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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-24-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,418
Posted By Genghis
I got my bus from Iowa and I am finding the...

I got my bus from Iowa and I am finding the insulation is not the normal stuff you have in your house (crumbly glass fiber bats) it is white fibrous and very "airy". I don't think it could...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 05-23-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By Genghis
Definitely recommend pulling up the floor and...

Definitely recommend pulling up the floor and treating any rust. I wasn't going to do it but when I finally did I was surprised at the amount of rust I had. Now I've repaired, treated and sealed the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,043
Posted By Genghis
Battery to Inverter Cables

You can get 3' and 6' #2 battery cable sets from Harbor freight at a good price. With that much power flowing would recommend at least #2 cable size. They are on the shelves where they have their...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 05-20-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By Genghis
Plastic Sheeting under the subfloor?

Ok I've prepped my floor and now I am about to lay down insulation and Plywood.
I've seen pics of people putting different plastic sheeting down under the insulation between the metal floor and the...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 05-05-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Genghis
Shiny Side Up or Down.

Ok the floor is about ready for insulation. I've been looking at insulation at Lowes and the 3/4 insulation that I want to put in has one side with "aluminum" shiny backing.

Should I put the shiny...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 04-30-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By Genghis
Looks like you will be running 12v appliances...

Looks like you will be running 12v appliances with the arrow from the 30amp marine fuse box to "appliances". Will you be running appliances off of the 1500 watt inverter? If so, you may need a bigger...
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 04-22-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Genghis
Yep this is my first time. Thank you all for the...

Yep this is my first time. Thank you all for the great advice. I will have to work on the sealing of the bus and "airlock" system. My son has been a few times and has pitched in on the bus. We are...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-16-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,874
Posted By Genghis
There was tubular steel framing the seats, but...

There was tubular steel framing the seats, but there was sheet metal on the backs under the Upholstery between the framing. The sheet metal was the size of the seat backs, ~ 3' x 2'. I recovered...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 04-16-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,874
Posted By Genghis
I took apart my seats and saved the sheet metal....

I took apart my seats and saved the sheet metal. Was thinking of using this if I needed to skin something over. Anyone know what gauge they may be?

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: On the Road | Travel, Trips, Camp Sites, Tailgates 03-28-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By Genghis
Route to Burning Man

Ok so I'm taking Pablito (my skoolie) to Burning Man. I will be driving from Alabama to Nevada.
I'm looking for the best route west. My number one concern is to go over the least amount of...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 03-20-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By Genghis
Can you describe the "electrical issues"? Might...

Can you describe the "electrical issues"? Might help us armchair mechanics from afar.

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 03-20-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,094
Posted By Genghis
So where did you get your tanks? And how much...

So where did you get your tanks? And how much were they? I am about to do the same. Anyone have a good source?

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 03-11-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,333
Posted By Genghis
Cliff, what year is your Skoolie? Genghis...

Cliff, what year is your Skoolie?

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z
Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 02-25-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Genghis
Ah great! Thanks. I thought in my old age I had...

Ah great! Thanks. I thought in my old age I had filled out something wrong.

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: Forum Admin | Account Help | Suggestion Box 02-25-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Genghis
The Words under my name

So when I post stuff on this forum my Name shows up first. Then.....under the name are the words "mini-skoolie".

I don't have a "Mini-skoolie" and don't know how it got there. Also I've tried...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-25-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Genghis
Since we're talking wire here. I have bought a...

Since we're talking wire here. I have bought a generator to run my 110 on the bus.

The question is: Do I need to place a grounding rod in the ground and attach it to the generator? What about the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 02-25-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,313
Posted By Genghis
My most important priority was to get insurance. ...

My most important priority was to get insurance.

Once I had the insurance I drove from Alabama to Iowa with my daughter, picked up my bus and drove the bus back to Alabama with her following in...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-25-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,287
Posted By Genghis
I was planning on running 12/2 in conduit for my...

I was planning on running 12/2 in conduit for my 110 in the bus. Iceni, are you saying I should not put it in conduit? My thoughts were it would provide protection for the wire. Will it cause excess...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-15-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,653
Posted By Genghis
Mine is an 2001 Freightliner Thomas.

Mine is an 2001 Freightliner Thomas.
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-12-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,653
Posted By Genghis
The April 1999 Owner Operator Maintenance Manual...

The April 1999 Owner Operator Maintenance Manual has over 30 pages of electrical schematics. Here are two examples for the warning and interlock wiring.

Send me your email and I will send you the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 02-11-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,492
Posted By Genghis
I think there are two separate wiring systems,...

I think there are two separate wiring systems, one for interlock and one for warning buzzer. See below the two schematics for my bus wiring 2001 Thomas.

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 02-10-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,504
Posted By Genghis
Registration Success in Alabama!

Woot! Woot! :dance:

Walked into the registration office in my county in Alabama with the Bill of Sale and signed over Title, told them that I was converting the bus to a camper/RV and Success!
...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-06-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By Genghis
Rusty, The links are great. Gave me some...

Rusty,
The links are great. Gave me some good ideas. Will post some pics once I've figured out what works for me.

Thx.

Genghis sends.

z
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 02-05-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,064
Posted By Genghis
Mounting Solar Panels on the roof

I am planning to permanently mount solar panels flat on the front part of my skoolie's roof.

Does anyone have an tips on securing them down?
Should I just bolt them down into the roof/ribs? ...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-05-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,131
Posted By Genghis
Would like to know any tricks to "Flipping your...

Would like to know any tricks to "Flipping your windows". I want to keep mine but it sounds like flipping them upside down might help.

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