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Old 07-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #101
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We were very surprised to have a mother and daughter come up to us to ask how we converted a school bus in to a motorhome. After the tour the daughter said she would never see her school bus the same way again
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:55 PM   #102
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well we made it back yesterday, 33 days in the bus total of 8748 kms driven, $2918.13 spent of fuel, (cdn) the bus ran like a champ, never had to add any oil or any other fluids. the 7.3 was a champ, up and down all the hills etc. we did get lots of looks and had to give a few tours of the bus.
we took some real bad roads that felt we were going to shake apart but all is good.
what did break on us just on the last few days was the grey water tank cracked in the center, to much flexing it was a new tank too, I will repair and add more straps, the hotwater tank mount cracked, so will renforce it, also my new electric converter packed in, its a wfco, this is the 2nd one to crap out on me, there s a surge procter on the bus so I dont know whats wrong, but I will be talking with best buy converter where I got it from, Ill keep you posted.
my wife will be posting some pics shortly
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:50 AM   #103
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Can anyone find ours??
I've got one of those too!
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:58 AM   #104
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Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia? if so i got a buddy here from there lol
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #105
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well we made it back yesterday, 33 days in the bus total of 8748 kms driven, $2918.13 spent of fuel, (cdn) the bus ran like a champ, never had to add any oil or any other fluids. the 7.3 was a champ, up and down all the hills etc. we did get lots of looks and had to give a few tours of the bus.
we took some real bad roads that felt we were going to shake apart but all is good.
what did break on us just on the last few days was the grey water tank cracked in the center, to much flexing it was a new tank too, I will repair and add more straps, the hotwater tank mount cracked, so will renforce it, also my new electric converter packed in, its a wfco, this is the 2nd one to crap out on me, there s a surge procter on the bus so I dont know whats wrong, but I will be talking with best buy converter where I got it from, Ill keep you posted.
my wife will be posting some pics shortly
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Glad the trip went well. Sorry to hear about the inverter crapping out and the tank cracking. Could be possibly see some pictures or maybe you can explain how the tank was mounted? Just so we can possibly learn a bit from it.
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Wow ! thats is awesome pictures. I have a few questions tho. What is the time frame from start to finish? Did you insulate the windows between the wood and the window frame? Is there a particular wood you should use compare to pine vs like cherry or does it matter( I ask this because of fuel consumption )
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:20 PM   #107
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I like the "Motel" two rigs to the right in the pic!
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:19 AM   #108
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Just a few more pics from this years adventure.
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how is the bus handling the hills and roads out der? I plan to one day get mine out there to Sydney, ns
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how is the bus handling the hills and roads out der? I plan to one day get mine out there to Sydney, ns
the hills where no problem at all, it wasnt the fasted up the hills, but it was no problem at all, would do it again.
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