Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-25-2015, 08:25 PM   #51
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
Having more space in the bus without the bath gives rise to an intreaguing question. For those that use wood\coal stoves, what models do you use? How big are they? Can you cook on them and how did you attach them?
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 10:38 AM   #52
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,937
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
My stove in the new bus (Four Season Prime) is built as part of the bus. It has a glass door on the inside for the occasional poke when wearing your night clothes, but loads only from the outside of the bus.

The ash pan is going to be a wheeled steel bin, built into the underbelly storage. It will hold 200 pounds of ashes.

This is all to keep the never ending mess I'm dealing with now out of the new bus.

Coal is vary vary dirty. Every time you load the stove in the bus you will hate it. The smell and the floating ash.

I have to run to work. I will expand on this topic more later.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 07:47 AM   #53
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
I am familiar with coal and wood. I grew up with coal and wood as heat sources.

At the moment I'm thinking of a pure solar setup though I might put a plugin just in case I use an rv park.
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2015, 08:36 PM   #54
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
Score! $40 for a 36x36 shower base!

Anyway... The beginnings of the bedroom partition is underway. I had to lay another PVC plank to accommodate the extra width.uploadfromtaptalk1425087315090.jpg
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:28 AM   #55
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zephod_beeblebrox2 View Post
Having more space in the bus without the bath gives rise to an intreaguing question. For those that use wood\coal stoves, what models do you use? How big are they? Can you cook on them and how did you attach them?
I've actually changed my mind and decided to go with a diesel heater, but only because of necessity - my wife and I are going to be traveling with three kids ("Magic School Bus" style) and we just need the space.

But before that, I did a lot of research on this, and IMO the GrayStove Mini 12 CT is just about the perfect fit. There are a lot of nice RV wood stoves but I just can't imagine spending $4k on a stove - $4k would buy a H*** of a lot of propane. The Mini 12 is only $900 new, it's modern enough to have secondary tubes, and it's the perfect size for a well-insulated camper.

Not shilling for them, and in full disclosure I haven't actually run one. But if I was going to install one, that's the one I'd do. The original plan was to scrounge pallets - they can be had anywhere for free on Craigslist - and try to heat for free.
taskswap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2015, 09:32 AM   #56
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
Yes... As you rightly say., these heaters are costly. I'm thinking of staying all electric with solar panels and possibly a backup diesel generator and electric fan heaters. Plus.. Insulation though none of that aluminum bubble wrap scam.
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2015, 06:35 PM   #57
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
Inside my bus so far (videoed today) Inside the magic schoolbus: http://youtu.be/LKe7MzG7rQ0
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 08:09 AM   #58
Bus Nut
 
Zephod_beeblebrox2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Lexington sc
Posts: 482
Year: 1994
Coachwork: carpenter
Chassis: international
Engine: 466dt
Rated Cap: 59
Every bus should have a CB radio just in case. The fact my bus is grey and my call sign of No Strings Attached since 2011 should give the conspiracy theorists plenty to discuss
Attached Images
File Type: jpg uploadfromtaptalk1426075624428.jpg (169.7 KB, 7 views)
Zephod_beeblebrox2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 08:30 AM   #59
Bus Crazy
 
somewhereinusa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,636
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Her, me and Molly
Quote:
Every bus should have a CB radio just in case.
I case of what? I quit listening to (or even having one in the truck) fifteen years ago. Anything that it might be remotely useful for a cell phone can do better. If you like listening to foul language, whiners, misinformation, lot lizards, whiners in some other language, go for it.
somewhereinusa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 08:33 AM   #60
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 12,205
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Ward/AmTran
Chassis: International
Engine: dt466
Rated Cap: 78
My dad was avid CB enthusiast.
He gave up years ago too. Not much use in them at all anymore.

Mercy day means... Mercy day.
EastCoastCB 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
have you tried to move the door to the middle of school bus kimberlink Conversion General Discussions 20 12-15-2017 05:12 PM
*Sold* Converted Bookmobile for sale in Middle Tennessee josetann Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 14 10-20-2011 09:02 PM
Rear exit door on a full sized blue bird SCARECROW Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 1 05-29-2011 09:55 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 AM.


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