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Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 03-29-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By BurlKing
i'd go with the 7.5 - we've got around a 4.5...

i'd go with the 7.5 - we've got around a 4.5 cubic foot fridge and its always packed but just the right size. it draws .89 amps so its very minimal power consumption. its was $199 from lowes. A...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-02-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
Hi all! we've been living in the bus full-time...

Hi all! we've been living in the bus full-time for 8 months now. Just got through a stretch of -30 degree fahrenheit weather in Minnesota, it was brutal outside but we stayed comfortable inside...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By BurlKing
Also before you go any further into your model,...

Also before you go any further into your model, get the hang of using layers! it works like it does in photoshop. you can hide and show which ones you want. I build my models from the ground up...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-14-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By BurlKing
hey steve! ive pretty much mastered google sketch...

hey steve! ive pretty much mastered google sketch up and have been using the free version for the past 10 years. the paid version is around $700 and not worth it for the average joe, you can take...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-11-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
just a quick update. ...

just a quick update.
https://i.imgur.com/cUPkwk4.jpg
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-11-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BurlKing
been following you on instagram for awhile now,...

been following you on instagram for awhile now, very nice work. i know ive said it before but the ladder inside to the escape hatch to the deck on top is so damn cool. :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-17-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
We finally embarked on our maiden voyage! and it...

We finally embarked on our maiden voyage! and it was perfect. 350 miles one way, and around 800 when totally done. We also got our bus weighed for the first time, we put most of our belongings in...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-10-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
finally got around to replacing the oil plug on...

finally got around to replacing the oil plug on the bus that was stripped out, it was causing a very small oil leak. replaced it with a double plug type, the first stage of the plug taps into the pan...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-10-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
Thanks, we agree. the DT paired with a manual is...

Thanks, we agree. the DT paired with a manual is awesome. i love the way it sounds, especially when i downshift, sounds like such a beast. I've driven way heavier duty engines than the 5.9 at work...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-06-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
Thanks, eastcoastCB! :biggrin: we are almost...

Thanks, eastcoastCB! :biggrin: we are almost done.







-also forgot to add a picture of the front area now. We added some gunmetal colored indoor/outdoor carpeting....
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-06-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
heres some random pictures of the bus as of right...

heres some random pictures of the bus as of right now, going to go get the tires swapped tomorrow, gotta get it prepped for the longest drive (7 miles) in three years. we've put on all new oil and...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-27-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
major purchase checked off the list! :dance: ...

major purchase checked off the list! :dance:
ALL new virgin tires.

2 - 10.00X20 steer tires
4 - 11r22.5 drive tires




https://i.imgur.com/iyQi7Nq.jpg
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 05-23-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By BurlKing
we've got a manual 5 speed spicer, its so damn...

we've got a manual 5 speed spicer, its so damn smooth and nice. i wouldnt drive a big rig without a manual, the thought of it is just insane. having driven semi's fully loaded and having my cdl and...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-22-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,187
Posted By BurlKing
I did 16" and any taller would've been pushing...

I did 16" and any taller would've been pushing it. my max height is still only at 11' tall outside so its not bad. our ceiling height before on the inside was horrible before the raise though and we...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-22-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
that welder has done everything we've asked it do...

that welder has done everything we've asked it do and more. welding range can go 20gauge-1/8" thick. my dad who has been a life-long welder with a prior welding business has even been impressed by...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-22-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
thanks jjhwick - we also ordered tires from my...

thanks jjhwick - we also ordered tires from my work today, so hopefully we'll be on the road shortly!
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-21-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
main electrics making their way in. not pictured...

main electrics making their way in. not pictured in the panel is the 30 amp double pole breaker the outside power coming in will run through before the other circuits. We will still need loads of...
Forum: Skoolie Life 05-10-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,680
Posted By BurlKing
I've actually been told that by an uncle! why...

I've actually been told that by an uncle! why didnt you just buy an RV? and the long list of people asking if you need a CDL to drive and then explaining you dont and getting weird looks like...yeah...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 05-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,005
Posted By BurlKing
not sure why anyone thinks this is good work,...

not sure why anyone thinks this is good work, there are so many things missing in these photos: rub rails, rivets, seat frame rail that connects to the floor, ceiling not stripped, metal popping out...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-28-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 46,785
Posted By BurlKing
if youre not handy with a welder get used to a...

if youre not handy with a welder get used to a hand riveter. if you can use a grinder and hand riveter you can get pretty good results. not sure how rivets would do holding up stairs but if you put...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-28-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By BurlKing
I've seen a couple people use the electric car...

I've seen a couple people use the electric car packs, most recently aaronsb of 'brocoli bus.' sort the conversions by views and his will be towards the top if you cant find it.

from what i've...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-28-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By BurlKing
i did a support just like yours. each leg like...

i did a support just like yours. each leg like that has four bolts through it, 2 bolts on each side of the flange on the rib. each bolt with a nyloc nut.


-not sure about test of time as im still...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-26-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By BurlKing
I leveled mine but i welded my supports to my...

I leveled mine but i welded my supports to my ribs before making the cuts and then raised it. doing it this way i wouldn't see the need for leveling as it should just go up straight with the bottom...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-25-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
covered the last of the stairs in plywood. ...

covered the last of the stairs in plywood.
https://i.imgur.com/s8QePFw.jpg

Then we started in on the bathroom. We are going the composting toilet route. We'll see how it works out. The bin on the...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 04-24-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 109,895
Posted By BurlKing
Now that the weather is halfway decent we can get...

Now that the weather is halfway decent we can get going on the build a bit more. Winter was longer than expected here in MN.

finished wiring the back up camera for its final spot. Finished the...
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