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Old 09-10-2013, 10:05 AM   #421
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okay so the window pillars are now not yellow






I took her "bra" off..........



and last thing I did was mounted some amber strobes to top of bumper.....might help with idiots texting or reading books going down the road

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Old 09-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #422
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You mounted your air horns under you side window. Mine are so loud, I plan to mount them about ten feet above my roof.

I like the contrast between your window pillars and the rest of the bus.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:40 AM   #423
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They blast in front of me, with window open you can barely hear them.....in front of them they hurt

above and behind you they will be loud to you since they are behind you
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:44 AM   #424
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Dang!! The strips between the windows REALLY dressed it up!!

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You mounted your air horns under you side window. Mine are so loud, I plan to mount them about ten feet above my roof.

I like the contrast between your window pillars and the rest of the bus.
This is an area that my wife has recently shocked me. She is very compassionate, quiet, doesn't like to rock the boat, and doesn't get mad easily. She wants me to get train horns, lol...
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #425
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This is an area that my wife has recently shocked me. She is very compassionate, quiet, doesn't like to rock the boat, and doesn't get mad easily. She wants me to get train horns, lol...
I got these and they sound like a train horn.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/WOLO-E ... Pid=search

I also got the Lanyard pull valve.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/WOLO-L ... vc=IDPRRZ1
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:03 AM   #426
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Re: La Tortuga...updated 08-26-13

I also like the black window pillars. I've seen that on other buses and always liked the look of it. I've also seen people paint the actual window frames black, but that seems like a lot of work, and I'd be afraid the paint would start chipping off. Did you use flat black, or is that satin?
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #427
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semi-gloss and it's a 10 foot paint job also
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up close it looks like wood grain
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #428
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Faux woodgrain FTW!! I think all of our busses have a distance rating on them
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:44 AM   #429
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yes! looks much better.
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Teaser picture...really crappy Wi-Fi

Sun rise over Bodie Light house





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I really like the window pillars...very nice!
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The black window pillars look great.
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The bus looks great.
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wow how'd you get the light house on the roof? Paint looks awesome!
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wow how'd you get the light house on the roof? Paint looks awesome!
I'm humbled, I thought I was being creative raising my roof.
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #436
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very funny GI
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.how close to the water are you when out the window is this>



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sunrise the other day

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are camp spot last 3 days



edit: I took pic standing on sand dune separating camp ground from beach...we are close
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:45 AM   #439
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okay
before leaving on our trip I had to have some tire work done, for $20 I took it down the street from work








and for $50 I got a rim,spare and mounted!!



ended up just laying it on the floor, way too heavy!

I made a set of mounts for a quick ladder in and out of bus and it still works as a step ladder







this was temp, since I am putting a deck on the back
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Lisa got off work and we hit the road at 4pm, plan was to stay somewhere around Raleigh, but! when I got out of the mountains near Silor, it was getting dark and cooling down so I kicked it into 4 gear and hammer down at 2300 rpm....65 mph!!!!
I was loving it and just kept driving...at 1 am we stopped as soon as we got onto Manteo island here




When we pulled into the rest area the first sign I saw said "No Overnite parking"...shiat...Lisa got the non emergency number and I called the cops, told them I was beat and needed to rest...dispatch said "Honey,don't worry I will tell officers to leave you alone"

Wow...cool...looky!!!

good morning bus!



we stopped at a Dunkin' donuts for a jelly donut and coffee(it had been years for a fresh donut)

we beat feet down to Avon to get the rental car







had to pee



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next stop Bodie lighthouse and then campground
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