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Old 05-11-2020, 11:20 PM   #1
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2012 Chevy G4500 Shuttle Bus Build Thread

Hey all,
Big fan of this site and wanted to share my journey and progress. I have a 2012 Shuttle Bus with a 6.6l Duramax Diesel. Bought off of craigslist with 190k miles on it

Wanted to share first my intended layout and wondering if any has any suggestions or tips with how I'm doing it.

Key Points.
- I'm re purposing the coolant lines that went to the heater in the back to act as a water heater. I'm using a heat exchanger designed for just this task
- I intend on having a 30 gal fresh water, 10 gal hot, 20 gal gray
- For insulating the windows (my biggest loss of energy) I will tint each one with mirror tint, Install reflectix (with 1 inch gap between the pane)
- I have two max fans deluxe that will be placed in the front and back of the bus for optimal airflow
- I'm looking to add 1 inch XPS to windows/walls/ceiling. followed by 1/2 inch subfloor (plywood) and LVP on the floor.
- Not looking to do solar at the moment but definitely will have an option for shore power, battery isolator, and generator to recharge the batteries
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Old 05-12-2020, 05:03 AM   #2
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I'm re purposing the coolant lines that went to the heater in the back to act as a water heater. I'm using a heat exchanger designed for just this task.
For radiant heat only, I hope. You wouldn't want to risk contaminating your water supply with antifreeze. Just a thought.

Layout looks neat. You seem to have put a bit of thought into it. I presume the shower is intended to be a sit-down doubling as the toilet?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:25 PM   #3
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For radiant heat only, I hope. You wouldn't want to risk contaminating your water supply with antifreeze. Just a thought.

Layout looks neat. You seem to have put a bit of thought into it. I presume the shower is intended to be a sit-down doubling as the toilet?
Thanks for the sound advice. Iíve steered away from the coolant heat exchanger and my water. Iím thinking about a dc immersion heater to screw into a 10g water tank. I hope to connect to a temperature switch for automatic shut off.

I hope the shower will be a place to hold a thetford curve that we can remove before starting the shower
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Some progress. Iíve framed, insulated and added vinyl plank to the floors. Beginning the framing and insulation for the rest of the floor. Hoping to add 1/2 inch plywood and more LVP in the main
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