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Old 07-13-2014, 08:02 PM   #181
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Damn man, I'm getting tired just looking at your pictures! You've been very productive! Looks great!

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Old 07-13-2014, 09:58 PM   #182
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Damn man, I'm getting tired just looking at your pictures! You've been very productive! Looks great!
no kidding, great work
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:38 PM   #183
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Keep up the great work and the pictures. Love what you are doing.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:49 AM   #184
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Thanks guys! You guys help keep me motivated.

I went out again after dinner tonight and did a bit more.




Until tomorrow!! hehe
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Old 07-14-2014, 02:21 AM   #185
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wow you are making great progress!!
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:26 PM   #186
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Looking really good on the progress!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:08 PM   #187
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This is a great bus, great progress. You guys really get things done. Love the cedar and your stairs. You have a really roomy, open design as well, I love it.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:11 AM   #188
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Well it has been awhile, After September the back pain got pretty intense so i took some time off the bus and tinkered with the house. Now that the weather is starting to go towards spring the pain seems to be lessening again. So now that things are getting better i will start posting up pics as i work along. My goal is to have this thing on the road mid may. So i can finally use it.

Question??: Has anyone else in colder weather used laminate flooring in their bus???? It says to keep above a specific temperature to store it. I don't think it will be getting wet in the bus if i leave the linoleum down and lay it over top. I have a bunch left over and it looks way nicer then what i have in the bus. If anyone has let me know what you think. The flooring also has built in foam backing too and is 12mm.

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:55 AM   #189
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not sure about the flooring, but its good see you back.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:32 AM   #190
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good to see ya back man. dont ask us.............show us!!!!! you can do it, you got skills!
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:22 PM   #191
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Thanks guys!. Okay my wife says worst case if it doesn't work out in a year were not out anything and if it does work the floors will look awesome and all is great...

Having some time to think about things the last few months we have decided to go with the Seperett Privy 500 toilet and make our own base to the bio toilet. The Privy separates the solids from the liquids so i still require a grey water. I picked up a 55gal and a 30 gal because i wasn't sure which one i really wanted to use. After having them here i am going to use 30 Gal tanks, a primary and a secondary flow over. This will give me 60 gal total. This will also keep them up closer to the floor and not an eye sore.

Today i also mounted the counter top and base so it is permanent now and secure so it won't go flying. The sink is glued down and drain is partially installed.









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Old 03-19-2015, 03:42 PM   #192
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Really like your sink!!!
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:18 PM   #193
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Nice work, glad your back.

laminate flooring in a bus is a bad idea all around. Temp swings cause cracking and separation, humidity changes do the same. Any amount of water from boots, ect and it buckles so bad you will trip over it.

I would like to see laminate flooring removed from being sold. It is a look good for short term, temporary fix. Just one more disposable product on the market. Many many people like the price and the look when it's first installed. They hate it down the road when it won't stand the test of time.

Vinyl plank flooring looks and installs the same as laminate flooring. That's where the similarity's stop. laminate flooring is a pressed sawdust wood base with arborite laminated to the pressed sawdust base.
Vinyl plank is a plastic that carry's a life time residential warranty, 10 year commercial warranty.

Vinyl plank is also used in many of the big grocery chains like Wal mart, Super Store, ect. If it stands up to the foot traffic in one of those places, it should out last the bus.

Vinyl Plank is what I will be using in my bus.

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Old 03-19-2015, 09:14 PM   #194
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I'm using laminate in some areas. Its easy enough to replace if needed, and in my case its already sitting here leftover from another project.
Holding up well four years later and we even had a bit of a water spill from the ac drainage backing up.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:15 PM   #195
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I like the sink as well, to classy for my build.....got a new stainless one given to me, still need taps.

Also have 450 sq. ft. 8mm laminate flooring with cork under lay that was given to me, don't think it will last with muddy/wet ATV'S sittin' on it? Maybe I'll use Rhino liner or something of the sort for the rear half of the bus? ...something I can hose out.
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Old 03-20-2015, 03:26 PM   #196
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I would lay that diamond plate rubber mat that is sold in 3 and 8 foot wide rolls.

Our princes auto, and peavey mart both have it.

http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...t-/A-p8397325e

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Old 03-27-2015, 02:12 PM   #197
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Hey, thanks for the reply's. I really used to hate laminate flooring and swore i would never get it again after having it in my last house. But when i was shopping for flooring for my house we came across this stuff. It locks extremely well and has its own foam backing. It's 12mm thick with a 25 year warranty on it. We have never seen laminate at this quality before and i could replace the entire floor 2x over and still be less then the hardwood that looked the same. I get people who come in my house and say wow i love the new hardwood... my wife and i giggle and say no its laminate. The only reason i can tell is that you notice its floating in some areas where with hardwood you would not experience that.

My biggest concern too was the temperature changing. Moisture does effect it and it says so on the box. I am planning on spray foaming the under side of the bus flooring to give it some good insulation and i think i am going to remove most of the side windows too. It will help keep it dryer in there. For the cost $0 and i could replace it again in 5 years for 100$ or so is what makes me like the idea. So that's the tough decision.

Nat its funny i just saw that rubberized flooring at PA the same day you posted the link. Weird how life works like that hehe.

I picked up a sand blaster at PA for 50% off, going to use it to clean up the frame and rims/hubs because before i bought it the bus sat in long grass for 4 months so it started flaking. just looks bad but it comes off pretty quick with a wire brush but this will help get in the corners etc and that way i don't have to take the back wheels off to clean up the 5 spoke. They can take them off when it goes for safety!!!

Bus Items: 20gal Pressurized Blaster, Under sink shut offs.




My wife and i also took up archery (Re-curve, Traditional instinctive shooting) Its a lot of fun as there is a range near my house. its a great date activity!!!! hehe.

Archery, Flooring & making my wife happy with new fridge and stove! If i keep her happy she supports anything i every want to do...


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Old 03-27-2015, 02:34 PM   #198
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Yep, I used that diamond PVC mat in my bus and love it!!! I bought it from Amazon and glued it down.
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I would lay that diamond plate rubber mat that is sold in 3 and 8 foot wide rolls.

Our princes auto, and peavey mart both have it.

Heavy Duty Check Plate Rolled Rubber Mat (by the foot) | Princess Auto

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Old 04-22-2015, 04:36 PM   #199
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I am having a bitch of a time getting parts. Does anyone know of a list of part numbers for Blue Bird? particularly brakes. I am looking to get rotors but the local place for heavy equipment cant help me without a part number.

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Old 04-22-2015, 06:52 PM   #200
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Your buses build/data plate should have all of the information you would need for your running gear.

It should list the original engine, transmission, and axles.

Depending on the year the axles are most likely Eaton or Dana.

Good luck.
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