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Old 08-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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welcome and howdy

i purchased a retired bookmobile about 2 years ago and have slowly been changing it over to my personal camper. i been posting lots of questions and getting good info, and all that is scattered across 3 or 4 forums and multiple threads........ so, time to make a single thread to show off to peeps.

the vehicle is a 1993 Bluebird, cummin 5.9, allison 545, 30' TC shell. here are the pics from the auction:




hmmmm, rv doors, no windows, 12.5kw genset......
i just became a skoolie owner (March 2012)
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re-welcome, just noticed co. I lived at ft.huachuca and sierra vista awhile
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
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got the vehicle home, all ran well

the bus had a known issue with the fuel cut off solenoid, so replacing that was first on the list. instead of the solenoid, i opted for a good ole shut off cable.

let the floor planning commence.....

i want to build the bed over the back door area. that will give me a storage area "trunk" of the car kind of thing. the dimensions for a queen size bed are just right for that. and where is the bathroom gonna go?

2 rv doors, a genset, fueltank, battery box, air tanks, and a spare tire carrier take up all the room under the bus. there is no real floorspace to hang tanks from...... this is gonna take some thinking.

in the meantime: here are pics of the demolition



some good reading leftovers in the bus:
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
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Thanks Bansil, that is the area the bus came from. it was quite beautiful there.... except for all the border patrol.

the new home of the bus is now on the eastern plains of Colorado.
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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and paint removal:





the many uses of oven cleaner. who knew?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:51 AM   #7
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July 2012
time to go camping.... wait...i got to get the bus ready still.

time for the fridge and the bed.
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Very nice. The 30-foot length will get you past some length-limited regulations that doubt the maneuverability of bigger rigs. And the RE-type escape window over the bed is a plus, instead of the bed blocking a kiddie door. Carry on . . . .
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Big score buying that bus. Congrats, I'm real jealous. Plus the "how to draw cats" book. You know how long I have been trying to draw a decent picture of my cats?
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Big score buying that bus. Congrats, I'm real jealous. Plus the "how to draw cats" book. You know how long I have been trying to draw a decent picture of my cats?
i know.... worth the price of the bus right there. my cat pictures have improved sooooooo much.

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