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Author Topic: Stupid Bus Tricks.  (Read 1429 times)
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« on: September 07, 2009, 02:47:59 AM »

  For years when I have had to get under  a vehicle in less the perfect situations I have used plastic sheets etc...to slide under.  My latest discovery is that the 70's orange  shag carpet that I am removing from my bus makes excellent  ground cover.  I have some big old pieces I put under and next to the bus where I am working, bits don't get lost and working underneath is less of a chore.  I don't htink it has to be orange, but the shag part helps.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 06:36:53 AM »

I don't think it has to be orange, but the shag part helps.

Yup, the blue-green shag works nicely too.   Grin

My favorite though is just large sheets of cardboard scavenged from large boxes.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 08:07:31 AM »

I like water heater boxes

They make cool forts and when you are done playing in them you can use them to slide under the bus

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 08:17:25 AM »

I carry a small blue tarp in my bus for such occasions; cheap and it rolls up quite small. Also good for wet ground when cardboard won't work.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 08:39:25 AM »

I like to go to Lowes and go dumpster diving Roll Eyes Shocked for large Thick Tri-Wall corrugated Crates(the type the extra large Items are Shipped in )they slide on asphalt very nicely and feels like the pillow top mattress does only in card board. Cool
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 09:14:58 AM »

Being an old furniture mover, I use old furniture blankets.  Especially nice during winter when having to crawl under the bus on the cold concrete of the warehouse.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 09:31:29 AM »

I just make Larry crawl under it!  Wink Works for me! Grin  Christy
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 09:38:57 AM »

Christy, I guess by now he's used to it huh! Roll Eyes

I've used moving blankets, cardboard, roll up plastic sheet which I like the best. If you drop something, you can find it, you can slide around on it, and it'll keep you dry. Only problem I can think of is, I don't remember where I put it! Grin

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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 06:36:32 AM »

I prefer Cardboard,
it is slick enough so sliding in and out is easy,
it stays flat while moving around,
it allows you to see anything dropped,
it will absorb some liquid spills,
it cushions against gravel, concrete, dirt,
it is disposable,
it is cheap.....

The one downside is that it is difficult to store on the bus. ( I have a couple moving blankets if cardboard is not available)


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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 09:00:43 PM »

Ir's the last thing to go in my bay, on top of everything else.

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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 05:47:20 AM »

I found the old ceiling from my MCI 7 did a super job.  Nice thing is that it cleans up great!

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