Hello everyone! My name is Roger and I have been reading the crap out of these forums for 2 months. The wealth of information on this site is amazing and much appreciated. Some aawesome Skoolies on here for sure!
On July 26, 2016, I traded my 2000 Ford F150 in for a 40 Foot 1999 Thomas Built RE MVP 84 Passenger School Bus! Mow we are down to one Nisan Xterra and a bus.The Plan is to convert it into an RV. Why? I am glad you asked.. Because rent is too damn high! After the conversion, it will be time to hunt down some property to put it on! Will be keeping a blog on the progression as we convert this into our home.
The bus wasn't in our yard for 12 hours before I received a visit from the county. It is against code to have a commercial vehicle in a residential neighborhood. I was given a warning and 5 days the get it converted from BUS to RV (at least on the title ). All that needed to be done was to have the seats removed and water hooked up to a functioning sink. Long story short, I got it done in time but now I needed insurance before I could register the bus at the DMV. We really didn't have the money (still don't) to be doing all this legal work yet but I got lucky and found insurance for $15 / month. I went to DMV, Signed an affidavit saying that I added a sink and removed the seats and boom! The Bus was now a Motorhome.
Just to get everyone caught up, I will post everything I have done up until yesterday. I will post what I did today in a little while.
Almost half the seats out:
Almost done with seat removal:
Putting down temporary sub-floor for the sink to sit on. I hated starting in the middle but I needed to get it registered:
Installed Sink with running water (temporary).
Next post will show what I got done today.