Yes the bus is back in action and while we were absent from the storage area a new skoolie friend had started working on his bus. So I ended up going to Trans Chicago to have the bus fixed. Originally I had no idea that it was a Freightliner dealer and when I found out thought that was a good thing. I was under the impression that we were on a Freightliner chassis but apparently its an international??? Go figure because Freightliner bought Thomas Built Busses in like 98 or 99….. So i don’t understand why it would be an International Chassis but that’s what they said anyway. None the less they were able to bypass the school bus stuff and get the bus back in action for the low low price of $1,047.91 unfortunately a great deal more than the tow.
School Bus Conversion Videos
After determining that it will take to long for me to learn and fix the bus we opted for a shop to fix it. Well it has to get to the shop and seeing as how it does not start we had to get a tow. The cost of the tow was only $220 scored a great deal from Classic Towing if your in the Chicago land area and need a tow give them a call. They did a great job and I cannot thank them enough, especially for the cost. Also give a quick up date on our Europe vacation round 2! IF you have any comments or questions just reach out on either facebook or youtube and we will get back to you.
So we picked up a used master bath vanity that will become our new kitchen cabinets. As well as our kitchen counter top which will be a piece of gym flooring. Its cool on multiple levels but also sticks with the theme quite well. I mean recess, school bus, and now gym flooring. LOL
Well it is in fact true! Our bus does not currently start. But no worries I have wiring diagrams now from Thomas. I think I know what the issues are and you will have to watch another video for the answers. As I write this I have not fixed the bus so that will be one of the next videos!
Going for round 2 on the studs. Get the other side completely done.
How to put up interior studs in a skoolie. I am installing studs to secure everything to the wall. The studs are attached directly to the ribs in the school bus. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Big thanks to Steampunk Steve for his video which gave me the know how!
31st School bus conversion video! Got the final front piece of the floor in. I think it looks pretty sharp. The skoolie is coming along quite well.
Brief little update on your school bus turned skoolie tiny home! Ran out of the safety yellow paint. So I decided to buy poo brown for the last little part. I couldn’t resist… =) HAHA
The floor is in!! WOOP!! WOOP!! Well the school bus has a floor again and some kick ass insulation. Feels really good when you finally get a small part of the big project done.
Will I ever finish the floor? Hope you are enjoying the video’s on building the subfloor. Building a school bus into a RV/TinyHome is a big project.