We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good

[igp-video src=”” poster=”https://www.talesfromthewild.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/26384234_1630580547003954_2817104590300774400_n-1.jpg” size=”large”] We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good slow charge. It was a great opportunity to clean up the battery storage tray, treat some rust and repaint the whole thing (the photos here were taken before the clean up and repaint). The batteries have now been reinstalled and Bronte the bus is ready for action again! ~ Keiran. 
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We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good slow charge. It was a great opportunity to clean up the battery storage tray, treat some rust and repaint the whole thing (the photos here were taken before the clean up and repaint). The batteries have now been reinstalled and Bronte the bus is ready for action again! ~ Keiran.
#busconversion #buslife #bus #tinyhouse #skoolie #skoolieconversion #vanlife #offgrid #busbuild #rvlife #busnut #busrollwithit #livesmaller #nomad #happycamper #wander #wanderlust #homeiswhereyouparkit #ontheroad #buslifeaustralia #buslifeau

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7 thoughts on “We ran the starter batteries flat a few weeks ago (after too many nights running the saloon lights whilst working in the bus). The batteries were removed for a good

  1. talesfromthewild says:

    @raniiellis Nah, a big bus is awesome! I did have some good practice as a bus driver years ago though! Obviously there’s lots of maintenance and things to watch out for, but we are really happy to be building our house in a big bus.

  2. raniiellis says:

    Thanks for writing back! Love it! We are looking at coaster buses for a family of 2adults, 2 kids and 1big dog but thinking it might be to small… we looked at Bedford/Leyland buses but not sure if 30ft will be to big and really price for registration and insurance

  3. kittymcfurson says:

    Just a coupla batteries then? You’ll be free camping to your hearts content. We’re camping now and have a bus near us. They’ve invited us over for a nice hot curry, a bevvie and a tour of their newly fitted bus. If any good, we’ll take some pics and share 😀

  4. talesfromthewild says:

    @kittymcfurson Got a few more batteries to install yet! These are only the bus starter batteries! We plan on having a bank of house batteries and lots of solar on the roof. Hope you enjoyed the tour of your bus neighbours! Have a great time camping! Where are you?

  5. kittymcfurson says:

    @talesfromthewild We’re just in Coldstream. Didn’t venture far but having a great time. Been here twice now. Bus tour was interesting but lots of wasted space. Built just for two. Kept banging my head on the over head cupboards too and I’m only a shorty. Your plan is so much better. Curry was nice across the way and always good to meet new peeps.

  6. talesfromthewild says:

    @kittymcfurson Yeah, we’re not too keen on bumping our heads in the bus! Our plan tries to avoid overhead cupboards and storage, to maximise headroom and the feeling of space. Hopefully we can find enough hidey holes to pack everything in though!

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