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Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 02-01-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By CaptSquid
You WILL need an air gage if you have air brakes.

You WILL need an air gage if you have air brakes.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 01-16-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,035
Posted By CaptSquid
It's a yellow module mounted with the rest of the...

It's a yellow module mounted with the rest of the electrical distribution. Remove the module and you remove the Sleeping Kid alarm.
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 12-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,341
Posted By CaptSquid
I have no problems with my Wave heaters, as I...

I have no problems with my Wave heaters, as I have several side windows and the main door that do NOT seal.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 10-31-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By CaptSquid
I cheated! I paid 2 kids $340 to do the work....

I cheated! I paid 2 kids $340 to do the work. They used a Sawzall to cut through the seat stanchions on the aisle, an impact wrench on the seat rail and a die grinder to remove the bolts on the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-24-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,366
Posted By CaptSquid
I've survived (so far) 4 Montana winters in...

I've survived (so far) 4 Montana winters in Brunhilde. I have 1" double faced foam on the sides, carpeting on the floor and about 6"of good German comforters. I also have 2 Wave catalytic heaters.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,033
Posted By CaptSquid
No mold inside my bus - it came from Indiana and...

No mold inside my bus - it came from Indiana and it's survived 4 Montana winters so far.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-12-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By CaptSquid
Took mine to the scrap yard. Got paid a whopping...

Took mine to the scrap yard. Got paid a whopping penny a pound for them, a total of $10.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 08-31-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By CaptSquid
Try https://www.midwesttransit.com

Try https://www.midwesttransit.com
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-31-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By CaptSquid
They're asking too much. I paid $8000 for my 2003...

They're asking too much. I paid $8000 for my 2003 Thomas 84 passenger.

Try Midwesttransit.com.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-31-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By CaptSquid
Oh, you can't raise the roof on a Thomas. The...

Oh, you can't raise the roof on a Thomas. The sides slope inwards from the belt line. You should have about 78" of headroom on Thomas-bilt buses.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 08-31-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By CaptSquid
From what I found out, there are two capacities -...

From what I found out, there are two capacities - 60 gal and 100 gal. Take your VIN to a local Freightshaker dealership and they can find out. Mine has a 100 gal tank.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 08-22-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,007
Posted By CaptSquid
I've a 2003 Thomas Saf-T-Liner transit-style bus....

I've a 2003 Thomas Saf-T-Liner transit-style bus. I have PLENTY of headroom therein (I'm 6'2") and lots of under floor storage. Brunhilde is powered by a Cat C7 engine with an MD3060 Tranny which may...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 08-15-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By CaptSquid
I've survived FOUR Montana winters in Brunhilde....

I've survived FOUR Montana winters in Brunhilde. 0 F is a nice day in a Montana winter. Two German Federbetten and two catalytic heaters keep me warm.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-30-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By CaptSquid
Never had "fish eye" mirrors. The Euro mirrors I...

Never had "fish eye" mirrors. The Euro mirrors I have have THREE separate mirrors -- flat, slightly convex and REALLY convex. I can practically see UNDER Brunhilde.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-27-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,995
Posted By CaptSquid
Not that I'd want to see your reflection!

Not that I'd want to see your reflection!
Forum: Electrical, Charging and Solar 07-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By CaptSquid
You can clean the connection unit by a very...

You can clean the connection unit by a very simple (and inexpensive) means -- an emory board. They're usually <$1.00.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-18-2019, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By CaptSquid
I wouldn't use wire nuts. They may work...

I wouldn't use wire nuts. They may work themselves off. Try crimping caps.
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 07-07-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,467
Posted By CaptSquid
I bought Brunhilde in Kankakee, IL and, for the...

I bought Brunhilde in Kankakee, IL and, for the most part, it was interstate highways all the way back to Montana. I got the feel of her while driving to I-80 through the back roads of IL. Once I got...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 07-07-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By CaptSquid
The word is VOILA, not waala.

The word is VOILA, not waala.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-07-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By CaptSquid
Rodents!!!!!

Or: I hates meeces to pieces!

Brunhilde is parked in a field. AC power cables run under her to the power source. The meeces in question are very adept at climbing said cable. They find their way...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 07-06-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By CaptSquid
In Montana, all you have to provide is a birth...

In Montana, all you have to provide is a birth certificate, take the written and road tests and pay your fees. https://dojmt.gov/driving/mvd-faqs/#FAQDL1
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-06-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,054
Posted By CaptSquid
One SERIOUS disadvantage of doing I-95 is the...

One SERIOUS disadvantage of doing I-95 is the beltway around DC. That is an ABSOLUTE nightmare!
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 07-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By CaptSquid
With the kitchen/bath in the middle, you have a...

With the kitchen/bath in the middle, you have a major plus with weight distribution.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 06-27-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By CaptSquid
If you have all the paperwork, register it with...

If you have all the paperwork, register it with CA DMV.
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 06-27-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 198,091
Posted By CaptSquid
Once and for all, a CDL is required ONLY if you...

Once and for all, a CDL is required ONLY if you are driving for hire and 16+ passengers.
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