Not what we planned….

As we headed west from CO, the bus engine started making a noise. Paul spent some time checking it out and determined that we were able to continue to our stop for the night, about 2 hours away in Northern Utah. We made it to our stop and fortunately it was at the house of... Continue Reading →

45 miles in 3 hours

Well our trip started off with a bang when the engine started overheating very early into the drive. We stopped several times so Paul could top off fluid levels and check a few potential causes but nothing resolved the issue. So we found ourselves, three hours into the trip, at a gas station in an... Continue Reading →

Propane and Last Minute Additions

For as slow as a lot of this project has felt, this last little bit seems to be happening fast. There are times I look around the bus, amazed at how far it has come. The floor is in! We started with a thin underlayment that will help with sound, moisture and will help hold... Continue Reading →

Installations

In the past four weeks, since our last post there have been lots of installations happening on the bus. One of the biggest is the solar panels! Getting the whole solar set up completed has happened in stages. With the batteries in place under the bus, the next step was to get the charge controllers,... Continue Reading →

Week 75

We have finally moved on to underneath the bus. Paul made trays for our solar batteries and propane tanks that will hang underneath the bus. What you can't tell from looking at the bus is that underneath it, there is actually a lot of space. We will also be adding a truck box underneath the... Continue Reading →

Masonry and HVAC

Happy New Year! There has been lots of great progress on the bus so far this month. We hooked the bus up to city water and ran water to the sink and shower! Which means the shower fixtures are finally in! We are very close to getting the air conditioner installed also. Below is a... Continue Reading →

Installing the Ceiling Panels

It all started when we decided to work on installing our shower. We quickly found out that to get accurate measurements and cuts for the shower walls, we would need to have the ceiling panels up. So we switched gears. We decided to go with tongue and groove cedar planks for the ceiling, which we... Continue Reading →

Patience + Progress

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! The past few weeks of work on the bus seem to be creeping along; but it is happening! In between travel and the holidays, we're getting closer to having the bus ready for insulation. The floor plan for the bus is 98% done and pending appliance specs. With that... Continue Reading →

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