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Old 01-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #11
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I too saw the picture of the bus hauling the camper. I'm going to be doing something similar to my bus. I'll have a gooseneck hitch behind the axle instead of over it...I need the room to haul all the kids (not goats) around. My gooseneck hitch will be used for hauling a horse trailer and a hay trailer...Is there nothing that a Skoolie can't do?

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Old 01-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #12
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yeah everything that i'm building inside the bus as far as shelves or bed or other frame work or whatever is not going to be tied into the roof in any way until i do get a little cozy and see how it feels. here are more pictures to catch ya'll up to speed as far as my current progress and how the bus is now. once I got the rubber off the floor which came up pretty easy there was slight surface rust in a couple of spots and just two small areas that were rusted through near the back I was very pleased but luckily I had just recently traded an old truck of mine for a welder so i was in good shape put a few patches down and was all set.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #13
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removed the heater did quite a bit of sanding and yes it was very cold and i really wanted some apple juice all my water froze too
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:12 PM   #14
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did tons of cleaning to get all that dust off the floor got it primed. my plan was to just lay plywood right on top of the insulation to save on money and not put any kind of frame work underneath...... the only problem i had was putting screws right through the plywood through insulation and into metal was that the screws would suck down so much and compress the insulation but only right at the screw then between screws it would be original thickness so had to make sure to counter sink the holes in the wood and to be real careful not to over tighten or it would be real wavey. it worked out in the end the first piece or plywood i screwed looks a little funny but it is in the back and my bed will be over that so oh well i don't have pictures of the plywood down off my camera yet. you can see in the picture i also layed red rosin paper under the insulation. i'm always open to tips or suggestion about anything from ya'll
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:19 PM   #15
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Love the look of your team. years ago I played with the ideal of getting a couple of Scottish Highland cattle, just cos they are so cute. Thank God common sense prevailed and I didn't do it. Can barely pay the board on the mule.

Anyway bus is looking great,

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Old 01-26-2010, 08:41 AM   #16
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Keeps the cards and letters coming! Your doing a great job!

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Old 01-29-2010, 09:05 AM   #17
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smitty the seems to not align i luckily was thinking the day i layed it all and thought it would be a good idea to stagger. it is half inch insulation and half inch plywood i figured that an inch was the most head room i was willing to loose. was going to go with no insulation but glad i did i'm sure it will pay off and the cost was not too much more. once i realized the wood would suck down i was careful and didn't over tighten it was not a problem.

i'm only going to leave the plywood floor think i'll just use small rugs that can be taken out and cleaned. so got all the plywood seems caulked and the first coat of polyurethane down the other day but its a little to cold today to do the second coat and its suppose to snow later today so guess the bus is on hold for a couple of days.

Yeah and the red rosin paper was an idea i got off of here. I was going to use plastic but once i started reading up on floors thought the paper would be a better option.
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:45 AM   #18
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well lots of snow and lack of money seem to slow progress a little bit. got a bunch of free 2x4s from a construction site so started doing a little frame work in the back. the framed out box provides a big shelf area near the bed that sits in front and it will be a storage area from the back door for unused things
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:19 AM   #19
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Are you planning to add any insulation to the walls?
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:41 AM   #20
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i think i'll be putting some sort of frame work on the walls just as a nailer to attach some plywood or nice paneling so i'll be putting insulation board in behind that if it fits i suppose. my walls do have the stock 2 in insulation. i will be putting a wood stove so if i'm tight on money when it comes time to insulat i won't add extra stuff like this. i think the wood stove will keep it pretty toasty either way.
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