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Old 03-04-2015, 11:15 AM   #11
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Snowflake, Arizona
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Year: 1996
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: All American Rear Engine
Engine: C-8.3-300 Cummins MD3060
Rated Cap: 40 Prisoners

We have found two sources for magnets that work really well. Harbor freight sells a package of super magnets. Small hearing-aid size magnets that we attached to office paper clamps for putting up led Christmas lights on the outside of the bus, which against the white paint shows for a good 1/2 mile.
Then for the heavy items we take a IKEA magnetic knife holder and open it up and take out the magnets from inside, one magnet will hold a hand held can opener and a set of magnetic stainless measuring spoons easily. For pots and pans we are considering the IKEA multiple metal bar rack with hooks to hang the pots and pans from, have one in the kitchen of the mortar and brick over the sink and it works wonderfully, may have to bend the mounting bracket to the curve of the bus but should work well with everything but the wife's cast iron wok and cast iron grill.
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:08 PM   #12
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 3,583
Year: 1986
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: 40 ft All American FE
Engine: 8.2LTA Fuel Pincher DD V8
Rated Cap: 89
These are the magnets I have been using (I need to buy more).

I love having a steel bus. I also like having a steel medicine cabinet.
I have glued a magnet to the lids or backs of medicine bottles or used clear packing tape to tape a magnet to the back of a bottle. Almost everything in my medicine cabinet is stuck to the metal in it. I even have a magnet taped to the inside of the boxes of bandaids and cold medicines. This way I don't have to worry about things falling out of the medicine cabinet when I open it. Everything stays in it's place. Plus I can stick things above short things and still remove the bottom thing. Even my toothbrush is stuck to the door of the medicine cabinet (in 1/2 of a plastic toothbrush holder with a tiny drain hole drilled into the bottom, just like the one that holds my razor handle). Binder Clips (also very handy) that I buy at Sam's Club (because I go thru them so much) are clipped to tubes of medicine and stuck to the steel door. The black stripes - Gorilla Tape - on the door shows me where the edges of the cabinet is and where the shelves are so I can position the stuff stuck to the door. The door of the medicine cabinet is held closed with magnets.

Love them magnets...

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