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Old 12-29-2007, 10:36 PM   #31
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Maybe you can sell it to elliot. He's got headroom to spare. Where is that crazy old bastard, anyway? Must be on the road.
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Just remember, it's Mr. Crazy Old Bastard when there are people around.

Yeah, I'm on the road a bit, earning a living, sometimes. Too many projects. Need to learn to do just one at the time. Remember that, guys; finish one project before starting the next.

Best wishes for the New Year!
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:37 PM   #32
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Well it has been a while since I have posted.

I have been living in my bus now for 4 months. I am parked behind a friends house during my build. I find it to be a fun place to live. So far I am still collecting parts to do my build. I have only so far layed my hardwood floor. I am waiting to build it up till I get my insulation. I have all my parts for the bedroom. and kitchen. I should be building the bedroom this weekend.

I have found a few issues with moving in before it is finished.
1. When it is cold and the bus has not enough insulation. Don't move in till you insulate.
2. That goes for when the summer air hits too.
3. When the bus gets too cold or hot it creates condisation.


I will post more later.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:40 PM   #33
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Where to find brake lines

Ok I have not posted on Skoolie in a long time been caught up living life and doing my best to save $.

I finally last week was able to jump the hoops with the state and I am now tagged and insured and 100% street legal. It took me over a year of phone calls and I would say 15 trips to the tax commissioners office for them to tag me as a RV. Georgia has a funky rule that a bus is a CDL commercial vehicle. But with the help of my local senator and other elected officials I was able to get a pass. And they never even looked at the bus. I was over joyed. The tags cost $147, when they become due again it will only be $20 a yr.. And my insurance for the last year is $200 every 6 months.All in all I think it was a pain in the a$$ but not too expensive.

I have so far built my bedroom and have a make shift kitchen area. I have now been living in this sweet Skoolie since December 17th 2007. That is one year and 4 days of full timing it. The bus has also been insulated and has a temp living area.I love living in my Skoolie. I use a propane heater in this cold and my pup, cat and I are nice and warm.

So my friend who I rent the backyard from is facing foreclosure on her house and it is time to move. I started her up nice and was ready to move her to a new place when I got stuck in the back yard. It had been raining for the last few weeks and I had 4 days with out rain thought I would be able to drive her up and out of the property. Well I was very wrong. The yard has a 35 degree incline I had to climb. As soon as the back tires hit wet grass I was in for a ride. My back tires slide down hill and bus followed. I then slammed the brakes to stop the slide and popped my front right side brake line in the act. When the bus had stopped its slide I was 40 feet down hill and dug in deep in the mud.

Now I was looking at was a quoted $230 winching and tow bill to get her to just the street. So I remembered from this site that Good Sam is a good Roadside Assistance for RV's Ao with out telling them I was stuck I called and paid for the standard plan for $80. I waited till the next morning and called in telling them I was stuck. And wow They were all cool and very quick. The yanked my beast out and was done in 20 minutes.

So here is my question I need a brake line from the frame rail to the caliper. I can't seem to find anyone who can lead me to the part. I need it quick. So if someone can point me in the direction I would be so happy. It is a Gmc Thomas 8.2 litter.
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:01 PM   #34
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Try to taking off the old broken line (you'll have to remove it eventually anyway) and bring it with ya to the parts store... try somewhere like Napa, where the guys at the counter know a bit more than the minimum wage earning "experts" they typically have at autozone...

I've broke 2 hydraulic brake lines on my bus - they were both rusted badly. Neither one was that hard to change, a little PB blast on the fittings and they came loose without much trouble.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:40 AM   #35
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their should be some chassis id on the front end like C60 or C6500, that is the basic chassis id that will help you get the right parts.
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Old 12-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #36
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Interrupt may be to used to you to allow you to open your entrance door by hand if you have one that is electric or air operated. Like everyone else, its just a guess. My door WAS air operated and had an "override" switch that when flipped allowed you to open the door by hand. Check it out.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:53 AM   #37
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I think Buster is rite about that interrupt switch , you don't want to remove those blocks between the axel and the springs that sometimes changes the angle on your king pins. I've got a 85 G M C 6000 series wish I had a chrome grill like yours good look'n rig have fun and be careful.
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