Originally Posted by HippyGypsy
Thanks for responding. Checked out your thread and youtube videos. Congratulations on your build thus far. Lots of good info for us. We really need help with finding the right bus/RV and the actual building process. We're not having much luck finding companies that do this, let alone response from them.
May I ask you...
Is 28' bumper to bumper?
Gas or Diesel?
Where did you install your water tanks and what size?
How much solar and battery storage do you have?
Do you access the main engine battery for power?
What's the longest you've stayed in it and with how many people?
Do you have shore power hook up?
Do you travel in it during winter?
Also, any advice for finding a reputable conversion company?
Yes. 28 ft bumper to bumper
T444E 7.3L Diesel engine
I have a 33 gallon fresh water tank under the bed 5 gal bucket under sink
(2) 100 watt panels and (2) 6 volt batteries in series for 12v
Main batteries for bus are not connected to my system at all
3 day Memorial day weekend with 2 people (and many visitors)
I have a cord hatch to run a cord in or out (a battery charger would be "shore power")
In January I am going to Skooliepalooza in AZ
I know an Amish guy who is good with wood work only
My bus is not quite finished. I have a 40 gallon grey water tank to install under the bus yet, but I like simplicity. It's easier to dump a bucket than find a dump station. It's easier to find propane canisters that run the stove than trying to find a fill station. My bus is all 12 volt except the fridge running on a power inverter. If I go full time I will probably double my solar and battery bank. Better to have more than enough than just enough.
This bus right now is perfect for recreational use and no major issues. The size is perfect because it's roomy like a large bus, but small enough to drive it in town and parking.