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Old 04-28-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Benny and Marissa's Bus

Hi everyone, my hubby posted a couple days ago but his posting disappeared before we had a chance to read the member comments - so I hope you will join in the conversation once again.

To introduce ourselves, we are the proud new owners of a 2001 36' Thomas Saf-T-Liner. I hope I have the specs right, if not then I am sure my husband will be quick to correct me. We live in Northern Colorado with our 2.5 year old son and another bundle on the way come September. We have aquired the bus with plans to convert it to home-sweet-home. We will be using most (if not all) salvaged materials in the process as that is our family business. You may visit our blog at bennyandmarissa.blogspot.com for more details or to follow our journey. We, of course, intend to be on here (and often) updating as well. We are grateful for this forum and look forward to gleaning the skoolie wisdom and experience of others who have gone before us.

Benny will post more specs soon.

Warmly, Marissa
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:17 AM   #2
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Congratulations! Looks like you've got a great bus there and a growing family to live in it. Welcome to the forum; I look forward to seeing how you build out your bus.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Hi Guys, and welcome to the Looney Bin! --- you've definitely found the source for all things Skoolie. You'll find both opinions and expertise here. Just start with what you hope to accomplish, ask lots of questions, then , most importantly...do it your way. Oh yeah...and take lots of pix. We also love to watch other people work here. Once again, welcome!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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That is a very good platform and engine to build a conversion with.. If you are going to use salvage materials, i thimk you will be able to easily get old trailers and campers for next to nothing esp around denver, but greeley, loveland, ft collins, etc should have a ton of that stuff as well. You can also go to the metal scrap yards for metal instead of buying it new, as angle iron is always new under the rust....
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #5
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Re: Benny and Marissa's Bus

Thanks everyone for your welcoming replies. We now have two posts up of our bus so I will be taking mine down. My husband, Benny, wants to keep up his original post and account, so I will be deleting this account and reappearing as just "Marissa". For those of you who have not read my husbands post, please join us in conversation over there.

Thanks again!
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:32 AM   #6
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Well, I can't delete this thread so hopefully a moderator or administrator notices we have two postings up of the same bus and will delete one. Sorry for the double-up!
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard. Love the platform. Good luck and keep the pictures rolling in.
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Very nice ride...welcome
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #9
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welcome.....i too am in co.....looking foward to watching your build
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Sweet looking bus. And I love those mirrors! You definitely have a very nice platform for your family.
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