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Submitted: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 17:18
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Hi All, My name is Hazza (Hazza59) in here..
Just signed up, thought i would come and introduce myself,
Dottie and I live in South east QLD..Out past Ipswich..

Just bought an ex greyhound 1994 LWB Toyota Coaster..
Intend to convert over to a Motorhome eventually..
Starting from scratch so any assistance would be greatly appreciated..

Ok..will see what gets posted and go from there.

Cheers everyone
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:57

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 20:57
Hi Hazza, Welcome to ExplorOz Forum.

Lots of experience and helpful advice here but what you are asking covers a wide range so perhaps best to do some searching then ask for specific advice on items that you need information on.

This forum tends to deal with activities of outback trekking and vehicle preparation & management. There are other forums that specialise in caravans & motorhomes which may yield more information for you.

I drive a Troopy rigged for extreme off-road travel so cannot be much help to you but there may be others on here who can help. Anyway, good luck mate.

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Reply By: Kumunara (NT) - Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 23:26

Sunday, Feb 16, 2014 at 23:26
Hazza

Welcome to the site. Sounds like a lot of work doing the conversion. Have fun.



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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:39

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:39
Hi Hazza, welcome to the fold mate.

Plenty of good advice here and there is a heap of good info in the archives if you need anything extra. A google search will get you to many topics as well.

The brother and I have just about finished converting his American import motor home from LH drive to RH drive so we now have a wealth of knowledge and info on that little (not) exercise. It has taken a few years all up as only one or two days a week have been available for the project. He said he would never import again and I agree with him.

Anyway our first visit to the engineer happened about 2 weeks ago and we are working through the last of his requests at the moment. Should be registered and on the road by April.

Your idea is the best, get a good RH drive bus and convert the inside.
Apparently you only need a sink, a fridge and a bed to have it classed as a motor home for rego purposes, here in NSW anyway, not sure about QLD. though should be the same.

Here is a picture of the beast.


Good luck with it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:54

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 13:54
Hazza, here is an interesting read with some pointers to relevant documents pertaining to QLD. registration of a motorhome.

Converting a bus to a motorhome and registering in QLD

Cheers, Bruce.
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Reply By: Hazza59 - Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 21:39

Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 at 21:39
Thank you for the Warm welcome Guys..

And Bruce thank you heaps for the Info and links..well worth the read
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Reply By: Hazza59 - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 19:45

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 19:45
Well i have go a few things sorted...Came across my first hurdle...

Can anyone shed any light on how to remove the side windows of the 94 Coaster, so i can replace the window rubbers/Slides.. also want to remove the window tint and replace same..thought it might be easier out of Bus as well...

Anyone done this...?
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val - Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 19:50

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 19:50
Hi Hazza,

WE had to replace a sliding window on our Troopy, and wrote up how we did it in a blog here

Not a Coaster, but might give you some clues. Good luck.

Cheers,

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Reply By: Hazza59 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 21:51

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014 at 21:51
Thanks John and Val...Much appreciated...

Great help..I thought this was the case....just wanted to be sure...


Cheers
Hazza


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