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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-27-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Here is the ramp mount build... ...

Here is the ramp mount build...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8y30zo_MbM&t
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-24-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
First drive with the Jeep on the back! ...

First drive with the Jeep on the back!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE-KObcDKLY&t=635s
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-23-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Fuel slosh in these big tanks is normal as most...

Fuel slosh in these big tanks is normal as most of them aren't baffled or anything. Some aftermarket gauges buffer that a bit. You wouldn't have to replace the sender necessarily... would just...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Yeah it was a pain... Ford used the same deal...

Yeah it was a pain... Ford used the same deal from '92-'97. It's on all of the F series and E series. The module is called a PSOM and it takes the reading from the sensor on the diff and...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
So if the speedometer fails or is unhooked but...

So if the speedometer fails or is unhooked but the speed sensor is good, it'll go haywire?


This one (E4OD) had a good signal from the speed sensor but the speedo was between the controller and...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-22-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
I really like 'em so far. 10k per axle rated and...

I really like 'em so far. 10k per axle rated and fairly light. Came from BestAluminumRamps.com Ordered and had them in 2 days.
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
For sure. Heck some of the buses (and vans) rely...

For sure. Heck some of the buses (and vans) rely on the gauges for the trans to function. Our old short bus ('93 E350 based) lost the odometer and the transmission quit shifting. Come to find out,...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Yup. Mine went haywire. Lost the tach, speedo,...

Yup. Mine went haywire. Lost the tach, speedo, and temp at random. Cant see the cluster while driving due to steering wheel position. It's completely useless. A nice set of quality gauges that...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Doing a digital dash is pretty slick and can be...

Doing a digital dash is pretty slick and can be made to work really well however you are still using the original sensors and such that may or may not be in good working order (accurate). Easy...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 09-22-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Don't rely on the OEM gauge cluster... install QUALITY gauges!

Hey guys...


For those who travel a lot in their rigs... relying on them to run thousands upon thousands of miles and not just quick trips here and there... don't rely on the oem gauge...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-22-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Well.... our test drive went great! The bus...

Well.... our test drive went great! The bus handled the weight really well. Power wise, could definitely tell that it had more weight on it but still drove and stopped really well. The only real...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-21-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Not much different time wise really... just...

Not much different time wise really... just feels weird talking to myself. Lol. Now if I'm doing multiple angles and such... then it does take a bit longer but I enjoy it.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 09-20-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Are you trying to get RV coverage though? Before...

Are you trying to get RV coverage though? Before the conversion is complete, you'll likely need to get a commercial policy (most companies require RV amenities to be insured as an RV). If you don't...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-20-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
For a tractor.. I'd use binders/chains. Not a...

For a tractor.. I'd use binders/chains. Not a must... but they are typically more solid built than today's cars.. a lot less likely to cause them damage.



It would definitely take some word...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-17-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Not that bad when you work for the...

Not that bad when you work for the manufacturer... my price = cost which isn't bad at all. With that said though, chains aren't used in most auto transports anymore due to the risk of...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-17-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Got our tie downs for the Jeep made up at the...

Got our tie downs for the Jeep made up at the shop today. Strapping the Jeep down tonight and taking the first loaded drive. We'll be videoing from multiple angles to see if we can spot any...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-17-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Finishing up some of the wiring and little things...

Finishing up some of the wiring and little things in the kid's bunks. Fans and lighting. The fans are just some cheap 12v auto fans that are designed to hook to head rests. I removed the hooks and...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-16-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
To keep in simple as for insurance and such... ...

To keep in simple as for insurance and such... avoid major body modifications. No roof raise.. etc. No wood stoves...



Gut it.. insulate it... fix the rust.. build it out with a few...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 09-16-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
I received word from another user that State Farm...

I received word from another user that State Farm doesn't mind roof raises and they consider it "part of the conversion process" when they insure them. Problem with SF is you have to have a good...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-15-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Hmmm... we haven't had any issues with the...

Hmmm... we haven't had any issues with the grounds we visited in our short bus that didn't have tanks. Most places offered electric only hookups and we would dump out our buckets when we'd get...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-15-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
My old boss gave nearly 375k for his luxury...

My old boss gave nearly 375k for his luxury coach. 50k is a drop in the bucket for some.


"Skoolies" are becoming main stream... so prices go through the roof.


Also have to consider that...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-15-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Installed our axle tiedown points last night. I...

Installed our axle tiedown points last night. I think they'll do the trick.


https://i.imgur.com/5VfWtoDl.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/nakCm2Al.jpg


https://i.imgur.com/5ADXjzCl.jpg
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-14-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,562
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Progress is looking good and I like the box...

Progress is looking good and I like the box install. I've been keeping an eye out for a deal on one for mine.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-14-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,309
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
Our water system explained... ...

Our water system explained...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QIuGzqMIvI
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-14-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 726
Posted By Mr4btTahoe
A full break down of our plumbing system - Tutorial video

We're making a few videos covering the basics with our build to try and help out future builders.


Here is how we did ours. Hope it's helpful


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QIuGzqMIvI
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