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Old 10-16-2011, 11:46 AM   #41
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #42
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Old 10-17-2011, 10:25 AM   #43
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Aloha Sherm,
Awesome project project.
Great looking bus.
I had an idea to throw at you if you don't like those mirrors on the bus? Have you seen the newer buses with the " Bug Antenna" mirrors on them? Just an idea.
The toilet situation I have read and encountered my self also. Having to find a way and adjust the floor plan due to putting a hole in the floor to the black water tank. What I did was use a toilet from a boat instead. It discharges through a 1 1/2" hose to the tank and gives allot many ways to place the toilet in a bus. They have the electric ones or the one's you "pump"..
If you are going to use a shower I bought a 32x32 shower pan 101.00 from amazon and it had free shipping. You have more purchase options where you are from where I am. Most everything has to get shipped in and it is a killer here in Hawaii.

The frig issue I use a 10 cubic foot refer and a 7 cubic foot freezer with the mod that coverts it to a refer when I want to use it that way or a freezer instead. You change out the thermostat or use a controller that you plug the freezer into and then into your power. A temp probe then goes inside the freezer. Look up site about brewing home made beer. Amazon or eBay sells the controller.. THAT one uses so little power it is amazing.

Also the DMV is very very hostile towards RV's let alone "conversions" here in Honolulu. Thanks to the "new" gov he just increased the weight tax from 1.25 to 2.25 per pound. Reg was 700.00 and I expect it to be double next year. As for "conversions" the DMV doesn't acknowledge them and still considers them "buses" no matter what and charges commercial registration..
The project is at a stop right now due to a busted foot; but I am doing things that don't have me on my feet; like assembling solar panels to put on the roof.
I am looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labor and many happy travels in your future.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:17 PM   #44
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #45
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:27 PM   #46
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:40 AM   #47
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Re: Sherm's family's new skoolie!

great progress! i have to ask...what did that inverter cost you??
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:55 AM   #48
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:04 AM   #49
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.......... My wife Bethel has become quite the wire dog, knocking out outlets, lights, and switches one after another.
She works into the night, and she's the best looking electrician I ever saw!
I gotta give you and the wife compliments Sherm, she is a babe and skilled too! Nothing sexier than that! You're a lucky man!

Awesome progress on the build. How much $$ do you estimate you'll have in it when it's completely done? Just trying to figure out what to budget since I want the same style of bus. Keep the pivs of the progress coming, looks great!
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:30 PM   #50
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I'... My wife Bethel has become quite the wire dog, knocking out outlets, lights, and switches one after another. She works into the night, and she's the best looking electrician I ever saw!
SEE!!! Not all the women are against the skoolies!

I can sure identify with the "fitting in to small spaces" thing. that is what David would have me do when we were installing cabinets. I could fit inside the blind corner bases and work inside them. Once upon a time I could squeeze myself thru a 15 inch wide door opening.

Way to go Bethel!
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