f you’re going to be spending any amount of time in your bus/van/camper you’ve probably wondered how you get a little boost to your wifi. Here's an inexpensive way to have a quality setup that runs off of 12v, so no need to run your inverter all the time just for wifi boosting.
First off, let's just acknowledge that insulation (like almost everything else on a skoolie) is a matter of personal preference. If you've got some hair-brained, never-been-tried idea to insulate your bus, I say give it a shot! Don't want to insulate at all? It's your bus, and you can try what you want! Read on to learn about a few basics of insulation!
Does the seller not know which engine or tranny is in their bus? These vin decoders might help. I'll add more as I find them!
Never driven a bus? It can be a little intimidating, but just take it slow! I've got a few tips for you to make it easier.
1. Become familiar with your bus before you drive it.
Learn where all your light controls are (and make sure all the lights work!). Windshield wipers? Air horn? Parking brake? Know how to operate...
When shopping for a bus, you've got 4 main options, which I'll list here from cheapest to most expensive (usually—there are always exceptions).
For your average un-converted bus, most people seem to spend between $2,000-4,000, although you can find ones in poor condition for less, and newer buses will of course be more.