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Where to Park Your Bus

This past summer we were parked at Distant Drums RV Resort in Camp Verde, AZ. They have Full Hook-Ups and some great features; fitness room, laundry room, pool, spa, dog park, trails all around, vineyards, Sedona near-by, swimming holes, etc. It was during their “off-season”, but they had a “No rigs over 10 years old”…

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SoCal NRG (Non-Rally Gathering)

March 4th to the 6th, 2016 was billed as an NRG (Non–Rally Gathering). It all started when one of our very active Bus Conversion International members, Buck Trout, was helping a new member, Sean Bartlett, who had just purchased a bus. In the course of the conversation, Sean asked if converted bus owners ever got…

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BUSES REALLY BURN “THE TALK”

I am sorry to lay this on you folks, but it is time to have “The Talk.” Oh I know it will be uncomfortable and you’ll want me to get to the point and turn you loose as soon as humanly possible. Don’t fret. It will all be over in due time. However, you should…

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The Advantages of Lithium Batteries for Bus Conversions (Part 1)

Whether you have a factory bus conversion as we do, or a bus you or someone else converted, you no doubt have heard a lot about the benefits of using lithium-based batteries for your house batteries.

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Keeping your Generator Cool

When I had my MC-9, I was having a problem with my generator overheating. It would get so hot that it would shut down about 15-20 minutes after I started it on a hot summer day in southern California. I would have to run it with the luggage door open which allowed the excess heat…

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Electric Shades by Gary Hatt

When I was in high school, many moons ago, I helped my dad, an electrician, wire a house with all electric drapes. By flipping a toggle switch in each room, the owners could open or close the drapes in that room. Ever since then I have wanted electric window shades in my bus, so that I could hit only one switch and open all window shades upon rising each morning and close all the shades in the bus when I was ready to settle in for the night.

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My Log Cabin Bachelor Bus

I have always wanted to live in a log cabin. My brother built a  beautiful one in the upper field on land my dad gave him on the farm that he inherited from my grandfather. It had a great view of the valley below including my dad’s 100-acre farm. My brother built it mostly himself…

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Laundry in a Bus

Do you have laundry machines in your bus? Some people love them and some people hate them. Some people would rather use the space for a closet or other storage

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