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Old 11-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #21
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Ultimately I think this statement below would sum up most all of our intentions on this site. We all had a vision of what our motorhomes should look like and a skoolie was the ultimate "blank canvas". For all of us to come here, read, watch and listen to each other; take what we can use and leave the rest on the page is a true gift of technology. I love the inspiring idea's; even the ones I can't use. I am still able to learn something from them.

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #22
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Ultimately I think this statement below would sum up most all of our intentions on this site. We all had a vision of what our motorhomes should look like and a skoolie was the ultimate "blank canvas". For all of us to come here, read, watch and listen to each other; take what we can use and leave the rest on the page is a true gift of technology. I love the inspiring idea's; even the ones I can't use. I am still able to learn something from them.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:59 PM   #23
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Re: Project Transformation

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #24
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Re: Project Transformation

If I were to convert a bus into a living space up here in the great frozen north I'd do the exact same thing as what you're doing with the room inside the bus. Great idea to keep out the cold without spending too much on making everything too perfect and fitting into all those damn corners these things seem to have.

Keep the updates coming and good luck ! !
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:37 AM   #25
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Ultimately I think this statement below would sum up most all of our intentions on this site. We all had a vision of what our motorhomes should look like and a skoolie was the ultimate "blank canvas". For all of us to come here, read, watch and listen to each other; take what we can use and leave the rest on the page is a true gift of technology. I love the inspiring idea's; even the ones I can't use. I am still able to learn something from them.

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now you have one, save it to your desk top and then upload it to your photobucket account
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #26
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Re: Project Transformation

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Ultimately I think this statement below would sum up most all of our intentions on this site. We all had a vision of what our motorhomes should look like and a skoolie was the ultimate "blank canvas". For all of us to come here, read, watch and listen to each other; take what we can use and leave the rest on the page is a true gift of technology. I love the inspiring idea's; even the ones I can't use. I am still able to learn something from them.

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This is what's great about this site,you can build how you invision using it

Truth!!

I love what's happening in your bus, it already seems like it'll be really comfy!
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:17 AM   #27
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:56 AM   #28
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allwthrrider has an eye for dots and such I'd say. It is cool beans tho.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #29
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I had a minor setback with the bus that cost little money to fix but resulted in the bus being 80 miles away for 3 weeks with no way to go after it. I took the bus to Watford City, ND to have the underside of the floor sprayed with foam insulation which went well. Upon going back after it it had a flat dual. I took it to a tire shop and they wouldn't,t fix it as it had a sidewall crack. I told them to put a new tire on and they didn't have one; they had to order it. That was just before the thanksgiving holiday. I was home for a week and then back to work for a week. Today I'm trying to find a ride over after it again
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:36 PM   #30
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I did, finally, end up getting a ride over after the bus only to find it to cold to get it started. It was-20 degree's; we tried a couple of times and, jumping it with another diesel, it woud barely turn over. I just opted to wait until a warmer day and save the starter. Cold weather is so extremely hard on mechanicals of every kind. It was'nt worth it.

Play it forward a few days to yesterday. Yesterday it had warmed to 30 above; I took a couple hours off work, found another ride over, started the bus without jumping it and drove it back to the yard where I've been working on it. I'll be around this weekend; so will be finishing up the insulation.

Follwing are a couple pics of the spray foam under the bus. There really isn't much to see but it definately makes a difference.
Driving backto the yard the other day was a 70 mile trip. At 20-30 degrees above zero, traveling at a steady 60 mph, I had to turn the heaters off and actually ended up taking my coat off. That is with only half the walls insulated.
In the 1st pic you can see the frame rails and you can also see that the cross members supporting the floor are completely covered in foam.
The second pic was taken in the middle. You can see the drive shaft in the pic.
The third pic was taken of the opposite side as the first one; same angle.

Tomorrow I plan on putting a window in the other side and starting the insulation process on that side. It is, however, below 0 again though; so we'll see how it goes.
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