After reconfiguring the Leaf battery modules into a 48V system, we were ready to build a stand for them. It needs to fulfill a few requirements. First, it needs to support the upper portion of our battery bank which weighs in at about 200 pounds (400 pounds for both upper
We knew pretty early on that we were going to need to replace the rooftop a/c for a few reasons. First, it simply didn’t cool the bus down very well. It was a 13,500 BTU Coleman Mach unit. It blew cold, but it just didn’t push
Holey bus, Batman! That’s holey, not holy. During the demo process, we created a lot of new holes in the exterior of the bus. We removed the city water inlet - small hole. We removed the tv cable inlet - small hole. We removed the furnace vent - medium
When we bought the bus, the entryway and stair risers were covered in carpet. The carpet in the bus was old and in bad shape, so pulling it out was one of the first things we did in the demo process. What remained underneath left a lot to be desired,
Our bus has three vent fans in it, but, oh man, the ones that were in there when we bought it were redonkulous. That word bugs me, but I couldn’t come up with a better description. The fans were teeny tiny, PC-style fans.
I mean, how in the world
When I was in first grade living in Apple Valley, California, I rode the bus to school. The experience of riding the school bus for the first time might teach a kid many lessons: how to make a new friend when looking for a place to sit, how to pay
We had always wondered what was in the first bay of our vintage bus behind some "secret" doors. When we first opened up the "secret" doors we were greeted by what seemed like an endless supply of pillow-type batting. In fact, every single nook and cranny of space in and
Did you think we got swallowed by the bus? Some days it feels like it. It seems like we eat and sleep "bus". In fact, I've been having dreams about the bus - wiring, dash gauges, etc. Homeschooling is about to start again, and I am so thankful to have
When we originally decided to pursue this full-time RVing life back in 2015, we set an “ideal hit-the-road date” of June 2017. Why wait two whole years? Well, back in 2015, we still had a one-year-old. And, to be perfectly honest, I had been pregnant or nursing a baby for
When we removed the wheel well covers, we discovered some holes that needed to be dealt with. Some of these holes were from rivets, but some were clearly spots that had rusted through.
I guess after 50-plus years of water and debris being kicked up by the tires, even aluminum