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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 02-21-2020, 07:56 PM
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Posted By TheHubbardBus
We have a 2003 IC 3800 dognose. Not bluebird...

We have a 2003 IC 3800 dognose. Not bluebird (AmTran)

Ours is a 6-window. It measures 24 feet bumper to bumper.

Each window is exactly 27" wide to include 1/2 of the space between windows on...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Simple Tire's running a president's sale right...

Simple Tire's running a president's sale right now. These are currently around ~$350 in 10R22.5. But we got them locally for a few bucks less from the place that's installing them.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
REALLY glad to hear of such glowing reviews based...

REALLY glad to hear of such glowing reviews based on real-world experience! Sounds like I lucked out! :dance:


I pretty much looked at every comparable tire from every major manufacturer I knew...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-21-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By TheHubbardBus
If we go AGM that's our plan. Was planning on a...

If we go AGM that's our plan. Was planning on a DIY LFP build w/ CALB cells but due to recent events in China I'm concerned there may be issues sourcing them in the near future.

Whether we do or...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
They are, but not even close to what we were...

They are, but not even close to what we were looking at w/ a comparable bridgestone. Plus they were on sale, so not as bad as you'd think. Figure the first time I don't get stuck (hopefully!) will...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Sweet. Thanks so much, ECCB! I feel much better. ...

Sweet. Thanks so much, ECCB! I feel much better.


Can't wait to get Mr. Beefy's zapotos nuevos. This is what we're rolling with on the rear:

...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Was it 'seat of the pants' sketchy, or 'no...

Was it 'seat of the pants' sketchy, or 'no worries, mon'? :smile:
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 02-21-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Like Booyah already hit on, you can't just hook...

Like Booyah already hit on, you can't just hook up any old antenna. That goes for everything, not just CBs. All antennas are designed to work only within a given frequency range. Not only is that...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-21-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Safe to drive 10 miles w/ one flat tire?

Doubt anyone remembers, but a couple months back I broke the bead on one inner rear (dually) tires being stupid. Thought I got it re-seated through herculean efforts but that victory was short-lived....
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 02-01-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 655
Posted By TheHubbardBus
https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/28867/mi...

https://www.machinerylubrication.com/Read/28867/mix-synthetics-mineral-oils

Personally speaking, if a manufacturer states their product is incompatible with another, I take them at their word....
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-31-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By TheHubbardBus
At a bare minimum, the tire isn't going to wear...

At a bare minimum, the tire isn't going to wear as designed, the mounted dimensions won't agree with what's published, & the ride quality will suffer. Maybe not 'end of days', but I'd consider those...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-31-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By TheHubbardBus
I think I'd be inclined to agree w/ the others...

I think I'd be inclined to agree w/ the others suggesting pulling the tank. At least trying to. It sounds like one of those jobs where trying to find work your way around something you hope to avoid...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-30-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Don't forget to consider wheel width. Every...

Don't forget to consider wheel width. Every tire's going to have a design-wheel width upon which the performance characteristics are based. Generally speaking you have some latitude between the next...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-30-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 846
Posted By TheHubbardBus
https://thumbs.gfycat.com/LoneLawfulLacewing-size_...

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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-29-2020, 11:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 846
Posted By TheHubbardBus
That's awesome! Congrats! :thumb::thumb:

That's awesome! Congrats! :thumb::thumb:
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-29-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,310
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Possibly. But man, they're heavy. At least mine...

Possibly. But man, they're heavy. At least mine is. I was surprised. Didn't seem like you needed that much weight to do the job. I never looked inside. It's the proverbial black box to me. You want...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-29-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,310
Posted By TheHubbardBus
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3a/e0/86/3ae086a78e...

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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-29-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,310
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Ditto that, JD. Seems like such a waste to scrap,...

Ditto that, JD. Seems like such a waste to scrap, but I've got enough to do w/o figuring out what to make of it!
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By TheHubbardBus
I've got $5699.95 burning a hole in my pocket. ...

I've got $5699.95 burning a hole in my pocket.

Oh wait... I see JD has me outbid. Never mind.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-29-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,310
Posted By TheHubbardBus
A little bit behind documenting our progress, so...

A little bit behind documenting our progress, so this is a summary of what's been done between last post & last week. I'll save our current work for the next:


Removed front swing-out bar...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 01-29-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,144
Posted By TheHubbardBus
I'd be reluctant to purchase any decades-old...

I'd be reluctant to purchase any decades-old out-of-warranty vehicle for use where you have to keep a tight schedule traveling 1000s of miles in order to make a living. I think skoolies make awesome...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 01-29-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By TheHubbardBus
I consider myself a subscriber to the 'anything...

I consider myself a subscriber to the 'anything is possible' mindset, but in this case, even if it was (& I'm not saying it is), I imagine you'd be better off working a minimum-wage hard-labor job...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 01-29-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,737
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Dude's entire post history is asking the same...

Dude's entire post history is asking the same questions about other buses pretending he's looking for something to live in. :nonono:
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 01-28-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 65,975
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Looks great! Safe travels. Hope you both have a...

Looks great! Safe travels. Hope you both have a blast!
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 01-28-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By TheHubbardBus
Icynene ProSeal Spray Foam Instructions inside

Don't know if this will be of any use, but these are the directions for the spray foam we'll likely have professionally sprayed (already talked to installer & this is what they use). I found it...
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