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Old 07-29-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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My $900 RV

Not really sure why I did this but I bid on a airport shuttle bus and won it. Now I have 2014 Starcraft Allstar powered by natural gas and waiting to become my little RV refuge.
First thing is to remove seats inside and light blue wrapping on the outside.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:06 PM   #2
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That is a hell of a cheap price for a 2014 anything let alone a Ford Superduty chassis. Welcome aboard!
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:20 PM   #3
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Where are you located?

Do you plan on traveling around the country or sticking close to home?


https://maps.cngnow.com/
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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Where are you located?

Do you plan on traveling around the country or sticking close to home?


https://maps.cngnow.com/

TX and WA
Usually just fly but this brings brand new horizons. I already downloaded app for CNG locations. A lot more than I thought. I have 5 with in 10 miles of my house in Dallas.
Just got to be careful not to get stuck without gas.
What do people do if they run out of gas on CNG vehicles? Is there emergency service that can refill you or tow is the only way?
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:30 PM   #5
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That is a hell of a cheap price for a 2014 anything let alone a Ford Superduty chassis. Welcome aboard!
I was surprised myself.
There should be more auctions with those buses. I talked to main guy in charge of salvage yard and surplus.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:45 PM   #6
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TX and WA
Usually just fly but this brings brand new horizons. I already downloaded app for CNG locations. A lot more than I thought. I have 5 with in 10 miles of my house in Dallas.
Just got to be careful not to get stuck without gas.
What do people do if they run out of gas on CNG vehicles? Is there emergency service that can refill you or tow is the only way?
I looked at CNG and found the nearest fill station to me is about 30 miles away. The bummer was that they are not open to the public. Transit only.

I suspect that if you ran out of gas towing would be the likely outcome.


I just looked again and I can't find a CNG station within 100 miles. I should probably stick to diesel
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:54 PM   #7
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I looked at CNG and found the nearest fill station to me is about 30 miles away. The bummer was that they are not open to the public. Transit only.

I suspect that if you ran out of gas towing would be the likely outcome.


I just looked again and I can't find a CNG station within 100 miles. I should probably stick to diesel


any body know what has to be done to convert to propane from CNG? - there is, or was, a bus for sale here in BC that is dual CNG and gas
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Old 07-29-2019, 07:56 PM   #8
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I looked at CNG and found the nearest fill station to me is about 30 miles away. The bummer was that they are not open to the public. Transit only.

I suspect that if you ran out of gas towing would be the likely outcome.


I just looked again and I can't find a CNG station within 100 miles. I should probably stick to diesel
Easter WA looks abandoned by CNG people. But for now I'm just doing Western area. Our son is doing bio-med in UDub .. Go Dawgs ;)
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any body know what has to be done to convert to propane from CNG? - there is, or was, a bus for sale here in BC that is dual CNG and gas
Anywhere from $3K to $10K from what I see on the web. Plus there is expiration on a tank, but that's like 15 years.
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Old 07-29-2019, 08:55 PM   #10
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Convert it to gasoline?
CNG is not a practical fuel for cross country trekking.
But for $900 you have invested in your new rig, an engine change if needed, could likely be done and still have a good vehicle to convert to RV/camper usage...
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