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Old 09-16-2018, 12:13 AM   #1
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My Bus

I'll try to make this short. This is my bus:



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Its a 1999 Goshen Sentry

Frame and chasis are Frieghtliner
Body is Goshen
5.9 Cummins TD with 545 Allison Trans
Body is mostly Aluminum and some plastic sprinkled in. Roughly 32ft long bumper to bumper.

2 A/C front and rear off motor and 1 r/v AC off 110v


Cassette player


I am so undecided about what direction I want to go with this build that I won't even bother discussing it yet. I just wanted to introduce my unnamed bus.



Here is what I've done so far:

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Goals for this week are to stop leaks, and add additional insulation. If I can get that done that I want to start redoing the sub flooring.


I want the bus up and running by the end of October for it's first festival...by that I mostly mean registered and road worthy.


Side note: if anybody has a need for seats let me know. They are pretty cool and each have their own seat belt and recline back...I'd like to sell them but will probably end up giving them away just to get things going.



Cheers!
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Old 09-16-2018, 06:36 AM   #2
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Nice to have another Floridian!

I'm not far from you. We're in the outskirts of Apopka.

Come on by sometime!
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:54 AM   #3
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I would enjoy that! I have so many questions...I'll PM you.
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:38 AM   #4
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Updates

So..much has happened since my last post hence the lack of updates. First, I understand that my bus is not technically a coach bus..nor a school bus..more of a shuttle bus. If I get into posting more, maybe I'll move it to another section. But for now I'll keep this here!


Thanks to a fellow skoolie.net friend I was able to my bus insured!



I met up with another skoolie friend and also have a new tenant building a skoolie next to mine at the same lot.



I did my first road trip. It was about a 4 hour drive each way and she did pretty good. I definetly need to work on the stability. Many big semis would pass me by and just throw my bus side to side. I'm hoping putting newer shocks will help.



I had my first blowout! That wasn't too fun. It was really confusing to be honest. I felt like I ran over something metal or had a blowout but when I checked I didn't see anything! It wasn't till I was leaving that I noticed my innter back driver side tire had a blow out. Unfortanately I think this means I should do what I didnt want to do...buy all new tires. But that wont happen until I get the rest of the bus ready for more adventures.



I have a rough idea of what I want to build and just need to really start. Im tired of drawing things out and thinking...I just need to build...


Besides that the only other issue was my windshield wipers stopped working...Im thinking i might replace the motor but there was something strange about the whole thing.


Oh and heat! Yeah thats something else I need to throw money at. But Im excited to put some time into the bus and hopefully have something ready by the end of the month.



Wish me luck!
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:02 PM   #5
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I love your bus, man. Seriously this looks like it will make a great conversion.

I was on this thread reading about it and I realized that no one has posted since the first of January and so, I didn't want you to think that we weren't readin or taking an interest.

Keep going and keep posting, Please!
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