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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-24-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,147
Posted By rossfree
I haven't been active in quite a while. The bus...

I haven't been active in quite a while. The bus sits squarely in our driveway and the garage is still full of bus stuff. All I need to do is get the water and greywater tanks mounted and a kitchen...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-29-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By rossfree
I just posted a short bus being sold here in...

I just posted a short bus being sold here in Arkansas. See my new post in this listing

Regards!

Ross
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 04-29-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By rossfree
Six window bus in Mt Pleasant AR

I have not seen this bus or know the person selling it but it may be worth a look. Same size as my bus bus which is fairly hard to come by.

Found it on Facebook Marketplace.

Regards!

Ross
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 02-25-2019, 04:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,544
Posted By rossfree
I love the idea of saving money like the rest,...

I love the idea of saving money like the rest, but I think the general consensus is that the time required of mixing many small batches of foam, along with the temporary forms, and the precise mixing...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 02-25-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By rossfree
Life under the bus... made easier

I've been meaning to share this suggestion with others...

Moving around in the dirt and grime as you work under the bus isn't much fun. If you're on a concrete pad, a crawler can help. But I've...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-24-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 685
Posted By rossfree
Here's another short skoolie for sale...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2243907275934105/

Not much rust on southern busses.

Ross
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-21-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By rossfree
https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/37346276...

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/373462760114310/
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 02-20-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By rossfree
1990 GMC six window bus

I ran across a this bus on Facebook Makerplace. Iím not selling this myself. Just posting here for those looking for a small bus like mine. This is not the ďvanĒ type bus. Itís a regular dog-nose....
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 08-04-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,262
Posted By rossfree
My small tankless propane heater heats fast! It...

My small tankless propane heater heats fast! It hangs on the exterior wall of the shower with only four feet or so of plastic pipe to the shower head. In 90 seconds Iím finished taking my shower! Ha!...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,233
Posted By rossfree
Welcome aboard! I have a bus in the driveway...

Welcome aboard!

I have a bus in the driveway that has been left in suspended animation! I can't tell you how much "life" has happened around me that has literally shut my project down. Kids move...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 10-25-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,262
Posted By rossfree
I have a tankless on-demand hot water heater...

I have a tankless on-demand hot water heater running on propane. Heating much of anything with solar is somewhat impractical on small scale solar. The tankless heater is economical and takes very...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-20-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,686
Posted By rossfree
I have a six window and love the size! Easy to...

I have a six window and love the size! Easy to drive and always have a parking spot somewhere. Fifteen feet of usable space behind the drivers seat. Love the bus!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-20-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,438
Posted By rossfree
Maybe clean the seat... it detracts from the...

Maybe clean the seat... it detracts from the magnets.

:-)
Forum: School Bus News 10-02-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,888
Posted By rossfree
I own a skoolie for the windows! How many RV's...

I own a skoolie for the windows! How many RV's give you a wrap around view as you sit down to breakfast with a cup of coffee? It's all about the windows!

:-)

Ross
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-02-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,723
Posted By rossfree
Twigg / John 80% SOC is more of a target...

Twigg / John

80% SOC is more of a target than a hard number. If I exceed that number I don't run around lighting torches and baying at the moon. I planned and designed around that number. When I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-01-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,723
Posted By rossfree
I was trying to avoid mud slinging John. Battery...

I was trying to avoid mud slinging John. Battery companies would like you to believe that discharging them to 50% SOC is fine but in practice your beating the hell out of the your batteries. But do...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-01-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,811
Posted By rossfree
I started by caulking the holes. That didn't work...

I started by caulking the holes. That didn't work so good. Then I used pieces of window screen and caulked them up. Better but time consuming and left a bump on the floor. Finally wisened up and used...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-30-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,723
Posted By rossfree
You can John, but should you? Let's agree to...

You can John, but should you? Let's agree to disagree. :-)

Ross
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-30-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,723
Posted By rossfree
Descent price. Less than a dollar per watt. I...

Descent price. Less than a dollar per watt. I have 500 watts of solar. Two panels. Four golf cart batteries, charge controller, inverter, battery monitor and more.

I can run a small 5000 btu...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-30-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 49,608
Posted By rossfree
I was kinda hoping I could get you to do it Paul....

I was kinda hoping I could get you to do it Paul. :-)

Honestly... I don't know how hard it will be to clean out. I thought I'd turn off power to the unit then grab the mixer and turn it vertical...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-28-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 49,608
Posted By rossfree
All good stuff! I love talking ****! I tried...

All good stuff! I love talking ****!

I tried to type some stuff earlier on my iPhone and lost it... I hate that!

I take pride in saying I'm probably the only one in the world that has an...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-25-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 49,608
Posted By rossfree
This is an old thread but I wanted to comment on...

This is an old thread but I wanted to comment on the urine trap. I used a much smaller pvc pipe to channel urine from the toilet so the urine trap was much smaller too. It is only for collecting...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-29-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,925
Posted By rossfree
I ripped out the seats, walls, flooring. Pulled...

I ripped out the seats, walls, flooring.
Pulled the lights and painted the exterior.
Cut and installed the ceiling lights and vent.
Cut and installed the window AC (in the back of the bus)...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-15-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By rossfree
I have a 1989 six window Amtran "Ward" short bus....

I have a 1989 six window Amtran "Ward" short bus. It is dog-nose built on a chevy truck frame, not a van-type chassis. No wheelchair lift. I measured 15 feet of buildable space from behind the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-29-2017, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,636
Posted By rossfree
So... I am thinking that you maybe wanna get a...

So... I am thinking that you maybe wanna get a handle on your present tail light issues before you add the solar. Solar is complicated enough when everything else works. :-)

That said... everyone...
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