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Old 02-10-2018, 01:29 PM   #1
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New to the site. My wife just convinced me we are going to do this skoolie thing. (I am excited about it too) Planning to purchase our bus in about a year. Thank You to all that have already posted so much great info, I'm going to devour it, learn all I can, ask lots of dumb questions and maybe someday be able to help out someone else.

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Old 02-10-2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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Welcome! Tons of friendly, knowledgeable, people on here.

I’ve been here about a week myself and already learned a bunch and seen so many cool ideas.
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:48 PM   #3
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Hello, My name is Jeremy , About to embark on a conversion of a 97 Thomas Getting a GoldenFuel system soon.
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Old 02-10-2018, 03:15 PM   #4
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New to the site. My wife just convinced me we are going to do this skoolie thing. (I am excited about it too) Planning to purchase our bus in about a year. Thank You to all that have already posted so much great info, I'm going to devour it, learn all I can, ask lots of dumb questions and maybe someday be able to help out someone else.

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You have this thing figured out already !

Step 1) Where are we going to store and work-on this very large vehicle.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:35 PM   #5
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I Used to make Biodiesel and I got good at it. But it's a lot of work and I've been watching GFS for a LONG time. The Bus seems like the best rout for me. As it has a wheelchair ramp and enough room to house my Adjustable bed ; I am a recovering Paraplegic.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:48 PM   #6
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I Used to make Biodiesel and I got good at it. But it's a lot of work and I've been watching GFS for a LONG time. The Bus seems like the best rout for me. As it has a wheelchair ramp and enough room to house my Adjustable bed ; I am a recovering Paraplegic.
Biodiesel was a fad when it first came out, then the restaurants found that they had a viable commodity that they could sell instead of throwing it out or giving it away. It is usually blended with petroleum diesel at around 20-25%. With having to buy the used oil and the process to make it clean enough to use, it really isn't a benefit IMHO.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:24 PM   #7
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Hello, My name is Jeremy , About to embark on a conversion of a 97 Thomas Getting a GoldenFuel system soon.
I have been in the bus business a long time and I have heard about a lot of different options on buses over the years. A GoldenFuel System is a new one to me.

What is a GoldenFuel System?
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #8
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I have been in the bus business a long time and I have heard about a lot of different options on buses over the years. A GoldenFuel System is a new one to me.

What is a GoldenFuel System?
It's a brand name of straight vegetable oil systems. Everything I read on them makes me shy away from all the issues with no real benefit.
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:30 PM   #9
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I have been in the bus business a long time and I have heard about a lot of different options on buses over the years. A GoldenFuel System is a new one to me.

What is a GoldenFuel System?
It's a company that converts diesel engines to run on vegetable oil.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:03 PM   #10
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Yea it's brand name but the dude is passionate about perfecting the process.. And I've been following changes , in Filters valves etc. they are on the cutting edge of the Industry. And as far as collecting oil , I am a charismatic individual I will have no problem finding grease.
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