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Old 03-16-2015, 01:42 PM   #121
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Yeah, I just wanted to take advantage of the sale. The 5 gallon buckets were $32.99 iirc.

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Old 03-16-2015, 01:52 PM   #122
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Hope you can get it all figured out! It is ridiculous that some people make things so much harder because they don't understand or don't agree with the lifestyle choice. We have had this bus one week, haven't even lived in yet, and we can already feel the heat. Maybe you should bring her roses or something
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:03 PM   #123
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Yeah it all gets a lot harder once the bus is yours.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:05 AM   #124
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Food for (mudflap) thought --- I don't know how your underbelly arrangement will wind up, but...if you have tanks or storage boxes right in front of your rear wheels...consider flaps in front of those tires as well. Stole the idea from an old-timer who when asked about them said he got tired of all the mud & crud that built up op top of his fuel & poo tanks. Seemed like a reasonable idea so I installed them on my rig. My fuel tanks sending unit is right where the tires would sling the aforementioned crud. But if you go this route, note that some form of retention is necessary to keep the flaps from being blown back and rubbing against the tires. I attached some light cable via a stout spring to keep them off the tires.

Just a thought.
Thanks, I'll look into this.
Any excuse to install more mud flappage is great!
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:07 AM   #125
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I need a few and was shocked at the price of them new

when installing fan have you thought of 2 position switch to change airflow direction?
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Old 03-17-2015, 07:24 AM   #126
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Yes, actually one of the fans I got from the seller came with a reverse/on/off switch installed. I guess its a slightly more expensive model.
I'm going to put a switch on the other one.
Starting to wish I'd bought three of these units though. They were a good deal.

They're nice units but NO WAY would I ever pay retail for one @ $150.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:54 AM   #127
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I actually saw a non-powered Fantastic vent pop up on Ebay this morning for a low price so I grabbed it as soon as it was listed. 35 shipped isn't too bad. They're fifty bucks retail.
I really like these vents. Very needed in Fl!
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:03 AM   #128
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My title and paperwork should be here today. I'm very excited. Paid off my insurance for the year and now I'm going to be legal!
Still thinking about custom tags.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:31 AM   #129
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You can get weighted custom tags?

cool
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:36 AM   #130
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I've gotten all kinds of conflicting info on the tags. You're probably right, I most likely will not be able to. But it would be cool. I've never done the personalized tags before. I'm fairly sure I've seen coaches with them though.
I'm not sure what I will end up with, but I'll just be happy to have it driveable. At least legally. A thousand miles of mixed driving with no tag has been a bit nerve racking.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:56 AM   #131
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--off TN.gov--

Current Tennessee License Plate - This plate is available to Tennessee residents who are registering private passenger motor vehicles known as cars, station wagons, vans or pick-up trucks up to 3/4 ton rating and 9000 pounds and under in weight. This plate is valid for all motor homes regardless of their weight. The annual fee is $21.50.

This is were it gets sticky, when it came to registering the bus, I was told to pick my rating, 9000/12000/14000/16000 or 26K

I chose 26K, 3years ago because:



1) I didn't want to get hassled out of state, by "a professional, that doesnt know all the different state laws", and then a stop could bring out other issues that I legally have with state to state rules and regs-> better to be safe than sorry



2)This provision in Bold/Italiacs wasn't an option, so thank you for making me look, $21.50 + $40 wheel tax is better than $165 a year!!!

and it looks like personal tags are available also now, that will still be cheaper than wt'd tags!!!

going to go and try to register now!!!
so I will check into this next month!!!
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:18 AM   #132
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Oh, man that's great.
You may be able to snag "tortuga"
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:04 PM   #133
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I shall know the outcome in a couple weeks...fingers crossed
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:19 PM   #134
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They told me today at the tag office that I can have personalized plates!
And I had a tag credit so that will save me $200+. I still need a VIN verification from the fuzz, and a weight slip. So they begrudgingly made me a temporary tag.
My bus is finally legal to drive! woohooo!
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:22 PM   #135
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Sweet....
I drove mine as much as possible throughout the early winter months when I got it tagged.

Get out and have some fun before you cut that top!! ;)
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:33 PM   #136
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Duly noted, thanks I will!
Hoping to drive it up to the Fl folk fest in White Springs this May, even if its a metal tent. May just sleep in the hatch of our Impreza again, though.
Going to get some fresh fuel and weigh it tomorrow. Very excited to drive it more than a couple mile again.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:00 AM   #137
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Its an exciting day. Driving over to the bus in a little while to take her to the truck stop for a weigh-in. Hoping since its stripped down pretty well that it won't register as too portly a beast.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:49 AM   #138
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Its an exciting day. Driving over to the bus in a little while to take her to the truck stop for a weigh-in. Hoping since its stripped down pretty well that it won't register as too portly a beast.
I hope your weigh in goes well
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dont forget to wh each axle and if you can each corner as well as Over all
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dont forget to wh each axle and if you can each corner as well as Over all

I wish I had a chance to do this a few times along the build.

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