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Old 06-17-2019, 11:52 PM   #31
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 806
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Thomas Built Bus
Chassis: Freightliner FS65
Engine: Caterpillar 3126E Diesel
Rated Cap: 71 Passenger- 30,000 lbs.
We have two air ride seats in the forward compartment of our bus. The air ride seats are great. I mounted the passenger seat just behind the stair well. I actually welded a piece of 1/4" plate (about 3 inches wide) so that the front mounting holes would be a little into the stair well. Since the seats adjust back and forth, we set it in the back position to get in and out. You can get in and out in the forward position, just easier in the back position.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:40 AM   #32
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Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: A bus
Posts: 75
Year: 2003
Coachwork: Thomas
Engine: Cummins 5.9 + Allison 3060
Rated Cap: Full size
Well it's been a while since I posted so I think it's time for a quick update! So much has happened with the bus!

Most importantly, my dear friend is now living on the bus with me. Her presence has helped spur many things to get done and she has provided so much help.

Since the end of June, I've driven the bus at least 7,000 miles though 13 states, including deserts and mountains where I got an education on the importance of the brake check stations. I've learned how to do an oil change and went from not knowing the difference between series and parallel to installing a lithium battery bank, fuse box, inverter, and added rails to the roof where just yesterday we got the fourth solar panel mounted, for 700 watts capacity (there are two smaller panels left).

There is a 10ft long kitchen counter with a sink permanently mounted. It currently drains into a bucket and we use a 7 gal water jug that sits on the counter. We have a few spare jugs but we are going to get a 50-100 gal tank and an electric water pump in the next couple months, along with a wastewater tank. Under the counter, there are shelves, and a few of the doors have hinges on top rather than the side so that they can be put flat with a removable leg to make even more work space.

We built two couches that can hold a bunch of stuff inside. One of them has interlaced slats and can be pulled out to make a 54x75 inch bed.

And we have a fridge!!!

Some other things that we will be doing soon are to move the bed to the rear of the bus, redo the curtains, and build a wooden kennel for the dog so he won't lose his mind and run down the whole length of the bus, barking, whenever there is another dog.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:14 AM   #33
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Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Barrie ON
Posts: 423
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 72
Outstanding, you should proud of the progress you've made and the skills you've acquired

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