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Old 06-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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Re: here she is!

Welcome that is a great little bus. Funny that is looks shorter than it is because of the lift. Can't give you advice on the floor yet but I will be starting a similar installation on my bus soon.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
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Best of luck on your conversion! How radical do you plan to get? Are you planning to full-time it? It sounded like you were...just clarifying. There are all kinds of great ideas around the this site.

Most on here would tell you that insulation is key. I agree for the most part. Since our bus will be used for travel, not so much staying put, I think that the super bus heaters and open winders will do just fine. If you intend to stay put for awhile, insulation would be good. There's really not much insulation there.

Do you plan for a bathroom? Kitchen? etc? Look for a donor camper if possible and steal as many usable parts as possible...that's just my 1/50th of a dollar. I think you have a great platform to work with. Oh yeah, pics are a MUST! If not, Smitty comes knockin'!

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Old 06-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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hi and welcome aboard. love the bus! quite the combo!

as for the flooring, i advise against nailing anything as vibration will make them come loose and squeak squeak squeak! best is screws, insulation of some sorts, and adhesives!
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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FEMA trailers dont have holding tanks or fresh water tanks around here in Alabama. Have seen hundreds of them go thru auction, some never used and had a leak from the get go. Government bought them, a recall was never issued but they leaked from the factory. That is just stupid.
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