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Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,432
Posted By 2martins
sloth like progress

I have been plugging away at various things related to Mobi, but A LOT of the time was organizing my garage so that we can get the cars in for the winter and still be able to work on Mobi SOME at...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 11-02-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,432
Posted By 2martins
I paid someone $300 to do it and watched. I...

I paid someone $300 to do it and watched. I could MAYBE do the easy side next time but no way would I try the other side. The access is really bad on one side! It took him 5 hours to do it, and...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-28-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,037
Posted By 2martins
I like this idea. I want to be able to get on...

I like this idea. I want to be able to get on the roof still.
Forum: Skoolie Life 09-28-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,673
Posted By 2martins
Bears will definitely get into anything that...

Bears will definitely get into anything that isn't well secured if there is food or even yummy smelling stuff inside. They can cause a LOT of damage just trying to get at the food. I have a friend...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-27-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By 2martins
At least check the area near the rear wheel...

At least check the area near the rear wheel wells- especially the side toward the back of the bus. If the floor looks fabulous there your odds are good, but that's where a lot of people find rust...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-24-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,177
Posted By 2martins
It's below the driver and a bit toward the side...

It's below the driver and a bit toward the side of the bus in my 1997 International.
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-24-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,177
Posted By 2martins
Ours is disconnected from the power and yet still...

Ours is disconnected from the power and yet still works. :)
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-18-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,011
Posted By 2martins
There is a U shaped hose that goes OVER the hoses...

There is a U shaped hose that goes OVER the hoses on mine where it was shortened held on with regular stainless steel hose clamps. I need to hook mine back up now! Guess I need to buy more coolant...
Forum: Heating, Cooling and Appliances 09-14-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,221
Posted By 2martins
This is definitely true for tiger foam. Best...

This is definitely true for tiger foam. Best results are for foam at 85 degrees which means a couple of days at that temp to get the contents of the tanks to that temp. Also, I live where it is...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,957
Posted By 2martins
Coachcowlitz on this forum has trained a lot of...

Coachcowlitz on this forum has trained a lot of people to drive buses including a lot of tiny older women. I drove our bus around in a parking lot for half an hour practicing before getting on the...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By 2martins
I have a 3 car garage and can't get a single car...

I have a 3 car garage and can't get a single car in it AND I have stuff for the bus on tables in the driveway, blocking the front, covered entrance to my house, inside my house entryway, in my den,...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-14-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,172
Posted By 2martins
I really wish I had objected to my son working...

I really wish I had objected to my son working this summer in addition to working on the bus. He had already said yes, though by the time he talked to me. The original plan was that the bus would...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-14-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,413
Posted By 2martins
We used metal roofing screws, butyl tape and...

We used metal roofing screws, butyl tape and sikkaflex but I don't think we used enough screws. With the rigid insulation shoved under the rail at the top of the window opening pushing hard against...
Forum: Plumbing, Water and Waste 09-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,957
Posted By 2martins
The urine diverter will almost certainly not work...

The urine diverter will almost certainly not work for the bidet unless you have a very different set up than is normally used. For camping I use biowipes or similar if I want to be able to bury them...
Forum: New Member Intros - Say Hello! 09-12-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,830
Posted By 2martins
There was a bar near the college my cousin went...

There was a bar near the college my cousin went to named The Library.
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-11-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By 2martins
I like the sunshade. How did you attach it to...

I like the sunshade. How did you attach it to the top and what is that tripod thing on the end?

Also, playa sand is corrosive. You'll want to really clean your bus well now that the burn is...
Forum: Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 09-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,195
Posted By 2martins
I used a utility razor to cut mine off the...

I used a utility razor to cut mine off the windows at the top of the bus in the front and back. Obviously you can't reuse it that way. There are tool to remove smaller gaskets that I have seen. ...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 09-10-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By 2martins
Yep, it's heavy. In humid environments some...

Yep, it's heavy. In humid environments some people end up unhappy I think and in other areas they love it. Read some reviews to see the negatives.
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-10-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By 2martins
Mine is hooked up to a faucet with warm water...

Mine is hooked up to a faucet with warm water which may have helped some, but I didn't use any soap. I WAS going to take it to an RV wash place where they have stairs so you can walk up and wash the...
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-10-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By 2martins
I did this with a low power pressure washer and...

I did this with a low power pressure washer and at an angle rather than straight up. When I went inside afterward there wasn't any water in the bus from the bolt holes. YMMV. I live in a VERY dry...
Forum: Skoolie Conversion Projects 09-10-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 806
Views: 82,880
Posted By 2martins
Ok, that's cool that your uncle was the mayor. I...

Ok, that's cool that your uncle was the mayor. I like Carson better than Reno for shopping, but until the construction on 28 is done I've been going to Reno instead. Was it YOU that comes to the...
Forum: Ford Drivetrain 09-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,779
Posted By 2martins
I have a '97 T444e. I can't find the water...

I have a '97 T444e. I can't find the water separator near the fuel filter. Is it because mine is also sort of built into my fuel bowl?
Forum: Coach Conversion Projects 09-10-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 31,136
Posted By 2martins
I don't understand what you mean by a channel for...

I don't understand what you mean by a channel for the insulation blind, but it sounds like something I would want. Do you have more pics or description?
Forum: Conversion General Discussions 09-10-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,433
Posted By 2martins
I have hydronic heat in my house and a tiny tiny...

I have hydronic heat in my house and a tiny tiny leak ruined a LOT of stuff that had just been remodeled. Buses move and vibrate a lot more than houses. Hydronic heat is efficient and quiet and I...
Forum: Short-Bus Conversion Projects 09-10-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 90,433
Posted By 2martins
Well **** I just scrapped a dryer motor because I...

Well **** I just scrapped a dryer motor because I couldn't figure out a use for it. C'est la vie.
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