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Old 01-16-2017, 02:00 PM   #1
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moisture problems and drivetrain preferences

1st off, I am a newbie here... but have had 2 converted commercial coaches. One in the process now.

Anyway - I am now looking at a "skoolie" for my next project. The bus will be a vacation home and possibly do a couple cross country runs.

Since I am now 64 I would not like to tear apart and reinsulate anything if possible. This would be fair weather bus. So, my concern is moisture buildup inside the bus. I've had to rip out and completely and replace walls in an MCI due to interior wall rust. Don't want to do it again. I am looking for options to keep the moisture under control... let me have it.

Drivetrain - I hear I should stay away from the Cats... what should I be looking for? Cummings, DD... what configuration - FE, RE ??? trans?

thanks - bob

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:39 PM   #2
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I talked to a school bus driver with 15yrs experience in our swim club about converting a bus. He said stay away from buses with Cat engines, they are notoriously for hard to start. Don't know anything about moister issues unless one uses propane as heating fuel. Have you considered running a dehumidifier in your bus?
Just want time to smell the dandelion.
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