From double decker bus to RV in 20 steps


from double decker bus to RV in 20 steps I’ll show everything. from the.. …empty space… …to the luxury from the planning… …to the building from the misery… …to the fun! so let’s start with step… 1. Buying In 2011 this Neoplan was for sale, so I went to take a look Neoplan ‘Skyliner’ Year: 1992 seats:90 engine: Mercedes V6, 255 PK length: 12m, width: 2,5m, hight: 4m I walked around and in short: I liked what I saw did I fall in love? well, maybe 🙂 I told the seller that I wanted to buy, but after a testdrive checkup by an expert ..during that testdrive I sat upstairs, of course.. 😉 he said there were some minor technical details to be fixed, but that it was a fine bus.. ..so I bought it WTF have I done? Did I buy a 16000 kgs, 20 y.o. dieselslurping vehicle with 90 seats and 8 wheels?? my expert did some welding and other fixes and got it new spray painted, after which it looked like this… now it was my turn for step.. 2. Planning (& stripping) I created the whole bus in the computer, but now more important.. ..was the floor plan with upstairs a bedroom in the back a bathroom in the middle and bunk beds in front for the kids ..and downstairs a place to sit and the kitchen in the bus I started stripping seats out.. storage rails out.. everything out! I wanted to start building upstairs from the back to the front.. ..but.. 3. Big things first There were tow ‘Big Things’: 1. power – for my tools and to keep the batteries in shape 2.the watertank – the beast (600 liters) is so big that it has to go first I had to make a wall to mount the charger/converter fusebox, so I’ve got power! (and the batteries stay in shape) the watertank had to come here.. So I.. ..made a drawing of a frame.. ..which was welded by a good friend frame in place.. ..tank in place, time to go upstairs for step.. 4. Walls in my plan I counted ten walls.. ..and there they are! now that was quick, wasn’t it? two of the walls I made out of cherry tables, one of them was our dining table at home for 15 years 5. Insulation I bought insulation material, which mainly.. ..came in the windows, which made the bus look.. ..quite stupid from the outside, don’t you think? inside I covered parts with plywood, now on to step.. 6. Wiring I planned 3 circuits: -24 volts, -230 volts from the converter, -230 volts from the outside I used wireless switches, less wires and less work, I thought, they work fine! in the end I installed more than 500 m of wire 7. Bedroom I wanted to make a bed, electric roller blinds on each side, and an AC first the bed walnut flooring (got it cheap) it was getting cold so I needed the heating function of the AC I made the roller blinds myself, it isn’t much more than a pipe, a motor and some fabric anyway The Gracious End Result 8. Crazy projects I did some unconventional projects, I used the heat exchanger of a condensor dryer in the ventilation system unconventional #2, I asked myself could I use Wi-Fi, my iPad and a Wi-Fi Cam as backup camera? I bought a Wi-Fi cam, made a bracket and hung it behind the rear window does it work? yes.. but.. it’s a long story ask me picture quality is good, Wi-Fi connection reliable enough 9. Bathroom this was the plan, toilet, sink and sitting bath (shower wouldn’t fit – too low) I started building The Graceful End Result 10. Bunk beds the plan was quite simple: two beds this is where it all should happen building The Grand End Result 11. Cupboard yes, it’s the cupboard opposite to the bunk beds interior: two shelves The Groovy End Result 12. Walls stairways I wanted these walls to be shiny white, but I don’t like paint then I found this flooring – shiny white! 13. Cupboards there are two cupboards between bedroom and bathroom, this is the one on the left side of the bus and this is the one on the right side of the bus anything extraordinary? yes! here is the inlet of the central vacuum system the vacuum is right underneath the hose switches the machine, with the 10 m hose you can do the whole bus! 14. Ceilings the ceiling consists of two main parts: first I had to do the curved sides.. ..and then the straight strip in the middle on the curved sides I started with a sheet plywood, to be covered with.. ..a sheet of 1 mm HPL – it was a tough job, the sheets were big and brittle. glad it turned out OK the middle strip – I wanted no screws to be visible, and roller insect screens The Glorious End Result the next big step would be the kitchen downstairs, but there was a lot of preparation to do before that 15. Infrastructure plumbing time! I installed a pressure pump.. ..and all the needed pipes – the white pipes for water, the grey ones for grey waste water two 100 liter standard tanks for grey waste water, luckily I didn’t need custom made tanks two taps, one for grey, the other for black water underneath there are two Storz couplings to attach a hose – yes, much like fire fighting fittings they came here in the floor of the bus, the left one connected to the black water tank.. ..which is here in the bus – the capacity is 300 liters every tank has an ultrasonic sensor – for the meters I made this little dashboard next was a big 100 liter gas tank (LPG) – here is where I wanted it to go there it is in place for hot water I installed a geyser ..which I connected to the water system 4 new household batteries came in the cupboard in the kitchen I bought 4 AGM 220 Ah batteries and connected them on to the next step – the kitchen you would say… …well, not quite… on the way to the shop the bus showed some problems… the worst of it was… …it needed a new engine 16. New engine that cost a lot – actually… more than a lot me when I found out my friend when he saw the bill of the engine but eventually… much, much later… what are you laughing at? when my wife finds out how much that engine was (she took it very well, by the way) my new baby! (be it more expensive than a real baby..) back in, all set for a new start! 🙂 17. Kitchen the kitchen was the first interior job to be outsourced, it would have taken me another 2 years – they did it in 3.. weeks this was my design after one week The Glamorous End Result 18. Carpeting another outsourced job – a specialist can do this so much better The Gorgeous End Result 19. Window film remember the insulation you could see from the outside? I had to get rid of that, so I chose sun blocking film on ALL windows The Grandiose End Result 20. The rest there were so many little things left to do – we got all the seats new upholstered, and I made a table opposite ot the table I made a couch I made doors for the bathroom with a well thought-out lock, (if I say so myself 😉 it works with magnets. the advantage: one switch locks two doors at the same time then I brought in some art – next to the door is a strip of an old map of Amsterdam (from 1649) this is a drawing by Rembrandt, the Wester church in Amsterdam in the back I mounted the Nightwatch. I can tell a lot about it, ask me that concludes the 20 steps, let me take you on a quick final tour through the interior starting at the second door thanks for watching! if you liked what you saw – thumbs up! If you want to see my other (more humble 😉 projects, subscribe!

100 Comments

  1. how much?

  2. very unprofessional work…It happen when somebody do not have enough knowledge about technoligies and not enough money…

  3. Kunt u wat meer over de windowfilm/raamfolie vertellen? Welk merk heeft u gebruikt bijvoorbeeld? Dank u wel voor de moeite!

  4. I'd love to know what it cost.

  5. i do get it its cool, its a house on wheels and a nice one at that but think of it this way, it burns hellla fuel, it cant go half the places you could go with a camper or even a large van, not a lot of places will allow you to keep it parked for a long time without paying an apropriate sum (and finding a place to park it besides your own yard is a challenge itself), depending of where youre from you need to pass more driving tests before you can legally drive this around and the list goes on

  6. nice

  7. The video is not quite shaky enough for me – there were some points where I could actually see what was happening…

  8. Great job, congratulations!

  9. I was interested in this video until I couldn’t keep up reading the subtitles…..I only made it 2 1/2 minutes before I moved on.

  10. It would've been nice to see a slower, more detailed walk-through of the finished bus/rv. The whole video seemed to be a bit to rushed. This rv is much to nice to have such a rushed final walk-through.

  11. Hello Onrust! Do you have any idea why there are negative thumbs about your project?
    (in fact I cannot imagine why someone could give a negative thumb if you share your hard homework)

  12. Very neat, it's nice to be handy and do a lot of things for yourself 😁😎

  13. so much for the expert that said the bus needed minor things

  14. How about the fuel mileage?

  15. Wow ! 12.7 millions views in 2,5 years ! Great work !

  16. Lucky bastard 😄
    I always dreamed of having such a bus, since i watched The Osbournes on MTV as a teen in the early 2000s.
    I even filled a whole sketchbook with layout concepts and ideas. Congrats for this great work!

  17. This is way more impressive than my school bus conversion project!

  18. NICE!

  19. Sehr schöner Bus. Du hast bestimmt noch kein ZF 12 AS-Tronik sondern ein ZF AVS Getriebe 8S180. Wenn ich dich wäre würde ich mal im Winter alle Pneumatische Schläuche auf dem Getriebe ersetzten. Es ist sehr mühsam aber es lohnt sich. Eventuell gibt es die Dichtsätze noch für die Schaltzylinder. Kannst du dir viel Ärger unterwegs sparen. Ich habe viele dieser Getriebe überholt. Sind sonnst sehr schön zu fahren.

  20. truly an excellent result.

  21. Monte ton entreprises félicitations

  22. Great job. Lots of money gone into it. All you have to do now is avoid low bridges !

  23. I'd love to live in this day in day out.

  24. For fuck sake…Im sick with envy

  25. did i just watched fake news cnn?

  26. Must have cost at least $250,000.00 to complete. But looks very nice.

  27. Awesome

  28. Beautiful Job

  29. What a great video.
    And brilliant job the man has made.. Hope you have all the joy it should bring..
    Most of all. What a set of balls to take on a project like this..

  30. WOW. great job. My dream right there. 👍🏻👍🏻

  31. Je hebt een goed leven
    You got a good life

    Enjoy

  32. Beautifly done. I hope the new engine was more HP. The original sounded underpowered for your needs. Have you taken it on a maiden voyage? Did you find some bugs to work out?

  33. What god awe full video. The bus sucks too. The layout is pure amateur

  34. Are you staying in Grimaud

  35. The only thing that I do like is that it is not mine. An absolute heap of rubbish.

  36. 8 – 10 millió körül lehet a vége…+ a munkaórák, de az ugye self made

  37. Double decker RV – full interior tour
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvKWoFehyOQ

    I watched this a couple months ago and completely missed the detailed RV tour, so i figure others might of and its a great thing to admire.
    enjoy!

  38. There’s something extremely satisfying about this construction video. The coziness but at the same time the luxury and spaciousness appeal to my boy dreamer’s mind 😊 love it

  39. Kann mir jemand einen juden markieren

  40. How many tons of foodstuffs can you carry with you while traveling across Europe? I saw some small caravan from NL with more than 1 ton of imported stuff..

  41. Great job!! Maxing design !

  42. Lass die Leute redn und hör ihn` gar nicht zu^^ die Ärzte haben das Lied echt auf den Punkt gebracht! Keine Ahnung was manche hier so von sich lassen; sicher können die noch nicht mal nen Staubsaugerbeutel wechseln! Das was Du hier geleistet hast ist sehr beeindruckend! Incredible! Wenn man diese Kompetenzen auf ein Hausboot übertragen würde….holla die Waldfee!!!

  43. The multiple forced ads are to help him pay for that engine.

  44. Road trip!
    I’ll be upstairs watching Laurel and Hardy. 👍

  45. Why the annoying music? Couldn't watch this.

  46. Super nice , like to camp at OakLakeTrails west of Tulsa nude swimming

  47. Incredible vision and execution

  48. Well…
    I wanted to say something smart …but…
    The only thing I could come up with is…. WOW 💪

  49. Great job but I just know from looking at the end result, if you were starting over, you would do some things differently?

  50. Sehe das richtig, dass eine ggf. Vierköpfige Familie auf dem Weg in den Urlaub genau soviel CO2 in die Natur hämmert, wie ein Linienbus, der tagtäglich 100e von Passagieren befördert? Mir erschließt sich da der Sinn nicht vollends. Camping bedeutet doch im Allgemeinen soviel wie, die Natur genießen. Wie lange können wir das denn, wenn sich das jeder leisten könnte? Bitte versteht mich nicht falsch, ich würdige die Arbeit und das Können, aber fragen darf man ja mal. Mal abgesehen davon, dass man damit auf etlichen Campingplätzen nicht einmal Zugang bekommt.

  51. 10:48 ik denk: ja hoor dat is ons bos… nee het zal toch niet, ik zie alleen een paar gras sprieten… en ja hoor daar is court yard ff later tezien! 😀 vet project man! Laatst zelf daar nog een promootje opgenomen met de caravan 😀

  52. You are incredible. Well done sir.

  53. I'm really curious what the poster of this video does/did for a living.

  54. Amazing construction.
    Great video💥💥💣

  55. After school:
    Friend: Why is there a gray bus on our stop?
    Me: That's actually my house see ya tomorrow.
    Friend:

  56. I don't understand why do you need to do that much money and time to make that tiny luxury house? 😐you can build your own big house very luxury with that money and some more money 😂

  57. Fantastic job well done

  58. Gewoon WAUW! prachtig werk! 2 jaar later, Rijd hij/zij nog steeds rond? 😀

  59. ontrust ,,,,,,, bro u did all little things but u forgot to fix ur bed lol,,,,good job ^5

  60. Video could have been made in 4 minutes.

  61. what software did you use to 3d model the bus and interior ?

  62. Show, show de bola

  63. Hi, I’m really interested in doing a similar conversion and was wondering how much your project costed. Also the final product looks amazing!

  64. vidéo pas très intéressante,

  65. Stupid ass music…

  66. this seem good for short people.

  67. Brilliant!!! I've thought for years about a project like yours.

  68. Fantastic bang bus!

  69. Two questions: Do you have to watch for low bridges? Is there a document you can buy that lists all the bridge heights in the US or Europe?

  70. are you a mechanic?

  71. dude your a funny guy

  72. GIVE ME A ROUTMASTER BUS ANY DAY

  73. Beautiful job. Wish you had kept more of the windows exposed upstairs, like in the bunks, behind the master bed & even in the bathroom as well as a skylight or two. I'm sure you could've created black out shades for those spaces. Otherwise love what you created.

  74. …….jesus christ dude, you got to be a speed reader to get half of what you explained. I just looked at the pictures after the first minute!! I wanted to read it but it gave me a headache having to pause it every time you post something small. Remake the video, and triple the text time

  75. i gotta admit, i am a little bit envious,it is gorgeous and you did what i dream of doing,

  76. Great project. The video is too fast to appreciate fully 😁

  77. If im rich enough

  78. You're a bloody genious!

  79. Que aplicación usan para hacer mos planos de este ómnibus

  80. Congratulations, elegant and functional home on wheels.

  81. i think window tinting should have been first, as they usually tint the inside.don't get me wrong this is beautiful

  82. I've done a lot of work fabricating galleys, staterooms and living areas on board yachts, sailboats, and fishing vessels. I can see how my skills would be a real asset on a project like that. Good job considering the materials you used. Looks kind of weighty. Just out of curiosity, do you know what it weighs out at with all the tanks full?

  83. Budget?

  84. Wait if you were in the bedroom and someone was taking a bath you would be locked in the bedroom?

  85. Ahhhhhh…. If only I had a ton of money and time………..

  86. Ik moet er niet aan denken dat iedereen met dit soort bussen op stap gaat, zoals in Amerika al het geval is. Het gevolg is dat veel campings gaan ombouwen tot busremises. Pull-through places en all facilities in place. Wat rest zijn asfaltvlaktes waar je nog niet dood gevonden wilt worden. Leuke campings verdwijnen.

  87. You’re a genius and nuts at the same time,

  88. Needs some popouts.

  89. Love it

  90. I think that if this had been my project I would have placed the master bedroom at the front above the driving position and then the kitchen/dining area behind that followed with the rest.

  91. Worst video I've ever seen

  92. This shit is off the chain, I really love that bedroom up top with the windows in both sides… if u was I the mountains or on the beach somewhere,thatd be dope

  93. this is pretty cool!

  94. How much did Rembrandt charge for the church drawing?

  95. Complimenti davvero. È sempre stato un mio sogno convertire un pullman a due piani e convertirlo in un camper 😍

  96. Great job! Enjoy the tour/holiday!!!

  97. thats dreamhouse

  98. ait
    imagine driving around in you’re own house.

  99. You could easily live there.

  100. This is my dream

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