Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-02-2016, 08:56 PM   #11
Bus Crazy
 
milkmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
Posts: 1,685
Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
Rated Cap: 6 souls and a driver
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadillackid View Post
arent the walls in a school bus much thinner than a house too?? so any "noise" is goping to carry... id say really its like life.. Ok so I dont have kids (thank god).. maybe its a big deal.. but I never undesrtood the need to keep it a secret..
-Christopher
That's what music is for.....
__________________
I once complained I had no shoes....
Until I met a man with no feet
milkmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 08:58 PM   #12
Bus Crazy
 
milkmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
Posts: 1,685
Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
Rated Cap: 6 souls and a driver
Quote:
Originally Posted by dabusybee View Post
Also, a foam mattress could dampen some of the movement too.
Nothin' dampens a screamer


But, a screamer gets damp.


Yeah, I'm driving the short bus straight to hell for that one
__________________
I once complained I had no shoes....
Until I met a man with no feet
milkmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 09:48 PM   #13
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Garden State (rural NJ)
Posts: 383
You have multiple options, convince the kids that sleeping in a tent is the cool thing to do... Park in the same vicinity as other RVing parents. Have sleep-overs. The parents take turns having alone time.
BusFiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2016, 11:07 PM   #14
Skoolie
 
Alan N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Gonvick MN
Posts: 206
Year: 1975
Chassis: Gillig
Engine: Cat 3208t
Quote:
Originally Posted by superduty_59 View Post
Not trying to be funny here although I find it a funny conversation. What do you'all do about the bus swaying back and forth when others are on the bus? If you get my drift! My kids are just old enough to know what's going on. On campers you have leveling jacks. Any ideas?
A jack under each corner of the bus body will keep things stable.
I use the mechanical bottle jacks from older F series pickups.
Saw off the jack handle and chuck it in your cordless drill for power up and down.
I just put a jack at each end of both bumpers.
If you have one of your children set up the jacks you can have voice activated leveling jacks.
You can't even get that as an option on a Prevost.
__________________
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Alan N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2016, 09:04 PM   #15
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Salt Lake City Utah
Posts: 947
Year: 2000
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: ISC 8.3
HA! Voice activated. That's pretty funny.

I haven't seen the "mechanical bottle jack" from an older F-truck, but based on the description, it must be functionally the same as the factory jack in my '98 Dodge pickup. Form factor looks like a bottle jack, but it has a socket for winding rather a lever for pumping. I mention this as a second source, in case one is fresh out of older F-trucks but does have some older Dodge trucks sitting around.

If the kids don't want to "camp out" in the tent, you could use the tent instead. Definitely don't go without the tent.... there are some places where you just don't want to have a mosquito bite! The song "Check You For Ticks" comes to mind, as well.. Maybe that's a good cover story in case the kids inquire what you're up to.
family wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2016, 11:54 PM   #16
Almost There
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Canada eh?
Posts: 88
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Corbeil - RAMROD
Chassis: IH 3800 66 Pass
Engine: 7.3 IH IDI NA w AT545 hyd
milkmania and I are on the same page .. I'm going to install leveling jacks, music and tell everyone else to peace out. Oh and I'm just practicing for making kids at this point.. practice makes purrrfect I hear ;)
slidewayzm5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2016, 12:09 PM   #17
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Mount Victory, OH
Posts: 64
All good ides! Thanks
superduty_59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2016, 04:05 PM   #18
Bus Nut
 
Jolly Roger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: North carolina
Posts: 515
Year: 1986
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Ford
Engine: Detroit 8.2
Rated Cap: 60 bodies
I have been looking at air operated leveling jacks that I could mount on all four corners to use as leveling when parked to stabilize the platform but also 1 get the wheels of of the ground for storage and 2 get a single wheel off of the ground to change a tire on the side of the road?
I know I need a bigger pad to sit/set the jack on so I acquired through my work some plywood pads used in between the driver and post for concrete pile drivers to put under my jacks but that is as far as my lack of money has gotten me ?
I have air brakes so why not add an extra tank,valves,gauges and jacks?
I want to add air bag suspension but it is not made for my platform so something from something else will be fitted (looking at dump truck/concrete truck stuff) but the air bags won't help with the rockin and Rollin? They can help the ride if controlled properly but the only way to deal with the wiggly platform is to put solid supports under the frame to get the weight of off the suspension.
Jolly Roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2016, 03:38 PM   #19
Bus Crazy
 
milkmania's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Oklahoma aka "God's blind spot"
Posts: 1,685
Year: 1989
Coachwork: 1853FC International/Navistar
Chassis: 35' Retired Air Force Ambulance
Engine: DT466, MT643
Rated Cap: 6 souls and a driver
Figured it out!

Call in for Plan B....
(From Hi-Lift video)

__________________
I once complained I had no shoes....
Until I met a man with no feet
milkmania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2016, 09:40 PM   #20
Skoolie
 
rjnye79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: GA, by way of NC and VA
Posts: 115
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: T444e
Rated Cap: 66
Hey, what kind of leveling jacks do y'all use? I've been looking at these for use on my bus...
rjnye79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.