Originally Posted by EastCoastCB
So your bus will be even more, since you have "employees" working on it too.
I just don't see how in the hell you can be spending that kind of coin on materials alone!
Are you going with the gold plated bath fixtures like Al Gore's private jet? ;)
I don't pay my employee's anything but food when they work on privet projects. Likewize, I don't charge them my time for fixing their cars, ect.
Start adding up material. I have $2500 in windows alone.
Windshield will be over $1000
Spray foam $5000
Rigid Styrofoam $3000
Steel for skinning and sub floor $1200
Radiant heat plates for floor. $500
High efficiency propane hot water heater for radiant floor heating. $4000
Custom built wood stove $1500
Leveling jacks $600
Shop costs for bending and sheering metal $1500 so far.
Incinerating toilet $2500
Water tanks $1000
$1200 for FRP for the interior.
$6500 for the inverter
I still have the belly storage boxes to build. $5000 ?
Solar $10,000 ?
10 kw lithium ion battery bank $5 to $10,000
Roof and passenger side deck $5000
LED lighting for interior and driving lights $2500 or more.
I live in the real world where nothing is free, and almost nothing is cheap.
After this is done, I will no longer have to pay any utility bills.
The bus will pay for it's self in 12 years or less.