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Old 06-07-2016, 09:29 PM   #21
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I called my insurance company and asked about coverage during the transport of a new vehicle. Now, I am a liability-only customer because my daily driver is not worth the policy to cover it. I was told that I would be covered as the driver, granted I did not mention what type of vehicle I purchased. So, with policy card, title and bill of sale in hand I drove her home (6 hours) sweating bullets and crossing my fingers.
Congrats on the safe ride home!
It always makes me super nervous.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:34 AM   #22
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WOW! That thing is clean underneath....I wish!
Look up "RUST" in the dictionary there's probably a pic of my bus.

Love the pic of the supervisor.

Didn't see any family members helpin' with the removal of the seats.
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Old 06-14-2016, 12:34 AM   #23
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WOW! That thing is clean underneath....I wish!
Look up "RUST" in the dictionary there's probably a pic of my bus.

Love the pic of the supervisor.

Didn't see any family members helpin' with the removal of the seats.
Haha... Nope, just me and my lady. We got it handled though... I'll cut my brother some slack since he just purchased, and was moving into, his first house.
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:09 AM   #24
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I hope everyone's having a great week so far! Just a few more photos of our progress to this point...


Ceiling skins are down...


...side panels are down too!


One leaky emergency hatch, gone. Various adhesives... not so fast.


If an emergency exit hatch is now living out its life as a skylight, which bathroom should it use?


...and we now have two skylights.



So, this is where we stand today. I would really like to have the roof, more or less, done before we begin converting the interior. It seems that we have a few small leaks coming from roof seams and/or rivets. Anyone have any ideas about sealing them? I have been considering Flex Seal type products, but am worried about the durability of those. Rhino Liner or LineX would be awesome as it would probably also have insulating properties, but we likely cannot afford nor do we want to move it somewhere to have that done. I will eventually be painting the roof white. Thanks for checking in, folks!
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:24 AM   #25
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Making great progress. Keep up the good work !!
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:10 PM   #26
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Goodness the underneath is museum quality! Lookin good!
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:27 AM   #27
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Well, it's been a few weeks since our last update, but holiday travel has a way of slowing your progress. By the way, I hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth and were able to put their skoolies to good use! We're pretty much done stripping down the interior and are about to start building her back up. Gonna be ordering our solar kit soon and will be painting/sealing the metal floor today. So, that's where we're at and here are the visuals...

Roof: sealed and painted...




Puke mat, dumpster bound...


...the metal floor is pretty clean, so we were thinking just a coat (or two?) of Rustoleum before framing the subfloor would be adequate. Any thoughts? Also, has anyone ever used strips of 3/4" plywood for the subfloor framing? We're working with limited vertical space here. Of course, I guess we could just use 1x2s also...

Thanks for checking in, folks! Take care!
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:48 AM   #28
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...the metal floor is pretty clean, so we were thinking just a coat (or two?) of Rustoleum before framing the subfloor would be adequate. Any thoughts? Also, has anyone ever used strips of 3/4" plywood for the subfloor framing? We're working with limited vertical space here. Of course, I guess we could just use 1x2s also...

Thanks for checking in, folks! Take care!
Make sure to patch any existing bolt, screw, or nail holes first, then put down the rustoleum. One or two coats max should be fine.

I myself am not using any subfloor framing. I'm going with a "floating" floor. After all the floor cabinet bottoms are screwed to it and then cabinet sides screwed to the side wall supports it's really not floating anymore anyway. By not putting down any subframing you keep from putting more holes in the floor. Plus it does not raise the floor that way either and gives you more headroom. But to each their own, it's your bus so do what makes you feel the most comfortable.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:11 AM   #29
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Make sure to patch any existing bolt, screw, or nail holes first, then put down the rustoleum. One or two coats max should be fine.

I myself am not using any subfloor framing. I'm going with a "floating" floor. After all the floor cabinet bottoms are screwed to it and then cabinet sides screwed to the side wall supports it's really not floating anymore anyway. By not putting down any subframing you keep from putting more holes in the floor. Plus it does not raise the floor that way either and gives you more headroom. But to each their own, it's your bus so do what makes you feel the most comfortable.
I have a foam sealant (Great Stuff type product) that I was gonna use for the bolt holes. However, the directions say you have to use a latex paint for top coating. Can I paint first, then seal? Or just use something different for hole fill? Also, are you insulating your floor? That is the main reason I was going to frame out the flooring...
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Make sure to patch any existing bolt, screw, or nail holes first, then put down the rustoleum. One or two coats max should be fine.

I myself am not using any subfloor framing. I'm going with a "floating" floor. After all the floor cabinet bottoms are screwed to it and then cabinet sides screwed to the side wall supports it's really not floating anymore anyway. By not putting down any subframing you keep from putting more holes in the floor. Plus it does not raise the floor that way either and gives you more headroom. But to each their own, it's your bus so do what makes you feel the most comfortable.
Really good advice. I think the only caveat is for those that want to full-time in their skoolie, especially during the winter. The desire for 2-3" of insulation will most likely require framing, particularly for spray foam.
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