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Old 11-02-2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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Newbie bus owner

Hello All,
Just purchased a 2003 F450 gas 14 Passenger shuttle bus.
I
My goal is to convert it into a camper. It has a co-pilot seat in front and no ADA lift. Looking for floor plans, advice and ways to save on needed items.
Needs: 2 sleeping areas, sink, stove, fridge, toilet and maybe shower.
Look forward to any help you all may provide.
The adventure begins!
Thanks,
Don

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Old 11-02-2020, 11:09 AM   #2
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Welcome! Sounds like a nice buy, congrats on dodging the 6.0 PowerJoke bullet... 5.4 or 6.8?
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Old 11-06-2020, 05:08 PM   #3
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Gas 6.8 is the engine.
Was wondering about the need to strip out walls, ceiling and floor to add insulation.
Is this needed for a shuttle bus?
I pick it up tomorrow. Decided to name her "Fran" after my mom who just passed at 94. Hope I don't live that long.
Anyway....
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Old 11-06-2020, 06:23 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=DonB;413299]Was wondering about the need to strip out walls, ceiling and floor to add insulation.
Is this needed for a shuttle bus?/QUOTE]

It basically comes down to what you plan on doing with it.
Are you planning on a full time living arrangement, potentially venturing north of where you are in winter? Then yes, insulation will pay off. If you're simply using it in warm weathered areas, or just using on occasional weekends, then it might not be needed?

Anyhoo, when you figure out how, when, and where you'll be using it, more helpful advice might flow your way.

Good luck, and post pics if you can...
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