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.
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.
Ok well it has been some time since I last made a post. Lots has been going on with the bus and our lives in general. If you haven’t seen the latest video about the bus getting a tow to a shop to get the ignition wiring straightened out here is the link.
Now that you are caught up with the bus and our newly planned trip to Europe! Here are the other things that have been happening as I have been delayed in updating the blog. House is going up for sale in the coming weeks. We have been doing little updates to make it look nice for the new owners such as swapping out the gold hardware for silver, fixing and painting the fence, and also starting to prep for paint.
The plan is that come around June 1st we are hoping to move into the bus and live in it in my parents driveway while we continue to work at our jobs for a another month. This will allow us to have the house up for sale with it being completely empty and dog free. Hopefully we will meet our deadlines that we have set up as there is still a lot of work to do to make it all happen but it sure is coming along nicely.
Just wanted to give a bit of an over view as to what has been going on and what some of our plans are. I will be posting more information as far as Europe ‘16 trip and bus info in the coming weeks. Just need to get everything moving and it should all fall into place. Thanks for reading and following our life adventure!
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
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.
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.
How to build a floating floor??.. Well for starters my plan is to not put holes in the bus floor. Bad Idea. Start with that and the rest kind of just works into place.
Want to know how to build a floating floor in a school bus? Well let me show you how I did it. Now I am just an avg Joe who read a bunch of stuff online in his cubical. This is just my $0.02 feel free to comment below on how you built your’s.