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Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 10-17-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By rgjarrell
Used Bus prices are not skyrocketing like cars...

Used Bus prices are not skyrocketing like cars and RVs. There's still way more supply of used decommissioned school buses than demand.

Just keep in mind skoolie build is like 1 year of pretty...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 10-17-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By rgjarrell
Corrugated stainless steel with a sheath is the...

Corrugated stainless steel with a sheath is the newest standard instead of black pipe. Just know for calculations it will flow less than black pipe of same interior diameter.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-09-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By rgjarrell
Also search Bluetooth gaming headset. Many...

Also search Bluetooth gaming headset. Many different styles and they are usually in the $50 range instead of $700!!

I have 2 from best buy from
JLab
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-09-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By rgjarrell
Sometimes driving is boring and uneventful. When...

Sometimes driving is boring and uneventful. When it gets hairy I'll usually take off the headphones.

Your mileage will vary.

But if you want to talk to others in a noisy environment they make...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-09-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By rgjarrell
I have these They're a great cell phone...

I have these
They're a great cell phone accessory. They take calls and do music great.
If you're driving an RV or bus you're not going to be pulled over because you're wearing headphones unless...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 10-09-2021, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By rgjarrell
Just think about it in a more drastic sense:. If...

Just think about it in a more drastic sense:. If your ex bought a private jet and you were looking forward to jetting around while your contribution would be to manage the service that needed to get...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 10-09-2021, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 738
Posted By rgjarrell
Speaking of the TV car shows they have ads for...

Speaking of the TV car shows they have ads for dustless blasting system advertised all the time.

You could look into hiring a person near you that owns a system.

An angle grinder will take all...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-26-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 622
Posted By rgjarrell
Where and how to do conversion? Where to buy the...

Where and how to do conversion? Where to buy the bus? Where to live?

Contingency money is very important.

Renting a house or apartment means a contractual obligations in the landlord to...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-01-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By rgjarrell
If you're afraid of a big vehicle just drive a...

If you're afraid of a big vehicle just drive a prius and stay in a hotel. Fly on airplanes for a long trip.

Live in a 300 sq ft apartment in a bad neighborhood.

But if you want to build an RV...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-01-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 901
Posted By rgjarrell
32 ft class c RV is a perfect size for us with...

32 ft class c RV is a perfect size for us with four. But we have 6 now.

So I'd think a midsize bus (8 window handicapped door) would work. But I'd suggest an 11 window classic style. It's...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 04-20-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,282
Posted By rgjarrell
I see this thread has a recent post 4 months...

I see this thread has a recent post 4 months later;
So I'm not sure how much info OP still needs ---

But I'm in the same camp;

Currently have a 30ft class C need to replace;
6 people;
...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-10-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 892
Posted By rgjarrell
This is a very high price. But it's just money. ...

This is a very high price. But it's just money. For any person, there's always non monetary considerations that could justify a higher price.

Distance and gas and time to deal with that distance...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-02-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By rgjarrell
If there's snow on the ground, there better be...

If there's snow on the ground, there better be salt on the road!

So a little bit of salt and some socks on your roof is not going to be too much different than the amount of salt you encounter...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-02-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By rgjarrell
Depending on the type of snow a leaf blower...

Depending on the type of snow a leaf blower yields very high success in blowing snow away. Stuck on ice? It will need to be melted!

Traditionally salt will melt ice. Put some road salt in...
Forum: Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Swap 03-31-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,130
Posted By rgjarrell
Can't we all just get along? I feel like...

Can't we all just get along?

I feel like if the sale price of converted bus is high that will just motivate my own build.

But I'm not into this for the therapeutic value of working on a super...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-30-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,501
Posted By rgjarrell
Staying parked? Having the solar tilt at a very...

Staying parked? Having the solar tilt at a very steep angle in the winter is ideal for the optimal electricity generation. That'll shed snow pretty well.

A strategic fold out table that...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgjarrell
I don't think those have emissions. Caterpillar...

I don't think those have emissions. Caterpillar stopped making motors for on road around that time. Presumably due to emissions.

2006 is the engine switch. So this is missing some of the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-28-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgjarrell
It's nice to know you can go faster but keep it...

It's nice to know you can go faster but keep it safe.

I imagine a comfortable 65 mph means the vehicle could do a sketchy 75 mph or a white knuckle 80.

I could probably do 100 mph all day in a...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-27-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgjarrell
It's good to hear some people go fast enough in...

It's good to hear some people go fast enough in their bus. Seems like a lot of folks who post on forums brag about going slow and being safe. I've been down the road enough to know that semi trucks...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-27-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgjarrell
35 people averaging 150 pounds is the equivalent...

35 people averaging 150 pounds is the equivalent of 630 gallons of water!

I'm thinking an RV converted bus is lighter than a loaded bus. Seats and people weigh a lot.

Next consideration:...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-27-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,229
Posted By rgjarrell
What top speed is it capable of? What top speed...

What top speed is it capable of? What top speed seems comfortable? I'd like to go 70 ish keeping up with semi trucks. My current class C motorhome really doesn't like more than 65 once we occupied...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-26-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By rgjarrell
Are there any links on the web that you can share...

Are there any links on the web that you can share regarding these DC units
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-26-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By rgjarrell
Different people have way different standards for...

Different people have way different standards for how they treat their own dogs.

Different people have much different standards on the appropriateness of having an opinion about how other people...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-25-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 977
Posted By rgjarrell
I think mini split A/C is considered a lower...

I think mini split A/C is considered a lower power draw compared to RV roof A/C units, and you can achieve more cooling capacity per AMP draw of electricity.

Inverter mini splits are sometimes...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-25-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By rgjarrell
Seems like you would break the process down into...

Seems like you would break the process down into bite sized decisions / questions for advice.

Have a budget in mind; $20,000 seems like a good place to start;

Bus size / length
type, for...
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