We purchased our skoolie a little over a month ago. We took about three months to figure out what would work best for our family. We decided to purchase a 1992 Blue Bird 80 passenger pusher. We christened her Abigail after our nationís second First Lady Abigail Adams.
After I got her home I took out all the benches and noticed the back half of the flooring was spongy. I ripped up the flooring and found a bunch of rotten wood and black mold. Abigail served for 20 plus years in Washington state so plenty of water had itís chance to find itís way inside through a couple poorly sealed windows. I removed and replaced all the sealant on the windows. (which was fun since there are 14 on each side!)
We are camping currently in her at Fairchild State Park near Waco, TX. I spent all my spare time building a bedroom for Momma and I, and bunk beds for the kiddos. Since we have four kiddos in our family we put in four bunks. I thought I was going to build the bunks out of lumber but we found awesome metal shelving units at a local big box store which worked perfectly as bunks. We found the perfect mattresses at Ikea in the form of futon cushions.
I still have a ton of work to do on her, but sheís performing magnificently on her first outing. I will post some pics and describe our progress more often now that Iím not spending every free moment working on her.
Next up is cleaning up the paint and getting her ready for paint.
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for your posts, Iíve learned a lot from ready about others experiences and plans. Learning from y'all has been invaluable in every step of the conversion so far.
1992 Blue Bird All American
8.3 L Cummins