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Old 08-22-2018, 03:51 PM   #41
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LPG? is that propane? It came out of an old RV so I'm hoping it is good for propane

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Old 08-22-2018, 03:59 PM   #42
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LPG? is that propane? It came out of an old RV so I'm hoping it is good for propane
LPG is propane.

Being an RV stove, I would expect it to be propane.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:15 PM   #43
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If it came out of another RV it is probably OK, but it would not hurt to know for sure. I've seen stranger things people have put in them.
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Old 08-22-2018, 07:30 PM   #44
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Nice bus, very similar to mine

I like the 70s avocado green rv stove

What is that roof hatch? Ive been wondering what to do with mine and that looks great
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:33 PM   #45
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Some say securing directly to the ribs will cause the hardware to rain inside the bus from condensation, I think this is an exaggeration.
I think I'll take the word of someone who's actually done the work, and is living with it in a day-to-day scenario.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:40 PM   #46
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We paid to have it done. They gave us a good deal because we did all the prep work ourselves. Ended up costing about the same if we were to do ourselves. Our bus is a 32' and it cost us $1000
Very good-looking foam job. Did you have to trim much afterwards? In the pics it doesn't look like it's been trimmed at all.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:43 PM   #47
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I think I'll take the word of someone who's actually done the work, and is living with it in a day-to-day scenario.
I'm hoping it's not gonna be an issue. We aren't planning on being in super cold weather. I dont think its gonna be a problem though. The ceiling is also going to have 5/16 tongue and groove wood too so hopefully that'll help
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:45 PM   #48
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Very good-looking foam job. Did you have to trim much afterwards?
Surprisingly no, it took about an hours work of cleanup after and it is now pretty much ready to be covered up. The guy that sprayed it used closed cell spray foam so it didn't raise very much. Another thing I didn't know about the spray foam is it's a water sealer too. Just a plus that I wasn't aware of.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:51 PM   #49
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Nice bus, very similar to mine

I like the 70s avocado green rv stove

What is that roof hatch? Ive been wondering what to do with mine and that looks great
Yeah the bus came with 2 emergency roof hatches, both were old and broken. The front we turned into a skylight, the other is a roof hatch. I used a cardboard cutout to get the curvature of the roof down, and cut down 2x4"s. Weather treated them, painted them, and used tinted plexiglass. They work really well, the only issue is the plexiglass is starting to sag. Probably from the sun. Might need to be replaced in the future with something of higher quality. They cost about $80 to make both of them.Click image for larger version

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Old 08-22-2018, 08:54 PM   #50
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Surprisingly no, it took about an hours work of cleanup after and it is now pretty much ready to be covered up. The guy that sprayed it used closed cell spray foam so it didn't raise very much. Another thing I didn't know about the spray foam is it's a water sealer too. Just a plus that I wasn't aware of.
Yeah, closed cell is the way to go. Yours is about the best job I've seen as far as not having a lot of trimming to do afterwards. I've seen some that reminded me of Stalactite City.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:07 PM   #51
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He did a very thorough job, was able to do it right in my driveway, only took a couple hours and was done. Was very affordable and psyched about the whole project in general. If anyone is in eastern New Mexico area I would definitely recommend and give his info.
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:18 PM   #52
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I think I'll take the word of someone who's actually done the work, and is living with it in a day-to-day scenario.
I wasn't talking to you.
Feel free to take the word of the one in a million random dudes that had different results.

See now what happens if that person you want that advice from doesn't chime and say something. The info isn't provided. So I offered another option to consider. You on the other hand show up just to throw shade and really never have a positive solution to any issues. You're just a kiss ass yes man that says everything they see is cool. The person couldn't have gotten the tid bit I posted from you, because you haven't actually build out a bus yet either, have you?
Your hood scoops are really nice though.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:06 PM   #53
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That's a nice spray foam job. Looks clean. How thick is the foam?

I've heard both ways about attaching the wood to the metal ribs. Read some accounts of icicles forming. I've also talked with a couple in a bus who attached to the ribs and haven't seen a drop. The ones I read were people living in snow. The couple I talked to live near me in Central Florida.

I attached wood to the side of the rib and attached to that. I plan on being four seasons over the next year or longer so I just didn't want to take the chance. All of my interior sheets on the side walls are also attached to wood.

Anyways, looking good. Excited for you to be on the build and not the demo!
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You on the other hand show up just to throw shade and really never have a positive solution to any issues. You're just a kiss ass yes man that says everything they see is cool.
How can a person do nothing but throw shade, and also do nothing but agree?

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The person couldn't have gotten the tid bit I posted from you, because you haven't actually build out a bus yet either, have you?
Certainly not complete with it, and for that reason I don't dictate on how things should be done when I haven't even done them myself.


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Your hood scoops are really nice though.
You're mistaken yet again....I don't have even one, much less multiples.


Apologies to the OP for besmirching your thread.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:21 PM   #55
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Some recent updates. Kitchen is in the works. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-08-2018, 08:06 AM   #56
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Old 09-10-2018, 03:49 PM   #57
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Does anyone think I will have any issues using this material for the walls and ceiling? The wood is 5/16" tongue and groove pine wood planking. Going to use the 3/4" self tapping screws to attach to metal ribs. I already have the bus insulated but will be using canned insulation to make sure the insulation is flush with the wood once attached. Click image for larger version

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Pre drill the holes in the wood. It'll make it easier for the self tappers to cut into the metal ribs. It sucks when the tips of the self tappers break off in the hole it was cutting.
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I also pre-drill the metal for any self tappers. The trick is to get just the right sized hole. Too big, too loose. Too small, broken screw. I actually test the hole size on comparable scrap sheetmetal.


I have also noticed that any stainless self tappers are much more prone to snapping off than regular steel.
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Yeah we are about 3 hours east of ABQ in Clovis. Near by?

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I'm in Clovis as well! If you ever need an extra pair of hands let me know, I'll be here until about the end of the year. I'd love to see your progress in person.
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