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Old 07-05-2019, 04:59 PM   #1
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What's this? It had a metal cover and only on one side of the bus...
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:11 PM   #2
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Looks like the gas fill spout. If it is, stop what you're doing, put down your tools, find another hobby.
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Old 07-05-2019, 06:20 PM   #3
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That's the fuel filler neck. Do NOT cut it at all!!!!! Clean around it, and put the cover back on! Label the cover inside: "DO NOT REMOVE OR CUT". PLEASE be safe!!!!!!

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Old 07-05-2019, 07:54 PM   #4
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Make sure you use some sort of sealant or gasket maker when you out the metal case back on. No need to get extra fumes
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:55 PM   #5
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Yup, yup, and yup...
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:15 PM   #6
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Not to belabor the point, but had you looked at the other side of the wall..?
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:19 PM   #7
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Looks like the gas fill spout. If it is, stop what you're doing, put down your tools, find another hobby.
Why? This is a legitimate question for so many newbs who dive into something new.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:39 PM   #8
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Why? This is a legitimate question for so many newbs who dive into something new.
You ask why? I was completely serious. If you don't have the common sense to know where to put fuel in your vehicle with a, probably, fuel designation on the outside cap. And with the cover off you can see the tank IF YOU LOOK. If you can't figure out these basic things a bus build is way over their skill level and they may be wasting their time or possible hurt themselves. I'm all for noobs wanting to dive into the deep end, but you should know if there's water in it first. If you want to be a brain surgeon, your first day of class is not in an operating room with a patient and a scalpel in your hand.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:38 PM   #9
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After building out my bus, I often compared myself to a brain surgeon.

It's hard for those new to building out a Skoolie on this forum - when some people who may or may not have actually completed a bus build are so critical.
It's one thing to be "forum smart" and "google smart" versus learning by doing. It's okay for someone with no experience to take on building a skoolie.

It should be okay for people to ask questions and get encouraging responses - even for things that some think are obvious. They should not be made to feel like they are idiots - or discouraged from asking questions - or discouraged from trying to follow a dream.

It's also okay not to respond to a post if you feel you can't be helpful. Posting just to make yourself feel better is not always helping others.

Play nice and don't be that guy.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:55 PM   #10
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After building out my bus, I often compared myself to a brain surgeon.

It's hard for those new to building out a Skoolie on this forum - when some people who may or may not have actually completed a bus build are so critical.
It's one thing to be "forum smart" and "google smart" versus learning by doing. It's okay for someone with no experience to take on building a skoolie.

It should be okay for people to ask questions and get encouraging responses - even for things that some think are obvious. They should not be made to feel like they are idiots - or discouraged from asking questions - or discouraged from trying to follow a dream.

It's also okay not to respond to a post if you feel you can't be helpful. Posting just to make yourself feel better is not always helping others.

Play nice and don't be that guy.
I second that motion.....

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