So this morning we finished the floor prep. You can look for that video next week at: https://www.youtube.com/user/rlpearson67. Honestly, the floor painting was the easiest thing we have done so far. That being said getting the floor ready for paint was a lot of work. Next steps will be putting the floor in. I found a great deal on craigslist for some industrial, sound absorbing sheets. I know one of the issues with a skoolie is the road noise while driving. I hope this will address that issue. In my viewing of other skoolie builds I have not seen anyone use anything like this. In a later video we will be testing the affects of this materail as measured in decibels.
The seats are out of the bus and all the metal trimmings holding the rubber floor in place. I got the last of the center walkway out yesterday and half of the rubber floor is gone. I also manages to free up the heater from the floor in the back of the bus. I decided to leave it intact. We will shorten the heater hoses and move it towards the front later on. Later this wee we plan to get the rest of the rubber floor out and the plywood underneath. The it will be prepping and building time. So far we are on schedule and hope to stay that way. FINGERS CROSSED!
I want to start out with an apology for not posting in a while. but I’m back. So big things happening in ThePrudentTraveler’s world. Videos will be rolling out on Tuesdays every week and you can find new Instagram posts on Sunday night and Thursday morning. I think Wednesday will be blog post day. I still have to figure out my twitter posts, I have really neglected it. This last weekend we went to the Ray Bradbury Art and Music festival, you can find that in the next YouTube video along with a couple big announcements. Take care and talk to you next week. Remember, travel, explore and live life to it’s fullest.
This is video 2 of 3 from my trip to Witchita to see family. We spend sometime at the Botanica Garden in Witchita, they had a really cool butterfly exhibit and then we went to the Sedgwick zoo. We had a lot of fun and I want to thank my cameraman assistant Bently. He did a really good job. You can check out the video here: https://youtu.be/Pe5fM5k_sZE
This weeks video was the beginning of Labor day weekend. Paula and I went to Wichita KS to see my family. In this video we get a chance to catch a game at Busch stadium and explore Jefferson city, MO a little bit on our way. I hope you enjoy the video, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/X7OxcdeYn_U
This weekend it was time to clean out and put the campervan into storage. Most likely it will be there for the winter. In the mean time i will be looking at mini school buses. In this weeks video we prep the van for storage. You can find it here, I hope you enjoy it.
This week has been crazy for me. Since deciding I had to let the campervan go I needed to find a new daily driver for work. Although I found one pretty quickly, I needed a bit of work and had some puzzling symptoms. Well after a lot of trouble shooting it is finally good to go and I can reliable get back and forth to work. Now I can start to think about my next camper project.
In this weeks video I want to share a bit of the weekend I had with my daughter a Universal Studios Orlando. We both had a great time. I hope you enjoy the video, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/pNqO7NF84FYp
This will be a short update post. Something happened over the weekend that will change my travel dreams. I will be putting together a short video tonight after work explaining what has happened and what it will mean. Keep an eye out for the video.
I had this great idea to build a box to place on top of the van to carry all my camping gear. I could then just pull the box down when I’m not on the road and all my gear could easily be stored in one place. I ran into an issue with raising and lowering the box, it was heavier than I expected it would be. So I decided to build a lift for that purpose. Here is the video for that project.
Just put up a few of the pictures I took at the game on July 20th. It was a fun game and a very nice stadium. You can find the pictures here: http://theprudenttraveler.com/some-of-my-photos/