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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2007, 06:11:21 PM »
Dallas,

Not only is it a "fine door"

Look at the craftsmanship and planning.

When was the last time if ever you saw a Dutch door on the entry of a bus?

Also, the door saving, hinge it to swing in and avoid taking it off on a fire hydrant feature!

Very Cool!  LOL

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2007, 06:20:05 PM »
Geez, Brian has pictures of everything!

I'm starting to get a bit ticked that my bus isn't here yet.  I was told at 7 pm he was on his way to deliver it and it takes less than 45 minutes from where the shop is.  (it is 8:15 pm here.)  It is starting to get dark and it is very difficult to back the bus in when it is dark.  (He offered to drive it back because he cancelled three appointments for me to pick it up.)

I found the battery charger for the camera and should be able to take a picture of the door tomorrow.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2007, 07:35:12 PM »
Yep, that's a door from an S&S...I'd recognize it anywhere.  TEE HEE!
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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2007, 08:12:04 PM »
I can't take pictures of something that doesn't exist.  My bus isn't back yet.   Supposed to be back in an hour, but my camera batteries are dead.  I need to find the charger.                 

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2007, 09:14:09 PM »
BK, I don't have any $$.  I spent it all on my bus.  I did get the camera batteries charged up.

The bad news is the guy working on the bus wanted me to meet him at his other shop near my house.  He said he had some minor fixes to do on the bus before he gave it to me.  It needed a LOT more than minor work!  The door was not even riveted in fully and he didn't even have the correct rivets!

He shouldn't have told me the bus was ready to pick up when it wasn't even close to being ready!  The good news is that everything looked real good.  So, I might not have the bus for a few more days.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2007, 09:21:27 PM »
Good to hear that he didn't butcher it and it looks good.
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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2007, 04:10:21 PM »
Brian,

How did the door turnout?

Got Pics?

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2007, 08:42:21 PM »
I still don't have the bus back yet!

I went over to the guy's shop and looked at it this evening and he was busy finishing things up.  He was not happy with how it turned out last week and so he ripped it all apart and reskinned it.  He was going to use some cheap rivets, but he was good enough to order the same rivets I used.

It will be back at my house Saturday no matter what.  I have keys for the new door and ignition keys and I will go get it if necessary.   I need to start working on the bus to have it ready for my trip in late September.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2007, 09:38:02 PM »
Sounds good he has the integrity to make sure its done right, or at least to his satifaction.  Better it takes longer - although I guess that's pretty frustrating for you!
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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2007, 06:14:31 AM »
Sounds good he has the integrity to make sure its done right, or at least to his satifaction.  Better it takes longer - although I guess that's pretty frustrating for you!

The most frustrating part has actually been a lack of communication from the guy.  If he would simply call me and give me an update I would be a lot happier.

He made several promises that he was going to deliver the bus on at a certain time on a certain day and never showed up.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2007, 07:03:21 AM »
belfert, If he is doing quality work, that's what you really want. Sometimes a guy gets busy and forgets a few things. I understand communication is important, hopefully all will turn out as you want. Hang in there, you don't want to rush him and do a crappy job.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #41 on: August 05, 2007, 03:46:38 PM »
I must apologize that I have not taken a picture of my new entry door yet. 

I did not get the bus back from the fabricator until about 9 PM Friday night.  He needs to come back for some final work and has not asked for any money yet at least.

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2007, 06:11:53 PM »
I must apologize that I have not taken a picture of my new entry door yet. 

I did not get the bus back from the fabricator until about 9 PM Friday night.  He needs to come back for some final work and has not asked for any money yet at least.

How about now? Got pics?

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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2007, 07:24:04 PM »
PICS ! We want PICS! Scotty said HE WANTS PICS! ;D  BK  ;D
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Re: Any reasons not to use a motorhome entry door on a bus?
« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2007, 07:41:41 PM »
I completely forgot about taking pictures.  The bus has been back at my house for just over a week.

I will try to remember to take pictures on Tuesday.  I have a digital camera, but I very rarely take pictures as I never look at them if I do spend time taking them.