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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 08-02-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 392
Posted By TheArgobus
My friend used epoxy to glue the panels down....

My friend used epoxy to glue the panels down. He's never had a problem in the few years that he's been driving, but I know I wouldn't be comfortable with just glue.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 08-02-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Lucky to be alive

I converted this bus for trips like these: a destination wedding on California's lost coast, up by the border with Oregon, and everyone was camping or RVing.



It was a 5 hour drive through 2...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-11-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By TheArgobus
I built a flow meter on my bus that does exactly...

I built a flow meter on my bus that does exactly what you say, you really don't need to know any coding if you get the same components and copy/paste my code:
...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-11-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,195
Posted By TheArgobus
We had the exact same plan, even installed a...

We had the exact same plan, even installed a hepvo line from our bathroom to the grey tank. However, we started using a 5-gallon bucket with a garbage bag and cat litter in the interim, and to be...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Of course you're all right! I'm using flowery...

Of course you're all right! I'm using flowery language to hopefully encourage lurkers and newbies doing their first conversion to avoid making the same mistakes I made!



It reminds me of when...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 07-05-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
2 years later...

We haven't taken the bus out in 2 years, primarily due to the whole baby thing but also we moved to the Sierra Nevada, which is where we take the bus most of the time. Now that we live there, it's...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-27-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By TheArgobus
Thanks, I do have the solid white fuel line so...

Thanks, I do have the solid white fuel line so I'll just keep it as is.
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-24-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By TheArgobus
Any need to “summer-rize” cheap Chinese diesel heaters?

I’ve got one of those standard cheap Chinese diesel heaters in my bus. Should I drain the tank and then run it until it runs out of fuel to prevent diesel from sitting in the pump/burn chamber all...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-24-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 961
Posted By TheArgobus
I have a 4 window short bus with no dash air of...

I have a 4 window short bus with no dash air of any kind, and I foolishly ripped out the rear AC that ran off the engine. At first, I installed three 300 watt solar panels on my 3600w 24v electrical...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-07-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Well, I fucked up. We used our bus's battery...

Well, I fucked up. We used our bus's battery system during a massive snowstorm and power outage in December, but we forgot to plug it back in and my little battery cells are dead. Completely dead....
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-19-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By TheArgobus
Oh yeah okay that makes sense, I also realize I...

Oh yeah okay that makes sense, I also realize I still want shore power too in which case I’d still need my current inverter/charger. Thanks
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-19-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By TheArgobus
Inverter on generator works without the generator running?

Are there any inverter generators out there that operate the inverter function off the batteries, or does the generator have to be running in order to operate the inverter? I am hoping to replace my...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 07-04-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,673
Posted By TheArgobus
I removed mine and regret it. When we're driving,...

I removed mine and regret it. When we're driving, it gets so damn hot that you need a ridiculous BTU unit to cool off.
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-30-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,739
Posted By TheArgobus
I forgot to add—the BEST way to build out your...

I forgot to add—the BEST way to build out your interior isn’t wood or metal framing, it’s no framing at all with a Kreg pocket hole jig to attach 3/4” plywood walls/bulkheads directly to each other....
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-29-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,739
Posted By TheArgobus
for those who don't want to read the thread, I...

for those who don't want to read the thread, I have a 4 window Ford E350 with the following:


GVWR: 9600
GVWR FRONT: 4050
GVWR FRONT: 6084


And when I had it weighed (it's 95% complete):
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 06-29-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,739
Posted By TheArgobus
Check out my thread here...

Check out my thread here (https://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/my-rig-is-getting-close-to-the-gvwr-can-i-get-new-better-tires-to-improve-weight-32181.html), I'm uncomfortably close the front axle...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 06-19-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,459
Posted By TheArgobus
I have a shorty and I regret tearing out the...

I have a shorty and I regret tearing out the walls/ceiling and reinsulating, and I also regret taking out the road A/C. I wish I would've just left everything intact from the walls on up, it would've...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-06-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Oh I also added some crown molding with LED light...

Oh I also added some crown molding with LED light strips on the backside, and added a strip underneath the rain guard above the windows on the outside, so my lighting situation is AMAZING!
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-06-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Let me tell you this and how I fucked it up. I...

Let me tell you this and how I fucked it up. I put it in the front instead of the back because I wanted it to be nice and clean above the bed/seats, but in hindsight I wish I would've left the stock...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 04-06-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Damn, I haven't logged in in a while. That's what...

Damn, I haven't logged in in a while. That's what having a baby will do I suppose.


The only update that I haven't posted is that we installed a 5 gallon orange bucket underneath a luxurious...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 12-04-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 56,726
Posted By TheArgobus
Just like the back springs, I got the front ones...

Just like the back springs, I got the front ones done up and it’s a super smooth ride now. The bus is also much more level too, so I’m not driving dragging my nose in the road.

My commuter car...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 11-30-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By TheArgobus
I would gladly offer a two-for-one deal like that!

I would gladly offer a two-for-one deal like that!
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 11-30-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,523
Posted By TheArgobus
When I was looking at buying sailboats years ago,...

When I was looking at buying sailboats years ago, there was one listing for a 27’ folkboat that was loaded—it has everything I was looking for plus some, including a water maker, self steering...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By TheArgobus
I’d be using rustoleum for this, and I think I’m...

I’d be using rustoleum for this, and I think I’m gonna do it.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 11-30-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,418
Posted By TheArgobus
Spray painting rims—yay or nay?

A friend suggested I spray paint my rims a matte black instead of leaving them the regular grey that they are. It got me wondering—aesthetics aside, are there any functional concerns about spray...
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