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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 05:51:31 PM »

And, the solution/prevention to condensation is air exchange, which takes some significant BTU's to support.

You can't close it up tight like a drum in winter conditions, the place will sweat like crazy.

If you insulate lightly, there's less BTU's left to keep the vent/window open to let out the moisture.

Have a look at http://www.dickinsonmarine.com/stoves.html

Gravity feed diesel heaters/stoves need no power, they draw combustion air which helps with the condensation. "No power needed" is an important consideration when off in the bush in winter conditions.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 07:09:46 PM »

Hee Hee Hee.. I've been in a LOT of Skoolies. Air tight is one thing they generally are not. There's Lot's of air exchange going on at any given time!

OK OK, I've got my tin foil hat on now! Let the flames begin!
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 07:12:13 PM »

You've been on a lot of skoolies?  Thats like saying that the third grade was the best 5 years of your life lol.
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 07:13:17 PM »

5 years, You only spent 5 years? How did you get away that easy. Those times tables were a killer!

You've been on a lot of skoolies?  Thats like saying that the third grade was the best 5 years of your life lol.
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2009, 10:04:51 PM »

 Grin Hi everyone!!!
Well just got back from a week vacation with my bus,
Check it out everyone!!!
http://www.2womenwhitetaildeerhunting.com

I tried to put my addy in the signature box and it won't work. Sad
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« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2009, 05:51:00 PM »

 Grin Hi eveyone!
Heading out to go work on the bus.
Bus door? What did you use???
Thanks
boog Wink

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« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2009, 11:02:22 PM »

I used a motorhome door for the entrance door to my bus.  I removed the original door and reframed for the new one.

I have an extra motorhome door your can have, but it is probably too big.  It needs a 28" wide by 84" tall hole.
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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2009, 06:49:10 AM »

Boogster,

On the windows that you are leaving accessible and want to look out of, you may want to get a piece of lexan or plexiglass to mount over the windows.  That will reduce the drafts and add another layer of insulation.  You could make them removable so you can open the windows.  Maybe use velcro tape or seal it up with weather striping and use brackets or clips.

Hope this helps,  good luck and keep up the good work.
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2009, 04:52:24 PM »

 Grin Hello again!!
We just got back from a quick trip up north. We finished the other bunks.
Ran the plumbing and almost finished the other cupboard. We scored a solid maple door for $15.00
It's going to look real nice.
Belfert where are you at? Might take you up on that door...will I be able to cut a curve into it?
Or do I cut the bus opening?
Thanks for all your tips everyone!!!!
This site has been such a great help.
Boog

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What are the best drill bits to use?
any suggestions
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2009, 04:45:44 AM »

I live in Shoreview, MN.  You wouldn't really be able to cut a curve in the door I have.
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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2009, 06:14:05 AM »

 Grin Hi all
I just got back and did a few more things. Got the roof finished. Got the bathroom ready for insulation.
So Belfert I will measure that opening this weekend and get back to ya Tuesday or so.
Shoreview ain't that far...nice to know theres another busser close by!!!
Going to go order the paneling today!!! Mossy Oak Camo!!!
wooohoooo
Going up north this weekend!!!
More bus work
Check it out
see
ya later have a great weekend.

Boog

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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2009, 07:10:20 AM »

 Grin Hi
We just got back with more pictures. Ordered the Mossy Oak Paneling this weekend.
Will be here in about a week or so. We put in a AC for now. It was hot Saturday.
We slept in the bus this weekend!!! It was great.
check out the pics.
thanks Boog

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« Reply #27 on: August 21, 2009, 03:10:51 PM »

Great job!  If you keep this pace up you will have it finished in no time.  And thanks for the pics, we live for bus porn Smiley


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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2009, 04:41:36 AM »

 Grin Hey all
Bus Porn....now thats funny!!!!
Well we were at it again.
Check it out!
More Bus Porn!!! hahahahahaha
Boog

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« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2009, 02:39:16 PM »

 Grin Hey all
Any one got any pictures of where they put their spare tire.
Or any ideas or pictures of tire racks
Thanks all!!
Boog

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