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Old 07-22-2009, 07:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone!!!
I am from Minnesota and have a bus, we are turning it into a hunting Rv. It's the "Buck Drop Inn"
We are just about ready to do the wiring and stuff like that. Then we will be putting in instulation.
If anyone has any advise, please let me know.
I am also looking for a back door for it too.
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I look foward to chatting with everyone.
I did not realize there were so many bus people!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hey Boog, welcome. Just start doing searches for what you may have a question about. Lots of pics in the gallery. Lots of help to be had here, and a lot of talent and thought put into some of these buses. We won't talk about money......
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #3
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Welcome! Hope you guys have loads of fun converting your bus! It's probably as addictive than hunting.
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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So...whereabouts in Minnesota?
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:35 AM   #5
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thanks everyone for making me feel welcome.
We live in the twin cities.
We store our bus about an hour north.
So we only get to work on it on the weekends.
Still got away to go yet.
What size water heaters do you use?
3 gal 5 gal???
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:51 PM   #6
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Welcome! Nice progress so far & dig your website! Enjoy surfing around here, it is the encyclopedia of skoolies!
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Old 07-26-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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Hi everyone!!!
Just got back and posted some more pictures on my site.
We started insulating the roof.
We wern't going to, but did alot of reading and decided we better. And thanks to tfdfyrman I sorta took his idea.
Hope it works!!!
So who is all from the Twin Cities or around there?
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #8
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Hi again
Been busy on the skoolie
Got the other set of bunks in. Ran the plumbing, put up the other cupborads.
Anyone have an opnion on tile floors???
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #9
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Wow you'all have been busy! Making great progress...
As far as tile floors, I know they use them in the stick n staple RV's sometimes. I think it would be easy to clean but not too warm on the feet in the winter but cool in summer - just don't get a white or anything light colored, bitch to keep clean... Would the tile have a tendency to crack? I don't know...
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #10
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Do not use light colored tile or grout where you have high traffic unless you want to know when its time to clean the bus. I use to work at a tacobell that had light grey tiles and grout. While it didnt show light amounts of dirt, it became obvious when it was time to mop the floors half way through the day.

Only problem I see with anything cracking in the floor is going to be the grout. But they have flexing grout from what I remember, so it shouldnt be too much of a problem. If it does crack or chip or anything, you can always get one of those Vibro-tools that dont use blades to just remove the grout (and tile), then just re-grout that one area.
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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If it does crack or chip or anything, you can always get one of those Vibro-tools that dont use blades to just remove the grout (and tile), then just re-grout that one area.
Hey have you tried one of these tools by chance??
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:38 PM   #12
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Not myself, but I got dragged past one of those tabletop demos for one. It seemed to work rather well. I know that they work well enough for cutting through bone in surgery, so I cant see grout or tile being any harder than bone.
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Old 08-12-2009, 03:45 PM   #13
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My Mother uses one for her tile work. Loves it. She says it's very precise and it's much easier to take just one tile up instead of having to damage multiple tiles. She also uses it to install door handles & locks.
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #14
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Sorry, Late picture...



Link to Harbor Freight's Description of the tool:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65700
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:22 PM   #15
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Thanks! I may have'ta buy me one of them!!
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:23 AM   #16
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Hi Everyone!!!
Thanks for all the tips...fourtainally I have a tile guy...and right now he is looking for work. I am looking at tiling the shower/bathroom floor and the walkway down the middle.
I think it will work great. Not like I'll be 4 wheelin' in my bus...lol..but I did do some work the last couple of days...check it out.
Heading up north this weekend to do some more. It is shaping up to look like something we might be able to live in. We are camping out in it this weekend!!
Have a great one!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 06:45 AM   #17
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Hi All
I am back with more pics.
It is moving fast now.
Check it out!!!
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:15 AM   #18
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Man...lookin good! You ladies might blend in to the interior & get lost with all that camo you have going on!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:35 PM   #19
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There is not enough camo on it yet.
We are heading out to go do some more work on it.
Have a great weekend all!!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:56 PM   #20
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Nice progress! So what are you going to cover the particle board with?
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