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Old 04-18-2017, 01:47 PM   #1
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The Birth of Journee

So we have been looking at campers for over a year and first looked at the skoolie option about eight months ago. When we got the cash and started really looking for a vehicle we came across the perfect bus for us. She is a 1993 Ford B600 with a Carpenter 20 passenger body. As of this writing we picked her up three days ago. The demolition will start any day now.

We named her Journee because of our journey and the French aspect of the name. We are not French but visited Paris (it was my wife's dream from a little girl). We just took "before" pictures today and I will post them as soon as my wife is done with post processing. One of the drawbacks of being married to a photographer, we can't just take pictures and post them.

Initially we will use her for camping trips in and around Florida but eventually would love to go full time.

Come join our journey..
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:49 PM   #2
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Sweet. I'm already dreaming of a bus that size.

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Old 04-18-2017, 03:05 PM   #3
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Nice. That's the same number of windows as mine. My guess is it drives nicer than my FE, but mine turns sharper. Turning around on logging roads is important here. Getting stuck on wet grass is kind of a problem though.

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Old 09-05-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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A Motor Home is born...

Well we successfully got the title changed to Motor Home! We documented the process in our second video on our YouTube channel.

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:53 PM   #5
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We survived!

It was a hairy four days leading up to and including the Hurricane. Now we are dealing with flooding. Come watch as we explain how we survived the whole ordeal!

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:35 PM   #6
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STAY away water!!! Love your pups! Stay safe!
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Yea we love those spoiled brats too....Next time I want to come back as one of mine pampered dogs.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:08 PM   #8
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Went into DMV today for the title change. Told her to look up TL13, she did, then she watched your video... gave me the affidavit and I'll type it up and take it and the title in tomorrow to get it changed over.
Next up... getting her insured... who did you guys use?
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State Farm was really easy. All over the phone with no issues. I already had other policies with them.

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State Farm was really easy. All over the phone with no issues. I already had other policies with them.

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You had it easy!

State Farm made me send pictures. I have insured 3 buses with them and the jokers made me spend a solid 3 minutes taking and emailing pictures on each one of them.

I feel picked on....
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