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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-18-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By MNbusboy
I'm building at a friend's yard/storage lot, and...

I'm building at a friend's yard/storage lot, and he has a very curious kitten. I was looking for him as I pulled in the other day and didn't see him till I was about to board and start the bus!! Now...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-05-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By MNbusboy
Best tow dolly for minivan

Hey all!! We are a family of 7 that will be using our 40' dog-nose for 1-2 week trips throughout the year, with an occasional month long trip. We will likely tow our minivan and use it for grocery...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-05-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,705
Posted By MNbusboy
I have nowhere near your skills, resources, time,...

I have nowhere near your skills, resources, time, or funds for my bus, but I am very happy to have you and the other Gold Standard builders showing us rookies how it should be done!! I am entering...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-27-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By MNbusboy
Interesting. Thanks for the info!!

Interesting. Thanks for the info!!
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-27-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By MNbusboy
It would mostly be for heat. We live in...

It would mostly be for heat. We live in Minnesota, but we are the kind of Northerners who flee the cold for vacation, not embrace it!:biggrin: We might use the bus up here in winter, but it would be...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-27-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By MNbusboy
So I know the blanket wouldn't help against a hot...

So I know the blanket wouldn't help against a hot or cold day and regular heat transfer, and I accidentally said roof and floor when I just meant roof. I was thinking that a barrier layer against the...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-27-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,012
Posted By MNbusboy
Welding blanket as thermal barrier?

I was wondering if there would be any value in a thin layer like this acrylic coated fiberglass welding blanket against the metal of the roof and floor before adding foam insulation board. I don't...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 08-20-2021, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 335,531
Posted By MNbusboy
Well it didn't work, but at least it didn't slow...

Well it didn't work, but at least it didn't slow the process down!! They cashed both checks yesterday!! Hopefully I see registration and then plates quickly!!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-12-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 431
Posted By MNbusboy
Based on other estimates here I anticipate about...

Based on other estimates here I anticipate about 1000 pounds of scrap, from a 77 passenger bus with bench seats. According to values a week ago that should net me $90-100 from the scrapyard. I figure...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-11-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,217
Posted By MNbusboy
This is exactly how I expect my MN bus to look...

This is exactly how I expect my MN bus to look once I get the floor all up. Please document your repairs so I can follow!! I was thinking of buying the Harbor Freight Titanium 125 welder and trying...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-08-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By MNbusboy
What would it need to be operational again?

What would it need to be operational again?
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 08-08-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By MNbusboy
04 Freightliner Cat 3126 $5k

I'm cheating on my bus with a younger lady...

I bought a 2004 Freightliner with Cat 3126 and (I'm pretty sure) Allison 2000 transmission. 200k miles, 77 passenger. Starts, runs, drives great. I...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 08-02-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By MNbusboy
Lol, I loved reading all the comments on the...

Lol, I loved reading all the comments on the Facebook group. All the people bashing the idea seemed to have missed the part where you have done this before, seem to have thought it through, and this...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-30-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By MNbusboy
How did you do the floorplan? That that an...

How did you do the floorplan? That that an app/program that anyone can use? We also have 5 kids, 11, 8, 8, 6, & 3. We aren't going to be full time, just cross country camping trips. Our ceiling is at...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-28-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By MNbusboy
Well no wonder it took 3 years, it looks amazing!!

Well no wonder it took 3 years, it looks amazing!!
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-27-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,201
Posted By MNbusboy
Lol, that was my backup plan if my blind bidding...

Lol, that was my backup plan if my blind bidding ended up winning me a dead/dying bus. I won a 77 passenger 04 Freightliner with Cat 3126, for $750. So far it looks to be in great condition (for a...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-22-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 335,531
Posted By MNbusboy
Vermont offers an immediate online temporary...

Vermont offers an immediate online temporary registration good for 60 days, but it doesn't specifically say RV or Motorhome, just passenger vehicle. The link is on page 96
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-20-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 335,531
Posted By MNbusboy
My registration is in the mail!! In the meantime...

My registration is in the mail!! In the meantime I used the Temporary Registration link from page 96 to print a temp plate for $6.

I paid 6.5% sales tax in MN, which is more than the 6% in VT. My...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-20-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By MNbusboy
Lol, I don't know if my bus can do 79 and I'm not...

Lol, I don't know if my bus can do 79 and I'm not planning on finding out!! Even if the registration was 100% finished and the speed limit was 80, I can't imagine the MPG!!
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-20-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By MNbusboy
I will also have the MN bus plates I bought it...

I will also have the MN bus plates I bought it with (tabs good to 02/22), and the MN non-commercial vehicle plates the auction made me register for. So they can't try to say I am avoiding MN taxes,...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-20-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By MNbusboy
Any Vermont registration horror stories?

I have my paperwork all ready to go for my Vermont registration as MotorHome, but I was wondering if anyone has had an interaction with police and how it went. I understand that registering as an RV...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-18-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By MNbusboy
I just saw this product that claims up to R15 in...

I just saw this product that claims up to R15 in 1/5". It says it can be used for flooring among other applications. I wonder if I could do 3/4" foam board, then a layer of this on the floor,...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-18-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By MNbusboy
They did require a DOT number, and they were not...

They did require a DOT number, and they were not happy with me for bidding without one. They also would not even consider letting me register the bus directly as an RV in Vermont. They said it has to...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-17-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,110
Posted By MNbusboy
My bus is 6' unconverted from floor to ceiling....

My bus is 6' unconverted from floor to ceiling. I'm not sure how thick the flooring or ceiling are, but I'm 5'11" so I don't have much to work with. I was thinking 2 of the 1/2 inches was getting me...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-17-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 451,810
Posted By MNbusboy
What app/program are y'all using for floorplans?...

What app/program are y'all using for floorplans? Someone asked this early in the thread, but I'm guessing a lot has changed since 2006!!
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