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Old 11-18-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Guy with a bus trying to ski

What's up people? the title really says it all.. I've got a 1990 International that I've stripped and got the sub floor and some framing in. I started spray foaming the inside today, it worked pretty well but I'm going to have to spend some time shaving the foam down.

I've got some skoolie questions also if anyone could help a brother out
Where does a generator attach to? Can it be plugged in where I normally plug in shore power?. Or do I need a different inlet? I have a 50amp automatic transfer switch.
Do the cables from the alternator attach directly to the battery or is there a fuse in between or anything?
Has anyone spent much time in the snow in a skoolie? I'm a bit worried about condensation on the windows when its -10 out and then freezing. I'm considering maybe trying to build storm windows for it.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:20 AM   #2
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Unless you insulate the windows in some way you are going to get condensation on the inside of the windows. It will be a particular problem if you use a propane stove or have a shower inside.

A dry heat like a wood stove will help but if you don't allow for a fresh air intake a wood stove can cause a lot of cold drafts as it sucks in air for combustion.

You can get a bus insulated well enough to withstand sub-zero temps. The same insulation will help keep the bus cooler in the summer.

While insulating will help to keep it warmer inside it won't address the condensation on the inside of the windows. You will need to find some way in which to insulate them or you will be getting a lot of moisture on the inside that can start the floor rotting or causing mold and mildew to start growing.

There are some workarounds that help to keep the heat inside while still retaining the windows. Others on here who have done them can elaborate on what might be best to do.

Good luck and happy trails to you!
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Where does a generator attach to?
Gen attaches to transfer switch

Can it be plugged in where I normally plug in shore power?.
A simple transfer switch is having your circut panel input be a cable that plugs in the generator or the shore power.

Or do I need a different inlet?
I have a 50amp automatic transfer switch.

Manufacturer has PDF instructions. What model?


Do the cables from the alternator attach directly to the battery or is there a fuse in between or anything?

I have seen both ways- no fuse and a 200 amp fusible link.

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