Hey fellow skoolie gang. We bought our 94 Thomas back in Feb and have slowly been gutting it and prepping it for a roof raise. We plan to spend a few years building a fully contained "Tiny home" to live in with our two kids
94 safety liner
39' bumper to bumper
2 pass through underbelly storage bays
RE 8.3 mechanical Cummins
Allison 643 Trans
rust free dessert bus
Roof raise (from under windows to keep them original)
1300-1500 watts of solar
Roof deck and "rocket boxes" for extra storage
Wood stove with possible propane furnace for backup
Solar/on demand hot water for sink and shower
Natures head compost toilet
Full hook ups
I bought the bus in NM and drove it the 1700 miles, problem free, to NC where it will stay in our back yard till it is built enough to qualify for RV title status. Its a tight fit but better than keeping it off site.
So far we have taken out all the seats, the floor down to metal (95% rust free!), Wall panels, ceiling panels, heaters and hoses, and driver seat. The wiring is all exposed and we have removed all unneeded wiring (speakers and back lighting). I added a quick connect to the air tanks to run air tools. I've ordered my custom hat channel for the roof raise which should start in the next few weeks. Ive acquired all the needed tools like the welder and (solid) rivet gun. I plan on using leftover ceiling panels to sheet over the side of the bus after the raise. We plan on about a 14" raise.
We are still uncertain about the exact layout but we have a fair idea of what we like.
Feel free to follow along and or chime in before I make and disastrous decisions!SaveSave