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Old 10-23-2010, 09:10 AM   #11
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and Darren, those are hubcaps right?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:51 AM   #12
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I have questions. first the prep table with the butcher block top..was going to mount the legs upside down as the storage shelf on it is too low to clear that heater, air thingie on the floor. what is that thing exactly??and can it be moved, removed? the initial plan is, bed in the back, that table/counter from there to back of drivers seat, give or take, leaving passenger side totaly open,,,for the moment. was pondering putting a little couch on pass side just rear of the stairwell. mounted to the floor. can you rig a couch with seatbelts?? or at least one? since theres no passenger seat,my princess needs somewhere to sit. whats the legality of this? and what has to bw done for me to register it as an rv? and what about these "porta potties"?was thinking of using one of those i found at camping world (pretty cool one)and making a pedestal to bring it up to toilet height, in a little cubby with pocket door. do any of you use these? pain in the ass or no? thanx for helpin the newbie. lol
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:07 AM   #13
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We have a camp toilet-does it job just fine. After many years of camping (and long rides) without, theres no way we could go back.They ARE pretty low-I mounted mine on a wheel arch to gain the height. The bathroom is like you described-a little cubby with a pocket door-on the toilet you'd be facing forward. NOTE: When buliding the door, make sure the toilet will fit thru it without having to tilt it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:02 AM   #14
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ok, the bathroom is just an idea for now. well see what evolves. glad those are hubcaps, i dont want to drop millions for pretty rims. ithink with most vehicles, nomatter what it is, the wheels set the tone. i think with this thing flat/semi flat black, tinted side windows and chrome wheels will look pretty ok. not quite so "bussy". thecoolest thing is i can see pictures of yours and see pretty much what it looks like. minus the stencils,but ya never know...maybe a stripe of green bay packers logos down the side. Go Pack!lol
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #15
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sdwarf,, i checked out the shot of your wvo setup. interesting. i actually work for a biodiesel company here in coeurdalene id. standard biofuels. do you run straight veg oil, or biodiesel? i pretty much know nothing about the chemistry of it, im the first step up that ladder. the grunt if you will. i drive a truck around and collect the used grease from customers. rolling 55 gal drums around held closed with a trash bag n rubber bands. anyway, i get it to our little plant, they turn it into clean veg, and ship to our main plant in kent wa, where they make the biodiesel. im interested to know how it runs. same as before? do you have to carry around your fuel? i do know it degrades rubber pretty quickly.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:35 PM   #16
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sdwarf,, i checked out the shot of your wvo setup. interesting. i actually work for a biodiesel company here in coeurdalene id. standard biofuels. do you run straight veg oil, or biodiesel? i pretty much know nothing about the chemistry of it, im the first step up that ladder. the grunt if you will. i drive a truck around and collect the used grease from customers. rolling 55 gal drums around held closed with a trash bag n rubber bands. anyway, i get it to our little plant, they turn it into clean veg, and ship to our main plant in kent wa, where they make the biodiesel. im interested to know how it runs. same as before? do you have to carry around your fuel? i do know it degrades rubber pretty quickly.
I run straight veggie oil. I have 1 tank for that (52 gallons) and depending on weather +how long a trip I take, I've gone between 50%-100% veg in the stock (57) gallon tank. Next week I'm going on a trip to Charlotte NC (World of Outlaws finals) -i got the veg tank filled-25% diesel 75% veg mix in the stock tank--and about 70 gallons in cubies to top off with for the 1500 mile trip. Starting it up is the only concern-once its running everything is fine.

Veggie doesn't deteriate rubber lines-BioD does-and its from the methanol in the mix, not the veg. I have real good hoses on the bus--but my Jetta has 80K miles on plain ole' black rubber hose from the parts store.

The Powerstroke is probably the most forgiving engine out there for veg. The one thing you need is heat to make the slop flow-on a powerstroke, you have the filter bowl sitting right in the middle of the engine--then the fuel goes thru channels in the cylinder head--it heats up the oil plenty on its own.
I can feel a slight power loss -and mpg(over-repeated number bantered around on the internet is 10%) -but I get the bus up to 68 mph + set the cruise for 98% of my driving so it doesn't really matter-
but $3.15 gallon vs. zero on a trip where I'll be going thru 160+ gallons does.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:55 AM   #17
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So, I have questions about the elecrtical in this thing. It has one battery under the hood that runs the normal automotive functions of the bus. But then theres the other one, mounted under the body on pass side. Im told this is to operate the wheelchair lift.Since I removed the lift, is it connected to anything else? Is it wired in line with the other one? Im assuming the alternator charges it as well? Im wondering how much power I can get out of it. We wont be using a ton of elec things back there. I have a mini fridge in it now that runs on house current. Not hooked up yet, too cold to do much right now. We were also planning to use a small tv and dvd player as well. Maybe a microwave. Not all at the same time. Could I get away with just wiring in a dc to ac converter? Or am I going to need work done? Thanks, Jeff
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:17 AM   #18
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Oh, And by the way. We just got ownership of the bus. Its been sitting at my house for months now, but now its "officially" ours. Grand total,,,100$.
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$100? you suck!
I'm guessing if you turn the key, you hear a loud clunk from a relay closing? Probably a large relay (or ford starter solinoid) that disconnects the rear battery when the key is in the off position-and connects so it can charge when the van is running.
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