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Old 03-02-2010, 09:30 AM   #71
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Re: Scotts first bus

Lowes has it for um $11 bucks a roll (or 12, I forget)
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:06 AM   #72
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any good butyl rubber sealant will work good for the windows, it should be available either as a tape or in a caulking gun sized tube, try the auto paint or glass suppliers in your area.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:33 PM   #73
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where do you go to buy the red rosin paper?

I have searched lowes and home depo with no results.

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I'm sure both would carry it, check in the flooring or roofing materials.

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I think this must vary by location. Here in Austin, TX Home Depot carries it, but not Lowes. At HD it's located in the paint department. I've found that some employees have just never heard of it so they tell you they don't have it.

Edit: now that Smitty mentioned flooring, I think the flooring dept was right next to the paint dept, so it may have been in some intermediary aisle between the two, or perhaps it was in flooring.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:28 PM   #74
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Re: Scotts first bus

Hay Smitty...what do you think of this stuff:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_70989-27977-641 ... oryDisplay

for over the metal of the floor and under the insulation.
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Old 03-04-2010, 12:08 AM   #75
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Re: Scotts first bus

not worried about the cost so much as what will work the best here in rainy western washington.

think i will go with the felt followed by 1/4 inch insulation and tongue and groove flooring topped off with either vinyl or hardwood composite for the final flooring.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:02 AM   #76
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WASHINGTON STATE BUS OWNERS...READ!!!

Finally!!! FREAKING FINALLY!!!!!!

I Figured out how to change my registration from school bus to Motor home. Cost me a little time and $48 total. I did not license or tab it yet,so I did not have to provide proof of insurance. I am a long way from putting it on the road as health issues have again reared their ugly head, ( might have just waited too long in life to start this ) but i have my 15 year old and a few others are going to gang up on it this summer and help me make some serious progress.





I did not have to insure it as I am not putting it on the road yet
Basically you need to contact your local WSP inspection station, I went to Shelton in Mason county, and ask them about this RCW 46.04.305. This says what the state needs permanently mounted to consider it a motor home instead of a school bus. Make sure you have a current weight slip on your vehicle to show them, and ask if it is true that because it is under 26,001 pounds, it does not need to be inspected for a change of class.

If anyone is considering following my lead, shoot me a message or e-mail and i will what else you need to do to complete this with the minimum of hassle and cost. Nothing I did is against the law, and I never lied to anyone to do it, but it is kindof hazy at best. I would suggest everyone in Washington State get this done as soon as possible as I don't know how long this loop hole will remain open.

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on it's way
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Re: WASHINGTON STATE BUS OWNERS...READ!!!

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Finally!!! FREAKING FINALLY!!!!!!

I Figured out how to change my registration from school bus to Motor home. Cost me a little time and $48 total. I did not license or tab it yet,so I did not have to provide proof of insurance. I am a long way from putting it on the road as health issues have again reared their ugly head, ( might have just waited too long in life to start this ) but i have my 15 year old and a few others are going to gang up on it this summer and help me make some serious progress.





I did not have to insure it as I am not putting it on the road yet
Basically you need to contact your local WSP inspection station, I went to Shelton in Mason county, and ask them about this RCW 46.04.305. This says what the state needs permanently mounted to consider it a motor home instead of a school bus. Make sure you have a current weight slip on your vehicle to show them, and ask if it is true that because it is under 26,001 pounds, it does not need to be inspected for a change of class.

If anyone is considering following my lead, shoot me a message or e-mail and i will what else you need to do to complete this with the minimum of hassle and cost. Nothing I did is against the law, and I never lied to anyone to do it, but it is kindof hazy at best. I would suggest everyone in Washington State get this done as soon as possible as I don't know how long this loop hole will remain open.

Keep the faith brothers and sisters!
umm i did not have to get ahold of wsp all i did was went down the are court house and transfred it got my plates and tabs and wammo it's a rv for about $150. but my bus was already a rv though! just was from montana.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #79
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Re: Scotts first bus

After taking a year off, we are again working on the bird.

trying to finish cleaning up floor so we can put new stuff down.

Will post some pics as soon as i get them sized.
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #80
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A word to the wise for everyone just starting out:

Once you start the de-construction, do whatever it takes to finish it as soon as possible! That is the hardest part to re-start if you have to stop in the middle.
Had to take a lot of time outs for medicals, and some for laziness.


After two years, off and on, all flooring out and most of new is in.


Still need a lot of cleaning, repair bad spots, and install subflooring.


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