From double decker bus to RV in 20 steps


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    How I bought a double decker bus and converted it in five years time into an RV. See how I did all that in 20 steps. I got a lot of questions about the bus, so I made a FAQ on my website. Read it here:

    The bus is for sale. Interested? Contact me. Email is in the 'about' of this DEcameras-channel.

    We did a full interior tour of the bus, that video is here:
    If you want to know the cost of the whole project, that is in this video:

    More photos of the bus are to be found in this Google Photos folder:
    The plans of the bus are for free available in the 3D Warehouse of Sketchup at:

    Volunteers who want to translate my videos are still very welcome! I will add your name to the description of the video you translated, and will add a short text - maybe with your contactdetails? Ready to do a translation? Contact me, my email address is on the 'About' page here: decameras.infoabout
    Write me an email telling me which video you want to translate and in what language, and I will send you an automatic translation of that language you can edit.

    French Translation by Raphaël.
    Polish translation by Mateusz.
    Hungarian translation by: Rómeó Mirkó Gátai

    Intro - Monks
    Steps 1, 4, 13, 20 - Get Back
    Steps 2, 5, 12, 17 - Cancun
    Steps 3, 10, 15, 19 - Take That Back
    Steps 6, 11, 16 - Brother Jack
    Steps 7, 14, 18 - Good To Go
    Step 8 - Raindrops
    Step 9 - Smooth

    website -
    facebook - www. bigbuszz
    instagram - onrust1

    Am Vor 4 years


    1. Onrust!

      For everyone curious how much the project cost me, in my latest video (the one about the 2019 season with the bus) I added all the costs up. Watch it here: .

      1. Onrust!

        @Brandon Luna - I do have a engineering degree in construction, but never used it in any job - I got into IT right after school, and right now I am an IT journalist. More about me in the FAQ:

      2. Brandon Luna

        How did you acquire the skills to do this? Seems like either an engineering degree background with some shop experience - or simply many years of building projects like these, acquiring skills along the way and building up to something of this quality.

      3. Colleen Brookes-Gain

        Wow great stuff!!!

      4. Onrust!

        The Netherlands, yes. Long time ago we did think about it. (We thought about a much higher number than the 3000 you mention.) But we decided not to. It doesn't fit in our lifestyle and I would get stress from it.

      5. Chris Bernard

        @Onrust! you are in europe? Actually, you can rent it 3 000 Euros à months. Think about it! It could be a business opportunity

    2. Es Pr

      You need a big place to keep that thing parked up 😱 nice but no thanks 🙂

    3. Némo kapitány

      Értem szóval nem készen vesszük hanem a két kezünkkel csináljuk. Akkor is szép mutatvány volt ! Amire Én még nagyobb tisztelettel nézek. Mert a kézzel készített dolgok mindig értékesebbnek számitottak mint a szériával készített ! És köszönöm szépen, hogy a Lakóbusz építését is megmutatta nekem. Így legalább láthatom a busz felepítését rajzossan is és láthatom a be épített berendezéseket is ahogy el vannak helyezve. Szép munka volt ! Gratulálok hozzá ! Nagyon tetszik !

    4. Michael Mckenna

      Can you imagine taking a bunch of school kids on a school field trip in this?? They wouldn't want to get off the bus!!!

      1. Michael Mckenna

        Fantastic job mate....lots of good memories for everyone , past and present!!! I live in Japan and the roads here are so narrow that would not be driveable....btw....great choice of bgm....bit of jazz fan myself....60s blue note was the best...grant green, Lou Donaldson, lee Morgan, lonny smith, Horace silver, ....

      2. Onrust!

        Actually... before I bought the bus, it's main use was for school field trips. I could tell, because every spot the eye couldn't see, was covered with chewing gum. 😕 But yes, the four seats on top are still favorite by kids. Even when we are parked..

    5. Terry Wilkinson

      Wtf, so it’s look at the pictures or read the notes. Waste of time, all this fantastic stuff and you shit it.

    6. jack masters

      whats up with the racy 70s porn music?

      1. Onrust!

        it's to lure the porn music experts 😁

    7. Fabrizio Giuliani


    8. Diane Brazil

      hard to watch. ow.

    9. Terapia 3 motorhome

    10. Terapia 3 motorhome

      Pasen a ver mi motorhome

      1. Onrust!

        I like it. 😊

    11. Eva Adams

      Great bus and great video!

    12. Erik Xtrema

      prachtig gemaakt joh ! ik hoop hem ooit tegen te komen

    13. F. J.

      Well that went very fast and hardly saw the end result properly.

      1. Onrust!

        Well, then now it is the time to check out the rest of my channel..! 😊

    14. F. J.

      Sublime... but I would NOT have that air-conditioning/heater in the face of whomever is I front of the sink. Can make you sick. Speaking from experience.

    15. Bertil Wallman

      Hey.. nice creation.. must have been tons of work.. im considering a similar project but with a much smaller bus.. thats why i have a question about the tinted windows.. did you spray them from the outside, with what..? thx a lot.

      1. Bertil Wallman

        Its possible to spray.. with matt clear lacquer to get a frosty look.. i've seen it been used on toilet windows if the glass is clear.. plus, you have the possability to mask parts you not like to be matt, or a pattern.. it's an option and maybe a more cheaper way.. just wanted to hear about your solution.. anyways, thx for your answer.

      2. Onrust!

        Thank you. Never heard of tinting windows by spraying them... (is that possible?). They got a (95%) light blocking film on the outside.

    16. Frederik Stautz

      amazing - happy trips!

    17. Peter Schulmann

      amazing! very good style

    18. Candy Mennega

      To bad I'm not a speed reader!

    19. Taryn Ryleigh

      I want to marry someone who will do this for me.

    20. JQ Express

      How those stuff hold when the bus goes through bumps or holes or uneven road??

      1. Onrust!

        It just does. It's all well fixed. Only once the small closet under the sink in the bathroom was forced off the wall by bad Czech roads. Later I saw that the piece of metal that holds it up at the back, sliced the head off of a screw. I put several screws back in and since it holds.

    21. Roger Carmel


    22. Angel Downing

      Omg that's nice😍

    23. VICTORIA Benton

      You are a wizard! Drooling oh my gosh!!!

    24. Leland Vandervort

      Very interesting and nice luxurious conversion! Just a question on the licence requirements. Obviously at the initial purchase since it had capacity for 90 passengers, a full D licence would have been required. After the conversion, does it class as a D1 (up to 12 passengers), C1 (truck up to 7.5 tonnes) or even B ? (A lot of modern camping-cars/RVs, including some double deckers, now only require a B licence provided there are no more than 7 person capacity including driver). Just curious as to the modalities and any headaches you might have encountered on that score.

      1. Leland Vandervort

        OOPS... because of the length of the vehicle, still need a full D.... :( I had some cool ideas that just went down the toilet ;) ;)

      2. Leland Vandervort

        found the list of categories on UK licences -- I was underestimating some of the weight and/or passenger restrictions ;) (my licence was in obtained in 1987 so fewer restrictions, it seems)

      3. Leland Vandervort

        @Onrust! you mentioned that your conversion went to 11 seats, so a D1 should suffice shouldn't it ?

      4. Leland Vandervort

        @Onrust! I'm 51 years old, but yup.. that sounds about right. I used the C1 last time I moved when still in the UK :) -- In total I have AM, A (restriction 3 wheels, such as Piaggio MP3), B1, B, C1, D1, BE, C1E, and D1E. With the reciprocal agreement now in place it's one less headache off my mind about exchanging for a French licence at least for the next 2 years when the photocard expires. (the entitlements are valid until 2039).

      5. Onrust!

        I checked and I was wrong. We do have C1 and D1 - in the way you described. I think D1 (9 - 16 passengers) only makes sense when you're between 21 and 24 yo.? Otherwise there is no point in not going straight for D. Thanks.

    25. Anton Kjaer christensen

      I Can describe you in 2 words: Big Brain

    26. Drew Miller

      One of the coolest RVs I've seen, other than the one people like Will Smith own. Those are ridiculously opulent, for a motor-home I mean. This one is amazing and then there is the pride of having designed and built it yourself. Good job and good roads ahead! Oh, no washer and dryer?

      1. Onrust!

        Thank you. In another video my wife explains why she doesn't want one: she dislikes that kind of work during vacation..

    27. s00_nadroj

      Man I didn’t think about the stairs I’ve been watching these conversion videos lately because my mom wants an rv but I don’t think she’d like the stairs very much :/ wish there was a way to put an elevator in it 😂

    28. Telekinetic Commie

      This is just phenomenal.

    29. Владимир Борисов

      Как бы посмотреть всю детализацию от автобуса до автодома на русском языке? Я планирую построить такой же Автодом из двух этажного автобуса! Спасибо.

      1. Onrust!

        I don't know - I don't speak Russian. But you should contact Maxim from Moskou, he is busy with exactly that. You can find him here: I wish you good luck!

    30. Par U

      This is fantastic. This looks better than most RV’s that sell for the price of a house. I’d love to do this myself when the kids are a little older.

    31. Аркадий Корюхин

      Как же круто и со вкусом! Вставки из кино шикарны!)

    32. diegos69

      A new one it will cost from 700,000 up to 2,000,000 euros but you did it for less than that! great job! congrats

    33. Kailondo Rogers


      1. Kailondo Rogers

        @Onrust! :o YAAAAAAAY

      2. Onrust!

        ? Excuse me? I never left... 😁

    34. Rick T

      10 wheels just saying lol

      1. Rick T

        @Onrust! you do killer work I'll give you that.

      2. Onrust!

        just saying.. wrong! Eight. The tag axle (which steers, btw.) only has two. (Funny how many people think I can't count to ten... 😁😁)

    35. St G

      Das ist was für eine Großfamilie mit kleinen Leuten. Normalgroße können weder oben noch unten aufrecht stehen. - Nicht mein Ding.

    36. Jackson M.

      The music and production reminds me of TV shows from the 1990s when I was a child. The bus looks amazing!

    37. C. Lance

      Onrush!! This was my first visit to your channel and was very excited about the beautiful transformation of the bus!!! Would love to see the bunk bed that you mention 😴 the place was an absolute palace💯💯 You are a very gifted man!!! I WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVE ONE,A BEAUTIFUL BLESSED , EXCITING JOURNEY!!!

    38. C. Lance

      All that work!!! And waiting and you had the balls to rush and run through the tour!!! SHAME ON YOU MAN!!! FOR REAL!!!

      1. Onrust!

        I made it good with several slow walk through videos in this channel. WHAT? YOU HAVEN'T TAKEN THE TIME TO CHECK THOSE OUT? 😁😆

    39. Cullen Scott

      What i would do is paint The bus once The RV is a bus paint it red because of course that some people would want it to be red And thats The Truth of The matter of fact And i don't want people to get mad at you for not doing that And thats The Truth of The matter of fact And i Love watching how RVs are getting turned into busses And thats The Truth of The matter of fact.

    40. Lachlan Robins

      hey nice work! please do tell about the iPad wifi cam?

      1. Onrust!

        The setup works, but it has some drawbacks. The most important of those is that after a while not functioning, this particular webcam 'forgets' where / who he is. Then I have to take out and connect the laptop to reprogram. That is unacceptable. I was on the lookout for another webcam, but finding one that works without an internet connection is not that easy.. Another drawback is having to remove the iPad. Better is some dedicated device that you can leave on the dashboard (I don't dare with the iPad, I would be afraid some thief might find it interesting..)

    41. Sigrid Buck

      With that much space I'D HAVE PUT IN A HALF BATH UPSTAIRS

    42. Mykola Grushevyi

      Спасибо большое автору. Мечта моя на экране в 20 шагов.

    43. Anne Larkan

      loved this, but I wish you had moved more slowly through the finished bus!! Thank you for designing my dream!

      1. Onrust!

        More slowly? You've got something to do now: checking out the other videos in this channel. 😁 Thank you.

    44. Nikos, Giannakopoulos


    45. Jake S

      My kind of video - full of info and no waffle. :)

    46. Fandy Diadline

      Next time, try footage on the left and text on the right with left alignment. Or, text on the center of footage instead. Good project btw.

    47. 八百

      Music is shit !!!!

    48. Never gonna give you up

      This video is 4 years old and this living legend right here is still hearting comments to this day

    49. dagmara dynarzewska

      Super bellissimo

    50. Abril Garcia

      Una pregunta, con que aplicación hiciste los planos? O como los hiciste?

      1. Onrust!

        With Sketchup. The plan is for free available in the 3D Warehouse of Sketchup. Link in the FAQ:

    51. Raniana Rina

      How much you take to finish?

      1. Onrust!

        Between 2011 and 2016 about four years.

    52. Raniana Rina

      😍😍😍omg no comments

    53. First name Last name

      What is the mileage on this beast?

      1. Onrust!

        Bus: about 800,000. Engine: A bit over 10,000. Kilometers.

    54. Mustafa Stokely

      This video remains one of my go-to videos for inspiration and motivation, and you've done a great job in your conversion. (I want to do a similar conversion using a Leyland or a Bristol Lodekka bus.) Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

    55. eG7kLPU38Tz8cL

      This is an amazing project and an amazing RV! I love the utilities (water tanks, power, pumps, etc) that are "over engineered" but worth it. I'm wondering, though, could you have removed one of the stairwells to get more space? Same for the entrance doors - nice to have two of them, but most class A's I've seen have one door, the DPs have the forward door, gas tend towards a middle door. The two-story layout is particularly unique, I've seen this only in Will Smith's trailer, which I believe is a pop-up.

      1. Onrust!

        Thank you. Actually, removing one of the stairs would have cost space. Now each room upstairs has its own stairs. If one of those stairs were gone, there'd had to to be some gangway upstairs to reach each room. Besides, you'd gain only a small amount of space, because both are placed above wheels. No, these stairs are very convenient. The doors, I never gave any thoughts. For safety reasons only I'm glad that they are there. But for opening up when it is warm, they are nice to have too. I think authorities would have had something to complain about when I would have removed one - escape routes. No option.

    56. eG7kLPU38Tz8cL

      What is it with people and music attached to videos??? Muted.

    57. NotSomeSimp ;-;

      How much 0-0

      1. Onrust! ?

    58. Penell E

      Amazing job AND best background music ever!!!!

    59. Steven Jennings

      Awesome informational educational video experience Y'alls God Bless Ya 🙏

    60. All about fidgets

      17 million views later.

    61. SUPERDINO 2275


    62. Mike Snow

      After working in the RV industry in Canada for over 16 years as a mechanic and service manager I have to say that the work you did is fantastic. Comparable with any of the Phaeton or Monaco busses I saw or worked on. WELL DONE!!

    63. Paolo Digo

      Onrust CIRQUEOK

    64. Lorell Rogers

      Great build! What a nice space you have now

    65. Patti DelMercado

      The clips of Laurel and Hardy were hilarious, and well placed. Gorgeous bus/RV.

    66. Patricia Sears

      Brilliant! Nice.

    67. monte cristo

      Stupid earth roamer is half mil. usd, i say this man is a pure genius! 5*hotel on wheels for 80-85k. Greetings from Montenegro!

    68. Mirek K

      W Polsce nierealne albowiem ma 3 osie.

    69. jamc666

      live your dreams dont dream your life ...

    70. lexyladybug81

      your basically macgyver

    71. Lilyan M-G

      Sitting here at 1:30am in Toronto wondering how some people are so gifted and creative. All I do is sit at the desk behind a computer and order a coffee.

    72. Jeff McNeal

      Gorgeous! Now THAT is a home on wheels!

    73. liza martin

      It seems to me that the kitchen and living area are much smaller than any bus homes ive seen without the top deck. Meaning they have 2 bedrooms down stairs and yet the living area and kitchen are still bigger than yours. Im not picking on you. I just don't really understand. You only have the stairs and water tank in the back yet other single buses have a bedroom bunk beds and a bathroom back there and their kitchens are big bright airy and they have a separate living area and dining. So i just don't get it. I thought the downstairs would be way bigger than most schoolies I've seen bc you have the bedrooms n bathroom upstairs.... But it was smaller???

    74. TrapAndHouse

      I like how the music dipped all funky when it was time to build the bed.

    75. FDS

      Europa - not allowed

    76. Darryuoz Dark

      Worts read tube

    77. 𐂡H҉I҉ F҉R҉I҉E҉N҉D҉✞

      Screw the mansion He just made one I wanna do that 😥

    78. Justified Life

      a little too fast for me. I gave up.

    79. ITSINC

      i have officially fallen in love with this bus

    80. Gites Salagou

      superbe réalisation super les charlots

    81. Ms.CNail

      Love the way you broke down each section...makes it much less confusing and complicated. quite nice.

    82. TRiXii

      Pov: lo viste y no tienes ni siquiera una rueda

    83. Руслан Барыс

      Как охота уехать на таком супер автодоме в путешествие...

    84. Teresa Ryan

      Wow,,,,a work of art,,,,,,,,,, great job!

    85. Margot Suarez

      que belleza, pero donde lavan la ropa

      1. Onrust!

        We consider washing to be 'work', so we do that at home. We don't live in it, you know...

    86. Mary McReynolds


    87. Los leseros 0007


    88. Christine Yoshida

      I deposit cannot get over this video!!! I've watched it over 5X and every single time was and always will be an absolute joy watching this video. Blessings to you your family and all your love ones. Take care be safe and stay healthy!? ✝️🥳😁🙏🤗😂🥰💕♾️👼🤣👍😍🎉☺️❤️

      1. Onrust!

        Thank you. Special comment, for at this moment we are on tour with the bus.. regards from the Netherlands!

    89. 007nadineL


    90. grigore elko

      Wow 🤗

    91. Jean Reno


    92. Auggie Doggie’s Mommy

      The Laurel and Hardy clips were the best! Amazing work.

    93. Felix Skoda

      Soooo cooles 😮🤤🤤👌🏼👌🏼😀😀😀🥰🥰🥰

    94. Tim

      Was hat er gekostet?

      1. Onrust!

        Das ist in dieses Video:

    95. Jared Nathanson

      Excellent project! I need to know where you found that soak tub! Thanks!

      1. Jared Nathanson

        @Onrust! Thank you!

      2. Onrust!

    96. Νησιά Αιγαίου

      A fully equipped mobile home. My friend, you made my dreams come true. Congratulations.

    97. John Partridge

      I wish that Bus was mine, well done by the way 👍

    98. Reason Restored

      Ik woon in amsterdam, ik wil het te zien!

    99. Reason Restored

      Funny too 😂😉👍🏼

    100. Reason Restored

      Man, you are beyond talented in every area. I want one, but I’d have to have you build it!

      1. Onrust!

        Wat nou als deze te koop is? 😁