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Old 08-17-2015, 12:39 AM   #1
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Useful links and resources

Please limit posts to the link or resource. No unnecessary chatting so the thread doesn't get bloated. If this thread takes off, I will make it a sticky.

Online foam mattress website.

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Non-conversion related links.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/use...ces-11834.html
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:50 AM   #2
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Thomas Bus Maintenance and Repair manuals at the bottom of this page.
It's been helpful at times:

http://www.thomasbus.com/parts-and-service/service/
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:10 AM   #3
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:26 AM   #4
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:15 PM   #5
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:02 PM   #6
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:23 AM   #7
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Please post this to your own thread. This is a thread for helpful links and should not be cluttered.
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:24 AM   #8
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Reproduction Wiring Harnesses for America's Muscle Cars

I used these Folks wiring in my 4x4 trucks they also can build partial to full harnesses for heavy trucks and buses .
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:41 AM   #9
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DC cable sizing calculator
Volts/Amps/Watts calculator

^ Great calculators. I find myself using these frequently.
The cable sizing calculator takes its length input in meters. Google will happily convert between the two if you search for "convert X feet to meters" or "convert X meters to feet".
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:59 AM   #10
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:15 AM   #11
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:44 AM   #12
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:16 PM   #13
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How school bus is made - material, manufacture, making, used, parts, components, industry

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R-Values of Materials: Table of Insulation R-Values and Properties for Various Insulation Materials & Building Materials (brick, block, wood, soil, air gaps, etc)

Top 10 Soundproofing Materials » Soundproofing Tips

Northern Arizona Wind & Sun Solar Forum

Ultimate Guide to Best RV Solar Panels, Kits & Systems

Size Your Go Power! Solar or Inverter System | Go Power!

https://www.wholesalesolar.com/solar...n-hours-us-map

RV Solar: Is It Worth It? | Technomadia

https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/

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No Shock Zone

Choosing the Best RV Water Filter - What You Need to Know - RVshare.com

RV Water Filters Demystified

RV Plumbing Parts, Fittings and Supplies

How To Use Biodiesel Or Grease In Your RV

How to read your tire - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

https://www.goodsamroadside.com/rv/ra/enroll/

RV Clubs and Associations | RV Camping

https://www.discovertheforest.org/

Find A Spring

https://roadtrippers.com/?lat=40.809...=-96.67528&z=5

ALL US AND CANADA CAMPGROUNDS LOCATOR: STATE PARKS NATIONAL PARKS FORESTS MORE california oregon washington new york pennsylvania more

https://trips.furkot.com/

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Longhauler-USA: Truck Routes & Maps by State - Transportation trucking resources for longhaulers, truck drivers

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Old 11-11-2017, 05:28 PM   #14
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Link fixed here:

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Old 05-09-2018, 11:43 AM   #15
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Seating Diagrams & Vin Decoders

Still searching for the right bus, but I found these two resources which should be saved here for posterities sake.

This is the largest database I've found of the actual manufacturers VIN decoding documents. IT'S MASSIVE.
ftp://ftp.nhtsa.dot.gov/mfrmail/0%20...er%20files.pdf

This site has many seating diagrams, which will be helpful in determining the size bus you need.
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Old 06-15-2018, 10:57 PM   #16
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:21 AM   #17
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:51 PM   #18
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Other helpful links

Here are a few helpful resources I've found and/or made:

Ultimate Guide to Living In An RV
Tips for Renting An RV
How Much Does It Cost to Live In An RV?
RoverPass (Find & Book Campgrounds Online)

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Old 10-23-2019, 11:47 PM   #19
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