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Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-24-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,816
Posted By SilverSchooler
Menards but doesnt save much

I found a kit at Menards but then I found a local installer that cost about as much as the kit. I opted for a pro. They buy in bulk and own their equipment so they can compete pretty well. They also...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 08-29-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By SilverSchooler
I own a 2001 Thomas with a cat 3126! If you hold...

I own a 2001 Thomas with a cat 3126! If you hold down cruise control when you turn the key to on (not starting yet) it will blink the check engine light and give you any codes from the computer....
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-25-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,222
Posted By SilverSchooler
Bondo

I used Bondo. Faster than welding and seems to fill well. There is ever hair bondo for 1" holes.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-11-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By SilverSchooler
Electrical behind driver

I am putting mine right behind the driver. I blocked a window for it. The house batteries will be under the bus in a truck box. I only have the AC fuse box, an outlet, and the DC switches w/ breakers...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-29-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
I welded a frame for it. All 2" x 2" angle. I...

I welded a frame for it. All 2" x 2" angle. I bolted that to the floor ribs underneath. The angle fit right over the ribs. I'll attach some pictures I took underneath.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-19-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By SilverSchooler
I bought 4 cheaper panels from eBay. I talked to...

I bought 4 cheaper panels from eBay. I talked to a guy with a van that used extra strength Velcro to attach similar ones. He didn't mention having issues. I should have mine installed this summer so...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-04-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,648
Posted By SilverSchooler
That's a nice looking bus. Since it's not yellow...

That's a nice looking bus. Since it's not yellow you probably don't even need to paint it. What was it used for before?
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 10-01-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,538
Posted By SilverSchooler
My house is in the boonies. I have AT&T. They...

My house is in the boonies. I have AT&T. They have a home phone competitor that runs on their cell network. Home phone + 250G/month 4G for $60. I upgraded to 500G/month for $100. I plan to take it...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-27-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
Thanks Rusty. A gutter is a nice idea. Where did...

Thanks Rusty. A gutter is a nice idea. Where did you get that material?
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 09-26-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By SilverSchooler
I was also looking in to air conditioning when...

I was also looking in to air conditioning when shore power wasn't available. I found that it requires a lot of power. I decided to stick to using A/C when I have shore power.

You can check the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-26-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
Added a truck box

https://i.imgur.com/t6obYZy.jpg
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-21-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
We got the floor down. It's 2x4's, foam boards,...

We got the floor down. It's 2x4's, foam boards, and plywood. I found someone to spray foam the walls and ceiling. I used some 1/4" PVC panel for the walls with PVC h-channel in between the panels. I...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-17-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
I'm going to cut a slot in the side near the bolt...

I'm going to cut a slot in the side near the bolt holes so I can fit a nut and a wrench in. The ends are open so two legs will be easy. I considered tapping but prefer a nut. I may also consider JB...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-17-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
Update - floor cleaned, seats ready

I used bondo to plug the holes in the floor left by the seats that were bolted in. Also used it around the wheel wells where some rust had left gaps after welding things together.
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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-15-2016, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
Not going to haul any large toys. Maybe some...

Not going to haul any large toys. Maybe some bikes in the back. Our current design has sleeping for 6, a couple booth seats, a small kitchen, and a bathroom so it will be pretty full.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-14-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,389
Posted By SilverSchooler
Our Silver Schooler

We code named our bus the Silver Schooler. It will make sense assuming we manage to paint it silver.

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/members/10065-albums925-picture13152.jpg

We've taken out the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-14-2016, 10:15 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 49,827
Posted By SilverSchooler
Easy remove decals

I took my decals off with a heat gun. Warm them up, get a corner up, and they peel right off. Just keep heating where you are peeling.
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