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Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 04-10-2019, 10:28 PM
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Views: 3,020
Posted By Hotpuppy
I'd like to point out that insurance isn't about...

I'd like to point out that insurance isn't about opinions. It's about facts.

If your title says "bus" it's legally a bus.

When you re-issue the title as a "Motorhome," it's an RV. That's...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 01-16-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By Hotpuppy
I think you'd be better off with an ex-Army...

I think you'd be better off with an ex-Army truck. The 2.5 and 5 ton CUCV Gen 1's are being retired. They are extremely well built, surplus tires are cheap ($150/ea), Cat engines with off the shelf...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 12-22-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By Hotpuppy
As for foam: It is going to expand. The blue...

As for foam:
It is going to expand. The blue "windows and doors" stuff is lower pressure... but any variety of foam will "oil can" your metalwork by expanding it. The only viable way is to apply...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 10-15-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,728
Posted By Hotpuppy
WOW..... amazing. Rails are really stout. Glad...

WOW..... amazing. Rails are really stout. Glad to hear the occupants lived.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-11-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
Oh, your bus seals? Then how would the wind get...

Oh, your bus seals? Then how would the wind get in while you drive? Wouldn't that be like trapping evil spirits inside the bus? :whistling::whistling::whistling:
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-11-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
What is a WC door seal? I keep thinking it's a...

What is a WC door seal? I keep thinking it's a Water Closet Door Seal, but then my mind is like , WHAT? School Buses don't have toilets.

I see your unobtanium and raise you a pig's tail on the...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-11-2018, 09:31 AM
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Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
I think 60 and 100 are the standard options. So...

I think 60 and 100 are the standard options. So if it was less than 100 it's pretty safe to assume it was 60.

Motorcoaches (road buses) typically start at 100 and go up. I've got 200 on my...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-11-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
Out of curiosity...... what was the fuel tank...

Out of curiosity...... what was the fuel tank capacity?

I noticed this one has the curved windshields..... I would expect those to be more expensive to replace than the flat ones. One of the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-10-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By Hotpuppy
How large are your luggage bays?

I'm trying to do some planning and refine what I'll eventually be shopping for. I've looked all over and can't seem to find any dimensions on luggage bays.


Can some of you who have BlueBird All...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-10-2018, 07:09 PM
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Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
How tall are the belly bays on a typical RE bus? ...

How tall are the belly bays on a typical RE bus? Could you get something that was 2 feet tall in there? Or are they shorter than that?
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-10-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
Do look at the clearance. My current coach is...

Do look at the clearance. My current coach is great for highway..... but everything from crowned roads to steep driveways can be challenging. Overhang and center clearance are a big deal if you...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-10-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 459,479
Posted By Hotpuppy
How are these for clearance? Any high center...

How are these for clearance? Any high center issues or driveway issues generally speaking? National Forest Service Gravel Road issues?

Sure is a sweet looking coach from a conversion standpoint....
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 10-09-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,728
Posted By Hotpuppy
Yea... really the first one is not as big a deal....

Yea... really the first one is not as big a deal.

The second one is a failure of the state DMV safety inspection. It's a modified vehicle and should be required to pass a rigorous inspection.
...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 10-09-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,728
Posted By Hotpuppy
I had to dig to find Skoolie accidents.... This...

I had to dig to find Skoolie accidents.... This was run away brakes.... but I bet the occupants survived....
http://www.skoolie.net/albums/Skoolies/bilde.jpg

This looks like a Skoolie.... a Semi...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 10-09-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,728
Posted By Hotpuppy
A few points.... I think we are all on the same...

A few points.... I think we are all on the same page.

I don't buy the "buses are dangerous" argument for a nanosecond. I'm debating filing a complaint and asking for actuarial data with the...
Forum: Skoolie Owners Registry 10-08-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By Hotpuppy
Skoolie :: 198 International ?

Skoolie :: 198 International ? (2018-10-09 00:36:30)
Forum: Skoolie Owners Registry 10-08-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Hotpuppy
Pegasus Olympic (Neoplan N117/2 :: 1984 Pegasus Olympic

Pegasus Olympic (Neoplan N117/2 :: 1984 Pegasus Olympic (2018-10-09 00:29:08)
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-08-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,908
Posted By Hotpuppy
Here is a nice Texas chart that breaks down the...

Here is a nice Texas chart that breaks down the weight restrictions
https://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/dlClasses.htm
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 64,268
Posted By Hotpuppy
Just depends on what you have back there to tear...

Just depends on what you have back there to tear up. I see alot of generators and fuel and water tanks back there. A 50 pound rubber shell separating from the tire at 60 MPH can do a ton of damage....
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-08-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,908
Posted By Hotpuppy
weigh stations?

I am curious how folks have handled weigh stations when they bought a bus out of state and drove it home with all the seats in it.

I think technically with all the seats we are a CMV and required...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-08-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,908
Posted By Hotpuppy
A few tidbits to offer for others: Generally...

A few tidbits to offer for others:

Generally speaking you can transfer title where purchased or where you reside. Temp tags probably fall under the same rule.

Texas has a stupid "assigned...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 10-01-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,801
Posted By Hotpuppy
Efficiency is largely a factor of design. ...

Efficiency is largely a factor of design.

What I found is that the ultra-efficient heaters were really expensive and produced a corrosive condensate that shortened the heater life and created new...
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 09-29-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,987
Posted By Hotpuppy
Sure thing.... just post if you have questions or...

Sure thing.... just post if you have questions or need anything. Coaches are a fun adventure and the risk can be managed if you are careful and do your research.
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 09-29-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,987
Posted By Hotpuppy
I think the 2005 DD manual was real as well. ...

I think the 2005 DD manual was real as well.

You could be right on multi-weight under the right circumstances. I don't think it's fair play to tell a newcomer that though. I admire your courage...
Forum: Detroit Diesel Drivetrain 09-29-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,987
Posted By Hotpuppy
You may get away with it.... but it's not...

You may get away with it.... but it's not recommended. Good luck with it. It's your engine and your money so I'm not going to hold it against you.

MTU Fluid and Lubrication Specifications: ...
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