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Old 01-28-2018, 12:38 AM   #11
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Nice day 1! Cant wait to see what u plan.
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Old 01-28-2018, 11:56 PM   #12
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The hold up now is this Rear A/C And Rear Heater.

How do I go about doing this? Can I? and should I?

I did a little research and some people were saying that sometimes they share the same compressor and I might have to take it to an A/C guy to shut it off.

anybody have any guidance?
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Old 01-29-2018, 12:41 AM   #13
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The hold up now is this Rear A/C And Rear Heater.

How do I go about doing this? Can I? and should I?

I did a little research and some people were saying that sometimes they share the same compressor and I might have to take it to an A/C guy to shut it off.

anybody have any guidance?
Yes it's a split evaporater system I believe...preferably you'd want to have the refrigerate recovered by a shop

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Old 04-02-2018, 03:47 PM   #14
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Hi! I need some help

Work on the bus has slowed down lately and I need some help getting it going again. Iíve ran into a couple things that I am unsure of and need some assistance on.
First of all the bus leaks horribly. I have left buckets in there that end up with a half inch to Inch of water quickly from just a few rains. I believe the vinyl trim needs to be replaced but I do not know how and I cannot find any guides or where to buy trim like this. What else can I do to seal this fiberglass shell up including the windows?

Second the plywood needs to be replaced in several areas on the floor. What is he preferred method to cut and replace just the bad sections or to replace the whole paneled section of plywood, also the edges seem to have some fiberglass overlap, is this okay to cut?

Third of all there is an area that I am not sure how to gut, it is the front section near the door and it has to windows that are recessed into the wall, Iím guess I need to remove the windows to gut the inside then seal them back in later?

Fourth of all on this rear heater how do I remove it? Do I just take it out then get a piece of copper to recirculate the coolent underneath?












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Old 04-02-2018, 04:02 PM   #15
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SOP is to remove all of the wood subfloor, if there is corrosion or rust under any of it, chances are there is more you can't see until you remove all the wood.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:04 PM   #16
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You need to figure out if the fiberglass body has a frame that it is attached to it before removing the wood floor. It does need to come out and be replaced. If you're not confident in sealing those windows. I would consult an automotive or RV glass installer before resealing them.

The break in these black seals are supposed to be at the bottom of the windows and have a connector piece to stop water from flowing into the crack.

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Old 04-02-2018, 09:26 PM   #17
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What an incredible step of faith. And you are now living the dream as we speak. Way to go!!!

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Old 04-03-2018, 09:12 AM   #18
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#4 you are correct. Just loop the coolant line so it continues to flow, don't let all the coolant drain unless its due for maintenance.
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Old 04-03-2018, 03:01 PM   #19
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If the roof itself is leaking... seal the seams and paint the roof with an elastomeric roof coating.

If windows are leaking, pop them out and reseal them.

For the floor... cut out the bad sections and replace.. then go over the entire floor with insulation board and subfloor (after leaks are fixed).
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:07 PM   #20
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Unexpected turn. I have to move out of my abusive alcoholic fathers houses fast! as soon as I can. Okay so what do I use to seal up the seams? and on the windows do I use butyl tape? I’ve searched on the forum but I can’t find anything and I need to get this thing to livable wokable condition quick. Gonna put this all on my credit card since I’m low on money so If someone will tell me what to buy I will, I just need to move fast,
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