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Old 05-14-2018, 10:50 PM   #1101
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Lots of fiddly bits. Hope it turns out...

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Old 05-14-2018, 11:17 PM   #1102
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the side walls meaning below the window line. Was curious what color choice you were going with, or some kind of design. I could have explained that better
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:56 AM   #1103
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These have been more difficult than I expected...combination of the wheel well and the mesh, bunk above and swinging door all end up giving a lot to consider.


Seems like all the considering paid off. They look great! We’ve got a couple crate dogs that will be traveling with us too. What’s the distance between the floor and the top of the bunk frame?
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Seems like all the considering paid off. They look great! We’ve got a couple crate dogs that will be traveling with us too. What’s the distance between the floor and the top of the bunk frame?


Two feet tall. Wish it could be more, but will be ok I think.
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Went through all 111 pages in a day and a half. You have done some great work I have almost talked myself in doing a bus. Most of the buses around here are conventional the few that I have seen that are flat fronts are also ft engine. I have a 32 foot 5th wheel that I will gut for most of the conversation stuff.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:50 PM   #1106
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the side walls meaning below the window line. Was curious what color choice you were going with, or some kind of design. I could have explained that better


We sealed them. They are mostly staying pale tan.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:52 PM   #1107
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Went through all 111 pages in a day and a half. You have done some great work I have almost talked myself in doing a bus. Most of the buses around here are conventional the few that I have seen that are flat fronts are also ft engine. I have a 32 foot 5th wheel that I will gut for most of the conversation stuff.
Again great work
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Glad you enjoyed! If I’m being honest I’m not in much of a headspace to encourage skoolie building. Depends on your expectations and resources. The travel trailer donor is a good way to go though.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:53 PM   #1108
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A bit more bathroom progress. These panels are just support for the finish/waterproof layer that will be glued on.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:20 AM   #1109
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Glueing in the panels. This was miserable.

And I think I’ll be in the running for ugliest/most boring bathroom, but hopefully it will at least work ok.

Lots of sealing still to do.

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Tip for anyone trying this: first large panel I put the mastic on outside. Not until halfway thru the bus did I realize that I had a 18 square foot open faced sandwich ready to fall all over my nice couches and stuff.

Nothing bad happened, but the next one I buttered in place.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:36 PM   #1110
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No I used XPS from Lowe’s. 1/2” to maintain headroom. And no heated floor. It is just steel, rustoleum, XPS, plywood, and “luxury vinyl tile.”
What luxury vinyl tile is it exactly? Has anyone found one that is rated for a large temperature range? The Shaw stuff I looked at was supposed to be kept between 65-85!!! That's not gonna happen in the mountains as there is OFTEN a 40 degree swing from day to night and we are not going to be full time.
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What luxury vinyl tile is it exactly? Has anyone found one that is rated for a large temperature range? The Shaw stuff I looked at was supposed to be kept between 65-85!!! That's not gonna happen in the mountains as there is OFTEN a 40 degree swing from day to night and we are not going to be full time.


Yeah, I guess I’ll find out. It is Home Depot. I’ll have to look.
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Bunks coming together.

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Homely bathroom is coming along.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:51 AM   #1113
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This can make a difference.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:38 AM   #1114
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Finally got these mounted. It is my inverter/charger panel, furnace thermostat, and tank monitor system.

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Finally enclosed the furnace.

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My buddy Wes came and helped finish in this wall.

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Don’t have a photo of the final, but I got the generator servo switch installed in its final position as well.
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:43 AM   #1115
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Took the bus on a dry run, camping at a local campground on Friday night.

Jeep towed well and we learned a bunch of stuff.

Bus fits in tight places more easily than I expected.

Dump station was fine, but should have brought gloves.

Most stuff worked well, but propane detector went off. I replumbed a fitting that I think may have been to blame, but still keeping a close eye on it. Detector has been running for months and no signs of trouble til now. No smell of propane and fittings pass the bubble test.

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Not sure about propane detectors...but on smoke detectors, if the battery gets low...it starts beeping.


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Not sure about propane detectors...but on smoke detectors, if the battery gets low...it starts beeping.


Just a thought.
It's a good thought. This one is powered by the house batteries though, so I think that isn't the problem. I hate to admit it, but it seems like there could be a leak. I'm going to cap the lines at the manifold one at a time until I find which one keeps the alarm from sounding and go from there...only so many places the problem can be.
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Best of luck and do be careful.


Also...there are these little doohickeys...


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Best of luck and do be careful.


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That’s exactly what I need!
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:00 PM   #1120
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Looking really good! I'm beginning to put up my wall panels so it's been cool watching your progress since your a bit ahead of me. Your paint job also got me thinking about doing a white to gray fade on my bus as well, not exactly like yours though, not going to completely copy you. How crazy was the prep work with taping all of that off for multiple colors?
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