Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-03-2010, 01:09 PM   #11
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

I will post pics soon, but we are making progress. The back six windows are removed, skinned and primed. The floor is stripped and painted with alumithane (sp?), and I have built the five walls which flank the bunk beds and the shower and roughed in the bed platforms. I have ordered all my plumbing parts from rv surplus online and have my 30 amp charger/12v/110v panel. Next is to install the plumbing, electrical and start putting in the cabnitry.

Question for those of you out there with much more experience..... I replaced the chassis batteries with two new ones and they will not keep a charge. I have cleaned the terminals and removed the two hot leads which were on the battery side of the solenoid, but I can't keep them charged for more than a week. The alternator is pumping out 14.4 volts and there doesn't appear to be any current going across the solenoid when the key is switched off. Any ideas as to what may be draining the batteries or where else I should look?
Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 01:21 PM   #12
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

I was looking at procuring a generator today. Does anyone have experience with Magna inverter generators? They look to be honda clones made in China. This one is pretty cool as it will run for 8-20 hours, is very quiet, will power a 13,500 btu a/c and has remote electric start.

http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/c-listall/p-RVSF3600.html
Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2010, 06:04 PM   #13
Bus Crazy
 
Diesel Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,489
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/AT545
Re: Wildcat Lodge

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcat
I was looking at procuring a generator today. Does anyone have experience with Magna inverter generators? They look to be honda clones made in China. This one is pretty cool as it will run for 8-20 hours, is very quiet, will power a 13,500 btu a/c and has remote electric start.

http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/c-listall/p-RVSF3600.html
If you're willing to spend that much $$, you might consider a diesel generator. That way you wouldn't have to carry gasoline on board, and could perhaps even run it straight from your diesel fuel tank and never need to fill it.
__________________
Gallery:
http://www.skoolie.net/gallery/v/Skooli ... l_dan_bus/
Conversion Thread:
viewtopic.php?t=4959
Diesel Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 02:50 PM   #14
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

Well - we're making some progress in the wake of competing projects. Here are some pics of the framing of the walls, bunk and shower installation.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pic 4.JPG (42.9 KB, 739 views)
File Type: jpg pic 2.JPG (45.2 KB, 739 views)
File Type: jpg pic 3.JPG (53.2 KB, 739 views)
Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 02:52 PM   #15
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

more pics of the shower install in progress
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pic 1.JPG (50.8 KB, 739 views)
File Type: jpg pic 5.JPG (57.6 KB, 739 views)
File Type: jpg pic 6.JPG (56.5 KB, 739 views)
Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 07:30 PM   #16
Skoolie
 
thesaltydog24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 163
Re: Wildcat Lodge

Looking good. I like how you did the bunks, I want to do something similar, what are the measurements you used?

Chris
thesaltydog24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2010, 08:30 PM   #17
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: Wildcat Lodge

Construction looks really good. Not to long and you'll be able to sing in the shower
__________________
BC
My Conversion Thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3065
browncrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 12:25 PM   #18
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Portland OR area
Posts: 180
Year: 1983
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Carpenter
Engine: 8.3
Re: Wildcat Lodge

It makes talking your wife into letting you buy a magnetic drill press a bit easier when your wasted after drilling the first of many holes!
__________________
seth
"grease buddy" and all around nice guy
madpsalmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2010, 03:25 PM   #19
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

Quote:
Looking good. I like how you did the bunks, I want to do something similar, what are the measurements you used?

Chris
The bunks are 30" wide by 80" long before the trim goes in. I designed to work around the mattress at the following web site:

http://www.americanbeddingmfg.com/camp_mattresses2.html

The height of the bottom bunk is right above the wheel well and the upper bunk is half the distance to the roof. I am planning on having storage under the passenger side bunk and will use the driver's side to run all the plumbing down the bus.
Wildcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2010, 10:16 AM   #20
Skoolie
 
Wildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 164
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward Senator
Chassis: International
Engine: DTA360
Re: Wildcat Lodge

Attached are some pics of our progress on building the cabinets for the kitchen, closet, and electrical (behind driver)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg pic 8.JPG (61.2 KB, 375 views)
File Type: jpg pic 7.JPG (64.2 KB, 376 views)
Wildcat is offline   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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GA: Helen - Unicoi State Park & Lodge lornaschinske On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 0 07-02-2013 09:36 PM
Jim's Wildcat Lodge holding tanks skoolz out Conversion General Discussions 1 09-21-2010 04:53 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 PM.


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