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Old 06-09-2019, 05:20 PM   #21
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:30 PM   #22
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:50 PM   #23
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I'm just leaving my original bus doors in place for now (with the addition of a hasp and padlock on the outside). I'm building an insulated bulkhead wall behind the driver's seat and turning the cab into more or less a porch, so it's not a concern that the original doors aren't airtight.

To be honest, it's also just too much damn fun to open those doors with the switch.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:23 PM   #24
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I'm just leaving my original bus doors in place for now (with the addition of a hasp and padlock on the outside). I'm building an insulated bulkhead wall behind the driver's seat and turning the cab into more or less a porch, so it's not a concern that the original doors aren't airtight.

To be honest, it's also just too much damn fun to open those doors with the switch.


I was reading that in some jurisdictions at least ( might even have been my own area?? ) that to be reclassified as a motor home, a person must be able to walk upright between the living quarters and the driver's area - l don't have any idea of how you plan to separate the two areas, but thought it might be something to keep in mind
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:57 PM   #25
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Fine and dandy for Quasimodo, but what recourse for us six-footers..?
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:05 PM   #26
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I was reading that in some jurisdictions at least ( might even have been my own area?? ) that to be reclassified as a motor home, a person must be able to walk upright between the living quarters and the driver's area - l don't have any idea of how you plan to separate the two areas, but thought it might be something to keep in mind
Uhhhhh ... I guess I could just slouch. Seriously, if that's a rule I'm selling my bus.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:09 PM   #27
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I was reading that in some jurisdictions at least ( might even have been my own area?? ) that to be reclassified as a motor home, a person must be able to walk upright between the living quarters and the driver's area - l don't have any idea of how you plan to separate the two areas, but thought it might be something to keep in mind
I think it was covering moving van type conversions
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:15 PM   #28
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Like several other Skoolies I wanted to keep the school bus look and to be able to see through the top and bottom of the door. The front half of the original two piece door folded out and the rear door folded in blocking the space where I wanted to put the genny and house electric controls. I ended up buying the innards of a "parallelogram plug" door from a shuttle bus, welding my original doors together and mounting them on the new hardware.

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Old 06-09-2019, 08:18 PM   #29
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[QUOTE=ol trunt;331026]Like several other Skoolies I wanted to keep the school bus look and to be able to see through the top and bottom of the door. The front half of the original two piece door folded out and the rear door folded in blocking the space where I wanted to put the genny and house electric controls. I ended up buying the innards of a "parallelogram plug" door from a shuttle bus, welding my original doors together and mounting them on the new hardware.

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some quality work on your bus
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:22 PM   #30
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Thanks. The door is one of my favorite toys.
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