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Old 08-06-2015, 07:10 PM   #121
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Yikes! That's about the grossest thing I can imagine doing!
Seriously, I used to use a small, portable toilet for the sailboat and it made me gag every time I had to empty it. Black water is a nasty thing to deal with by hand. Do you folks scuba dive? Having a positive pressure mask on will at least help with the smell! Maybe even wear dark sun glasses so you can't make out the shapes of the sludge floating around.. that might help. Or perhaps a full haz-mat suit!
MOPP-4 and M-40 series gas mask might help too
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:58 PM   #122
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Who needs a holding tank!? You could just straight pipe you toilet, and only use it while in motion. ;)

I remember being in the bathroom on a train in France... If you looked down while doing your business you could watch the railroad tracks go by.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:52 PM   #123
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What a fantastic thread! I enjoyed the whole thing. You guys did a great job on that bus! I'll second the window tint option for keeping the heat down. I tinted all of the windows on my bus myself. The window tint wasn't too expensive. I removed each window first and took it completely apart. It doesn't take too long but when you have that many windows, it still takes a couple of days. The windows all come out from the inside out. At least they did on my bus.
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Old 08-08-2015, 12:16 AM   #124
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What a fantastic thread! I enjoyed the whole thing. You guys did a great job on that bus! I'll second the window tint option for keeping the heat down. I tinted all of the windows on my bus myself. The window tint wasn't too expensive. I removed each window first and took it completely apart. It doesn't take too long but when you have that many windows, it still takes a couple of days. The windows all come out from the inside out. At least they did on my bus.

Holy crap! Where have you been?
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Old 08-08-2015, 07:49 AM   #125
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for my black and grey tank vents I used 1/2 pex pipe.
the grey tank just comes out the top of the tank then pointed it down works fine , and when the tank does get full it will start to come there and I know its time to dump.
the black tank vent is run up inside then out the side of the bus, no problems everything works very well, and no holes in the the roof.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:57 PM   #126
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Holy crap! Where have you been?
Alaska, mostly! We moved up there in 2009 and it was not feasible to bring the bus with us. I sold it to my aunt and uncle in Texas and they still own it. We moved back to Oklahoma a couple of years ago. Lately, I've been looking at RVs but I'm just not real pleased with the quality of RV for what I am willing to pay. I want something that can tow my Jeep too. So, I'm back to looking at school buses and doing another conversion. I really enjoyed my last bus.
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Old 08-27-2016, 11:44 PM   #127
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Still in the bus!!

Thought I would post an update!

We had a baby in our bus in April. Still haven't got to traveling, though.

Updates: We got an eccotemp POU hot water heater, a ventless combo washer dryer, and a large residential fridge . Highly recommend the eccotemp!!
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:00 AM   #128
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CONGRATULATIONS! --- great to have a new little Skoolie on board. Also good to hear about the water heater. What model did you go with?
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:29 PM   #129
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We went with an LP eccotemp i12. Looks like a huge iPhone and works really well for the price!!
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