Getting the floor up was a chore. They nailed the s*** out of the plywood. And the wheelchair track was a whole other level. Wore out a diamond cutting wheel on my angle grinder.
But I got it done. And now I'm laying the new laminate tongue and groove.
Don't feel alone, pretty much everyone that has wheel chair tracks and plywood go through the same ordeal, exactly.
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You got exactly what I want to get! I've been watching Johnny Ringo's sales videos for Las Vegas Bus Sales for some time, and am pretty much set on a Thomas HDX 31-footer with lift... I'm nearly 70 and use a wheelchair much of the time, so I want that lift! I think those folks do a great job with detailing and adding new batteries, and will even take the seats out for a fee. Keep me up to date on your project!
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I intend to post each step of the way. And LVBS really were easy to deal with. I'm having a problem with my lift, texted Alex, the guy who sold it to me. We weren't able to fix it, but he responded right away and gave me a couple tips on things to look for. So, there is some service after the sale. As an old car salesman, I always appreciate that.
So, painted, floors down, and two beds in the back built. I went with steel for the bed frames because it's cheaper than wood. Crazy.
Kitchen roughed in. Bar sink and a two burner induction cook top.
Toilet and shower roughed in.
Now I'm waiting on parts (holding tanks and water heater), to get the underneath part done.
Couple things about a diesel pusher...downside: working around 4 wheelwells instead of two. Not sure why I was surprised at that.lol. But I did have to alter the layout I had in mind. Upside: no drive shaft. Other than the 100 gallon fuel tank, there's not much under here. Room for probably 300 gallons of tanks. I'm going less than 100 (50 fresh, 30 gray, 15 black). But I can place them where I want them instead of trying to figure out where they'll squeeze in.
I bought the same bus from the same folks at LVBS. Excellent service. I have not really got a start on mine, as it was sitting in a shop to get an oil leak repaired as well as to add a block heater, for two weeks. I drove mine home 1500 miles to Bellingham WA. ran like a top and got about 7.5 mpg (not a scientific test)
Anyway I will not be using my lift. Not sure it works, but if you need a part or the whole thing you are welcome to it.
You stated that you used a grinder for the seat removal, did you find that you just could not get to some of the nuts? Or was there another reason.
Thanks for posting your photos, your information is very helpful to me and everyone!
I will pay any thing for the hand controller for the lift. Mine appears to be non-operational.
Grinding out the bolts was mostly a function of being a solo act. I learned with the last one how much work it is to go under, vise grip a nut, then go up and twist a bolt...plus I just love my angle grinder and find excuses to use it. Lol
I need to run an outlet to that TV, brace the kitchen cabinets, and plug two holes in the floor. Then I'm done. Sorry I haven't kept up this thread as I went, but I just got in the zone and have been spending all my spare time giitin' 'er dun