Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-01-2012, 12:36 PM   #21
Bus Nut
 
GreyEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 801
Re: Thylacine

PPL Motorhomes in Houston, Tx ...... pplmotorhomes.com
Camping World ......... campingworld.com
or just about any RV dealer an/or repair place.....

best of luck
__________________
GreyEagle
Roll - On...
GreyEagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #22
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon/Philippines
Posts: 1,660
Re: Thylacine

ebay has them for about $70 or so for 30 amp and $100 plus for 50 amp
__________________
Jesus Christ... Conversion in progress.
chev49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #23
Mini-Skoolie
 
edfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 41
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Wayne Lifeguard
Chassis: Navistar International
Engine: 7.3 Power Stroker Diesel
Rated Cap: 24
Re: Thylacine

Schoolies,

I bought a little lamp/fan at Big Lots today $6 that might be useful for in a bunk bed cubby hole.

USB Powered Mini Desk LED Lamp & Fan by ThinkTank Technology



The 12 LED USB Desk Lamp and Fan is a portable and multi-directional light and fan. Powered via USB, it's a great personal lighting and cooling solution for use with your notebook or desktop computer. For convenient use, the lamp and fan both have individual on/off switches and adjustable goose-necks so you can use either or both at just the angle you need. Get better lighting and comfortable cooling while you work at your computer with the 12 LED USB Desk Lamp and Fan.


Two on/off switches - one for the lamp, one for the fan
Twelve Super Bright LED Bulbs
Recessed bulbs are anti-glare
Independent adjustable goose-neck to turn the light or fan to any angle Soft fan blades for safety
Conveniently powered by USB/USB hub

(USB is 5 volts. Pin 1 is 5 V DC, pin 4 is ground.)

The light puts out plenty of light for an enclosed space. Both the fan and the light are attached as separate goosenecks, and turn on and off independently.

.
edfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 08:12 PM   #24
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,044
Re: Thylacine

congrates on picking the "project" up on Thursday.
Before you start buying things make a list.
List what you want to run.
Then list when you want to run them ie:all day,at night or sporadic thru the day.
Then list how much power you need to run them for the given time
This is 12v and 110v items
This will give you an over view of your needs
Post ideas/needs and then we can proceed
Excel spreedsheet will work and so will notebook paper with columns and rows.
Yours eyes may open and say "wow" that's a lot of stuff which=$$
Gotta go dinner is ready
Tally up what you need and we'll go from there
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #25
Mini-Skoolie
 
edfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 41
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Wayne Lifeguard
Chassis: Navistar International
Engine: 7.3 Power Stroker Diesel
Rated Cap: 24
Re: Thylacine

bansil,

Thanks for the advice. I am big on lists myself. At this point my funds are running low. I have enough to get the bus, do the floor (so I don't need to rip it out again once finished), and add the minimum necessary to get it retitled as an RV. I know what I need to buy to do this to add to the salvaged stuff I had already gathered. I had an unexpected trip via ambulance to the hospital last week that will surely put a hurt on my finances. I expect I will make lots of lists and plans, long before I can afford to implement any of them.

Ed
edfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #26
Mini-Skoolie
 
edfrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 41
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Wayne Lifeguard
Chassis: Navistar International
Engine: 7.3 Power Stroker Diesel
Rated Cap: 24
Re: Thylacine

Home, I am Home at Last!

I went and picked up the bus in Cleveland yesterday. The trip home was uneventful, just extremely hot. The bus is now parked in my back yard/driveway. I can move it up farther a slight slope in front of the pad to get the car into and out of the garage.







There was no violent fiery explosion of death as soon as I turned the money over to the Rocky River School District (as I half expected.) The bus ran fine. There is a governor on it to keep the speed down I think, in any case I did not fry the engine on the trip home. Parking went well amongst the trees. I accidentally let it roll a few inches and killed one tail light cover, but all is good.



On the drive home, I had all of those mixed feelings of Yes! I finally got one!, and Now what have I gotten myself into? I am not worried about the conversion itself, but about my lack of knowledge about buses in general. I have lots of gauges, likely will get a few more. They have readings, but I am not sure what they are supposed to read.... doubts, worries, but not enough to overwhelm the excitement. I am about to start a new adventure. Life is Good.

Ed

.
edfrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #27
Bus Crazy
 
browncrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bakersfield, California
Posts: 1,012
Year: 1976
Coachwork: Crown
Chassis: Supercoach
Engine: Detroit 6-71 Mid-Ship Mounted
Rated Cap: 79 at Birth
Re: Thylacine

Very nice bus, and it looks like you have a nice shady area to start the conversion. Congratulations!
__________________
BC
My Conversion Thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3065
browncrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #28
Site Team
 
bansil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: MNT CITY TN
Posts: 5,044
Re: Thylacine

Looks good...andi have backed into multiple trees(sometimes on purpose) and YOU..only a cracked lens...you did good
__________________
Our build La Tortuga
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
bansil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #29
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 143
Send a message via ICQ to mightybus
Re: Thylacine

I like old Waynes.The interior roof rocks. Only bus I know where the tin runs lengthwise. Also the roof is semi-squared on the sides and you probably have a 6'6'' ceiling height. That Lifeguard, when you learn Wayne Bus history, is actually a collectors item. Congratulations!
mightybus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #30
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,164
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
Re: Thylacine

Congrats on an uneventful maiden voyage! A taillight lens ain't nuthin. Let the fun begin. And please do take & post lots of pictures...we just love watching other people work!
Tango is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.