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Old 08-13-2016, 11:05 PM   #11
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Way to bend and make it happen on tye fly like that, good job!
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:09 AM   #12
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Today was all about getting Air Conditioning going in the bus. Up until now, any work has been done while enduring the Florida high temps of 90F -95F (outside the bus). We ellected to go with a window mount AC Unit as It was the cheapest solution we could manage for now. It is supposed to cool 350 SQ Ft. The foam you see around the wall will be cleaned up later. Right now, I just wanted that AC wall UP!

It starts:


Framing the wall to hold the AC and separate the bedroom from the "garage" (shelf, which is only accessible from the outside):




Eagerly installing the AC (usually something that is done after the wall is up):


My 8 year old princess, Natalie, helping me verify that the AC is working properly:


AC wall is done... It was a real pain trying to get this done without cutting the plywood in half; I really didn't want a seam. Not shown here is the 2 cans worth of spray foam the I used all around the wall edges, it is quite ugly for now but it did its job and sealed the gaps. The temp in the bus is noticeably cooler. Once I get the sub floor and the side walls insulated I think it will be perfect. Tomorrow (now that it will be cooler to work in) I will be re-doing and completing the subfloor properly, now that I am not in a rush.



Will give a progress update on this thread tomorrow night.
How are you expelling the condensation that forms in the bottom of the AC?
I've got a small 5000btu in cabin window and it drips pretty regularly.

I had actually resolved to the fact I'm going with same setup as you're doing... At about 6:00 tonight.
Then open your thread, and there it is!
I'll be putting a wall behind the bed for laundry room and storage. Double door entry from back of bus.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:14 AM   #13
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I still need to add a drain tube (hose) to the bottom of the AC unit and run it into the engine compartment - to the ground. That is my project first thing in morning.

Eventually, before it is road worthy, I will need to add ventilation louvers back there. Curently I have to leave the back window open so that the AC can breathe.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:17 AM   #14
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Great job getting it re-titled that quick. Ha, it really made a difference. It is yellow and big and illegal with this title or it is yellow and big but legal with that title. LOL Bureaucracy.

How are you getting rid of the heat, are you leaving your escape door open?
The airco works more efficient when the ambient temperature is lower.
Ditto the condensation but in some of these units you can hook a hose up to the frame pan. May be not so good during driving.

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Old 08-14-2016, 08:21 AM   #15
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Sorry, somehow did not see your last post. Good to see you have it under control.

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Old 08-14-2016, 01:58 PM   #16
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Getting title switched for my bus was held up because the seller didn't get me the title until August 7th.
I bought the bus July 4th.

He lives in Tulsa and the bus was titled in Arkansas... I had to wait till he made another trip to the area to visit family.

Something for others to note...
Arkansas DOES NOT use a Notary Public to witness signatures on titles.

He signed the BUS title on Sunday evening, I had title switched to RV title by 8:30 Monday
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #17
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Getting title switched for my bus was held up because the seller didn't get me the title until August 7th.
I bought the bus July 4th.

He lives in Tulsa and the bus was titled in Arkansas... I had to wait till he made another trip to the area to visit family.

Something for others to note...
Arkansas DOES NOT use a Notary Public to witness signatures on titles.

He signed the BUS title on Sunday evening, I had title switched to RV title by 8:30 Monday
Did you buy from a private seller? Trying to look at busses close to OK. Did you call any of the local school districts to bus from them?
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:18 PM   #18
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Did you buy from a private seller? Trying to look at busses close to OK. Did you call any of the local school districts to bus from them?

I searched CL for a while last year, till mine came up... Followed it for a year, seller sweetened the deal and I jumped on it.

After I started watching my bus, I didn't really look around anymore.
Before I bought the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f14/im...ong-11259.html


After I bought the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/im...now-14306.html
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:24 PM   #19
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I searched CL for a while last year, till mine came up... Followed it for a year, seller sweetened the deal and I jumped on it.

After I started watching my bus, I didn't really look around anymore.
Before I bought the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f14/im...ong-11259.html


After I bought the bus
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/im...now-14306.html
Well hell yeah! That's awesome! Thank you!
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:54 PM   #20
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Well I didn't get all of the Sub-Floor completed like I had hoped. Lots of pre-drilling the runners ate up a lot of time and drill bits. Tomorrow after work, I should be able to finish the sub-floor, then it is on to removing all the windows, scraping off all the old window sealant, replacing with new sealant and putting them back in.

Still struggling with our layout idea, I really want Natalie to have her own room...









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