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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-29-2018, 12:59 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By scapegoatwax
Two questions about smaller conversions...

Hey!

As per the title, I have two questions about smaller conversions. For what it's worth, I'm still weighing between vans, box trucks, and short buses.


1. Which vehicles in this size...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-20-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,162
Posted By scapegoatwax
I feel like I've heard somewhere that some buses...

I feel like I've heard somewhere that some buses (like, airport buses or city buses) are made of aluminum. But I haven't been able to find any so it's totally possible I made that up...


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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-20-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,162
Posted By scapegoatwax
Alright! This is a good start. I guess it's no...

Alright! This is a good start. I guess it's no surprise, but buses are quite heavy! Haha


Here...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-18-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,162
Posted By scapegoatwax
How much does your converted bus weigh?

Hey!


I'm doing some homework and trying to figure out if an EV conversion for a bus is possible/sensible, I have a thread about that in the electrical section... not too important to this...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-18-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
Hey folks, did I make up aluminum-frame buses? I...

Hey folks, did I make up aluminum-frame buses? I started looking around to see if I could find aluminum-frame transit buses to see where things were at.


I saw a few different models of transites...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-17-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By scapegoatwax
Layouts that have room for board games or tabletop RPGs?

Hey Skoolies!


As per the title, one thing I think about a lot when I'm considering a skoolie's layout is... can I accommodate a few friends for a tabletop RPG? A board game night? What about 6+...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-17-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
Oh yeah, I recognize that I'm generally going to...

Oh yeah, I recognize that I'm generally going to be dealing with batteries that are far from brand new, but I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that at least one battery per laptop would still...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-15-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
Thanks for the words of warning. I...

Thanks for the words of warning.

I definitely plan to test the batteries. The rough plan is to sort them by rough voltage/capacity. The number of batteries I can get my hands on will determine how...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-15-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
Thanks for your input, Joe! I did some...

Thanks for your input, Joe!


I did some quick tablecloth math and tried to be *really* conservative.


~200V target voltage for motor/controller. (~144, ~188, and ~200+ are all possibilities...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-15-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
My budget is pretty open-ended, but keeping costs...

My budget is pretty open-ended, but keeping costs lower is definitely preferred. This is as much a thought experiment as it is a plan at this stage.


There are lots of options to source the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-14-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,476
Posted By scapegoatwax
Bus EV Conversion?

Hey!


Again, I've found myself inspired to commit to living in a camper conversion. Right now, it's not feasible, but I have a new idea that's got my gears turning so I want to do some discussion...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-30-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By scapegoatwax
Transit bus with roof raise to ~11 foot internal?

Hey!

I'm interested in getting a low-floor transit bus like a Gillig Phantom, preferably towards the 30-foot length. I really like that having a lower floor allows me to have a taller roof raise...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-21-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By scapegoatwax
Any suggestions for types of places to store a...

Any suggestions for types of places to store a bus while I'm working on it? I haven't tried networking for a friend with land, but most of my social circle does not include land owners.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-21-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By scapegoatwax
That's general life advice I'm trying to stick...

That's general life advice I'm trying to stick to! I don't have ten grand set aside, but I do have a "rainy day fund" I keep my hands out of. :)

Hey, you're in Florida! Any chance I could hire you...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-21-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By scapegoatwax
I was more inclined to try having the bus shipped...

I was more inclined to try having the bus shipped to me--it seemed like it would require less bureaucracy/paperwork, and I'd rather not have my first experience driving such a large vehicle be "Well,...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 01-21-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,830
Posted By scapegoatwax
How much should I set aside for immediate after-purchase expenses?

Hey!

So, I'm very tempted to pull the trigger on a suitable bus when I find it. I'm trying to be patient and reasonable, so I want to make sure I have all my ducks in a row!

My question is:...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-05-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,356
Views: 687,335
Posted By scapegoatwax
Hey! Last night I stumbled upon these buses...

Hey!

Last night I stumbled upon these buses on govdeals, a bunch of transits (I think 34'?) that seem like they're in really good shape. I called the contact (Bryan) today and he was super nice...
Forum: Skoolie Life 12-27-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By scapegoatwax
Dang, EastCoastCB, I wish I could justify taking...

Dang, EastCoastCB, I wish I could justify taking that trip right now. Maybe in the future!

Houston is a feasible trip for me, I have a friend who lives out there I could visit too! I'll be in...
Forum: Skoolie Life 12-26-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,358
Posted By scapegoatwax
Any Skoolies around Louisiana?

Hey!

I'm trying to get a more grounded perspective on skoolies and how they "feel," so I was hoping I could examine some converted buses in person. I've got the rest of this week off of work so...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-24-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
That's really interesting... and it doesn't sound...

That's really interesting... and it doesn't sound all that great, haha. I tried investigating some more, and it seems like you're right.

In this video (https://youtu.be/s23fWKv5h4I), they come to...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-23-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
This is some great info, thanks for chipping in,...

This is some great info, thanks for chipping in, everyone!

So, joeblack5 and Lensman, it sounds like you folks were able to purchase your busses and get them up and running for less than $10k?...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-22-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
Hmm. I trust you folks know more about all of...

Hmm. I trust you folks know more about all of this than I do (right now! Haha), but I can't really discern a huge difference in overall condition between types of busses I'm seeing on ebay. Even...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-21-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
Hey, thanks for this advice. Do you have any...

Hey, thanks for this advice. Do you have any suggestions for finding places to rent a camper from? I never really looked into doing that because the idea sounds pretty expensive. Haha
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-21-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
Hey, thanks for the input! I'm trying to figure...

Hey, thanks for the input! I'm trying to figure out what exactly you mean by this part. Are you just saying that transits and coaches are 'made better', or are you suggesting that they're harder (or...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-21-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,946
Posted By scapegoatwax
The 2004 Bluebird I linked is ~28' or shorter, I...

The 2004 Bluebird I linked is ~28' or shorter, I reckon it's close to a shorty. Is that what you'd consider a shuttle bus?
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