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Old 08-26-2013, 06:39 AM   #401
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #402
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Found some time this weekend to work on the overhead storage and re-wire bedroom

paint is your friend

sign drying



mounted and pirtied up some



added recpticles everywhere



this one is over the tv/desk/dirty laundry and emergency toilet area



lift up to poop



down for desk/place for mama to put her suitcase



added lights and rectiacle for each side; switch controls the light and 2 plug-ins

Lisa's side



my side



both on



here you can see the overhead area



also mounted to boxes on back wall to run ac and something(just no more extension cards to walk or trip on
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #403
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You're cruisin, man! I love the sign, lol... I like the way you are doing the electrical. Nice and simple and you can add on on the fly. Woodworking is looking excellent as well!
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Great work! I like all the pine boards and the effective use of space over the toilet. Have you figured out yet how you will secure the toilet? You certainly don't want that thing flying around while you are whipping the bus around a hairpin turn!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:24 AM   #405
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Great work! I like all the pine boards and the effective use of space over the toilet. Have you figured out yet how you will secure the toilet? You certainly don't want that thing flying around while you are whipping the bus around a hairpin turn!
I say just a ratchet strap across your lap to two tie downs and your set. It will keep you and the toilet in place on those hairpin turns.
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Great work! I like all the pine boards and the effective use of space over the toilet. Have you figured out yet how you will secure the toilet? You certainly don't want that thing flying around while you are whipping the bus around a hairpin turn!
I say just a ratchet strap across your lap to two tie downs and your set. It will keep you and the toilet in place on those hairpin turns.
MMMMM. ....... now I have to find a place to store a helmet
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #407
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i love the way you did your outlets
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #408
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i love the way you did your outlets
Me, too.

At one time I had planned to install all my outlets and switches in the same way, but decided I had a lot of room inside the ceiling and walls to run conduit, so I changed my mind and hid everything. I figured the cabinetry would be easier to mount if I didn't have the exposed conduits running around, but after seeing yours, I really like that look. Too late for me, now!
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Thanks all, one extra reason for building this way is I can have an empty shell in a day if need be
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Old 08-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #410
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Have you figured out yet how you will secure the toilet? You certainly don't want that thing flying around while you are whipping the bus around a hairpin turn!
I screwed some 1 1/2" tall oak boards to the floor to coral our porta-potti and we haven't had any problems so far, but we haven't tried the rollover maneuver or the jump to light speed yet.

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Old 08-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #411
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Looks as easy as angle to the floor...will see what gets done this weekend

I still gotta get power into the bus less redneck than throwing the 50 pound anaconda out the window, and the duct taping the 1-1/2 opening closed
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #412
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I know what I made was a dangerous cable (we know and understand this)

Is this to any kind of spec?hell no...people shouldn't be messing with stuff that isn't there's

so why did I do this you ask?

Because I could not find any 50 amp twist lock or other flush mount male plugs locally, i will order one and redo this this winter(maybe)

so now that that is done and out of the way

pilot hole for the this

use this

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install recepticle




open sign; then open this



plugged in...the 50 amp cord actually goes straight down


and then made this up, just in case some idiot wants to help me

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:58 AM   #413
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also installed a few solar panels i had from other projects

3 40 watt panels(to help with fridge while stopped at tourist attractions)



got some curtains sewed up (wow out of focus)









installed grommets to hold these



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and we got a 3 drawer holder and I mounted it to cabinet top

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I see a jungle theme going here with all the animal print, But the color seems to be off on my monitor. I guess it needs adjusting.
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:15 AM   #415
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I see a jungle theme going here with all the animal print, But the color seems to be off on my monitor. I guess it needs adjusting.
NOPE...wife loves her pink so I let her do the front of the bus....I will move the "old" curtains (normal cheetah print) to the bedroom area

Bedroom area is basically my decorating and the front 2/3 is her's
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #416
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That photo looks perfectly in focus to me--but then I didn't get to help with those wine bottles. Darn! Jack
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I see a jungle theme going here with all the animal print, But the color seems to be off on my monitor. I guess it needs adjusting.
NOPE...wife loves her pink so I let her do the front of the bus....I will move the "old" curtains (normal cheetah print) to the bedroom area

Bedroom area is basically my decorating and the front 2/3 is her's
You are a better man than me! But fortunately my wife has no interest in decorating, so I'm off the hook.
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I know what I made was a dangerous cable (we know and understand this) Because I could not find any 50 amp twist lock or other flush mount male plugs locally, i will order one and redo this this winter(maybe)
I guess most of us have some kind of skeleton(s) in our electrical closet. I'll only say this: Anderson PowerPole connectors, which I first became acquainted with in ham radio circles, are actually UL listed for AC power usage too.
The smallest of them (PP15/30/45) have contacts available for up to 45 amp 600 volt AC/DC use (carrying, but not interrupting -- use a switch to interrupt); amperage ratings go up substantially higher in the larger-bodied lines. These include the type commonly used for battery packs on electric forklifts etc. Anyway.. they're a nice, compact, genderless connector with shroud on both sides to avoid the possibility of hot blades sitting exposed to direct contact (though the larger models may be big enough that a person, especially a child, might theoretically poke a finger into the opening). They're convenient and affordable for applications like yours where you have a single-purpose cord that doesn't need a conventional NEMA connector because it isn't intended to connect with anything else.

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DO NOT OPEN BEFORE UNPLUGGING FROM SHORE POWER
Also known as tamper-evident: The one who is dazed and smoldering holding the live end of a hookup cable is probably the guilty party..
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I see a jungle theme going here with all the animal print, But the color seems to be off on my monitor. I guess it needs adjusting.
NOPE...wife loves her pink so I let her do the front of the bus....I will move the "old" curtains (normal cheetah print) to the bedroom area

Bedroom area is basically my decorating and the front 2/3 is her's
You are a wise man

Also, it took me half a sec to realize why what you did was dangerous, lol...then I visualized the cable.
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