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Old 11-24-2020, 08:27 PM   #101
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New to the schoolie

So I sold my camper. And bought I believe a 1990 blue bird. Flat front 31ft diesel. Iím getting ready to rip this stop sign flap and some seats out. What can I do with these seats because they look like they were just redone. What kind of pump do you use for the plumbing? What kind of tanks and where do I find them? I have so many questions.
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:35 PM   #102
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For conversion: perhaps start with: does my bus leak when it rains?
For overall happiness: do I know how good mechanically the bus is? Engine, Tranny, Brakes, Tires?
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:48 PM   #103
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For conversion: perhaps start with: does my bus leak when it rains?
For overall happiness: do I know how good mechanically the bus is? Engine, Tranny, Brakes, Tires?
So to start off. It’s raining today. And so far so good it’s dry inside. So that’s a big hurdle. I’ll keep checking throughout the day as it rains.
I drove the bus home from Nashville TN to Harriman TN. It’s governed out at 57-60 mph. It went fine down the high way. Till traffic hit so we started down a backroad that took us way out of the way. We turned a 2.5 hr drive into a 4.5 hr drive. It only used a quarter tank of diesel . And it was a little sketchy at first but I think it’s got a better turning radius than my 94 gmc k3500 dually diesel.
I do think I’m going to have to find new front tires. And I wanna jack it up to check the control arms and ect. Any suggestions???
What should I start doing next? Pulling seats and the floor? ???
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Old 11-25-2020, 01:19 PM   #104
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Update. I spoke too soon. I got a leak from a back emergency hatch.
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Old 11-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #105
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emergency hatches always leak. a lot of people rivet metal over them or replace them with homemade skylights, or vent fans, etc.. its almost always the sun-baked plastic flange on the outside root has cracked or is crumbling away.


pulling seats and floor is your preference.. if you want to clean up and insulate your floor (and thats the best way) then definitely pull it. once the floor covering and any plywood is up you can really get a sense of any hidden leaks your bus may have. where the water ends up below the rubber floor covering.
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