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Old 04-14-2016, 04:10 PM   #331
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The site search feature is useless.
Just use google.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:04 PM   #332
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If you really want to make it easy and only on skoolie use the 'site search' feature:

When I was looking for window screen threads, I simply typed the following into the google search bar and it works great!

window screens site:skoolie.net

simply replace 'window screens' with whatever you are looking for....

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:09 PM   #333
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If you really want to make it easy and only on skoolie use the 'site search' feature:

When I was looking for window screen threads, I simply typed the following into the google search bar and it works great!

window screens site:skoolie.net

simply replace 'window screens' with whatever you are looking for....

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Oh yes, I know the Google shortcuts to search a specific site. It's just that the thread search seemed more.... fluid...to me...I guess...

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Old 04-14-2016, 07:33 PM   #334
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Yea, I thought the same thing too...
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:12 PM   #335
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Still insured!

Knocking on wood, haven't received anything from Progressive, coverage is still active

I think my "luck" was due to the fact the bus' VIN pulled at the DMV as a "truck", not a bus.

As other S.Floridians were watching this thread wanting to know how it all went...well...this is what it was:

If you're in the P.Pines area, i highly suggest going to the FL title & tag on Palm Ave &Taft st. (right next to a Domino's). I was in & out of there in total one hour time (i had to go back home for more documentation).

Go there with:
1. insurance
2.title
3.DL
4.any supporting document for the conversion (receipt of anything you bought for it, even take some pictures if conversion is finished!)
5. this affidavit:
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Conversion Affidavit:

In the case of an individual converting their own vehicle and requesting to have the identity changed on the title in order to have it registered and licensed as a recreational vehicle, the customer must submit an affidavit to the tax collector. The affidavit must certify that the unit has been converted to the extent to include one of the aforementioned items to qualify it as a recreational vehicle.

EXAMPLE:

This is to certify that I, ______________, owner of a (Year) __________, (Make)_______, (VIN) ___________________, hereby request the vehicle be classified as recreational vehicle for the following reason:

( ) Installed 110 volt electrical wiring
( ) Installed LP gas piping
( ) Installed plumbing system
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I added my signature block at the end of it, and offered to sign the form in front of the lady, but she was OK with the form unsigned.

6.$$$ ! with a direct print by monday, i paid ~$250 (they do take credit, 3% extra charge)

Might be a good idea to not mention it is a "bus"; maybe just say it's a "large van"

I went saturday, and in about one hour i was back home! IMHO, that is much better than to even attempt to make an appointment with the DMV!
By monday, the new title listing our bus as "MH" had arrived!

Hope this helps someone for a smooth transition!
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:18 PM   #336
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what a great looking Bus!!! I love short bus builds!!

as for IKEA.. I plan to Mod some IKEA for my build.. for a workspace that converts t oa Nap bed.. since i dont plan to actually Camp much, im not going with a full mattress / bed.. I just want my Bus to be a Place to nap on some of my 1000+ mile road trips that I used to Geek-Out and visualize software / hardware projects...

IKEA has some cool stuff that I can mod to my liking.

-Christopher
I'm also going to use Ikea for a lot of my interior stuff. the kitchen cabinets and countertop will most likely be from there. I've done a couple of kitchens over the years with Ikea and it has held up well (better than the low end stuff from Home Depot).
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:37 PM   #337
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I'm also going to use Ikea for a lot of my interior stuff. the kitchen cabinets and countertop will most likely be from there. I've done a couple of kitchens over the years with Ikea and it has held up well (better than the low end stuff from Home Depot).
IKEA has Huge parking lots.. im going to drive my bus right to the IKEA sotre.. then when I see something I think might fit, I'll go out and measure the bus.. plus I have a great way to get anything home even if its raining...

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Old 04-15-2016, 08:42 PM   #338
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We have used several things from IKEA and they have all worked very well for us. The big thing for us was finding a futon from IKEA that fit perfectly behind our wheel wells to the back wall, so that we have a bed when we need it and plenty of space when we don't have the bed extended.
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Old 04-15-2016, 10:16 PM   #339
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I knew i wasn't the only seeing the value in the blue&yellow box!

On a side note, this tranny/gear ratio/governor research gives me a headache...
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Old 04-17-2016, 10:37 AM   #340
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Some progress!
Caulked all the position lights, and a little gap I found behind the "forehead"; it was leaking pretty bad when the bus was parked "downhill" (gap was facing the back). We'll see how it goes next rain..
Also, backdoor is finally secured!



Attempted to use the same lock for front...didn't work out so well...


The front door moves in and sideways just enough to push against the back plate of the lock. The only solution to use this type of lock (that I can think of) is to make the door non-bifold, and to only swing open out. However, we were trying to keep the "bus feel".

I'll abandon that little project for now, and put tape over the exterior hole so water doesn't go in. I'll think of something else, and wait on comments/ideas

Now, time to start framing the bedroom!

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