Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-04-2015, 09:39 AM   #21
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,107
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Yeah people insulate under their floors.
I'm cleaning, painting, and undercoating the chassis of mine then i may try some foam insulation under there.
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:40 AM   #22
Mini-Skoolie
 
Kylebetaclark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Vermont
Posts: 49
Year: 2003
Engine: DT466E
Quote:
Originally Posted by HolyBus View Post
I say it looks like serious ringworm.
Not quite what I was thinking... but the angle might be wrong ;)
Kylebetaclark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:46 AM   #23
Mini-Skoolie
 
Kylebetaclark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Vermont
Posts: 49
Year: 2003
Engine: DT466E
Ok... new question.
If I put in a 93 Gal fresh water tank (this one).

And a 60 gal grey water... what should I put in for a black water tank?

(six people on the bus, one outside shower, one inside + small washing machine).

The wife has kaboshed my plan for a composting toilet and I think I can fit the waste tanks just behind the wheels
Kylebetaclark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:55 AM   #24
Mini-Skoolie
 
Kylebetaclark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Vermont
Posts: 49
Year: 2003
Engine: DT466E
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
Yeah people insulate under their floors.
I'm cleaning, painting, and undercoating the chassis of mine then i may try some foam insulation under there.
Cool. Makes sense.

I was thinking...
1. work the bus back and forth until its propped up on 2ft of stacked timbers... (get it off the ground a ways)
2. pressure wash everything on the underside. (do you use a inhibitor in the spray?)
3. don a mask and glasses and commit myself to two days of wire brushing
4. What type of undercoating? That stuff seems to be super $$ and all spray on?

is there an easier way?

Thanks!
Kylebetaclark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #25
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 546
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kylebetaclark View Post
Ok... new question.
If I put in a 93 Gal fresh water tank (this one).

And a 60 gal grey water... what should I put in for a black water tank?

(six people on the bus, one outside shower, one inside + small washing machine).

The wife has kaboshed my plan for a composting toilet and I think I can fit the waste tanks just behind the wheels
Black=40-45.
dond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 02:10 PM   #26
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 259
Year: 2003
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Amtran
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 71
Re post #25, have your wife watch this video, could change her mind regarding the composting toilet:
Good Luck
__________________
"This is my ship...the Nebuchadnezzar, it's a hovercraft."
~Morpheus
The Nebuchadnezzar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 03:36 PM   #27
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,107
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kylebetaclark View Post
Cool. Makes sense.

I was thinking...
1. work the bus back and forth until its propped up on 2ft of stacked timbers... (get it off the ground a ways)
2. pressure wash everything on the underside. (do you use a inhibitor in the spray?)
3. don a mask and glasses and commit myself to two days of wire brushing
4. What type of undercoating? That stuff seems to be super $$ and all spray on?

is there an easier way?

Thanks!
I pressure washed mine without jacking it up any. I don't know about any inhibitors, I just pressure washed it, with some steam carefully.
At LEAST two days of wire brushing.
I got a bunch of Rustoleum undercoating on mega sale a while back so that's what i'm going with. Its pretty good stuff too, I've done the wheel wells with it.
I don't know about easy and buses going together in the same sentence!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2015, 10:19 PM   #28
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 584
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: I.H.
Engine: DT360
You could go with truck bed liner. It doesn't have to be LineX or the other high price brand. It is available in can and can be thinned and rolled or brushed on. Another option is Por-15. I used it on several old cars. A little pricey but it can be thinned and goes on easy.
HolyBus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:41 AM   #29
Bus Crazy
 
M1031A1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Russell, Kansas
Posts: 1,113
Year: 1989
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner ER
Engine: 3208 CAT/MT643 tranny
Rated Cap: 87
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
I don't know about easy and buses going together in the same sentence!
Congrats ECCB!!! YOU did it!!!!!!;)
M1031A1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2015, 06:00 PM   #30
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 45
I have lots of real world experience with a composting toilet. I will not be putting one on my bus. They are very expensive and high maintenance. I might go that route with 2 adults, but with 2 adults and 4 or 5 children on board I will not recommend it. Others may argue that it will work but I have one and 5 kids ;)
Your wife will be much happier with a black water tank. Pay a little extra for the sea/land porcelain toilet and install a sprayer. It makes cleaning easier. Also when you buy the toilet all the working parts are plastic. They sell a kit to upgrade everything to brass...before it fails.
Also I think sinking the showers into the floor is a great idea, but you better do it now!
sweetfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2003, dt466e, international

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 02:18 PM.


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