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Old 03-13-2013, 11:48 AM   #261
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Re: El Tortuga...update 03-11-13

This is low rider



YOU CAN SEE ME AT ABOUT 6:50 EXPLICET MUSIC!!!!!!!!BE WARNED

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #262
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It started life as a dwarf car-(similar to a legends if you know what that is) racing dirt ovals. My home track closed + I converted it into a hillclimb/autocross car. Its all homebuilt-Suzuki gsxr 1000 engine-narrowed Toyota rear end-some Chevette components in the front end. Fully adjustable car-1200 lbs. with driver-170 hp-12k rpm. 6 spd sequential gears-no clutch or lift to shift. It sticks real good-but you still steer it with the gas pedal.
Yup-thats me driving it. Heres a couple of pics from Mt. Washington hillclimb.


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Old 03-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #263
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OK.. showing off pics.. this is my desert ride!



LOL... Just sayin' These little buggers go anywhere.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:25 AM   #264
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A friend has a GSXR motor and tranny in a sami he has like 12 gears and shifts at 18,000rpm i think,you tube gsxr sami...it's insane


I always loved the baja bugs

How come I keep thread jacking my own thread?

anyways back to regular programing

Hopefully I will get fridge, sink and table squared away this weekend
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:12 PM   #265
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A friend has a GSXR motor and tranny in a sami he has like 12 gears and shifts at 18,000rpm i think,you tube gsxr sami...it's insane


I always loved the baja bugs

How come I keep thread jacking my own thread?

anyways back to regular programing

Hopefully I will get fridge, sink and table squared away this weekend
And we all chimed in. I'm trying to buy the little red one, all three of these belong to my step pops.

What kind refrigerator did you get? I'm living out of a cooler at the moment.

Oh and I saw where you hooked up with Tygercub and started watching some of her videos. Interesting gal.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #266
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What kind of fridge? white
it was more $$ than what I wanted to spend, we were just using a dorm fridge for the last 2 years; 1 year in building/truck and last year in the bus,kinda small but worked good.



As for brand I will have to find out this weekend

The bug would tow good behind the bus,

and tygercub is cool
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:27 PM   #267
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The bug would tow good behind the bus,

and tygercub is cool
What I was thinking... and ditto.

I was telling my mom that fridges were like $700 that I was looking at and she said.. we paid $1000 for ours.. yikes. Then this other guy says he can get me one for under $200. Geez.
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new apartment size are about $400 new and $150 used
I couldn't find a used one

The first one we couldn't set down because the roof wouldn't allow it do to the angle, it went in fine at a slit angle top in back door first,we couldn't stand it up though...no worries
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:10 PM   #269
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So you're not getting the 12v or propane type, just a regular refrigerator off regular power? Hm. Maybe I'm over thinking.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:52 PM   #270
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Propane fridges are the #1 cause of rv fires.
12v fridges (big coolers) arb,engle etc are the cats meow but at $700+ for a small one way out of my pants.

For our use we need a fridge (to keep my milk cold and everything else ) for the "drive" to where we go and either plug in or fire up genny.

So a couple 6v 215ah batteries,solar panels and the alt will keep a power inverter running between plug ins.

Your situation,involves some math to calculate how much power you need vs how to supply such power...tricky science but not bad....
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I put an apt size residential fridge in my first motorhome and used it for over 2 years with no problems.........
even on the long road trips we just turned it on high the night before we left and pretty much left it closed for the trip.
It was still under 40 degrees that afternoon when we stopped again.........
Lot safer, cheaper to own and operate,and not a fire hazard. much better than the electric/propane RV units
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Eh grey hope all is good,haven't "seen" you in a week or so....apt size fridge is ideal size,I agree
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #273
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I put an apt size residential fridge in my first motorhome and used it for over 2 years with no problems.........
even on the long road trips we just turned it on high the night before we left and pretty much left it closed for the trip.
It was still under 40 degrees that afternoon when we stopped again.........
Lot safer, cheaper to own and operate,and not a fire hazard. much better than the electric/propane RV units
Thanks you guys, that helps.

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I'm running just like GE said...small apartment size with a small freezer. I use some of those freezer packs or you can use frosen plastic bottles, and put them in the fridge section while traveling to help things stay cold. If you plug in the night before as GE said, you can travel many hours the next day without the generator running and things will stay cool if you minimize getting in and out of the fridge.
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I put an apt size residential fridge in my first motorhome and used it for over 2 years with no problems.........
even on the long road trips we just turned it on high the night before we left and pretty much left it closed for the trip.
It was still under 40 degrees that afternoon when we stopped again.........
Lot safer, cheaper to own and operate,and not a fire hazard. much better than the electric/propane RV units
Thanks you guys, that helps.

Oh my http://c.shld.net/rpx/i/s/i/spin/ima...arpen=1&qlt=85
I love that fridge,I have already cut a kitty for the clock and thefridge is next....yes I am a "real guy"
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Eh grey hope all is good,haven't "seen" you in a week or so....apt size fridge is ideal size,I agree
Still here, still bus-less....... Just quit the BS post both here and that other bus site........LOL
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We do SCA Estrella war every year and one of the guys blinged his polearm with pink fringe, Hello Kitty and gems and then a second guy painted Hello Kitty face on the end of his. The Knight said no more. He won't go into battle with a bunch of pink blinged and fringed polearm sporting Squires. I just thought that fridge was funny.

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Walmart refrigerators... you can buy and ship to store usually for free.

We bought a GE 4.4-cu ft Compact Refrigerator, Black to match the range. We have a $10 unit we bought used sitting on top of it right now. Later this summer I will be buying another GE 4.4-cu ft Compact Refrigerator, Black and put it in place of the old used one we bought. So for about $220 we will have an 8.8 cf double door refrigerator.



This is the Frigidaire 12.1 cu ft Upright Freezer (White) we installed. It was Stacey's first major appliance purchase. She was using a small dorm fridge of ours (which has since died) plus a Big Lots microwave and the freezer when we were remodeling a house in Elizabethton TN. She was living in one of the bedrooms while we lived in the Class C parked in the back yard. She decided if we kept her freezer in our bus, she could "visit" it since she had no place for it. The large freezer has been wonderful for helping to keep our food costs down since I can cook and freeze entrees to eat later. Saves us restaurant $$ and gas $$ too.



Where are you guys shopping at? Shop around, that's what the internet is for... research.
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Still here, still bus-less....... Just quit the BS post both here and that other bus site........LOL
Stop looking for the "perfect" bus! Buy one and make it suitable for you!
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Lorna,this was a very on the spot splurge "
We are 2hrs road trip from anywhere to buy and they don't fit in our DD's....so when she said "buy" I said "yes mam"

I will post pics in the am or pm Sunday to show the kitchen....3 weeks left for next trip...gotsta go...
To the bus so we can grill pizza dough out of the rain....talk about utilitarian
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