Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
Bus Crazy
Steve's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 1,838
Send a message via AIM to Steve
Re: here she is!

Welcome that is a great little bus. Funny that is looks shorter than it is because of the lift. Can't give you advice on the floor yet but I will be starting a similar installation on my bus soon.
View my 1972 Ward: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1986 Blue Bird: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1960 GMC: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 05:50 PM   #2
NewSkewlHauler's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Goodland, KS
Posts: 233
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: 8.2L Detroit N/A, Allison
Rated Cap: 65
Re: here she is!


Best of luck on your conversion! How radical do you plan to get? Are you planning to full-time it? It sounded like you were...just clarifying. There are all kinds of great ideas around the this site.

Most on here would tell you that insulation is key. I agree for the most part. Since our bus will be used for travel, not so much staying put, I think that the super bus heaters and open winders will do just fine. If you intend to stay put for awhile, insulation would be good. There's really not much insulation there.

Do you plan for a bathroom? Kitchen? etc? Look for a donor camper if possible and steal as many usable parts as possible...that's just my 1/50th of a dollar. I think you have a great platform to work with. Oh yeah, pics are a MUST! If not, Smitty comes knockin'!

Good luck.
NewSkewlHauler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
Bus Crazy
Stuff's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,485
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Goshen
Chassis: Ford
Engine: 7.3
Rated Cap: 25
Send a message via AIM to Stuff Send a message via MSN to Stuff
Re: here she is!

hi and welcome aboard. love the bus! quite the combo!

as for the flooring, i advise against nailing anything as vibration will make them come loose and squeak squeak squeak! best is screws, insulation of some sorts, and adhesives!
1990 E-350 Goshen Coach - 7.3L Diesel --->

My Youtube channel -
Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
Bus Nut
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 446
Year: 89
Coachwork: thomas
Engine: 7.3 diesel
Re: here she is!

FEMA trailers dont have holding tanks or fresh water tanks around here in Alabama. Have seen hundreds of them go thru auction, some never used and had a leak from the get go. Government bought them, a recall was never issued but they leaked from the factory. That is just stupid.
see my conversion at
putterspitt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.