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Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! #13706660 09/21/20 02:44 PM
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I was coming home from Tawakoni and saw this guy in the Quinlan Wal-Mart. This was the best shot I could get without dragging my boat through that chaos.

Look closely.... This is using your noggin!

I'm especially fond of the modified bed conversion over to a toy hauler. Then comes the plywood for the "bedroom" windows. Are those 110 outlets installed into the exterior? I love the cables run down the side. That should pass inspection.

Am I missing anything?

Any guesses as to total investment?

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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706663 09/21/20 02:47 PM
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Looks very...............improvised

Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706667 09/21/20 02:50 PM
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Is that a generator bolted down on the front?

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My guess is that guy bought the bus at auction for less than $5K and did the conversion work in his garage using only scrap materials he had on hand.

He probably got all the bedroom materials from his RV that was stripped down to cook meth.


Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706675 09/21/20 02:57 PM
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I see school bus conversions fairly regularly, but that's probably one of the more ghetto examples.

Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706678 09/21/20 02:59 PM
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Investment on the modifications (not the bus) if done yourself could be done for under $1,000. I can't see what's done on the inside obviously.

Looks like the generator on the front is one of those 4,000 watt Champions. $500 at TSC. Bad idea for it to be mounted on the front due to higher potential for damage. The plywood window covers painted dark brown is a nice touch.


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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706680 09/21/20 03:00 PM
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It’s definitely setup for the lease . Poor mans version of an rv with a toy hauler mixed in . It’s cool just looks like carp.

Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706706 09/21/20 03:24 PM
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On the other end of the spectrum:


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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706718 09/21/20 03:28 PM
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You should have stayed around to get pix of how these Wal Mart folks were dressed!



Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706721 09/21/20 03:31 PM
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Only in Quinlan, where the men are men, sheep run scared, and cows don't stand in front of stumps.

Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706753 09/21/20 04:07 PM
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All new meaning to the word short bus.


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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13706764 09/21/20 04:13 PM
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Are those Texas plates on that rig?


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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13707265 09/21/20 11:49 PM
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my great grandfather lived in a bus on the most beautiful piece of Arkansas Ozark mountains I've ever seen. Bus didn't even move. He loved it


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Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13707278 09/21/20 11:59 PM
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That would make a great kayak hauler. Just back and down the ramp and unload.

Re: Yellow Dog Conversion..... This is ingenuity! [Re: JacksonBean] #13707280 09/22/20 12:00 AM
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A friend of mine found an ad for a Leer 25 in Ennis. $5000.00 fixer upper. No engine or interior.

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