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Old 04-06-2017, 11:51 AM   #11
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My build is right by there off Harlem Road and 99. If you're interested, PM me and I'll set up a time for a visit.

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:04 PM   #12
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Excellent. I live in Old Katy off of Ave D. I could really use some help on getting new tubeless wheels and tires for the rear of my bus. Can you point me in the right direction. I have 9.500R20 tube tires on the rear. The front has 11r22.5 so I'm good up front.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:06 PM   #13
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Im in Richmond/Katy,TX myself! Off 1093 & 99 Hello!
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started. First thing I need is A/C!!! What type have you used? I was thinking rooftop. But im Not an electrician. So im probably gonna go for a generator and a couple of small window units??? Thinking of a way to try and make them look cool instead of an eyesore..Also looking for some good used tires for sale. I believe mine were retreads because after only 2 yrs-(barely any driving)but sun exposed, they have begun to get splits?! My bus is shorter w a handicap lift. Im gonna use it to travel...Blessings..Hey,text back,maybe we can exchange ideas or people we have found who do good work?
I would definitely like to see your bus, mine is off of Morton Rd and Ave D.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:08 PM   #14
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Hey Del, welcome to the Skoolie madness. I'm up on the NW side of Houston. Lots of Texas folks on this site.

Chances are good you'll find answers to any question you may have on this site.

What type of bus did you get?
I bought a 1993 Ford B700 with a Carpenter/Crown body. %.9 Cummins diesel with a 5speed Standard Shift.
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #15
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are you looking for A/C to keep you cool while stationary or while driving? the two are vastly different and require MUCH different capacities of cooling...

a nicely insulated rear engine bus can probably get away with 25-30k BTU of A/C for driving and parking... a Front Engine or Dognose bus (esp with a doghouse) will need MUCH more cooling to keep the driver seat nice N cool....

if you want to be nice N cool in both scenerios then I suggest installing Both types of A/C.. Coach / engone drioven A/C for the road, and rooftop / minisplits (minis are very efficient but more cumbersome to mount the sizeable condensing units).. for being parked...

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Old 04-12-2017, 09:21 PM   #16
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:24 PM   #17
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are you looking for A/C to keep you cool while stationary or while driving? the two are vastly different and require MUCH different capacities of cooling...

a nicely insulated rear engine bus can probably get away with 25-30k BTU of A/C for driving and parking... a Front Engine or Dognose bus (esp with a doghouse) will need MUCH more cooling to keep the driver seat nice N cool....

if you want to be nice N cool in both scenerios then I suggest installing Both types of A/C.. Coach / engone drioven A/C for the road, and rooftop / minisplits (minis are very efficient but more cumbersome to mount the sizeable condensing units).. for being parked...

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The mini-split systems are appealing, but where do you put that big fan? Can that go under the bus?
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:36 AM   #19
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The mini-split systems are appealing, but where do you put that big fan? Can that go under the bus?
thats the condensing unit.. the clearance requirements on them are fairly low.. in a bus with good ground clearance you can hang them underneath the bus. they have over-size coils because they are Heat pumps.

another option someone did was modify a window unit to be ducted into floor registers.. the boxiness of a window unit makes it nicer to fit under a bus and hang.. it remains to be seen how this option functions and longevity but its a cool idea..

I did some work on designing a skoolie-friendly under-mountable inverter A/C, but I couldnt make a good business case to sell enough volume that i could sell them at a price skoolies would pay..

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So a condensing unit will work even if it's hung horizontally under the bus? I thought the condensing unit needed to be upright. It's been my plan to eventually get a mini-split system with at least a couple zones.

Here in the NW I don't worry about air conditioning. Our summer hot weather is usually only a couple weeks long, so for two weeks most of us just deal with it. However I want to travel south. Possibly way south. At that time I would need an air conditioner.

There seems to be a lot of 60,000 btu heat pumps for sale on govliquidation, but I think those might be three phase.
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