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Old 02-17-2016, 10:56 AM   #11
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not motorhome

If you don't do a full conversion, how will you title/insure it? Titled as a bus will cost thousands if you can get coverage.

PS I'd take the sanders off your hands but I'm in Colorado so the shipping might be more than finding a set around here. I expect to drive on ice and snow a few times a year with my 40' Blue Bird.
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Old 02-17-2016, 06:32 PM   #12
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I have a commercial policy for my PRIVATE bus, its 660 for the whole year.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:05 PM   #13
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If you don't do a full conversion, how will you title/insure it? Titled as a bus will cost thousands if you can get coverage.

PS I'd take the sanders off your hands but I'm in Colorado so the shipping might be more than finding a set around here. I expect to drive on ice and snow a few times a year with my 40' Blue Bird.
Oh, I'm doing a "full" conversion...I'm just not going all out like most of the wonderful projects I've seen here. I'll meet regs to get it titled as an RV or motor home but I'm not doing a roof raise or other "heavy" mods.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:52 PM   #14
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The sanders use carriage bolts through the floor. I ripped up the plywood all around the sander bolts and left them until last. When it was time, I used a grinder to take the head of the carraige bolt off, then reinstalled with a big fat washer and appropriate size nylock nut.

Pretty easy to work around.

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Unfortunately, they were installed after the floor was put in. I'm going to have to remove at least two of the four bolts holding them up just to get the floor out. I'm still not sure I'm going to need them...of course, until I DO need them. <sigh>
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:47 PM   #15
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I was going to get rid of them but realized that if I want to get back East anytime soon I might want the sanders for going over the mountains.

So...keeping them for a "just in case." I'm sure I'll figure out how to get the floor out around them.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:06 AM   #16
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Very nice bus.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:22 PM   #17
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:24 PM   #18
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Who's crazy idea was this!!?

Wow. This must be the "fun" part. Whew!

What a lot of work. I'm getting the hang of getting the flooring out though. Time to use all the tools!!

Today's progress (along with other misc. items including a lock for the gas cap door)

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Old 02-20-2016, 10:01 PM   #19
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Sanders? What are they and how do they work?
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Sanders distribute sand in front of the drive wheels, thus allowing additional traction.
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