Hello all my name is Greg,
After 12 years of military service, I decided to get out and explore the world. Iíve traveled all over the world, too often this was not on my terms and a lot of the times I didn't take the time to soak in the different scenery of the beautiful world we live in. I have decided to build a skoolie. Iím new to the skoolie world. I have many questions. I do have a general idea of what I want in the bus. Iím not sure how to go about listing things so Iíll just dive into everything. I apologize in advance for the long post.
Wet bath (shower and toilet)
Washer/dryer combo (Can I have enough power? Is it even possible)
One I looked at:
Power & Performance:
Kilowatt Hrs. per Year: 96 Minimum Circuit Rating: 15 amps Voltage: 110/120V
Raising the roof Ė This is optional. I would prefer it done however I called my local welder and was told it would cost $20,000 to just raise the roof and weld the side panels. No way Iím going to do this at this price. I donít have the equipment or tools to do this myself.
Solar Ė I would love to have a solar power bus. Iíd be willing to even do a combination of solar and battery if possible.
Plumbing: I would like something so I can be completely off the grid if I wanted to.
As for busÖ
I would like a bus on the larger side. How big can I go?
From reading the different forums and from the response to my first post, Iím told that for what I want the best bus for me would be buses with DT466, DT530 or Cummins 8.3. Transmission with MD3060 or 2000 Series. The body of a Thomas bus because of the success of getting the 6th gear unlocked.
1.Buses with the flat nose, can they come with the engine in the front or back? (I always assumed the engine was automatically in front.)
2.What are the benefits of getting a bus flat nose compared to a bus that isnít flat?
Bus Iím looking at:
/Fuel Type: Diesel/Brake Type: AIR
*I canít seem to find any Thomas makes or models*
When searching for a bus is the make and model the same. Iím browsing different sites and see a category for make and model, both have Thomas.
I apologize in advance if I have any terminology jacked up or sound like I have no idea what Iím talking about (I donít). Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated! I hope I posted in the right area!