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Forum: Skoolie Life 04-19-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Nice - I saw those when trying to figure out how...

Nice - I saw those when trying to figure out how to get started. Mine wonít be that fancy. But it should turn out to be a pretty wagon :whistling:

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Forum: Skoolie Life 04-19-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
No bus - I have been working on a small...

No bus - I have been working on a small Gypsy-style trailer to continue short adventures. But I am not ruling out picking up a small or extra-medium bus to convert to a full time home.
Forum: Skoolie Life 04-18-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Odin and I looked at a bus today. Mostly...

Odin and I looked at a bus today.
Mostly dreaming... as I am still working on a small Gypsy Wagon.

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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-18-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 45,583
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I loved my t444E. 297k miles on it when I got it...

I loved my t444E. 297k miles on it when I got it and I added about 40K. I did have the 210HP turbo diesel - and it had great pick up / but struggled on long mountain drives. However, it never let...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-13-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,394
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I have used these on my bus for the past two...

I have used these on my bus for the past two years- they worked very well.
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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-09-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,539
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I bought my bus from...

I bought my bus from https://www.tampabusmarket.com. I paid $4500 for it - it did come with new front tires and three newer batteries - and they helped me troubleshoot some things during the build -...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 08-07-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,675
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Itís hard to see the video - but may be my phone....

Itís hard to see the video - but may be my phone.
My bus (2000 International / bluebird) has a small fuse panel in the center of the dashboard - to the right of the headlights.
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 08-05-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,419
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I love my t444e - but I havenít driven a...

I love my t444e - but I havenít driven a different engine for some time.

I did trade the crosstrek 2.0L for an Outback 2.5L [emoji51]
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-05-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Here is a good link on weight for tweed vehicle...

Here is a good link on weight for tweed vehicle and additional brake requirements:

Towing Laws | Brake Buddyģ (https://www.brakebuddy.com/towing-laws.html)

or:
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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-05-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,928
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I went to a local welder who installed a hitch...

I went to a local welder who installed a hitch and welded it to the frame. Iíd recommend that route.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-17-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Dog Rescuer
It should not be in the way. If you remove the...

It should not be in the way. If you remove the inner sheet metal to the wall, the bottom part, below the seat rail should still be in place. I would not try to remove the portion of the wall from the...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-17-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Dog Rescuer
My walls are all held together with rivets - I...

My walls are all held together with rivets - I took off one side and insulated (though the insulation in there was in very good shape). I did add roofing weather shield against the outside wall.
I...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-16-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I would ask about the floor - if it was stripped...

I would ask about the floor - if it was stripped down and replaced / insulated. I am not as concerned about the walls and ceiling as some- I've lived in my bus for two years, and the only regret I...
Forum: Cummins Drivetrain 07-16-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,697
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I hope that fixes it. That was a lot of oil...

I hope that fixes it. That was a lot of oil splashing around!
While not good long-term, I found that gorilla tape helped me mend a hose when I was traveling - until I was able to get a replacement...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Thanks again for taking up so much of your time...

Thanks again for taking up so much of your time to create a response that said nothing more than your original defense of your friendís post (if you two are not the same person...)

Keep up the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-14-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Newbie Question -- What's This?

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Thank you for sharing your google research on the gas tank positioning - The video of an E450 cutaway bus that you posted as 01marc / then this explanation of the decent of fuel help...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-14-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I appreciate the fact that you have spent the...

I appreciate the fact that you have spent the time to analyze all of this.

And I am glad you have found a target for your hatred.

Clearly, I offended you in someway - and you believe your...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-14-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Dog Rescuer
That is one fine (hot!) looking bus! Nicely...

That is one fine (hot!) looking bus! Nicely purchased!
Forum: Skoolie Life 07-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Thatís not a bad idea - my original plan was to...

Thatís not a bad idea - my original plan was to have several small kennels in the bus - so I could safely travel with my then three dogs.
Now, with only one, itís not as necessary - but I may add...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-14-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
Thanks for your opinion. I am sure that it is...

Thanks for your opinion. I am sure that it is intended to do exactly what mine was intended to do.

My whole point was that a person should be able to post something - get information, and not be...
Forum: Skoolie Life 07-14-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
That's true. It's a solid bus. And it has been...

That's true. It's a solid bus. And it has been road tested in extreme conditions!

Maybe I can build it out as a cozy little Airbnb...
Forum: Skoolie Life 07-14-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 34,791
Posted By Dog Rescuer
I spent yesterday morning cleaning out my bus -...

I spent yesterday morning cleaning out my bus - and realized that it only took 4 hours to clear out all the furniture / structure (except the Nature's Head - but that was incase I had to use it... it...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-14-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,773
Posted By Dog Rescuer
When I was driving school buses (as actual school...

When I was driving school buses (as actual school buses) in New Hampshire, the daily school routes were not allowed to go on the highway. However, if you were doing a charter, field trip, etc. you...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-06-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
[emoji849] another keyboard expert. I...

[emoji849] another keyboard expert.
I commend the original post for asking before doing anything to it.
Good luck -
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-06-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,070
Posted By Dog Rescuer
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