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Honda eu3000 best ever watch out for CO put in detector and smoke detector also.Good memory! Yeah, that certainly helped convince myself I could pull this off! The one problem is the bus is at my brothers house so tinkering with it after work kind of thing will be tough. I want to get this baby up and going sooner than later but it might take a lot longer than I really want.
The one major thing I need to figure out is while under way will I set it up with a generator so I can power the fridge and most importantly the AC. Looking at the Cummings Onan generators and those puppies are not cheap. I don’t want to just strap a generator on the back, Id like to do it right and have it in a compartment out of sight/mind. Figuring out underneath storage will be a little bit of a challenge. There are some bolt on options out there but not sure how they will fit on the bus.
That’s exactly the unit I was thinking about. My only struggle is where to put that puppy. Going to have to fabricate something. I’d really like to put the 2200 in there as it’s more portable and for my needs I could grab and go for other situations but I might be maxing it out. There was a YouTube of a guy running his AC, refrig, and a TV off it but again sure that baby was running hard. I’ll just have to do the math when that time comes.Honda eu3000 best ever watch out for CO put in detector and smoke detector also.
If your going to use that bus in summer you want a white roof on it.
That's a good question. How is the ride at 75 ±10mph?Is the bus still governed to 45 mph or will it go faster?
Lots of good suggestions here. Yeah I keep going back and forth on what to do for power when underway. One thing I don’t want to do is spend 2k and it’s still a lot of tripping and hassle. I’d rather spend 3k (there goes my budget @swatski) and have a system that just works. I’d also like to have an electric start (remote if possible?) but pulling a crank isn’t the end of the world. Really what it comes down to is I need to determine what I’m putting in there, what I want to run while under way and do the math.Refrigerators that are typically found in RVs that run on propane or A/c are expensive and small. The fridge in our 5th wheel is one such fridge and it has recently quit on us. It's the most common size for most campers at 8 cubic feet of inside space. That little jewel is $1500 to replace! We are going a different route on replacing it that I think you should at least consider for your bus @Trevor Shipman . We're putting in a residential type and we'll be gaining 2 cubic feet right away. We'll put in an inverter to power it as we're traveling hooked up to our single deep cycle battery. We don't boondock, but if we wanted to start we would add a second battery and a solar panel or 2. The propane powered fridges are the main cause of rv fires and are not as efficient at cooling as there residential cousins. Majority of the current TV manufacturers going this route because of those 2 reasons. Most class A coachs are ALL electric which means no propane at all.
Trevor I'm thinking you're gonna want a generator powerful enough to run at least one ac unit as you're traveling to keep the bus as comfortable as possible. Being in N. Carolina I know it's hot and humid all summer long so you'll certainly want it cool to keep momma happy. To keep things simple and as seamless as possible I'd stick with a diesel generator so you only have one type of fuel onboard. It will cost more up front, but it will last a lot longer and run more efficiently under load.
If you want to do most of the work yourself I'd buy a welder and and start learning. Or another route is take some courses at the local trade school or community college to learn the basics if you don't have a friend to show you the ropes.
Hey @seanmclean here’s his info, I also have his phone number should you want it. Turns out if you click on “sellers items” he has a decent collection of nudie magazine listed too. One stop shop!When you said $3,200, I was expecting something much worse. I've wanted a bus for a while just for tailgating and stuff, I'm stoked to follow this thread along. Do you have a link to the ebay seller?