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Old 10-07-2021, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hello all; I have been interested in building my own skoolie. In order to sell the idea of this style camping on my girlfriend I need to make the bus safe to travel with a three month old. Any suggestions would be great and love to get different ideas. I am bran new but my background is mechanics and carpentry. Can't wait to get out on the road in one love the ideas.
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Old 10-07-2021, 10:55 PM   #2
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I need to make the bus safe to travel with a three month old.
For any passenger to be properly safe, you'll want a forward-facing seat with three-point restraint, and for an infant you want a seat that can attach a proper child car seat. The body of a school bus is built to remain intact in an accident (unlike a typical RV), but that's of little use to human bodies flying around loose inside.

I think it's also important to protect the area where your seats are from loose objects flying around - like the ubiquitous kitchen knives held up by magnets (or my personal favorite, the giant cast iron frying pan suspended directly behind the passenger's head). My bus has a steel bulkhead wall behind the driver's seat and passenger seats, which in addition to providing safety allows me to fully insulate the living space (since insulating the front of a bus is effectively impossible).
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Old 10-08-2021, 11:38 PM   #3
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Thats a great idea regarding the bulk head and you do have points about the potential sudden flying or falling hazards. Do you know if I could just weld the seat mounts to the frame of the bus if that would work? Then bolt the seats to those seat mounts.
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Old 10-09-2021, 01:18 AM   #4
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You'll be starting woth a blank canvas, you can do anything you want. Just don't look for a bus anywhere within 900 miles from you.
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