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Old 04-15-2008, 09:17 AM   #31
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I just cleaned them with windex type cleaner. I think I may have used a flat razor blade to scrap off any crusty junk.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:56 PM   #32
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i found a 8000btu window air today at my workplace(menards) it said that it would cover 360 some odd sq/ft i think that will do considering my bus is only 205.8ish, i think that this extra coverage will make up for the lack of insulation that we aren't putting in. if i did my math correct it will take 1800watts that leavs me with 1200 or so to run the other misc. stuff with. it was only $167.00! so i believe that is what i will end up with any suggestion on how to mount it?
I cut a hole below my window and installed one there like this

it also makes a good place to put your drinks etc. like this
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:29 PM   #33
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Thanks for the advice phil and buster. buster. i like how that looks on the outside. i don'tk now much about window ac does the wind going down the road affect anything with the unit? would it be best to mount it in the back or does it work well in the middle?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:51 AM   #34
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I installed that air conditioner like it is so that it doesn't even stick out as far as my rear veiw mirror. I have a 5 kw generator welded to the "back porch" and a portable air conditioner in the back of the bus. (the kind with the hose on it that goes through the wall). I run the generator and both air units going down the road all of the time. They work great.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:41 PM   #35
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i may want to look into one of those portable units as well where can you find that and about home much do they run?
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:34 PM   #36
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I bought Mine at wal-mart. It is 10,000 btu and it has a heat pump function for heating. I think it was around 370.00 out the door tax and all.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:18 AM   #37
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i like the idea of having it on the back of the bus, this will help keep some of the real dirty air from gettin in the filters i think,but what i am worried about is that it wont cool of the front part of the bus. this is where most of the people will be. and i was also wondering if it would be possible just to put down a window make a frame around that for the ac unit to sit and then be able to remove it in the winter time and put the window back up... what to do ... what to do...
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:51 AM   #38
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i was also wondering if it would be possible just to put down a window make a frame around that for the ac unit to sit and then be able to remove it in the winter time and put the window back up... what to do ... what to do...
That's what I did... it's easy, and removable when not needed.

First I removed a window and measured the opening, then cut a piece of ply wood that size, I screwed a piece of 1X3 across the inside bottom for extra support. Then I cut a hole in the ply wood the size of the A/C - then framed it on the inside with 2X4's to make a "window sill" for my window AC to sit on. Then put the wood in place of the window and secured it - my windows are held in with 4 big phillips head screws and washers, so that part was easy. Once the wood frame is in, I can put the window ac in as easily as putting it in a real window. I remove the A/C unit for travel, but if it were screwed in it should be fine.

I wish I had some pictures of my setup. I've only used it one time... Hopefully I'll get more use out of it this summer.
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Old 04-20-2008, 01:03 AM   #39
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finally got to get some more work done on her... tint sucked... but as you can see there is no way you can see in durring the day... few bubbles... but who cares?? its a bus... got started laying carpet and vynal (liquid nails is awesome... it is the new duct tape)







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well i have some bad news... we are going to be needing to do some major work mechanically. Last night we got an offer from a friends brother to pay us 200.00 to drive their bachelor party around. we were excited... thinking that that money would help up pay for some of the paint... well we went golfing today and decided to take the bus.. it was about 15 miles round trip... on the way there the exhaust pipe broke and half and was hanging by a thread... not a big deal had my dewalt drill and some self tapping screw ... screwed it in for the time being. then we get less then a mile away from home and there is smoke pouring out of the hood.... pull into a gas station real quick.. popped the hood we had a fire around the front passenger brakes... we put it out with some water... what an eventful day. next purchase for the bus: fire extinguisher.... we saw that there was some brake fluid leaking... but i don't trust myself enough as a mechanic to attempt to fix it... this could cost some cash ... its too bad that we cant take the party out next weekend.. could use the money.
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