Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2016, 05:45 PM   #21
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,949
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Generally the heaters are screwed down and quite easy to remove. There's two hoses going into each heater core. There's also an electrical wire for the fan. The rear heater can be moved forward to any location you choose. If you want to remove it during your build/remodel just unscrew it from the floor and wall or whatever it's screwed into. You'll probably find lots of gunk in the heater. When it's unscrewed from the wall and floor, disconnect the wiring and gently roll it over on it's side so you can see the hose entry and exit points. You need to remove the hoses from the heater core while trying not to loose to much of the coolant. You don't want a bunch of air in the coolant system. It's best if you can turn off the heater valves near the engine to minimize coolant loss before disconnecting the hoses from the heater core. You will still need to rejoin the two hose ends by inserting a hose connector and clamps of the appropriate size to make a tight seal. You may want to remove the hoses and create a much smaller loop during your remodel.
It's pretty easy and most work on your bus is just common sense. It's your bus and it's not under warranty, so you can do anything to it that you like. It's a combination of home construction, metal fabrication, diesel mechanics and a little engineering sense. There are ways to search for specific information on most subject here.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 07:09 PM   #22
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,087
I merged your two threads. Not sure why there were two identical threads.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 08:04 PM   #23
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 260
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: Cat 3126e
Rated Cap: 28
Why would you want to be in your bus in cold weather? Just drive to a warmer spot. I tore mine out and scrapped them.
Josiahdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2016, 10:21 PM   #24
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,949
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Josiahdr, I'm thinking along the same lines. However I just got this bus this past November and didn't want to take off on a long trip until I knew her better. Then on the other hand being in the coastal mountains of Oregon does have its advantages. If you like lots of trees and low hanging clouds and stuff.
Actually I'm quite the wimp when it comes to hot climates.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 09:07 AM   #25
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 260
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: Cat 3126e
Rated Cap: 28
Robin97396 Ya that makes sense and all. I personally just do not see the point in having the webasto heaters. Only work when driving the bus. But that's the best part about building a skoolie. You get to do it your way.
Josiahdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 11:19 AM   #26
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,949
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Yeah, I realize I'm basically a sail boat that's still in the harbor. So apparently you don't need heat at all while your driving or do you have another heat source for that? In this part of the country you can get along without heat a lot of the time, but there are mornings when an hour or two of heat is a big help toward feeling right.
I spent a Christmas in Chicago some years ago and I remember how cold that was. I understand heading south toward warmer weather, but there have to be some times when you need heat.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 11:29 AM   #27
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 260
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: Cat 3126e
Rated Cap: 28
Oh totally I plan on having heat. Going with MrBuddy Heater, actually just bought it the other day.

I agree need to have heat in the mornings or at night on occasion depending on where we are and what season it is. If we are parked and living somewhere we will just be able to flip it on and be good to go. Don't see the point in having to turn the engine on and just let it sit and run so that the heater will work.

Looking to chase that 60+ weather. If I needed heat when driving I still have the smaller heater that is in the dash, however I do not think I will ever need to use it. Also going to run away as fast as possible from Chicago lol.
Josiahdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 11:44 AM   #28
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,949
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
As a visitor that felt the wind blowing off that lake over Christmas, I'd get away from there too. That reminded me of winters in Korea.
One winter I spent time in San Diego where temps were in the low 60s. We were playing in the ocean as it was a sunny day. After about 15 minutes we became aware that there was a crowd of about 20 people gathered watching us play in the ocean. The odd part to us was those people were all wearing down jacket and stocking caps as if they had just stepped out of a ski lodge. They asked if we were from Alaska, and were surprised to learn we were from NW Oregon.
Point is, temperatures are totally subjective.
I'm curious to know what kinds of places you park at while traveling down south. People you know, or you stay out of town?
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 12:30 PM   #29
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Chicago
Posts: 260
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: Cat 3126e
Rated Cap: 28
HAHA Ya we had the same experience in San Diego a couple of years ago. We went in January for my birthday and we see everyone all bundled up like you said. Then I'm walking around in shorts and a hoodie.

We plan on just cruising really slow. Lots of boondocking, free camping (walmart and the like), then work camping, and state parks should cover us for the most part.

Find the odd job here and there that allows us to park.
Josiahdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2016, 12:33 PM   #30
Bus Geek
 
Robin97396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Willamina, Oregon
Posts: 4,949
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC 1000
Engine: 5.9
Send a message via Yahoo to Robin97396
Sounds like a good plan to escape those Chicago winters.
Robin97396 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Qwerbus | seats out »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.