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Old 11-27-2011, 08:21 AM   #61
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Re: Sherm's family's new skoolie!

Congrats Sherm (and Family) .. nicely done .. please keep the reports and updates coming .. nice to see it come together and get put into action ..

.. Happy Holidays .. y'all travel blessed ..
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:29 PM   #62
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Awesome job! The bus is coming along great,and it's good that you're already getting to enjoy it. Take advantage of that military benefit of being able to stay in military campgrounds, from what I understand there are some nice ones throughout the U.S.
Let us know how long a propane tank lasts using the stove. I like the idea of using a full size home stove, and I am just curious how long a tank will last with regular use.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #63
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Awesome accomplishment. Congratulations!

So after all that driving, have you figured out what your MPG is in that beast?
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:14 PM   #64
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:16 PM   #65
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Re: Sherm's family's new skoolie!

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No, not yet. The problem is, it has 100 gallons of fuel capacity!

I'll never get around to nearing empty, while keeping track of the mileage, until we take a seriously long trip.

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You do not need to empty it, just top off, do your driving and top off again after.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:44 PM   #66
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:49 PM   #67
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Re: Sherm's family's new skoolie!

I'd be careful with that thought. You are opening yourself up to the introduction of moisture. As much as we hate to, our tanks should be kept full.
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #68
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I just don't have the motivation to fill it with fuel until it's near empty, and no way am I putting 425 dollars of fuel in it to fill it up.

...not saying it makes sense, just that's how I think.
WIth you on that one -
But agree with Opus - turn the process areound - you can either empty it and put in 25 gallons (the tank is always 3/4 empty) or fill it up and then refill it whenever you hit 3/4. It's the same 25 gallon fillup, and better moisture-wise, I'd think. It only hurts once.

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Old 12-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #69
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Re: Sherm's family's new skoolie!

Hey, BigSherm, please don't talk of dollars and filling the tank. At $425 per tank full, ten tanks is about twice the price of a decent unconverted bus. Ouch, it hurts.
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