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Old 11-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #1
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weight and doors

i know the range could be quiet a bit but what do some of the busses weigh before and after the conversions, does it require a special license?
also any ideas on how to make the stock front and back door lock?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: weight and doors

As to the license, from what I've seen it varies by state, in CA, generally once it's registered as an RV you can drive it with a regular license. You didn't list your state, so there's no telling in your case.

For the locks, I used a normal RV lock on my side door, which is probably the same as your back door.

Needed about a 1/4" shim, the bus door is a little thinner than an RV door apparently.
On the front door as a 'down and dirty' solution, I used a couple of eye bolts and a bicycle lock. Recently I changed it to a garage door type thing which I think Lily(?), among others, showed pretty good.
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:26 PM   #3
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Re: weight and doors

This is the best thread I can find with regards to locking the back door. I like the deadbolt idea.
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