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Old 05-30-2019, 08:40 PM   #401
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With enough motor noise, the last place I would exit my exhaust is right under my drivers window.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:45 PM   #402
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is under the driver window the final routing or did you run it back further?



the main air intake for the defrosters is right under the driver window... not sure i'd want my exhaust there right below that
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:49 PM   #403
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is under the driver window the final routing or did you run it back further?



the main air intake for the defrosters is right under the driver window... not sure i'd want my exhaust there right below that
Looks right under the front half of the window.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:51 PM   #404
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I was thinking that was his temporary but meaybe it is the perm too.. definitely could hear the turbo there!
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:40 PM   #405
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I'm in the middle of blm land in Joshua Tree CA. It'll get me to where I'm going until I can route it farther down. It's better than exhausting at my feet
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:47 PM   #406
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The pipe came apart just in the middle.of the chassis frame in the pic. Anything is better than there. Once I have time to pull the muffler out and take the extra longer piece of pipe off, I'll bring it farther down. Just don't have much room because I have my batteries, then propane tank, then gray tank.

May have to just pipe it up past the roof once I get to North Dakota.

Anyways, I don't idle a lot. If the bus is on, she's usually moving. We will see how it goes.

Yeah, not best placement for the defroster. I'll have to work on it's placementIMG_20190530_184335.jpegIMG_20190530_184529.jpeg
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:00 PM   #407
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Well, I guess the exhaust location was temporary, as it came apart coming down the mountain. Luckily, the straps held it up until we could pull off. I've removed it for now and it's once again exhausting under my feet...

I guess I'll have to completely remove it and have an extension welded on. Then I can repipe it.

Anyone know a welder near Sacramento CA?
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:34 PM   #408
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Well, I guess the exhaust location was temporary, as it came apart coming down the mountain. Luckily, the straps held it up until we could pull off. I've removed it for now and it's once again exhausting under my feet...

I guess I'll have to completely remove it and have an extension welded on. Then I can repipe it.

Anyone know a welder near Sacramento CA?


I would imagine that in an area as heavily populated as Sacramento, if there isn't 100's of welders, there are 1000's capable of welding an exhaust pipe - did you look in the yellow pages? - there are likely several ads for welders with mobile rigs that would be glad to come to you to do the job - the area population of my village and surrounding area is 3000 people - there are at least 2 mobile welding rigs, several welders that make their living that way, some of them will throw their machine onto the back of their pickup and make a house call if they like you or if the job is interesting to them ( I bet "Dwayne" would be here in a heart beat if I told him I wanted to make a hot rod or a newly designed rig for training my dogs - if I told him it was for an exhaust repair he might yawn and say he was busy watching the game - lol ) then there are the home handy men in uncounted numbers that have their own welders that are from adequate to skilled welders themselves - shouldn't be hard to find one at all - put up a request on social media, look in the yellow pages, phone your local garage
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How about your local muffler shop? I got lucky today, was at the Dr. getting a prescription for chronic pot cough. Guy comes and asks about my powder coating. Turns out he's mobile welder from my town. I told him to stop by when he left the office. He did and we went over all the welding I needed. He'll be out here to do it tomorrow and quoted half what I had budgeted. Been playing phone tag with another welder since beginning of Feb. I think , like Sled said, I think it isn't a job that gets him excited. This new welder likes the build and offered some solutions to an issues I was having hanging the ladder.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:36 PM   #410
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I would imagine that in an area as heavily populated as Sacramento, if there isn't 100's of welders, there are 1000's capable of welding an exhaust pipe - did you look in the yellow pages? - there are likely several ads for welders with mobile rigs that would be glad to come to you to do the job - the area population of my village and surrounding area is 3000 people - there are at least 2 mobile welding rigs, several welders that make their living that way, some of them will throw their machine onto the back of their pickup and make a house call if they like you or if the job is interesting to them ( I bet "Dwayne" would be here in a heart beat if I told him I wanted to make a hot rod or a newly designed rig for training my dogs - if I told him it was for an exhaust repair he might yawn and say he was busy watching the game - lol ) then there are the home handy men in uncounted numbers that have their own welders that are from adequate to skilled welders themselves - shouldn't be hard to find one at all - put up a request on social media, look in the yellow pages, phone your local garage
Once I get to Sacramento and have a chance to pull the part, I'll look for a welder. I'm sure a mobile one will be easy to find
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:36 PM   #411
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How about your local muffler shop? I got lucky today, was at the Dr. getting a prescription for chronic pot cough. Guy comes and asks about my powder coating. Turns out he's mobile welder from my town. I told him to stop by when he left the office. He did and we went over all the welding I needed. He'll be out here to do it tomorrow and quoted half what I had budgeted. Been playing phone tag with another welder since beginning of Feb. I think , like Sled said, I think it isn't a job that gets him excited. This new welder likes the build and offered some solutions to an issues I was having hanging the ladder.
My local muffler shop is a couple thousand miles away. I will keep an eye out for one
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"My local muffler shop is a couple thousand miles away. I will keep an eye out for one
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how about 'a' local muffler shop? lol
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That's what I meant lol
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You mean the front and rear red and amber flashing lights that are required by law to be removed?
Sorry, didn't see this until just now. I was referring to the overhead clearance lights above those. The original school bus flashing red/yellows ARE, in fact, legal to remove. I must have misunderstood you. Carry on
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First you need to decide which is cheaper, brakes or earplugs.
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:34 PM   #416
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Long time no update. We are poated up in North Dakota until May. Bus ran great all the way here from Florida. Its getting cold lol.IMG_20191205_232742_594.jpgIMG_20191205_232742_598.jpg
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:11 AM   #417
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Nice to see an update, Nick! yall keep warm!
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:56 AM   #418
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Nice to see an update, Nick! yall keep warm!
Thanks! It is sure interesting living in the bus in this weather. We have this 1500 watt heater running the front and our mini split in the back. Its been keeping up fairly well despite the negative temperatures.

We skirted all the way around with 2" board and a 1500 watt heater underneath. Thats 1/2" on the windshield amd the grill. Reflectix on the windows. Some of the windows freeze up at around -10 (with windchill -33).

We get some drips from the ribs as the temps rise out of the negatives. This will be our only season up here lol. Its home though!20191110_154343.jpg20191018_191144.jpg
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