

First order of business! Check that silly sensor! And make sure the fuel line is good and everything's fixed again and blah blah blah, whatever order you're doing things in.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:08 PM   #33
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Yup! Start going through threads and you will get a feel for where most of us started. You will also be able to look at your bus and determine what will be important for you. One thing that I recommend...don't do more than necessary. This is a VERY easy project to get in over your head if you get caught up in it. Not EVERYTHING needs to be done right away, some can be expanded on later. Be methodical and make lots of lists. Don't decide something major needs to be done and then start on it the same day. Think about it for a while. Sleep on it. If after a few days it still seems important, go for it! I will post a picture of an example. I tore out my entire console so that I could build my own and rewire pretty much everything. Completely unnecessary. This wasted a LOT of time because I then couldn't decide what I wanted to do with the heater, if I wanted to keep the defrost AND cabin heaters separate, if I wanted to actually build a ducted system from this that heated the whole front half of the bus, etc... I also had to rewire the whole console. Bottom line, I was already tired and this burnt me out every time I looked at it. I could have gotten basically the same results by just building around what was existing.

Lol...What the hell was I thinking!!

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:59 PM   #34
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I have been reading and lurking for about 2 years now so I have a few places I know where I want to start... now it is to actually do it... lol. And I also have to decide what I want to do with the heaters and AC units. Discard or keep?

I don't think that we will be doing much more then we can handle. My hubby is not can not even hang a shelf very well so I will be doing most of it. The thing with me though is that I need to learn a lot so I will not touch things I don't know how to do unless I really need to and then figure out a plan before hand. Maybe a good thing for this type of project.

The big snag now though is that Quebec is REALLY hard to get RV status. The bus however already has it but because it was given and bought in another province I have to get it inspected here before getting Quebec plates and to do that it needs to conform to Quebec standards. Sigh... so basically it has to sit in my driveway until it is ready to pass the inspection and is completely converted. So I better get going. It also means that the compostable toilet I wanted won't work out because they don't see it as conforming. I hate Quebec at times.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:14 PM   #35
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Jake,atleast you had two colors of wires

Pax...you could do....ROAD TRIP #2!!

The next adventure can take you to sunny and rainy and snowy and hot and wet and... TN!!

We can register anything here, hell even giant V8 powered shopping carts and tail light lenses are an option!
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:47 AM   #36
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A true champion! Crazy story and I'm glad you persevered! Congrats on getting your bus home!

Edit: I really like your blog and living style. very very cool
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:29 AM   #37
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Jake,atleast you had two colors of wires
LOL! After I removed all the white and blue ones, I did!
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #38
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A true champion! Crazy story and I'm glad you persevered! Congrats on getting your bus home!

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Paxye

It is great to hear the names of the place that I come from. I am from Edmunston New Brunswick. I still have many relatives in Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrook.

Tu parle Francais?
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Paxye

It is great to hear the names of the place that I come from. I am from Edmunston New Brunswick. I still have many relatives in Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrook.

Tu parle Francais?
Bien sur!

I speak french at home with the hubby and I speak english with the kids. I was actually very surprised that I nearly did not speak english at all the whole time I was in NB.
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