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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-03-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I fixed my leak... believe it or not, I forgot to...

I fixed my leak... believe it or not, I forgot to crimp the pex ring at that connection. I guess 29ish out of 30ish ain't too bad.


@ Jolly Roger

The pvc coming down through the floor...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 06-02-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I pressure tested the fresh water system...

I pressure tested the fresh water system yesterday and there was only one minor leak in a very accessible place! Considering there's probably at least 30 connection points, I'll take that any day!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-01-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,454
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
We typically stay in state parks, but...

We typically stay in state parks, but successfully infiltrated the Jellystone park near Niagara Falls with no objections.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-31-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Sounds like you have a plan! I'd recommend...

Sounds like you have a plan! I'd recommend sketching things out on graph paper / Google sketchup before you start. Keep in mind that locating the tanks for water/waste (if applicable) will greatly...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-28-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,089
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I'm probably about $8k in (including the original...

I'm probably about $8k in (including the original price of the bus at $3k)... will likely have $10k in by the time I'm done
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-25-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Thanks! Since it is a shower pan as well as...

Thanks! Since it is a shower pan as well as bathroom floor, we figured we needed something fairly waterproof.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Next (and to some degree - during) we built the...

Next (and to some degree - during) we built the bathroom walls and started the plumbing...

I used cpvc for the in-wall pieces that drop through the floor and pex underneath.
...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Something we did that I have yet to see anyone...

Something we did that I have yet to see anyone copy... we used bed sheets and magnets to lay out the rooms. Way less work than cardboard to mock up walls and gives a really accurate feel.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
We bought a pile of 4" square tiles from the...

We bought a pile of 4" square tiles from the local Habitat for Humanity restore at $.25 each and proceeded to lay out the floor (Barb did the tiling pretty much by herself while I was on the road for...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Now... on to (drum roll please...) the bathroom! ...

Now... on to (drum roll please...) the bathroom!

We were going to use a premade floor pan that we salvaged out of our old RV, but due to a slight miscalculation on my part...
...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 09:42 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Next we installed a cupboard over the sink for...

Next we installed a cupboard over the sink for dishes and whatnot...

We started by taping a cardboard box in place to get an idea of how the placement and size "feels".
...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
We will just put a rubber band around the handles...

We will just put a rubber band around the handles for now... latches are not out of the question if it becomes an issue.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Where to begin?!? We installed doors on the...

Where to begin?!?

We installed doors on the pantry...
The doors were made from prefab shelf boards. They are just sawdust board with a veneer on them, but they will work for now and were...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-24-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 51,152
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Look out! Here comes another progress dump!!!

Look out! Here comes another progress dump!!!
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-24-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,620
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
One Nation under goat's build: ...

One Nation under goat's build:

https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/build-thread-for-haulin-oats-and-goats-11237.html

the barrels/tanks are near the end of the thread.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-24-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
Welcome to the madness! You'll love it here.

Welcome to the madness! You'll love it here.
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-24-2016, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,620
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I looked that build up... very very nice mounting.

I looked that build up... very very nice mounting.
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 05-24-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,620
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I've got no problem with people doing things...

I've got no problem with people doing things their own way... The only issue I see with barrels is the inherent wasted space a cylinder creates. FWIW I was originally leaning towards using the exact...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-23-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,231
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
My bus has a 5.9 and it towed our Suburban home...

My bus has a 5.9 and it towed our Suburban home through the mountains of WV just fine, if a little slow (due to the hills, not the load)... I've towed a travel trailer too and the bus doesn't even...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-23-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,286
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
We are attaching to the frame using welding. I...

We are attaching to the frame using welding. I don't anticipate any issues, but I have found out the hard way a couple times that doing things out of the norm sometimes causes headaches.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,520
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
On the 6 hour trip to SE Indiana, my fan never...

On the 6 hour trip to SE Indiana, my fan never comes on until I'm climbing the long steep hill into Haspin Acres offroad park. You might not have ever heard your fan because you've never gotten the...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-19-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
There is a decent amount of activity here... If...

There is a decent amount of activity here... If you don't keep your build thread current, it rapidly winds up on on page 4... ask me how I know LOL!
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-19-2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,520
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I was fairly certain I wanted a rear engine bus...

I was fairly certain I wanted a rear engine bus when I was looking, but ended up with a front engine due to availability in my price range and time frame.
I'm super glad I got a front engine bus...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-17-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I stand corrected LOL!

I stand corrected LOL!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-17-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By TheRainbowBoxer
I used 18 gauge cold rolled to skin mine. I...

I used 18 gauge cold rolled to skin mine. I didn't experience any "oil canning" etc. Pretty sure I used 1/4" rivets, and I have no complaints after about 4 years of driving it around.

Here is a...
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