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Old 05-22-2019, 07:19 AM   #81
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This was a post in a different thread but I wanted to share it here too. May 15.

Been trying to clean up all the wires in the bus before I start building my kitchen. I thought I was making great progress and continually started the bus every so often to make sure I didn't cut something that would have me up shittte creek. well bus started and then I realized I made a huge mistake and none of my rear lights work. ugh. Just needed to vent I am confident that I will eventually find my mistakes but this is just another setback in skoolie life.


By the looks of it, youíve got it all figured out. I, without knowing why at the time, didnít cut the plug or throw away the burnt out light indicator when I was gutting wires. I did unplug it though, which gave me the same issue (no rear lights). I think rather than splice Iím going to use the indicator...I think itís kinda cool.IMG_1344.jpg
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Old 05-22-2019, 02:26 PM   #82
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...I am confident that I will eventually find my mistakes but this is just another setback in skoolie life.
If it's any consolation, I'm experiencing the same life while working on my bus.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:42 PM   #83
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I wish I could post some progress pictures of the bus, but I was deployed on short notice to go assist in a crisis and have been working 12-16 hour days 6 days a week in 100+ degree weather. I guess the upside to this is that I am making good money and might be able to splurge on a few nice things I have seen you all install but did not want the expense in my build. This is the first time I have been on this site in a while. I miss you all and will try to catch up on some of my favorite build threads. I hope to be home in around 6 or so weeks. However when I get back I will be overwhelmed with things I want to do, and I am in dire need of spending time with my 8 and 4 year old kids. This would have been much better in the winter when it is too crappy of weather to work on the bus. I am missing out on prime construction weather.

take care!!!
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:34 AM   #84
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Been there, done that! The money is good, the time drain sucks1 At least you have more time to think about your build. Well, at least one would think so on the outside. Working that many hours a day really dulls the mind. Keep at it, the next 6 weeks may be hard but the boost in available funds is nice. As a bonus, you can feel good about helping in a crisis.
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:44 AM   #85
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That's always the way, but for the cost of time you'll have a couple different rewards. Some monetary, and some that are priceless.

You'll be back at it....and besides..... if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
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Old 09-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #86
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3+ months, my whole summer, I was away for work, dying in 100+ heat every single day. Good news is that I am alive and back home. I have so many things to catch up on. I did get 1 good day of work in on the bus when I got home. I finished 1 more wall and actually bolted down 1 cabinet. next up is framing the bed. I was hoping to have a lot of work done this summer so I could use the bus for deer and elk hunting this fall but that is not going to happen.

I also had to scramble to find a place to store the bus a few days after I got home because my old place fell through. I got "lucky" and found a place just 2 miles from my house for $75 a month.

I look forward to getting back on this forum where I find great ideas and motivation from everyone's builds.
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:20 PM   #87
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Welcome back and crack on, sometimes things take a funny turn gotta love when the rig is close to home
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:51 AM   #88
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Frickin sweet build. Looking forward to following. Love the salvage work. Are you still happy you did this. Looked like it came out to about $400 for the AC and Fridge and propane cabinet. Seems worth it for sure.

I love the idea of using a full size stove vs buying a mini for wayyyyy more money. What are the dimensions of the enclosure you plan to do and out of what materials?

How the heck did you know what to do with the instrument panel?!? Seems most buses need refurbishing and never thought of trying to tackle it. But now I may, if it is be needed in my future. You've opened my eyes.

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layout ideas. toilet will not be going in this year. I think that whole area is going to be left open for the mean while
Any changes to this layout? Didn't see any updates later on. No shower? What size bed are you planning? What are you doing to your rear door?

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Sunday was a productive day. Got the floor in. I am just going to put down some polyurethane.
Are you happy you went this route? It seems to save head room which is going to be really important to me, so I'm glad to see this style for the first time. I always figured it was insulation, sub floor and then laminate with no other options.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:10 PM   #89
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Just binge read this build. Loving it so far. I do body work and paint so I can appreciate the tedious nature of the job you did. Good work. It's been a few months. Any updates?
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