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Old 02-02-2016, 11:44 PM   #505
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Now a video of the bus barn painting your coach would be a show I would watch. Looking forward to see what it looks like.

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Old 02-03-2016, 02:33 AM   #506
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Good decision Piker! I think that is a good price, and knowing it will be done right will give you peace of mind! After all your hard work, you deserve a break! We want Pic's!! Rail!
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This is like waiting for a Baby to be born ! Well ? almost .
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:49 AM   #508
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I'm curious to know whether the squeaking sound that you got from using foam panel insulation to replace the fiberglass batts us still noticeable now that the wall is sealed.



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This is like waiting for a Baby to be born ! Well ? almost .
Ha! I sure hope so... Kind of like how the mother forgets how hard the labor was after the baby arrives, I hope I can forget how much effort this has taken over the last few years. There might be another parallel you could draw here too... and that is even if the baby is ugly, the parents still love it.

Did I say that out loud?

Planning on picking it up saturday since it's supposed to be around 40°. Hopefully the roads dry out a little, but probably not. I wanted to avoid this, but I'll likely be driving it home in the salt, so I might end up having to crawl around underneath it tomorrow with the pressure washer.

I just hope they did a good job and it looks ok... I'm sure whatever they did will be adequate. It will have to be. I fully expect it to be so glossy that when I first look at it I'll see every flaw... but I'll get over it.

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I'm curious to know whether the squeaking sound that you got from using foam panel insulation to replace the fiberglass batts us still noticeable now that the wall is sealed.



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You know, I didn't even think of that when I drove it over to the painters earlier this week. I will pay attention to that when I drive it home tomorrow, and report back.

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Got a call from the painters just now... the bus is done... and they claim it turned out awesome. He said there was a little orange peel, but he told me there would be when I dropped it off, so I totally expect it.

OK... now I'm a little excited. I pick it up tomorrow at 1:00.

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What is that saying?

"If there are not pictures, it didn't happen?"

I'm confident it is going to look great! Waiting patiently...
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What is that saying?

"If there are not pictures, it didn't happen?"

I'm confident it is going to look great! Waiting patiently...
Touché!!

The sun came out today and dried up the roads... and tomorrow is supposed to be sunny, so I shouldn't have too much of a mess underneath the rv from all the salt.

I'm waiting patiently too... only 16 hours 53 minutes and 17 seconds

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16 hours 51 minutes 20 seconds...



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Doesn't time fly when you are watching the clock.
I had a friend who made a spray bar out of lawn sprinkler heads. He would just drive over it to wash the bottom of his truck. We don't have much salt on the road but he launched his boat in the salt water and didn't want it to rust. It seemed to work pretty good.
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Very Happy

Well, we picked up the RV this afternoon. I'm very satisfied with how it turned out. The white color really masks the slight deformation of the aluminum at the plywood seams, and I think maybe someday if we get some graphics on it, they will pull your eye away from any imperfections... and it will look even better. Is there some orange peel effect? Yes. Do I care? Nope, and not gonna go through the whole wet sanding/buffing deal. The orange peel isn't too bad, and it actually kind of works like satin or semi-gloss to hide the little waves here and there. I like it. I like it a lot.

The ride home was great... smiled ear to ear. The tranny is shifting super smooth now, and the Cummins is really sounding good. I do, however, have something squeaking up front. Maybe a passenger side wheel bearing, but not sure. The squeak goes away when I turn right a little bit, which kind of points to a tapered bearing... Also, the rear brakes got hot. I wonder if sitting for 2 years without much movement has the calipers rusted up tight in their slides... I'll get all that stuff taken care of in good time. Mechanical stuff seems easy compared to the whole siding replacement deal.

So ya... I'm stoked... I think I'd love to do the other side and complete the paint job some day. One thing at a time though. Enjoy the pics:

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Looks good! nice job.
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Awesome Job ! Looks really nice, Decals and striping to match the front and carry it around won't be difficult to find, I wouldn't think. You've got a couple of nice days ahead, then cold snap.
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