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Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,068
Posted By New2Skool
My skoolie had and has a lot of surface rust. ...

My skoolie had and has a lot of surface rust. The interior of the floor was rusty and I had to replace a few sections of flooring. Mostly were the heating lines ran and trapped in moisture and the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 12-28-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,772
Posted By New2Skool
I don't know how to prevent this delta temp...

I don't know how to prevent this delta temp difference in our skoolies.
I did a roof raise and spent a good amount of time trying to think of a way to prevent this heat lost avenue.
Other than...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-28-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,240
Posted By New2Skool
A woman I worked with was a stage actor and she...

A woman I worked with was a stage actor and she gave me a great suggestion relating to this.
When they need to build a set and it requires a dry wall look but being mobile and light weight.
The set...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-28-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By New2Skool
I was very lucky with my insurance. My local...

I was very lucky with my insurance.
My local state farm agent insured my bus on the spot knowing I was going to convert it.
Little did I know, immediately after granting my policy the under writers...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-22-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,966
Posted By New2Skool
I have been told by several people: "Once you...

I have been told by several people: "Once you engine or tranny goes out, you can always get towed and park it forever and still live out of it."
My natural response minus profanity has been: "If I...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-16-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,022
Posted By New2Skool
Bus windows are horrible for insulation value. ...

Bus windows are horrible for insulation value.
Replace them or cover the sin out of them.
Period.
Solid state windows are cheap, I got nine windows for my bus for about $700. Prehung, sliders...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-15-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,309
Posted By New2Skool
It wasnt ospho, I think it was a rust oleum. I...

It wasnt ospho, I think it was a rust oleum.
I got it from the auto zone here.
It was cheap like $10-15 a gallon.
I never tried the paint on but, would like too.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,309
Posted By New2Skool
Hello there, I once posted a thread here...

Hello there,
I once posted a thread here called the Red Menace.
I hear and feel your frustration and pain.
My bus has always been a northern minnesota bus.
Humid summers, bitterly cold winters...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-08-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By New2Skool
My mind was grinding away and Fam up there nailed...

My mind was grinding away and Fam up there nailed it.
A metro style bus would be better in my mind.
It sounds like a great project and experience for everyone.
As far as finding a bus, I cant...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-07-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By New2Skool
I am a big guy, 6'4 300lbs and I have not had an...

I am a big guy, 6'4 300lbs and I have not had an issue with the insulation beneath me.
It has not peeled, curled, lifted, or anything from the metal floor. I put 2x2s on the floor under the seat...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-06-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,396
Posted By New2Skool
I skipped the framing period. One inch foil...

I skipped the framing period.
One inch foil faced under two inches of rigid with plywood directly over top.
A floating insulation floor.
PL sub flooring foam safe glue did a better job than...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-01-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By New2Skool
Hi Drop Out, I agree Skoolies are better than...

Hi Drop Out,
I agree Skoolies are better than RVs, construction standards do not compare. The steel on steel bus construction versus the stick and staple of RV construction. Plus, you nailed it...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-01-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,314
Posted By New2Skool
Interesting! I like it and it must have been...

Interesting!
I like it and it must have been the standard in the 1950's.
Personally, I would replace it either way.
Go with a green treated lumber or something a little heavier.
One inch board or...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-01-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,915
Posted By New2Skool
The two primary purposes of the cedar was: a...

The two primary purposes of the cedar was: a water and mold resistant thermal barrier and to extend the rough interior another inch for a full three inches of foam.

It is not used structurally...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-31-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,915
Posted By New2Skool
I may have missed this memo but, I screwed cedar...

I may have missed this memo but, I screwed cedar strips to my ribs after insulating them. From there, I will attach plywood and attach the cabinets to the plywood, cedar and through to the ribs if...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-31-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,510
Posted By New2Skool
Jeez for ten grand I will build a dirt floor...

Jeez for ten grand I will build a dirt floor garage and park my skoolie inside haha.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-31-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,532
Posted By New2Skool
Time frame depends completely on you. If, you...

Time frame depends completely on you.
If, you are able to put in a full days work on your bus it can be done very quickly pending what you want it to be in the end.
If, you are like most of us and...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-31-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By New2Skool
Sorry guys, I have no idea what kind of bus...

Sorry guys, I have no idea what kind of bus config has those specific types of engines and transmissions.
The only thing I recognized was the engine and tranny from my bus which was classified as...
Forum: School Bus News 08-30-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,040
Posted By New2Skool
There are four primary reasons why I decided to...

There are four primary reasons why I decided to build a skoolie.

The first being, the learning experience. I have never been a very constructive type of guy. The majority of my life has been...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-28-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By New2Skool
Hello there, You can learn the plumbing and...

Hello there,
You can learn the plumbing and electrical aspects of your needs.
My only advise on power sourcing is rated on your needs and dont worry, I am not a pro that will tell you to monitor...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-27-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By New2Skool
Thanks, it has front door windows. They open...

Thanks, it has front door windows.
They open slightly haha.
It does get hot but, I build folding suicide doors so they open and close as you like as you drive. Or you can just remove the doors all...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-27-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By New2Skool
The process for getting them road worthy is...

The process for getting them road worthy is tough.
Personally, I dont trust the auction sites.
Gov Planet does a fine job selling them but, EUC and DOD requirements are insane. Background checks...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-27-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By New2Skool
Smile Welcome Back

Hello All,
First, I am sorry that I have been detained this spring and summer.
I have missed the Skoolie world and this wonderful forum.
Proud to say, that I am back.
My most recent time...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-26-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,789
Posted By New2Skool
When I lifted my roof, I decided to lower the...

When I lifted my roof, I decided to lower the skirt down about 9 inches and to create a new "mid-Beam" so a full four foot sheet would fit perfectly.
Then, I was able to raise the roof about 16-17...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-12-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,594
Posted By New2Skool
I dont know where you are located but, in my...

I dont know where you are located but, in my climate the bus windows are not good enough. I like the open feeling as well, the loft idea sounds great but not on my bus at least. I have lived in a...
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