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Old 09-10-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Highpsiguy here from Ga. Currently working on shuttle rv conversion. V10 with 170k. Got bus for 3 grand from band. Band only owned shortly, they purchased from church who purchased new. Add another grand for tires, another grand to get mechanical s up to speck, another 1500 for complete ac repair. Im getting in a little deep on pockets but have owned for about 8 months and it runs and rides great.
My goal was to build worktruck, rv, stealth vehicle. I gutted entire bus except for driver....twice. This is my second build as first was not planned very well. It is not finished but have been using it for several weeks and this layout is great so far. If I can figure out how to post pics I will.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:41 AM   #2
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Re: 1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Learning how to post pics, bear with me
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #3
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Re: 1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Inside pics
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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Re: 1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Paint coming next week. Will use Rustoleum gloss enamel. Have ordered tons of 12 volt led lights, should be here soon. Solar I already have. Looking to possibly change from Morningstar with no readout to something with more info on battery use and condition.
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:04 AM   #5
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Re: 1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Camping
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:41 AM   #6
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Re: 1999 Goshen 15 passenger rv conversion

Very nice... I like the A/C in the closet, might steal that idea. My bus is similar to yours so I will be following your build.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:50 AM   #7
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Are the closet walls just 3/4 plywood with trim to hide the rough edge?
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #8
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The ac is 7k btu. I have a curtain that blocks off cab right beside cabinet. When using ac I open cabinet door. It works well if bus is shaded. Not enough if in full sun and above 90 degrees. I have fantastic fan mounted in ceiling that helps remove heat as well. I may have to eventually put top roof ac on. My honda eu2000 powers ac fine, it may struggle with roof top. Engine ac and rear bus ac will now freeze you out. If parked in hot parking lot I will sometimes idle for an hour or so to stay comfortable. I mostly use small ac at night while camping. I use this as daily work vehicle to pull my equipment. My yorkies go to work with me everyday. I do run honda and small ac for them if unable to park in shade. If in shade fantastic fan is usually enough to keep them comfortable.
As far as the walls that is 1/2 inch plywood. It fit perfectly between the windows frames. I used window frames as guide to build interior. Two rear windows and dead space to back of bus has allowed me a 55x81 bench/ bedroom. All cabinets on driver side are 3 feet deep. Passenger is 2 ft deep. This allowed me to use all room available and line up with conversion grab poles at driver seat and entrance side. This allowed about 2 feet hallway. If needed I can lay extension ladder or anything long up to 15 16 feet inside for work and still close rear door. Rear bed is high enough as well when benches converted to put ladder or 5 gallon bukets under as well.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:59 AM   #9
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First conversion I had recliner instead of twin bed. Twin bed bench much better
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Old 09-17-2014, 03:22 PM   #10
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What, no critiquing? This board didnt look quiet..... pointers, criticizing?
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