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Old 08-17-2016, 12:30 AM   #21
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I saw something at Home Depot today that I think would make an awesome back wall!
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #22
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high gear conversion!! this is lookin good!!

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Old 08-17-2016, 01:28 PM   #23
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I traded my 2000 Ford F150 in for a 40 Foot 1999 Thomas Built RE MVP 84 Passenger School Bus!
THIS.. is my plan. The truck is going up for sale soon.


Bus looks good too!
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:12 PM   #24
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Sub Floor is 99.9% done! Next is waterproofing and resealing windows!

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Old 08-20-2016, 09:45 AM   #25
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Very fast progress! Any more problems with zoning? Glad I live in the sticks. Are you going to remove the walls and ceiling panels to add more (any) insulation? It might be awfully hot even with AC in Florida without extra insulation. I plan to also paint my roof (when I find a bus) with paint made specifically for bus roofs that have "magical beads" to keep the roof cool. Others on here swear it works. Like 30* difference in temps on a hot day. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:33 PM   #26
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Today I took down the old Air Conditioner Wall because I hated the paneling. Lowered the AC unit and installed a drain hose for it. Then I framed the Master Bedroom walls and Master Bed Frame. Tomorrow I will be working on the Master Bedroom Closets and the wall/doorway to Natalie's room that separates it from the Master Bedroom. Then Natalie's raised Twin bed and the wall/doorway to the bathroom. Got a lot done today, hoping to get a lot done tomorrow too!

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Old 08-20-2016, 08:39 PM   #27
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Very fast progress! Any more problems with zoning? Glad I live in the sticks. Are you going to remove the walls and ceiling panels to add more (any) insulation? It might be awfully hot even with AC in Florida without extra insulation. I plan to also paint my roof (when I find a bus) with paint made specifically for bus roofs that have "magical beads" to keep the roof cool. Others on here swear it works. Like 30* difference in temps on a hot day. Keep us updated.
Zoning: No new Issues to Report

Walls and Ceiling Panels: Not removing the Panels on the roof and ceiling but I am framing over them and insulating over existing. The ceiling Will most likely not be done until last. I am framing this in a way that I will be able to do the ceiling at my leisure/funding.

We want this Skoolie done/livable by October 1st 2016. the pressure is on but there is light at the end of the tunnel - See Image Below... "Light at end of tunnel"

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:28 PM   #28
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tat window unit wont stand a cance in te daytime without insulation...

I dont camp in my bus but in the sunligt, a 12000 BTU unit wont cool a stock 7 row bus... my 65,000 BTU road A/C will thoug wen the engine is on...

with insulation and window coverings a 12,000 BTU A/C will cool a bus

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Old 08-20-2016, 11:43 PM   #29
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tat window unit wont stand a cance in te daytime without insulation...

I dont camp in my bus but in the sunligt, a 12000 BTU unit wont cool a stock 7 row bus... my 65,000 BTU road A/C will thoug wen the engine is on...

with insulation and window coverings a 12,000 BTU A/C will cool a bus

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It is getting insulation.. just not the ceiling for now.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:38 AM   #30
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I'm using 4'x8'x1" Foamular 250 for the walls, to temporarily cover the windows and walls...
Season is changing right now, and by the time I get prepared to cool the bus, it's going to be time to prepare for heating it. My cocoon room will get the job done! And Pink Panther pink calms and soothes me.

The RV Site will have bathroom & shower.


September 1st is 10 days away..... It's getting down to crunch time!
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