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Old 02-17-2008, 01:19 AM   #11
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I moved here because of the snow, and the world class skiing 5 min's from my doorstep (to the base of the hill)

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Old 02-17-2008, 09:22 AM   #12
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While eating my breakfast, I took a look at your gallery pics, Richard. Man you have done a LOT of work and it looks great! I think I'm going to have to glom onto a few of your ideas (with your permission, of course). Your bus looks very roomy. I bet your renters love it. Nice bus.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #13
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Well thank you. Basically I just recylce ideas, as many of them came from here. Take a look at Jake talking about his bus here:



If you have any questions about my bus just pm me.

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Old 02-17-2008, 11:28 PM   #14
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reprobate im sorry about your tough winter with no snow but captainf has enough for all of us 5 minutes from your doorstep.....id say 5 feet! timbuk
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:24 AM   #15
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:18 AM   #16
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Re: winter bus!

after last years stupid ass snow in Co., it snowed every weekend for two months....I'm glad to have moved back to washington state..we now live on an island that seldom gets snow..and when we do its gone within three days...the bad side?... lots of rain.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:46 PM   #17
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Congrats on the move! I have been following your saga for a couple years now. it's great to hear you happier.

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Old 02-18-2008, 07:12 PM   #18
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Re: winter bus!

Living outside Spokane, we got some snow this year as well (more than many earlier years according to the locals). I have since changed my "what kind of sissy spends so much work to insulate a bus.... it is already insulated, right?" attitude.

We ended up hanging sleeping bags over the windows in the back bedroom area, using 1 inch styrofoam board to cover them over as well in spots, and even placed it on the floor under the throw rugs to keep from freezing our toes. The bus was NOT planned out well for winter - a thing we will be remedying. I really wish I also had a 40 foot pusher or any kind of Crown - then I would build the home for the NEXT 12 months into that chassis. But lacking money to spend that way - I'll insulate better and re-modify the Bluebird I have.

One tip for cold weather - don't cut corners and be fast. I put salvaged kitchen counters in on one side - and on the other side put the 12 inch deep wall mounted counters (from the floor to the ceiling). THEN as the weather turned we realized we needed more insulation, and placed styrofoam on many wall surfaces. So - what is wrong? When you open the cupboard to get a can of soup.... there is no insulation on the wall that touches the back of the cabinet, and the air coming out of the cupboard is about the same temp as the open refridgerator door!

Still - it IS home for now....

Kevin

p.s. This is when the snow was NOT that thick.... the next week we had over a foot on the roof but I did not want to put on snowshoes and trek up the hill for another picture!
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