Originally Posted by Robin97396
If there's any question about flooding you might appreciate the decision to keep your engine. That's the cool part about a bus, the mobility. And they're conducive to camping in comfort.
If you want to put something in the woods why not park a much less expensive non-running city bus out there? You could probably get two or three city buses parked out there for what your running bus is worth. At the same time I think you've got a cool bus there. I'm also interested to see what you'll do with your bus. Maybe I can drop by when I get down that way after I quit finding repairs to do on mine.
Most of us are very curious to see your build. It's different than what we're used to. A lot of people are second guessing you. I hope you don't take anything the wrong way. There seems to be a certain hush in the crowd at times.
So are you hooking up a woodstove? Our climates are very different.
Thanks for the comment.
The bus will be parked on farm land that floods about 2 feet deep about every 10 years. I love the location so I just need to account for that rare flood. I cannot go roaming in the bus. I can't even get a CDL.
I like the running bus for the following reasons:
1. I can do most of the work at a shop then drive it to its final resting spot. I suppose I could drag it to that spot with a tractor if the bus didn't run, but how am I going to get an alternate non-running bus to the shop? Towing a bus costs money.
2. This bus fell in my lap. It cost me a lunch for the driver. That's hard to beat.
All of this is new to me, so I'm happy to hear any advice or criticism. Y'all should feel free!
As for a wood stove, I'm thinking maybe. It gets below freezing here just a few nights a year. I'm thinking of welding a stove, maybe. My biggest challenge will be cooling the bus in warmer weather. I'm thinking solar power for that.
I'm thinking of dividing the bus into rooms with insulated walls. This might make cooling a livingroom/bedroom with solar easier instead of cooling the whole bus.
My challenge tomorrow will be to get the seats out. I might bundle up and sleep in it Saturday night just for kicks!