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Old 02-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Original Coach bathroom Help

We are looking at perhaps buying a coach bus thats partially converted as our first project.

It has a toilet in the back, in a little room that seems pretty solid, that we thnk we want to remove.

1. Is there anything about the original toilet or "system" that is an issue?

2. The walls to the bathroom seem pretty damn sturdy, will it be a pain to remove?


Its a 1978 MCI-8 Charter bus...
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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It has a toilet in the back, in a little room that seems pretty solid, that we thnk we want to remove.

1. Is there anything about the original toilet or "system" that is an issue?
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Been there done that. If you demo the whole thing, tank and all, it is a NASTY DIRTY job.

Other than that it is not a huge deal.

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Now I haven't found any paperwork on these busses but the general system seems to be a simple dump tank directly under the toilet and the seat itself.

There is this, hose nozzle looking thing on the outside that the current owner says has something to do with the toilet but he never used it.
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It's been some years but my recollection is that the toilet dumps directly into the tank.

There was a pump that recirculated the fluid from the tank to wrinse the bowl when you flush.

There was a dump fitting and valve.

There was a fitting to flush and refill the tank chemical.

Getting all of the pieces disassembled and removed was horrible. On mine, years of minor spills and leaks filled nooks and crannies with filth. All of the plumbing was encrusted in filth.

It's been years and I still cringe when I think about that job.
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Joy, sounds like fun.

Any idea on removing the walls of the bathroom? They look damn well built...
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If you are considering relocating the potty, study the drain system and make sure you have room/clearance in the new spot. Running drain lines, electric, etc. and possibly the black tank can get tricky.
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Joy, sounds like fun.

Any idea on removing the walls of the bathroom? They look damn well built...
Angle grinder, sawzall, pry bar, hammer, sweat and profanity.
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If you are considering relocating the potty, study the drain system and make sure you have room/clearance in the new spot. Running drain lines, electric, etc. and possibly the black tank can get tricky.
Tango makes a good point.


The few MCIs that I have seen with factory bathroom had the drain on the curb side behind the drives. My Eagle was the same. The location and configuration of the tank and plumbing made it useless to us. We put a new black tank in one of the cavernous luggage bays.
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Yes, our idea was to move the bathroom more to the liddle and use one of the three largs bays as a utility bay.
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Yes, our idea was to move the bathroom more to the liddle and use one of the three largs bays as a utility bay.
That is pretty common with coach conversions. Worked out well for me on my first bus.

I miss those huge baggage bays.
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That is pretty common with coach conversions. Worked out well for me on my first bus.

I miss those huge baggage bays.
Curious, why'd you trade "down" to a skoolie?
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Curious, why'd you trade "down" to a skoolie?
I found myself in a circumstance that did not allow me to travel for a few years and decided that it was best to let it go.

I miss my Eagle and would love to have it back. I now have the flexibility to travel again but my conversion budget say Skoolie.

Also, while I loved my Eagle, I have always liked the look of the Bluebird RE.
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