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Old 05-06-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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skoolie days

Today is the 1st day of our skoolie life.

Here are the first pic's of our purchase. (I hope)
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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very clean and even the seats are in great shape.
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Old 05-06-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Next steps would be...

1. Thank my hubby for my Mother's day gift
2. get "birdee 662" home next week.
3. find somewhere to park it. ( we didn't think this part out very well)
4. start taking seats out and figure what to do with them.

and we'll see where that takes us.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:37 AM   #4
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We are in Northern Ontario (waaayyy north) I don't think there is anywhere in the area that has large enough storage for a bus.
However... we do have a spot in the yard where it will fit... it just needs to be cleared out...
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:28 AM   #5
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Yeah, I've been passing up some deals that have come up recently, while I'm preparing a parking spot in my side yard. My RV is 31 ft long so it fits in my driveway (barely), but I'm planning to buy a 40 ft RE flatnose. I live in a suburb with lots of culdesacs. My property is one of those wierd pie-shaped lots in the corner of a culdesac so the property line on one side is at an angle to the house. As a result there is plenty of room on that side for a bus. Problem is, it's a bit sloped, 2 feet lower at the back than at the front. So I've been gathering fill material and am leveling it out, one wheelbarrow load at a time. Hard work, but will be worth it when done. I'm also planning to install an RV electrical hookup, and perhaps plumbing and a sewer line as well. I lucked out though. My next door neighbor a couple weeks ago was having her backyard concrete patio broken up and removed to make way for flagstone. I offered to take the chunks, so her landscaper dumped them off in my backyard right where I needed them. The next day, I was down at the topsoil place dumping off some old rotten RR ties and miscellaneous wood bits for recycling. At the same time there was a crew of young dudes dumping some dirt from a trailer and pickup truck. So I asked them if they had any more dirt they wanted to get rid of. They said yes. So I ended up spending all weekend helping them remove dirt from their back yard where they were doing some levelling of their own, in this case carving out an embankment to make their usable yard space larger. We made several trips with their truck and trailer and my trailer, three loads at a time, back to my house where they also helped me unload the fill. This was a win for everyone. I saved money and effort on fill material, my neighbor and this other fellow also saved money in dump fees and got a helping hand from me.
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You need to use those seats for cushions, they are very nice looking. I am using mine for cushions and they don't nearly look as nice.
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Hiya and welcome! I'm curious what the seating count is in that baby. What length from nose to bumper, and from back of driver's seat to the back of bus? She sure looks clean and rust free. What year? Mind I ask what she cost?
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Hiya and welcome! I'm curious what the seating count is in that baby. What length from nose to bumper, and from back of driver's seat to the back of bus? She sure looks clean and rust free. What year? Mind I ask what she cost?
Not sure on the seat count or measurements, will post once we get her home on the 14th. It sure was a bonus to find one super clean like this. We paid $5775.00 tax included. A very good deal we think for a /99, 188 thousand km, all new rubber and a safety.
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Old 05-17-2010, 09:54 AM   #9
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Hi again all.
So... we brought "Birdee" home on Friday. (it took some re-aranging... but we just squeezed her into the driveway)
We have 24 seats, 38 feet, nose to tail and about 27 feet from the back of the drivers seat to the back door. We got a few of the seats out over the weekend but we still have a long way to go.
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thats what i call a roof raise !
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