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Old 03-24-2020, 08:10 PM   #21
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Yes there are. And I have found that there are bolt cutters and there are Bolt Cutters. We bought a set in order to cut a lock off and even with two of us trying to manhandle the bolt cutters. We walked over to the County Roads Shop and asked if they could grind it off. The gent chuckled and pulled out another set of bolt cutters that cut the lock with ease. I guess that the oats really are cheaper after the horse.

The feature you mentioned on the job box lock is just what I was describing. You can touch the lock and reach to unlock it but there is no room to get any tools to the lock.

Fortunately most scumbag generator thief's don't carry liquid nitrogen with them.
I once watched a huge dude in Philly pull a huge pair of bolt cutters out of his huge shorts, snip the lock on a bike and ride off with it, without ever breaking stride. Happened too fast for me to even yell, not that it would have done any good. Now whenever I see a huge dude with huge shorts, I have no idea what he could be carrying.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:04 PM   #22
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I once watched a huge dude in Philly pull a huge pair of bolt cutters out of his huge shorts, snip the lock on a bike and ride off with it, without ever breaking stride. Happened too fast for me to even yell, not that it would have done any good. Now whenever I see a huge dude with huge shorts, I have no idea what he could be carrying.
That is regrettably the origins of the baggy, fallin' down pants style...
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:52 PM   #23
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:28 PM   #24
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I moved into my first bus before it was completely finished. It was 80%+ finished. I built the window valances on the parking lot @ Sunset Station in Henderson (Las Vegas).
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I hung out there off and on. Twenty plus years ago I guess. Been a long while. I loved the station!

My grandparents lived in Henderson. My aunt and uncle bought the house when my grandad died. They're still there. Anchor Dr lol. How does the brain remember things like that? I'm guessing the last time I was out there was...2005 or 2006.
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:57 PM   #25
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That is regrettably the origins of the baggy, fallin' down pants style...
I knew it was to carry stuff around hidden, but I didn't think it was literally bolt cutters.
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Old 03-25-2020, 10:45 AM   #26
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I hung out there off and on. Twenty plus years ago I guess. Been a long while. I loved the station!

My grandparents lived in Henderson. My aunt and uncle bought the house when my grandad died. They're still there. Anchor Dr lol. How does the brain remember things like that? I'm guessing the last time I was out there was...2005 or 2006.
I parked my bus over in the old truck parking area.

I was there off and on from around 1998-2001 doing contract work for a couple of casinos..

I remember the Wednesday Buffet coupons. We were regulars at the buffet on Wednesdays.

I am not a Vegas fan but did have a great time between jobs hanging out at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave or up on Mt. Charleston.
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I parked my bus over in the old truck parking area.

I was there off and on from around 1998-2001 doing contract work for a couple of casinos..

I remember the Wednesday Buffet coupons. We were regulars at the buffet on Wednesdays.

I am not a Vegas fan but did have a great time between jobs hanging out at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave or up on Mt. Charleston.
I knew the family that owned the Lee Canyon ski area. It is cool to be in 70 degree weather in Las Vegas and 90 minutes later be on the slopes!
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:52 AM   #28
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I Now whenever I see a huge dude with huge shorts, I have no idea what he could be carrying.
Just look at the size of his hands......
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Old 03-26-2020, 11:59 AM   #29
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How goes the move in decision?

If you are considering the travel trailer route, I have a comfortable 5th wheel travel trailer and a 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup for sale as a package. Delivery available. Just putting it out there.
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Hmm, don't believe I'd recommend that. How about buying a beat up but functional travel trailer for living in while you build out your bus. The trailer will cost a little up front but you'll easily recoup your $ by selling it when your done. Having a "home base" will allow you to do a better job on the conversion rather than a slap crap job you'll soon learn to hate.
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I think an old trailer is a great idea, especially with a GF and kittens. Writing down your expectations is a great idea too, even if doing this alone! Good luck with your decision and with your build.
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:18 PM   #31
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OP, I applaud you. I've found that when I'm all-in on something, problems tend to get solved. Way to go.
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