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Old 11-12-2017, 12:38 PM   #11
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In my mind, to do a bus conversion well you need to be a carpenter, metal fabricator, plumber, electrician, auto mechanic and most importantly a creative problem solver.

I don't see any of those things in their credits.

It's hard to know if they know how to do anything right or if they can show you how to do anything except exactly what they do.

They could be great, I don't know.

The only reason I think I could do a Schoolie conversion is that I have read a lot and watched a lot of videos and I feel that I have a good enough skill set to pull it off.

I see a lot of people who jump in almost blind and usually see lots of stuff done poorly and a bus I wouldn't want to live in.

A $20 e-book probably isn't going to fix that.

If you know, you know, if you don't know, you should figure it out before you spend too much...
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:24 PM   #12
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Seems to me that they did a bus.....loved it....and wanted to do more. (Much like adopting kids) No problem with that IMHO. I'm a firm believer in reading as much as you can. I am ok with my lack of ability (and Lord knows there are many) but where there is a will, there's a way, and I'm not giving up on my dreams, just because I'm nervous about doing something. My bet is that those who choose to buy the program will figure out soon enough, if he meets their requirements, to teach them stuff. If so, great....if not you may choose to forgo that next case of beer, to make up for the $20.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:35 PM   #13
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They actually do pretty nice work. Having been at this tiny home show here in SW Florida all weekend, I found lots of folks who would love to convert but don't have the time, but do have the resources to have someone else do it.
Missy is really lovely. And helpful. I've gotten several tidbits from her over the past year.
And ECCB... I'd pay a million bucks for your advise, if I had it
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:20 AM   #14
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I plan on reading the great posts on this site and posting my experiences back to share with others.

I also encourage others to do the same. You'll find there is a wealth of information available for free and if you have a question there are plenty of good people to answer them and others to debate the reply.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:08 AM   #15
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Some people will try to make money from anything.

The problem I see with this scheme is most skoolie owners are cheap and resourceful. Probably not the best crowd to sell ebooks to.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:20 AM   #16
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well said!
if we do get a show i hope they use red green
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:22 AM   #17
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:09 AM   #18
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I've watched some of their Youtube stuff and think he does a pretty good job of explaining and doing tasks. 'Our kind' does seem to enjoy digging around the forum to find answers, but there are many who prefer the handbook style. It's kinda like composting toilets......some do. some don't.
Whatever works 4 you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:45 AM   #19
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #20
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In my mind, to do a bus conversion well you need to be a carpenter, welder/metal fabricator, plumber/pipe fitter, electrician, auto mechanic and most importantly a creative problem solver.
I added a couple to your very good list.

Having an old Singer sewing machine and knowing how to sew a straight seam wouldn't hurt either.


Most of all, I think you need to be willing and able to research and learn a new skill.
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