Another Thanksgiving on the bus

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

Took it to Tulsa for the BMX Grand Nationals and cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 4 adults and 4 kids. It was a little tight but there was room for everyone to sit and eat and the food was great. Football on the TV with our digital HD antenna made it just like home. It never even get cold enough to use the furnace, roof heaters were plenty.

Furnace

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

More stuff I’ve never done before. Wasn’t looking forward to cutting a hole in the side of the bus but it wasn’t that bad.  Mounted it under the master bed. Found the 35kBTU furnace on eBay(where else) ducting was all purchased at Lowes.  Had to get creative with some of the vent placement. One vent ducted to the rear bunk area, one right out into the master bed area and the other two went up front.

More little stuff

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

Curtains, lighting and access door were all added. Got the curtains for a song at WalMart, bought them long, cut them in half and custom sewed them for what I needed.

Summer trip

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

Went camping in July. The bus doesn’t like the Ozark mountains much. Lots of going 30mph up hill and running hot unless you take it really easy. When I returned I added the venting on the rear doors. One step of several more to come to alleviate some of the cooling issues for summer.

Dinette build

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

Finally got around to building the dinette almost a year after our maiden voyage.

I built the bases smaller for floor room in the aisle. I used 2×12 lumber and 3/4″ plywood. Found the tabletop on eBay and bought the fabric locally in the bargain bin. Foam came from Foam Factory, ordered to fit. Hinged the seats for more storage. I eventually hinged the table to swing up with cabinet hinges as well to allow easier access to the bench storage areas. Never built furniture before but I think it all turned out pretty nice.

Sink

Posted in Uncategorized on January 7, 2012 by 82mci

Installed the plastic RV sink I found on eBay and finished it off with a homemade cover to increase counter space when it’s not in use.

Trim work

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2011 by 82mci

My sister donated an old bunk ladder. I finished the overhead cabinet for the sink area and trimmed out the fridge cabinet.

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