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Old 01-23-2016, 11:04 PM   #31
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Following your conversion. We also need to add loft space in our bus so I just learned something.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:54 PM   #32
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Old 01-24-2016, 01:16 PM   #33
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Following your conversion. We also need to add loft space in our bus so I just learned something.
I saw on your thread that you want your skoolie to live in while you build. Not sure what the time frame is but doing a roof raise to accommodate a loft will easily double your build time for the skoolie and I don't think you want to have as much time in your bus as your brick and mortar house. If you need a shorter build time but still need room for kids I might recommend a loft over bed like or and adult bedroom and bunks like the Good News bus just some food for though. If your going to have a longer time frame a roof raise is a pain in the butt, but rewarding.......at least I hope it will be when its done.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:55 PM   #34
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I saw on your thread that you want your skoolie to live in while you build. Not sure what the time frame is but doing a roof raise to accommodate a loft will easily double your build time for the skoolie and I don't think you want to have as much time in your bus as your brick and mortar house. If you need a shorter build time but still need room for kids I might recommend a loft over bed like or and adult bedroom and bunks like the Good News bus just some food for though. If your going to have a longer time frame a roof raise is a pain in the butt, but rewarding.......at least I hope it will be when its done.
Thank you !!! I have seen those videos. We will move to our property in 5 years so the bus is so we can go there on vacation and then in 5 years when we are ready to build we will already have the bus. That is why we are converting now so we have the space then and not feel like we are all on top of each other during construction time. Especially because by then we will more than likely be a family of 6 instead of 5 and will more than likely have one more adult joining us to help building so we need additional space for all of us....

We have absolutely no idea what we are doing so we are taking it slow. We also are novices in building and DIYing so ... reading up as much as we can before we start. I will for sure start a new thread once we bring the bus to our property and post everything we do and all the progress so you all rxperts can hopefully guide us.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:23 PM   #35
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well thats a hell of a way to do a roof raise, good job.
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:09 PM   #36
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:31 PM   #38
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sooooo...... I've been trying to get my video clips on you tube so you can all get a better feel for what I've been doing and here are the first 8



intro


reinforcements


last minute prep


the big cut


Breaking free


SNAFU


the big head ach


Eureka

hopefully in the next few days I will get the rest up to include a video on exit door lockout bypass THANK YOU Wunderhut and C_hasbeen for that thread. you guys made my entire weekend
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:30 PM   #39
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Thank you. Some times I wonder, so that feels good to hear.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:43 PM   #40
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Good job !!! What made you choose that way to raise the roof as opposed to using a jack like option ??
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