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Old 06-11-2021
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Changed out the kitchen faucet.
Replaced the ice machine as it wouldn't make ice on a regular basis. Old Uline. Won't buy them again. This was our second one. The new ones now cost $1,800!
Won't buy them again. Bought a $400 Chinese brand. Easier on the wallet to replace when it goes.
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Started to install a roof top cargo box. Had to make brackets and rivet nut to roof corrugated plates (no holes in roof).
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Finished the bumper replacement from the drifting in mud damage after my tire blowout. Looks great and I got lucky to only had to adjust it once to get it straight. Paint match worked out great.

Now on to see if the knuckle heads at Loves punctured one of my drive tires, or more likely they didn't get the crossfire screwed onto the inner tire and it's leaking. Joy.. Well I needed to take those off to change the shocks anyhow, and my 20Ton jack stands just got here so.... time to melt in the humidity...
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so.... time to melt in the humidity... I work ten minutes and I am soaked through. I am waiting for the sun to get off the garage right now. I am almost done on the outside with the basics. I think I got shirtless this night, no shame lol.

Next few days will be inside and I have the A/C on. One thing I did was run a 50 amp line to the shop.

Glad to hear you got you coach together after that scary slide. We are taking ours out on it's first long trip next week. Praying for a smooth ride out and back. The WOG will know lol.
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Added a 4gal water pressure accumulator tank. Can now flush, wash, and fill a coffee pot without the pump kicking on. Sink will run for about a minute on a full tank.

Tank was $36. I already had all the PTC fittings and line, and the mounts were cobbled together with some scrap wood and plumber's tape. Put it where the factory charcoal filter canister used to be located.
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Thought I would throw one more post out there in case anyone else is crossing these bridges .. and possibly this helps.

It was a good progress week (for the bus - less so at work therefore)
1. Replaced all roof vents (front main, bathroom and kitchen with Maxxair - wow) - see picture
2. Built the dinette base (PO removed?) and sewed up some new covers (see pics)
3. Rewired the AC switches (new) and added independent power relay (see separate post)
4. Discovered (finally) radiator shot on Gen - one being built (see post and pics) - this was after using Thermocure.. turns rust to fluid..
5. Replacing DS and PS seats and building bases - cleaned up the DS floor (see pic)
6. Narrowed down root cause for steering to the gear drive (will be attempting an adjustment) - thanks to all those helpful posts
7. Received the switch so I can fix the search light
8. Fixed up some wiring for the dash lights
9. Powerwashed the underside - looking for leaks (power steering and ready to change fluids)
10. Have pictures off to safe T steer to get fitted for a dampner
11. Repaired the couch bed frame which was cracked
12. Replaced the non-functional microwave (see pic)
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Old 06-15-2021
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I got the low air lamp and buzzer working. A wire had been cut at the lamp, and one wire removed from the buzzer terminal. Seems like a bad idea to me, but who am I to judge?


I replaced the air admittance valve for the grey water drain. On Shadow, an 88 PT 40, the air admittance valve is actually outside the coach in the curbside wheel well.


I ordered some electroluminescent inverters for the dash. I got A5 size inverters and will play with them a bit to see how they work. These are not exactly like the blue cubes in the bus, but should work okay. I will write them up if they work out.


I also removed some wire that had been run from the front of the bus to the rear. I think it may have been for a brake controller or some such. I also used some screw-down cable ties to secure a brake air-line and another bunch of wires (connectorized in a molex) that were in the cockpit and stuffed up into the shifter / control console on the wall. I am cleaning that area up (working on the EL illumination) and don't want non-functional stuff in the way.
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Thought I would throw one more post out there in case anyone else is crossing these bridges .. and possibly this helps.

It was a good progress week (for the bus - less so at work therefore)
1. Replaced all roof vents (front main, bathroom and kitchen with Maxxair - wow) - see picture
2. Built the dinette base (PO removed?) and sewed up some new covers (see pics)
3. Rewired the AC switches (new) and added independent power relay (see separate post)
4. Discovered (finally) radiator shot on Gen - one being built (see post and pics) - this was after using Thermocure.. turns rust to fluid..
5. Replacing DS and PS seats and building bases - cleaned up the DS floor (see pic)
6. Narrowed down root cause for steering to the gear drive (will be attempting an adjustment) - thanks to all those helpful posts
7. Received the switch so I can fix the search light
8. Fixed up some wiring for the dash lights
9. Powerwashed the underside - looking for leaks (power steering and ready to change fluids)
10. Have pictures off to safe T steer to get fitted for a dampner
11. Repaired the couch bed frame which was cracked
12. Replaced the non-functional microwave (see pic)
Cleaning up the floor does a lot,its a good visual for sure.
Thanks for the pics!
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Washed the bird over the weekend. By hand. Was wanting a longer bird. But now thinking a shorter bird. Lol
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[QUOTE=kybird;524210]Washed the bird over the weekend. By hand.


I always wash my bus by hand, sometimes though it's not my hand
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