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Old 11-12-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
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Cool Removing heater on a '93 Ford/Carpenter

Hi Skoolies!

We're new to the community (and tools! ) and are working on doing demo of our bus, Skoolie Woolie. We appreciate any help you all can give us on our journey! We found out about the forum from Rolling Vistas.

We're looking to remove the driver's heater on a 38 foot '93 Ford B700 / Carpenter skoolie. It's leaking coolant and we want to reclaim the space. We understand that will take out the defroster and are ok with that. Our bus will be mostly stationary as a tiny house.

Is it best to loop the coolant lines in the engine compartment or cap them? Does coolant need to be able to run through those lines still? We've read mixed comments in other threads, depending on the bus, and want to make sure we're doing it correctly for our specific make/model.

Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:44 PM   #2
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Welcome!

I would suggest that you keep the defroster functional until you get settled.

I had my defroster fail while I was driving. I had to pull over. I tinkered with it a decided that I needed daylight to work on it any more. So we set out again for the evenings destination. I was driving and my wife was standing next to me with a squeegee and a beach towel to keep the windshield clear enough for me to drive.

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Old 11-12-2019, 07:58 PM   #3
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If it's stationary and don't need the defrost then loop the hoses in the engine compartment. If you EVER drive the bus on ANY cold or damp day, then fix the heater.
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:55 PM   #4
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Thanks Johnny & Steve! We appreciate the advice and the welcome!

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