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Got the primer down today... After 800 hours of taping! Reaching out if anyone you chance knows a car painter out there. I’m just not confident that I have the right set up or skills to put the final coat down of the real stuff. Anyone on here know a good painter that lives near the CharlotteNC area? Thanks!0D2FE2DA-3B41-4227-AE6A-D08425F67FCC.jpeg
 

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Well if you want something done, ya just gotta do it yourself. Not perfect, but I wasn’t expecting perfection. Wherever you see the light grey (grill, side vent, window pillars) will get sprayed gloss black. The paint is still soft so not going to mess with the gloss black for as long as I can.
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Well I’d you want something done, ya just gotta do it yourself. Not perfect, but I wasn’t expecting perfection! Wherever you see the light grey (grill, side vent, window pillars) will get sprayed gloss black. The paint is still soft so not going to mess with the gloss black for as long as I can.
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I am pretty jealous.
 

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This is awesome. You're doing some fine work.
 

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Thank you! It’s a bigger project than I expected, trying to keep my eye on the prize!
 

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With that green military color you fill that bus with some milicia dressed guys and you can probably take over a few small towns!!!

Very cool looking bus.
 

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With that green military color you fill that bus with some milicia dressed guys and you can probably take over a few small towns!!!

Very cool looking bus.
Watch out if these guys show up:
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edit: Of course you'll need a half-dozen Stainless Steel Ruger Mini-14's with folding stocks converted to full-giggle mode.
 

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Any electrical guys on here by chance? While underway, I plan on running the generator. When at camp, I’ll be connected to shore power. I just installed (not wired) the exterior 30amp plug receiver. My question is how do I wire the generator? Is there some sort of switch I can incorporate?

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Any electrical guys on here by chance? While underway, I plan on running the generator. When at camp, I’ll be connected to shore power. I just installed (not wired) the exterior 30amp plug receiver. My question is how do I wire the generator? Is there some sort of switch I can incorporate?

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Not an electrician but wouldn't it be the same as a transfer switch for the house? Probably find those at big box stores. Some are automatic and some manual. I have a manual one i plan on installing at my house.
 

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Not an electrician but wouldn't it be the same as a transfer switch for the house? Probably find those at big box stores. Some are automatic and some manual. I have a manual one i plan on installing at my house.
That's exactly what you need - here's the one I had installed at my house years ago:

 

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That's exactly what you need - here's the one I had installed at my house years ago:

You’re the man!

I looked more on amazon, price wise, would this do the same thing for me?

Go Power! TS-30 30 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch Amazon.com: Go Power! TS-30 30 Amp Automatic Transfer Switch: Automotive
 

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Gah, unfortunately not really. We just moved into a new home which has been taking all of time time lately. I was waiting on the cabinets to come in as well, which they finally did. Managed to get new tires on her all around too. The outside is all but finished. Here’s a final pic (missing 2 fenders around the lights I’ve yet to put on). Also ordered a powered awning I’ve yet to put on as well. Hoping to get progress going again soon on it though!
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Cheese and Rice @Trevor Shipman how long are you going to make us wait? This is absurd!!! :p:D Man you got a lot going on!!!! Well I for on am beyond impressed by what you have done here. I was just on the phone with my daughter and we pulled up ebay and started running through the buses that are currently available and there are some great ones out there!!!! You have certainly inspired me, thats for sure!!!! NICE WORK Sir!!!
 

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Haha! Thank you! I must say, it’s waaaay more work than I thought! But go for it and share the progress (and the pain)!

If I can be of any help, just let me know!
 

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Gah, unfortunately not really. We just moved into a new home which has been taking all of time time lately. I was waiting on the cabinets to come in as well, which they finally did. Managed to get new tires on her all around too. The outside is all but finished. Here’s a final pic (missing 2 fenders around the lights I’ve yet to put on). Also ordered a powered awning I’ve yet to put on as well. Hoping to get progress going again soon on it though!
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It's just .. WOW
I love to watch when people make their dreams come true, and even with their own hands. I wish you good luck :) Looking forward to see new posts.
 
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