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Old 12-31-2015, 07:44 PM   #1
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Almost done with conversion

The bus is almost finished, although I have come to the conclusion that I don't think a Skoolie is ever really "done".

It is for totally off grid living in the Summer in Wyoming. My cousin, myself and my son did the work. It has been quite a saga.

I posted some photos of it on the profile.

The last thing is I think we may need to change the gear ratio. But I have read conflicting things about that. While changing the gears may make it go faster than 58 mph it might make it slower climbing the hills and it already is very slooowwwww.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:55 PM   #2
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Looks very liveable. Is your tankless water heater electric or gas?
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:29 PM   #3
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It is gas. And the directions say it can be used indoors. But we crack a window!
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:40 PM   #4
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Nice! Great weather here in FL lately, huh? Keep the pics coming!
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:25 PM   #5
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Which brand water heater did you go with?
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:51 PM   #6
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Marley. It is stubborn to light if it hasn't been used for awhile but gives nice hot water!
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:40 PM   #7
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Looks like no poopin in private there.
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Old 12-31-2015, 11:48 PM   #8
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Oh there is privacy. Sorry the photos I took had the walls down. We have wall partitions that slide in along the side and curtains along the back and front. We wanted to be able to see out all around so no permanent walls.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:47 AM   #9
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I just watched an installation video presented by Marley and they emphasized the need for outside exhaust--what am I missing?

This is the site I went to: Power Gas 10L LPG
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Old 01-01-2016, 12:13 PM   #10
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I got it off eBay a couple of years ago. It is a portable water heater. The reason I bought is was because it can be used indoors. I will try to find the site and post the info.
Got to get with cooking the beans and corn bread for New Years.
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