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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-02-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By dictum
https://i.imgur.com/a7A4v3c.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/a7A4v3c.jpg
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-02-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,039
Posted By dictum
https://i.imgur.com/a7A4v3c.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/a7A4v3c.jpg
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By dictum
The floor is hard. I can put wool area carpets on...

The floor is hard. I can put wool area carpets on it.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-01-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,039
Posted By dictum
I chose a shuttle bus for this reason, it adds a...

I chose a shuttle bus for this reason, it adds a degree of stealth and looks like a commercial shuttle bus. Not that it's a free pass anywhere but I think it increases the odds.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-01-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By dictum
I believe the only thing it has is an EGR. ...

I believe the only thing it has is an EGR.
It's not a diesel with much emissions stuff on it. I specifically did not want a diesel and ended up with oh-so-thirsty big block gas. I get about 7MPG in...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-01-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By dictum
So I joined the club. Introducing:

My shuttle bus. Do I get to play on the same team?

2012 F550 shuttle bus. 53,000 miles. V10 6.8L.

for now the plan is to remove the chairs and install a bed. I am keeping the floor the way it...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-29-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By dictum
The whole vibe of converting whatever vehicle...

The whole vibe of converting whatever vehicle into a full-timing rig, be it a skoolie or a shuttle bus or a cargo van, or one of these Sprinter vans - for many that means go out there in the middle...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-29-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
I am not interested in coal, because firewood is...

I am not interested in coal, because firewood is about 10 gazillon times more available, it's everywhere. Coal is a special order item. Sometimes people pay to remove it from their yards. If you...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-29-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
That's a good way to put it in the proper...

That's a good way to put it in the proper perspective. That's what I want, a 100 gallon water tank.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-28-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
That is precisely what I need.

That is precisely what I need.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-28-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
I am not in the coal country, but not too far...

I am not in the coal country, but not too far from it.
Firewood is cheap here and everywhere. I cut my own, split it, stack it.
What's a great wood stove that takes at least 20" pieces, maybe even...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
In the process of getting a 32-passenger...

In the process of getting a 32-passenger Starcraft F550 shuttle bus.



https://i.imgur.com/1tmApkz.jpg
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,120
Posted By dictum
Largest wood stove possible?

I don't think a conventional household wood stove is a great idea, for two reasons, one is enormous weight ( I just moved one and nearly died and that was with help ) and secondly, too much heat.
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By dictum
I would say the major downside to the shuttle bus...

I would say the major downside to the shuttle bus is cost, they cost considerably more than a skoolie. A nice one begins around 20-25K.. and that for 2010-2012, while 2016 up goes up very steeply in...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-27-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,343
Posted By dictum
Skoolie vs Shuttle bus for conversion

"Why We Bought a Shuttle Bus and NOT A School Bus For Our Bus Conversion-Ep. 48"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-csHLJKTMA


His video makes great points. I chose to go with the latter, a...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-21-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By dictum
My budget is probably up to 25,000, should have...

My budget is probably up to 25,000, should have put that in the OP

I would have to see the specifics to make a determination. Pics speak a 1000 words.

The plan is to do stealth camping that's...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By dictum
Re-reading the above. It does not have to...

Re-reading the above.

It does not have to have the following (But I can't edit the OP), I will settle for the first two requirements.
I will engage the conversion myself.


* Fully converted...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By dictum
What a beautiful unit including the color. ...

What a beautiful unit including the color.
Question - is the bed kind of full? Does not look like queen, I am not understand the specs for 'RV queen bed'. Thanks for clarifying this.

> RV queen...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-19-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By dictum
With the winter rapidly approaching and me not...

With the winter rapidly approaching and me not finding exactly what I want, I am self-evidently broadening my horizons. If the sellers stated where they were, it would save lots of message or posts...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 10-18-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By dictum
Why is it hard on this forum to state the...

Why is it hard on this forum to state the location. I have no idea where it is.

Thank you in advance.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-28-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By dictum
shuttle bus conversion, part 2, more questions

Looking at this one. What's a reasonable price to offer? asking price 33K.
A similar one sold on Ebay for 20K.

Some questions. Assuming I get it.
Should I do something with some of the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-28-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dictum
Someone bought the shuttle bus I mentioned above...

Someone bought the shuttle bus I mentioned above for 20K. Well, it wasn't particularly close to me anyway.
Maybe one closer will come up.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dictum
Nice. The woodstove is a nice touch. I want one....

Nice. The woodstove is a nice touch. I want one. I totally get it it decreases the stealth factor. Maybe there is a way to make the pipe discreet and not so visible.

all in all this is very high...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dictum
Wine tours, that's priceless. Gotta remember that...

Wine tours, that's priceless. Gotta remember that one.

That is a legitimate point. I would not think it would take a lot to apply some kind of mirror reflecting coating on the windows to make...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 756
Posted By dictum
No doubt, they are uber stealthy. One problem is,...

No doubt, they are uber stealthy. One problem is, lack of windows. The shuttle bus, on the other hand, has too many. I would think it's easier to add a window than to delete one.
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