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Old 09-24-2016, 08:20 PM   #11
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I told my wife it ironically looked like a bus color.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:27 PM   #12
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the dash A/C should be easy to fix up.. ive done a bunch of them... is the compressor actually gone? is that a Chevy 350?

if so we can easily find you a sanden 508 compressor bracket.. likely driver side as thats where the factory GMC compressor wouldve been.. it may have had rear A/C originally and someof it may already be under the bus... Transair used an up-under condensor that didnt face the bus skirt... and there would be multiple line T or Y fittings under the hood..

if it was dash only it would be void of that... building a tie-in system is a bit different than hsving a dedicated rear syste, using a secondary compressor...

if you are going to camp in it you will want aux A/C that doesnt require the engine to run so a camper-top unit on the roof or another type of unit out the back or underneath and of course a generator to run it..

seems a lot from florida on here.. I have homes in both columbus Ohio and st pete florida...
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Old 09-24-2016, 08:44 PM   #13
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Thanks. It does look like they disconnected the factory ac and had some aux ac in the back above the door but theres nothing left but the hoses. I would be okay with Dash AC and a 110 mounted discreetly somewhere. I want to put a small back porch on it where I can hide a quiet 2KW generator to power the AC and some Outlets inside. I think I can run the 110 AC and Generator while going down the road if I needed extra Cooling . Would it work?

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #14
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Old 09-24-2016, 10:32 PM   #15
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Thanks. It does look like they disconnected the factory ac and had some aux ac in the back above the door but theres nothing left but the hoses. I would be okay with Dash AC and a 110 mounted discreetly somewhere. I want to put a small back porch on it where I can hide a quiet 2KW generator to power the AC and some Outlets inside. I think I can run the 110 AC and Generator while going down the road if I needed extra Cooling . Would it work?

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people do it all the time.. run the genset and drive. im not sure if a 2K genersator will start up the compressor on a camper or window unit or not..

I have a 2 hose portable I use for when im stopped in my bus. (I have a regular large bus (short but tall).. I installed 2 A/C in it for the road but when im stopped i need air.. my portable unit is called a climax and it is soft-start.. (no surge current) but of course portable units tke up a bit of interior space physically..

the nost part of your dash air might still be there... and that GMC van style was made through 1995 so a lot of the hoses, coils etc up through the 92 model year would work to replace anything that the coach builder set up as a Tor Y under the hood... I yanked a whole system out of a junk yard for the Vandura i did... then i just bought new fan motor, heaster core and accumulator.. the rest was all used and that thing blue ice cold for many years after I sold the van to a friend.

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:57 PM   #16
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Welcome! Sweet bus and i third the color is awes.
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Old 09-29-2016, 05:07 PM   #17
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Conversion van seats $100. Will we use them? Probably.

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Old 09-29-2016, 05:40 PM   #18
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that back seat looks interesting... almost like a futon.. i could see 2 of those making nice dinette seats and then fold fown into a big bed.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:21 PM   #19
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Old 09-29-2016, 08:13 PM   #20
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thats badass cool!! was that in the van or is that set up in your bus?

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