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Old 04-11-2016, 02:31 PM   #1521
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This whole A/C conversation has been fascinating. I don't need A/C in my bus right now because I just go to the mountains for A/C, but if I build another bus for travel in hot climates I at least now know what is possible. This site never ceases to amaze me in the amount of knowledge and experience that people share. Thanks Tango and everyone else that contributes.
chances are there will be all kinds of new technologies out when you build a new bus..

I had forgotten about these.. I looked into them for a hot rod project a couple years ago

they arent cheap and the capacity isnt enough for a whole bus... however it just shows what is up and coming.. a lot of what is done in the hotrod world is applicable for busses..

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some stuff here for small-space heating and cooling...

https://www.seanhylandmotorsport.com...right-for-you/
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:00 PM   #1522
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Great Info Cadillac! --- Many thanks. Those are some of the parts I have been looking for. Now...if I could just get you down to Texas to show me how it all goes together correctly...
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:04 PM   #1523
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Great Info Cadillac! --- Many thanks. Those are some of the parts I have been looking for. Now...if I could just get you down to Texas to show me how it all goes together correctly...

thatd be a fun time! wrenchin on the busses.. I got my own bus coming with No A/C...

I been Piecing together ideas and parts so i can go to work right away when it comes time to bring it home.. im looking forward to the 1050 mile drive t oget it home (really yes.. I love driving a bus).. and fortunately I live in ohio so it wont be hot here for awhile.. (heck it just snowed saturday.. Grrr)..

granted a lot more modern than yours.. but definitely not the classic you have!.. your bus is definitely too cool for school!.

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Old 04-11-2016, 03:05 PM   #1524
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I smell a road trip comin'!
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:25 AM   #1525
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Hey Caddie --- We will all be watching your build. Especially how you design and assemble your HVAC since you are obviously the most qualified person here in that department. Good luck and enjoy the ride home.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:56 AM   #1526
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Soooooo excited! --- I know. I know... I am WAY ahead of myself here, but...I went ahead and ordered the flooring for the bus. It is Pirelli rubber tile. The same thing I put in a kitchen I built years ago and fell in love with. It was also installed in the Paris Metro about a half century ago...and still looks amazing. Just had to share the joi!


Should fit right in with the whole Art Deco look and is practically indestructible.

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Old 04-14-2016, 06:41 AM   #1527
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Wow, love the look. Will definitely go great in your bus.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:09 AM   #1528
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oh yes!! I totally love the idea of this kind of floor in a bus.. for one it seems like it will flex and flow nicely in a moving vehicle.. I realize many here put down wood but I just think something like this will handle the changing environments in a bus more handily..

I also think of now well this should clean up if you are out camping.. mud, snow, dirt, water, etc..

yeah great choice and it Looks great too!!!
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We have that is a car garage at one of the homes we take care of. The only thing negative we found was if the sunlight beats on it directly [garage doors open], it bubbles, raises.....til the sun goes away.

Very durable stuff.
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Thanks Alll --- yeah, I lived with the same tiles on a kitchen floor in a loft I built years ago and it was amazing stuff. Resilient, tough, easy to maintain and resistant to just about anything. I'll be laying it down over marine plywood and it should be perfect for an RV environment. And...(I admit)...I thought it just looked really cool.

Never had any lifting issues even where it met our deck and got tons of sun. There are a couple of similar looking products that are lightweight and I believe vinyl. The Pirelli is quarter inch thick rubber.
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