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Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-31-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By aswallie
There's almost always a fix for anything and the...

There's almost always a fix for anything and the best part of this community is there's a chance someone has already encountered your problem and knows the fix.

For less than $300 in parts and a...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-27-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
It's possible I've seen pictures of your setup...

It's possible I've seen pictures of your setup and subconsciously decided I want to do the same but this might be a case of great minds think alike. Thank you for waking me through how yours is set...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-26-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
That sounds like it's just what I was looking...

That sounds like it's just what I was looking for! Thank you!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-26-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,240
Posted By aswallie
Oh, I can help with this one! To those saying...

Oh, I can help with this one! To those saying pull the defrost and put a diesel heater in BussyMcBusface did this and ended up cracking their windshield. It's a fine line you need to walk by having...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
You're staring to think along the lines I was, I...

You're staring to think along the lines I was, I figure keeping pressure on them all the time because if air pressure drops to zero while I'm driving I've got bigger problems on my hands. I also...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
If I need to lift them by hand I will but I've...

If I need to lift them by hand I will but I've been trying to think up a way to use my bus air system to raise them all the same amount at the same time but yes, part of the plan was to have the...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
I'm not sure I understand what you're meaning by...

I'm not sure I understand what you're meaning by flat mounting them to gain more. Perhaps I'm not explaining myself well enough? If I hold the inner mount point higher and the outer mount point lower...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
Great information, thanks for the advice. ...

Great information, thanks for the advice.

This past winter I noticed that when we got a lot of snow or came up almost level with the body skirt, I actually cleaned away drift from the exhaust of...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
I don't anticipate using the roof deck more than...

I don't anticipate using the roof deck more than a hand full of times a year. I look at it like having a sun roof in a car, you may rarely use it but when the weather is perfect and you open it...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
I can't imagine the sun in Ohio will treat me...

I can't imagine the sun in Ohio will treat me much better, but I don't anticipate needing it as much back east, we're going to try and install a second alternator just for house batteries. I'll use...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
How big did you make your walkway? I won't be...

How big did you make your walkway? I won't be buying the panels until later down the line but I'll be at a point where I'll need to frame the general layout before spray foam. Until I find...
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 05-21-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,270
Posted By aswallie
Length and width of your panels

I'm thinking out different configurations for our roof and I've seen a lot of different designs. Can you tell me what the length, width, and watt of your panels are?

If I'm able I want to run a...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 05-19-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,695
Posted By aswallie
I draw inspiration from YouTube and Instagram and...

I draw inspiration from YouTube and Instagram and I'm a firm believer that if you benefit from a system and are able to pay in or add to the system you should so I post my stuff to hopefully inspire...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-16-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By aswallie
The guy I call my mechanic buddy doesn't work for...

The guy I call my mechanic buddy doesn't work for a school and unfortunately the bus was in service a few hours away and a few years ago so I might be difficult to get in touch with the people who...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-16-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By aswallie
The two that I've cut off came from the top two...

The two that I've cut off came from the top two blue rectangles and you can see three more just below them. In the CAD sketch I've circled where I'm taking about and you can see the yellow in other...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-16-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By aswallie
I thought that too until I found the actual frame...

I thought that too until I found the actual frame clamps5749057491
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-15-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By aswallie
That's what I initially thought, especially the...

That's what I initially thought, especially the random placement. I think I'm going to go through and weld them in place then try and break the nuts lose from the under side.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-15-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By aswallie
Floor bolts

These larger bolts are holding these thick hat channels to the under side of my bus in all the yellow spots on my cad drawing. My go to mechanic buddy first suggested they were body bolts until I got...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By aswallie
I didn't specify entirely, I plan to use the...

I didn't specify entirely, I plan to use the existing stock windows possibly deleting up to 5 which I'm willing handle in a special case basis. That was part of the idea of cutting beneath the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By aswallie
Oh! That's a very good point that I hadn't...

Oh! That's a very good point that I hadn't thought about. Right now I'm looking to get my hands on the material and haven't finalized exactly how I want to do the raise but I'll definitely take this...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By aswallie
Would an additional rub rail in the mid outside...

Would an additional rub rail in the mid outside area of the raise make enough of a difference to shore up the bowing? At most we'd go up 16 inches so there would be less than 8", probably closer to...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By aswallie
Good point with it being on the floppy side and...

Good point with it being on the floppy side and chances of an outward or inward bow, I'll need to weigh cost against the risk of that happening. The bus yard says of I pull the panels myself they'll...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By aswallie
I'm a bit late to the party but I might be able...

I'm a bit late to the party but I might be able to offer an additional suggestion to the mix, I suggest an air manifold. My bluebird all american has air everything and this is how they have the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 05-11-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By aswallie
Interior roof panels for external use

We're coming up on time to do our roof raise and I've started getting quotes from suppliers that just keep going up and up. A thought occurred to me and I called up a local bus scrap yard where the...
Forum: Mechanical and Drivetrains 04-19-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By aswallie
Secondary air compressor

I plumed a shut off between my main system and my accessory manifold that will soon be joined by a check valve to prevent my secondary compressor from back feeding the main system. Outside of that...
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