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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 12:29:23 AM »

Why would PT wood need to be painted?

Pressure treatment makes the wood more dense, thus restricting water absorption, but not preventing it.  Eventually the wood will begin to deteriorate.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 04:25:01 AM »

My main concern would be the weight, but I'm sure Nick has it figured out!

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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2010, 04:45:45 PM »

Day 4, Composit decking is complete!

Tomorrow, the railings will be installed.

Here are some more pics
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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 03:04:24 PM »

Day 5, Complete.


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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 04:06:49 PM »

awesome Nick that looks  great.  I don't  think it would look quite  as good on the curved roof of an MCI.  Is there going to be a permanent ladder on the bus? How about an elevator?  How  much does that composite stuff weigh (compared to treated  lumber?)
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 05:51:45 AM »

Looks good Nick!
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2010, 05:56:31 AM »

Don't forget to reweigh the coach and adjust the tire pressures as may be necessary!
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« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2010, 09:58:35 AM »

Looks great!  But with over 400lbs of A/C and now another, what 500lbs of wood-have you tried driving to see if it feels top heavy?

I still maintain the A/C's should have better exhausting for the condenser.  Maybe just cut a hole in the 2x4 support next to the squirrel cage exhaust so the hot air can exit under the deck-and then also cut another hole in the 2x4 on the outside edge for venting?  But-the hot summer months will tell.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2010, 05:03:01 PM »

Thanks Guy's! The customer is super happy!!

Tom,

I just got back from delivering the coach to Baltimore. I didn't notice and weight difference or power loss at all...

Funny, I did cut 1-12" holes in the 2x4's on both sides of each unit as you stated!!

Philip,

A fold up ladder will be used until the coach gets back from Daytona 500. I will be designing/constructing an aluminum

stair cases that will break down and be stored in the bays.

Next Sunday, I pick up the second H3-45 in Nashville.

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« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2010, 05:50:48 PM »


Looks pretty cool Nick, when we going to the race Smiley     

One thought is that you may want to put something on the lead of the deck to divert the wind off the front edges when it is doing 90mph down the highway.   Don't want deck or the deck boards lifting off.  I'm not sure if you used stationary deck building methods or how they will hold up in high winds.

Interesting project.
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« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2010, 05:56:47 PM »

Looks great Nick, Keep up the good work. Jason
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« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2010, 08:23:05 PM »

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Thanks Guy's! The customer is super happy!!
Tom,
I just got back from delivering the coach to Baltimore. I didn't notice and weight difference or power loss at all...
Funny, I did cut 1-12" holes in the 2x4's on both sides of each unit as you stated!!
Philip,
A fold up ladder will be used until the coach gets back from Daytona 500. I will be designing/constructing an aluminum
stair cases that will break down and be stored in the bays.
Next Sunday, I pick up the second H3-45 in Nashville.
Nick-

Nick,
When will you be getting to Nashville?
I'll be in Nashville all day Sat. 01/30/10 with an indoor track team.
Would be great to meet up with you. I'll buy lunch, if you can make it.
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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2010, 07:12:43 AM »

Hi BK,

I will know for sure by Thursday but, I am schedguled to fly out on Sunday night.

I will call you if it's any earlier.

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« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2010, 01:01:55 PM »

Nick;

It would be interesting how close the H3 is to mine in the '03 assy.

I noticed that there were a few roof patches?   How are they holding up.   

Can you start a thread about your Webasto installs.   We know that you refurbish these units.   I think that a few of us would be interested in the finer details of the install..

I am looking for the side bracket that holds the fuel filter and circ pump.   Do you have a extra on for sale?

I have a new U8202 pump that I want to mount on the side on the factory bracket.

Again THANKS for posting this thread..
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 07:39:13 PM »

Headded to Atlanta on Wednesday.

First stop, Baltimore to hop abord the 03 H345 and run to TN to pick up another H345. Then running to

Atlanta Motor Speedway to set up all 3 Prevo's in the infield for race weekend. Friday morning I will hop

on a flight to west palm beach to pick up the company's 07'Phayton S&S.. and drive it back to Atlanta to

join the fleet in the infield. Then Hopefully I can relax and enjoy the races before we will pack up Sunday night

and head Back to Baltimore with all the coaches except the newest Prevo that I will take back to my shop

for Shower, tanks, and plumbing install since this coach is a 12 bunk sleeper with only a toilet in it.

Should be fun!
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