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Old 02-15-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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I am wanting to replace my original bus door. Looking for suggestions or pics would be nice to. And what would be an estimated cost. Thanks
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:37 PM   #2
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I am wanting to replace my original bus door. Looking for suggestions or pics would be nice to. And what would be an estimated cost. Thanks
My plan is to use an rv door with as much glass in it as I can find.

I HATE school bus doors.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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Yes the original doors let a lot of air in and out . The bugs are really bad were I live in the summer also
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:46 PM   #4
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Yeah here in Fl the mosquitoes don't seem to notice the school bus doors much.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:07 PM   #5
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Arkansas either lol I found a place that will custom build me an outside door with a window in it but probably won’t be cheap
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Old 02-16-2019, 04:51 AM   #6
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I am wanting to replace my original bus door. Looking for suggestions or pics would be nice to. And what would be an estimated cost. Thanks
Jason, this may no be completely on topic, but I decided to straighten the original bus door. It opens and closes like a vault, takes regular home door locks, and will be wind and weather tight once completed. Thread HERE.

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Ok thanks I never thought of that.
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Anderson Doors makes one for around $200. It has THREE latches and pneumatic closers.
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Is it already cut to size?
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Old 02-27-2019, 07:35 PM   #10
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I can't find an easily accessible picture (I'm at work) but we replaced ours with a standard RV door and widened the doorway so it would fit. (Ours already had an RV door on it, but at only 26" wide (maybe 28" - I don't remember for 100%) we decided it was too narrow by far.

I think it ran about $4-500 - door and screen combo with deadbolt. And big window for easy viewing when turning!! (The first time I drove Wanda, that old door was one with a frosted window - WanderingJuggler had to be my right eye!!)
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Jason, this may no be completely on topic, but I decided to straighten the original bus door. It opens and closes like a vault, takes regular home door locks, and will be wind and weather tight once completed. Thread HERE.

Iíve seen others do similar with good results. Seen some where they welded the door sections together to make it one solid door and welded on a plate for the lock mounting area. Lots of possibilities if you have some fabrication skills.
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Check out the Roach Motel door.


http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...el-7156-9.html
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If you can weld (or know a welder) it is not that difficult to fab a door. Especially for a square, flat opening.



Mine was complicated by the very slight curve on the back edge but straight front edge.



Had an RV window made to fit top and installed a "curb viewer" down low from a boat. It uses a standard RV door latch/lock w/deadbolt.
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In May I am having an RV door installed on my shuttle bus. My current door opening is 36 inches for door/40 inches including frame. So It would fit a standard house door. My contractor, Jeff Flake, at Vanlife Conversions, says RV doors have glass windows that are better suited to travel. I can let you know how it turns out if you are interested.
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I like your door. I hope my door turns out this good. Is it a house door, RV door, or custom door?
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I like your door. I hope my door turns out this good. Is it a house door, RV door, or custom door?
Rv door. Thanks!
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