Greetings from Central Florida
Hey guys, I only recently discovered bus conversions and am intrigued by the idea. I've never liked traditional RV's, I work on them sometimes, and the quality of the fit and finish is always far below what I would consider acceptable. The reason I am looking for a mobile home is that I desire to travel after nearly 35 years in the sunshine state, not married, no kids, just a dog, and therin lies why I'm here. It's just too hard to find affordable housing that will accept dogs over 50lbs, so this seems like a good solution, bring my home with me. I have a vast skill set that I can apply to such a project (mechanical, fabrication, elecrical and plumbling), but lack specific knowledge, hoping you guys can help me fill those gaps.
For starters, I have a question about the Bluebird TC2200 series style buses, I like their cummins engines, lots of good experiences with them, bullet proof and can be tuned for both power and efficiency. Does anyone know if they use a Unibody, and if so, how durable are they to external modifications?
I would like to dedicate the rooftop to both solar and wind energy generation, so my idea is to increase living space by creating two deployable decks that can be folded into the side of the bus between the wheel wells for transit, recessed into the body to avoid excess width.
Thanks for any input you have. E.