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Old 05-17-2021, 11:03 PM   #381
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Looking real good. Love the shower arm repurpose.
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Thanks Oscar!! Only took me over a year to figure out what to do with one! Lol

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Old 05-17-2021, 11:07 PM   #382
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The lights-thats right. Last month I tried out the LED flood lights I installed up where the red flashers were but I couldn't see past those mirrors when I turned them on. Off they go!
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:10 PM   #383
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The lights-thats right. Last month I tried out the LED flood lights I installed up where the red flashers were but I couldn't see past those mirrors when I turned them on. Off they go!
Do you like your led flood lights? I need to do something with my lights up top front and back... I haven't decided what to do yet... Thought about a couple outdoor speakers on 2 of the rear ones.
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:30 PM   #384
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I haven't really used them much yet but they are super bright. Fronts are mainly for tracking down campsites at night. Rears for additional backup lighting. Nilights on Amazon.
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:21 AM   #385
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Ha ha, that's an awesome repurposing of those things.
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:27 AM   #386
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That's awesome. Nice idea to repurpose one. I've been getting up the nerve to remove the crossover mirrors but they're kind of handy for maneuvering in tight spots. Honestly though they're probably handier when not in the way hanging off the front of the bus
I removed mine some time ago and could not be happier about it. I think they're incredibly ugly, I found that they blocked my view side/forward pretty badly, and the mountings for mine had eaten holes in the fiberglass hood that allowed water in and down the inside of the hood where it rusted out the headlight mountings. I've found I don't miss them at all for maneuvering; I have a good sense of where my front wheels are now, and the bottom lenses on my side-view mirrors (not sure what those are actually called) give me almost the same view anyway.
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:34 AM   #387
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Only took me over a year to figure out what to do with one! Lol
May have to steal that idea......where do I send the royalty payment?

I've been thinking about moving my shower outside to free up a little more space inside.
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:01 AM   #388
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Thanks Oscar!! Only took me over a year to figure out what to do with one! Lol
I recall someone on here saying don't throw anything away until you're done!
Are we ever really done?
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:27 AM   #389
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I haven't really used them much yet but they are super bright. Fronts are mainly for tracking down campsites at night. Rears for additional backup lighting. Nilights on Amazon.
I will check them out! Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2021, 09:27 AM   #390
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Ha ha, that's an awesome repurposing of those things.
Now I'm stuck on figuring out something else to do with the other bracket! Lol
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:00 AM   #391
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May have to steal that idea......where do I send the royalty payment?

I've been thinking about moving my shower outside to free up a little more space inside.
No royalty payment needed! Lol that's the best part about this site is all of the good ideas and collaboration!

If we had more room, an inside shower would be nice for cold weather camping... But we do enjoy the outside shower during the warm weather!
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:02 AM   #392
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I recall someone on here saying don't throw anything away until you're done!
Are we ever really done?
I've come to the realization I don't think our bus will ever be done... Lol
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:54 AM   #393
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Air Lift- Rear Air Bags

I purchased some air bags for the back of the bus a month or more ago. First I talked myself into an air compressor to be able to adjust while going down the road. Then after reading more about the wireless/Bluetooth setup, you don't have to run all the hoses and valves into the cab! I ended up going with that system.

I jacked the rear of bus up lastnight and started doing some fit checks to see if they're going to work. So far I think they'll work and I got the driver side bag in place, but still needs some adjustments. More to come! I'll take pics and post the install when I get into it.
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:58 PM   #394
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I'll be curious to see how they work for you.
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Old 06-02-2021, 02:01 PM   #395
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Air Bags!

Well I have not road tested the system yet, but so far it seems like everything went together well. I was able to get the airbags mounted and lines ran last week. I aired the bags up and let them sit over night to test for leaks. Over Memorial weekend I was able to mount the compressor. I was able to mount it to the frame just inside (behind) the battery box on the passenger side. I used to existing holes in the frame and just had to move the battery cable mounts up a bit. I would suggest the wireless ez mount that I used if contemplating going wireless. I have a small controller that kind of looks like a garage door opener. It works great as well as the app on my phone I can air up or deflate the bags. I look forward to driving about an hour this weekend and I will play with adjustments then.

My grey water tank drain pipe goes under my rearend axle tube. When I jacked the body up to get the bags in, it put pressure on that drain pipe. I may have to add a flexible rubber hose in this area if I have problems when airing the bags up. My main reason for adding the air bags is to improve ride as well as we plan to haul our boat behind the bus for some trips.

Another note on what talked me I to going with the wireless setup. Nothing goes into my cab during install. If you have a compressor with the manual valve/adjustments you have to run the air lines into the cab. Hopefully this system will last awhile, it wasn't real cheap!
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Old 06-02-2021, 04:05 PM   #396
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That is awesome. I wonder if I can find the compressor and wireless system for my current airbags. Thanks for posting
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