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    Post  Morpheus on Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:23 pm

    Vidya Moksha wrote: well i lknow this isnt a buy and sell forum, and I wouldnt normally mention it,,, but.. I need to sell my ambulance.. exchange it for a small off road vehicle..

    interesting times eh?



    Have you ever gone here?





    Maybe this guy can help you sell it? I have no problem if you would like to advertise it here as long as that's ok with Carol.

    Oh... I gave a name to the beast. Zeus. Just seem to fit perfectly. Very Happy

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    Post  Morpheus on Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:33 pm

    sunny

    Somewhere around the third week of June, I went to the NC DMV, and do a title transfer of the ambulance. 4 months later, the title finally showed up. However, there was an error in the title. The model year was wrong. So I went the other day to the DMV to straighten this out. They figured out that they were in error and now I have to wait for the corrected title to get here. Might take another 4 months. Who knows? No




    I've since removed the seat belts and cushions and some of the ceiling railing. Very well built! Hard to remove. Looks a little bigger inside the rear box. Less clutter.

    Love my new truck!

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    Post  mudra on Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:01 am

    4 months to get a title transfer and it's not even right ! And they are unable to correct their mistake on the spot. OMG Kafkayan world scratch

    Glad this doesn't prevent you to keep working on your dream to turn that ambulance into a jewel Morpheus😊

    Love from me
    mudra




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    Post  Morpheus on Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 am

    mudra wrote:4 months to get a title transfer and it's not even right! And they are unable to correct their mistake on the spot. OMG Kafkayan world scratch

    Glad this doesn't prevent you to keep working on your dream to turn that ambulance into a jewel Morpheus😊

    Love from me
    mudra





    What was also weird is that the clerk didn't want to really make the proper changes to the model date as if it was an inconvenience. Like it affected their performance bonuses. Very strange. The Feds change the emission standards in 2011. They put another emission control system in place requiring the use of "DEF." Another additive system to reduce diesel emissions. So if I got pulled over and showed them a 2011 registration, with that system not being present, I would probably acquire some trouble along with fines. Plus it puts me in a higher tax bracket. Zeus is a 2010 model. So this had to get straightened out. Thubs Up Now we wait for the corrected title to show up. They have to send it to Raleigh to have it reissued.

    Hope all is well with you, Mudra. JT

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    Post  Morpheus on Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:29 pm

    sunny

    Got some more great news for this week.

    The title arrived today for Zeus!!!!!!! They had me worried there for a while.

    But it is here. yeah..... cheers

    Namaste'
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    Post  Carol on Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:33 pm

    Congratulations Lionhawk. Awesome!


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    Post  Swanny on Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:35 am

    Morpheus wrote:sunny

    Got some more great news for this week.

    The title arrived today for Zeus!!!!!!! They had me worried there for a while.

    But it is here. yeah..... cheers

    Namaste'

    Excellent Very Happy


    But..... What's a title? scratch
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    Post  Morpheus on Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:24 am

    Here in the States, a Title is a legal document that represents an article of property. Like a car for instance. The bank will hold this document, since they own the property until you pay it off. Once paid off, then they send you the Title, this Title is also a transfer of ownership and what the DMV,{ Department of motor vehicles}, does, is put your name on the Title as the new owner. Paid and clear of any liens. It will contain the serial number of the vehicle, model year and so forth. In Zeus's case, it took 6 months to get this Title. At 4 months, they sent me a Title that had the wrong model year on it and so I went back to the DMV and they had to re-issue the Title with the right model year. Just one year off mind you but that one year off would also put it at a higher property tax bracket rate.

    It's a good thing!!! cheers

    sunny
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    Post  mudra on Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:01 am

    Congratulations cheers Double Thumbs Up cheers some employee was bright enough to finish the cycle properly.
    So glad for you Morpheus Cheerful
    I suspect this painting you recently got helped speed things up don't you think ?

    Love from me
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    Post  Morpheus on Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:16 am

    mudra wrote:Congratulations cheers Double Thumbs Up cheers  some employee was bright enough to finish the cycle properly.
    So glad for you Morpheus Cheerful
    I suspect this painting you recently got helped speed things up don't you think?

    Love from me
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    Funny you mentioned the painting. I would rather comment on that on the BridgeWay if that's alright?

    Namaste' my Dearest.
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    Post  Swanny on Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:02 pm

    Morpheus wrote:Here in the States, a Title is a legal document that represents an article of property. Like a car for instance. The bank will hold this document, since they own the property until you pay it off. Once paid off, then they send you the Title, this Title is also a transfer of ownership and what the DMV,{ Department of motor vehicles}, does, is put your name on the Title as the new owner. Paid and clear of any liens. It will contain the serial number of the vehicle, model year and so forth. In Zeus's case, it took 6 months to get this Title. At 4 months, they sent me a Title that had the wrong model year on it and so I went back to the DMV and they had to re-issue the Title with the right model year. Just one year off mind you but that one year off would also put it at a higher property tax bracket rate.

    It's a good thing!!! cheers

    sunny

    Ah I see :) Thanks for the explanation. In England we call it the Log book, you get it as soon as you buy the car/bike even if you have it on HP. But you never actually own the vehicle, you're just the keeper
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    Post  Morpheus on Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:49 pm

    sunny

    Swanny said,

    "Ah I see :) Thanks for the explanation. In England, we call it the Logbook, you get it as soon as you buy the car/bike even if you have it on HP. But you never actually own the vehicle, you're just the keeper."


    They always seem to have a way to put their claws in you. "Keeper," is right. Paying personal property taxes on a yearly basis, adds up, the more physical assets you acquire.
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    Post  Morpheus on Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:23 pm

    Very Happy

    What do boat builders and RV repair people have in common? Admiration for Ambulances. The quality that goes into one. An ambulance, like Zeus, falls between $200,000.00 and $300,000.00, when new.

    Even before I bought Zeus, I went up the road here and visited our fire station and looked at some of these vehicles they had there. Everything they had in there was well built. One of the first things that caught my eye was the outside storage doors. On RVs, they tend to be around an inch thick. On Zeus for instance, the doors are 2 1/4 inches thick. Huge difference. Better insulation factor too. The cabinets on the inside are made with precision cut and fit.

    So far, everyone I have spoken to, thinks it is bizarre that I bought one. That's because they don't know anything about how one is built. They think of dead people, drugs, diseases, etc. These ambulances are for one thing, mandated by the Feds. Because of that, the mechanical performance comes into play. The maintenance, oil changes, brakes, tires, etc. are serviced until they decommission the vehicle.

    When I got Zeus, it was totally cleaned. No icky stuff to deal with. Plus with the fit on the inside, it would be easy to clean as compared to an RV. Again, part of the Federal mandates.

    So what I have noticed is that old-timey boat builders and the like, are starting to buy these ambulances and converting them into their homes. There is an actual movement going on now. The thing is you can get one pretty cheap if you look in the right places and spend some time researching.

    Zeus is a 2010 model, so it is fairly new as compared to what is out there, on the cheap side. Heck, the engine is just breaking in with 240,000 miles on it.

    Another thing that I like is the floodlights on the outside of it. They light up my whole back yard. Plus one of the things I would like to get into is Astrophotography. Zeus also has RED flood lights on the outside. Just have to replace the relay or flasher so they don't flash on and off. Plus using my inferred camera in a red lite environment might come in handy. Did I mention LEDs are now the standard. Saves on power consumption and that really comes into play if you have solar. Also the heat factor of what the older bulbs can generate. LEDs are a lot cooler.  Thubs Up

    The rear box environment can also be controlled by the truck systems, which will cool and heat it, while the truck is running. So that means you don't have to hook up to shore power. However, I would like to change the RPM setting as I think it is 500 RPMs too high. It creates smoke in terms of exhaust.





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    Post  Lionhawk on Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:48 pm

    santa


    While giving this house a good clean out, I found some more stuff for ZEUS. It's amazing what you forget about the stuff that you have. Stuff gets buried. Anyway, I found a set of Kenwood speakers, brand new, just waiting to fit somewhere. They're 6 X 9s. I also found my old amp that kicks butt. And to top the list, a brand new subwoofer. Oh, also found a set of Boston Acoustic high frequency 4" speakers. All that is left to assemble this system is a new stereo. Going to have to research that out. So many options nowadays. ZEUS has two cameras, both are in the rear. One in the box and one outside the box for rear coverage. Anyone have any smart suggestions for a stereo?

    That's the update for now...


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