The Interior

Interior as we bought it

We had the dealer remove the seats because no one has a use for them, it would have been hard to try to sell them. We had them leave in the wheelchair lift and boy are we glad we did. Sure helped in getting the fridge in it plus other things.

Interior as we worked on it

The one thing that takes the most amount of time is the planning. We had only 14' long, 7'4" wide and 6'2" tall to work with in the middle of the 'hallway'. By putting in more insulation, etc., the width narrowed considerably. And after putting in the a/c, the height is about 6'. Not for tall people for sure. We have looked at other conversions and we decided to put in a couch that is also a bed, a fridge, a sink and an oven/range on the driver's side. The passenger side will have a 6' dinette (also a bed), wardrobe, and a bath w/o shower. We can work on the shower part later. We figured if we are gone any length of time, we will use an rv site and their dump station and their showers.

The A/C

Cutting the hole....

We found that the center of the bus has some sheet metal spacers that holds the ribs at a certain distance apart. Because of this, the a/c is not directly in the center of the ceiling as you can see in this photo (the ceiling lights are the middle). We chose to put the a/c along one rib for strength instead of directly between ribs where it could bow.

Running the Wire.....

There is a clear channel from one side to the other in the ceiling, only insulation and the middle spacer in the way. The wire covering channel was removed to expose the wires going to the back of the bus. We had to drill a hole in the upper wall to let the electrical cord through from the a/c. The wire is protected by a grommet through the metal.