Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-07-2018, 01:02 PM   #31
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 16
Year: 1983
Rated Cap: shortbus
Quote:
Originally Posted by brokedown View Post
I've always been interested in these, keep us posted on your project!
thanks for checking it out I will make sure to keep u guys and gals updated
patriotsurvival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 01:08 PM   #32
Bus Geek
 
Tango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 6,667
Year: 1946
Coachwork: Chevrolet/Wayne
Chassis: 1- 1/2 ton
Engine: Cummins 4BT
Rated Cap: 15
As I recall...the Branch Davidians in Waco had a bunker & tunnel system including a Skoolie that survived the siege intact.
Tango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 01:08 PM   #33
Bus Nut
 
Jdawgsfanasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango View Post
Yeah...Florida & Houston are similar in that the water table is about four inches below the surface.
Problem in Florida is the...last(right word?)...as the water drains out of the limestone caverns the ceilings collapse...Houston just a big pile of sand

Sent from my VS500PP using Tapatalk
Jdawgsfanasty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 01:09 PM   #34
Bus Nut
 
Jdawgsfanasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango View Post
As I recall...the Branch Davidians in Waco had a bunker & tunnel system including a Skoolie that survived the siege intact.
Yep...but flooded...somebody posted their tour of the place on YT

Sent from my VS500PP using Tapatalk
Jdawgsfanasty is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 01:15 PM   #35
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 16
Year: 1983
Rated Cap: shortbus
got a link ? I would love to see that
patriotsurvival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 01:45 PM   #36
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 58
Nice project you have there. Once you have her sealed up I'd look into some kind of bed liner material to coat the exterior. Paint will eventually let moisture through and then start rotting. The bed liner should stop the moisture from getting through better than the paint and last longer.
I'd also think about burying it about midway for less blast resistance, burm or no burm. Granted i dont know that much about above ground shelters, always prefer to bury myself into the ground than just cover some dirt over above ground and stick out.
Also, nothing wrong with the bus, just be sure to brace the bejesus out of it. Dirt is HEAVY when wet and need a lot for fall out. Good luck n keep us updated. Love me some fall out shelters.
__________________
2002 E450 Thomas/ U-JOINT 4X4 family hauler
1954 Crown 35 foot RV conversion
Oldcarnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 03:33 PM   #37
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 3
Nice idea indeed. The scrap value of the bus isn't much but used as a shelter makes the bus both useful and valuable. An upgrade to the homestead a silk purse from a sows ear so to speak.
Don

Sent from my RCT6973W43 using Tapatalk
typewriterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2018, 09:23 PM   #38
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 16
Year: 1983
Rated Cap: shortbus
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldcarnut View Post
Nice project you have there. Once you have her sealed up I'd look into some kind of bed liner material to coat the exterior. Paint will eventually let moisture through and then start rotting. The bed liner should stop the moisture from getting through better than the paint and last longer.
I'd also think about burying it about midway for less blast resistance, burm or no burm. Granted i dont know that much about above ground shelters, always prefer to bury myself into the ground than just cover some dirt over above ground and stick out.
Also, nothing wrong with the bus, just be sure to brace the bejesus out of it. Dirt is HEAVY when wet and need a lot for fall out. Good luck n keep us updated. Love me some fall out shelters.
thanks much for checking out my project
yea i wish i could go below grade with it but just not gonna happen on my budget
patriotsurvival is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 01:26 AM   #39
Traveling
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,573
Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Rated Cap: '00
I told the battle ax that my next house will be underground.

She said "Yes, yes it will...". Made me kind of nervous.
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2018, 01:31 AM   #40
Bus Nut
 
Jdawgsfanasty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty View Post
I told the battle ax that my next house will be underground.

She said "Yes, yes it will...". Made me kind of nervous.
Lol...better be careful...she's got knives

Sent from my VS500PP using Tapatalk
Jdawgsfanasty is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.