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Old 01-04-2018, 05:13 PM   #11
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Drink lots of fluids and take a couple aspirin for that fever.

Your husband wouldn't appreciate a ready to go skoolie. It means so much more when he'll spend countless hours doing lots of manual labor to build the bus.

The real value of doing the build is that you can fix anything on your bus.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:31 PM   #12
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"The real value of doing the build is that you can fix anything on your bus."

So far, that pertains to about a dozen owners here if that. I am living proof that is a false statement, some things I would never know how to fix or rebuild. You??

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Old 01-04-2018, 05:39 PM   #13
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"The real value of doing the build is that you can fix anything on your bus."

So far, that pertains to about a dozen owners here if that. I am living proof that is a false statement, some things I would never know how to fix or rebuild. You??

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I'm mostly worried about the red tape...and the septic system

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Old 01-04-2018, 06:05 PM   #14
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It's not likely you'll find a way to skip the red tape, but you can sure take some shortcuts on that toilet.
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Old 01-04-2018, 11:37 PM   #15
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It's not likely you'll find a way to skip the red tape, but you can sure take some shortcuts on that toilet.
Yep...but some states want that full system...lol...I'm thinking park model and emergency bucket

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Old 01-05-2018, 12:12 AM   #16
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I don't like the idea of a 5 gallon bucket with a toiletseat on it, but a composting toilet looks about as real as they get. Technically it's a viable and legal means of waste disposal. As such I don't see how they could require you to have a black tank.
Now I'm starting to wonder how much tougher the rules have gotten here in my state.
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:51 AM   #17
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I don't like the idea of a 5 gallon bucket with a toiletseat on it, but a composting toilet looks about as real as they get. Technically it's a viable and legal means of waste disposal. As such I don't see how they could require you to have a black tank.
Now I'm starting to wonder how much tougher the rules have gotten here in my state.
Most states have a menu of items that have to be installed for a legal conversion, but you usually don't need to install all of them, just a selection.
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I'm more worried about the wiring...there's a lot of safety interlock circuits...one accidentally cut ground wire could cause a lot of drama.
Knowing that is half the battle won. And, there's a limited number of interlock circuits on a bus. The ones where drama flows along with electrons are the ones installed on the doors and roof hatches. Take your time; there's a lot of info in the back stacks here and on YouTube. You got this if you want it.
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Knowing that is half the battle won. And, there's a limited number of interlock circuits on a bus. The ones where drama flows along with electrons are the ones installed on the doors and roof hatches. Take your time; there's a lot of info in the back stacks here and on YouTube. You got this if you want it.
Yep...

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Hey Colleen,
We just started our shorty conversion today. Going to use it as a bit of a mobile classroom, hang out space for a program we run. Were in Upper Ojai at the summit. In fact, Im on the SAR team with Charlie. You guys should come check it out. We are just diving in, reading heaps, having fun, and learning as we go.
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What a small world! I am familiar with your school, what a great idea. I will be in touch soon. We would love to come visit. Hope you're doing okay with the rains.

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