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Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-11-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,960
Posted By GoMel
Dually vs single on a short (van) bus

Dear skoolie peeps, besides the obvious having to buy more tires, what are the pros and cons of a 5 window dually? I live in NYS, and have heard there are roads I couldn't take it on (parkways), and...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 01-11-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,084
Posted By GoMel
I also know someone else with a Betty the Bus,...

I also know someone else with a Betty the Bus, but's a blue one. https://www.facebook.com/BettietheBlueBus/?fref=ts
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 12-31-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By GoMel
Hmmm hadn't thought of the roof rack possibility....

Hmmm hadn't thought of the roof rack possibility. Maybe they can even make an outdoor ladder!?
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 12-29-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By GoMel
Oh and I forgot to ask, has anyone here had...

Oh and I forgot to ask, has anyone here had experience with keeping some of the seats and then reconfiguring them in some way?
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 12-29-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,576
Posted By GoMel
I'd be really curious to see what you end up...

I'd be really curious to see what you end up doing. I'm seriously considering this little bus https://newyork.craigslist.org/lgi/cto/5340039137.html And it looks like it's even smaller than yours....
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-11-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
This is disappointing, but important to know. ...

This is disappointing, but important to know. Thank you all. Though I'm still unsure whether it's best to go with gas or diesel. On the one hand, it looks like the diesel might get better mileage....
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-10-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Woot! I got something right. So you got 15mpg...

Woot! I got something right. So you got 15mpg on a diesel!?!?! Was there furniture in it?
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-10-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Thank you. eastcoastCB! ...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Thank you. eastcoastCB!

crazycal, "I had a 2000 Ford E350 SRW with 7.3 PS. That got around 15 mpgl" I am a total nube, and basically pretty clueless. So bare with me. ...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-10-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Thanks for the facetious sounding info and advice...

Thanks for the facetious sounding info and advice Crazycal. I appreciate it nonetheless. Walking has already been considered. Thanks for the laughs too. So how about a regular gas powered small...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 07-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,029
Posted By GoMel
This has been a really helpful thread to read. ...

This has been a really helpful thread to read. Thank you everyone who has contributed. I think I understand the difference between WVO and biodiesel. And I have heard that biodiesel is fairly easy...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 07-06-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,029
Posted By GoMel
I'd love to hear why you think the engines will...

I'd love to hear why you think the engines will become obsolete. What will replace them? I'm totally clueless about this. So thrilled to hear all your stories, and your video is amazing! Thank...
Forum: Alternative Fuels | Electric, Propane, Wood & Biofuels 07-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,029
Posted By GoMel
I'm curious if you might be referring to a...

I'm curious if you might be referring to a company called TriState Biodiesel.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 07-06-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Well, I'm back. And I have looked, and then...

Well, I'm back. And I have looked, and then stopped. What really paralyzed me was the fear that I might get a diesel bus, and have no idea where to take it if it breaks down. I'm no mechanic, and...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-15-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
I will definitely give you a call once I get all...

I will definitely give you a call once I get all this info from the folks selling these near me. Wow, I wish I could bring you with me to look. My mechanic friend is not that savvy on diesels.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-15-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
What's the best way to determine if thy is the...

What's the best way to determine if thy is the transmission in the vans I'm looking at? And would the Chevys be better off then since transmissions and engines are both pretty darn expensive from...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-14-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
So it seems that the ones that are Ford are twice...

So it seems that the ones that are Ford are twice the price. I'll be looking at them again today. Worth paying double for a 7.3 as opposed to a 6.0 Chevy? It might be newer too. Not yet sure...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-12-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Oh what a great idea!!! Let me give this some...

Oh what a great idea!!! Let me give this some thought. Some folks said that the treads or tracks in the floor could be a problem in terms of places for water to seep in. But they do have most of...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-11-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Well there wa one I looked t tody thy is GMC. ...

Well there wa one I looked t tody thy is GMC. I'm confused about that. Is that also Chevy? Also anyone else wanna speak to the handicapped vs not idea?
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-11-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Thank you guys for all this delicious info. The...

Thank you guys for all this delicious info. The folks who recommended Chevy over ford were saying that the Chevys have less electronics in the fuel process making it easier to convert to biodiesel. ...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Oh thank you for that. I was beginning to wilt. ...

Oh thank you for that. I was beginning to wilt. Going to look at them tomorrow. Was so psyched until I read all those replies. At least now I will be looking with a sober eye though.
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Wow bummer. I was mostly hoping for a van...

Wow bummer. I was mostly hoping for a van conversion because it's easy to park on streets with regular parking spots. Hmmm.. Are there any that are easier than others? I'm definitely no mechanic,...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,285
Posted By GoMel
Looking at the van busses

Hi there almighty bus gods! I am amazed at the mount of info and helpful spirit here. Currently looking for a small bus which I will make into a teeny tiny home to travel the country in. I...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 05-10-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,035
Posted By GoMel
So excited to see this. I've looked at this site...

So excited to see this. I've looked at this site lots of times over the last two years. What an amazing resource.

Love the fact that there are so many experienced mechanics here. Since I am a...
Forum: Titles, Insurance, Registration and Money Matters 05-09-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,792
Posted By GoMel
Anyone here know about the short busses? I'm...

Anyone here know about the short busses? I'm hoping to buy one of those Chevy ones that are basically a van school bus. I'm in NYS and will be doing s bit more research before taking the plunge,...
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