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Old 01-31-2011, 05:31 PM   #21
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

i really like the layout - what program did you use?
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:12 PM   #22
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

I'm not keen on hauling a spare, I haven't needed on in a million miles on the truck. Never had anything happen where I couldn't drive it somewhere. Keep good rubber on and it shouldn't be an issue. I'm also not keen on gasoline generators. Been there, done that, had the fire.

Is that a washing machine in your bathroom or just the back side of the vanity?

I've posted my floorplan at http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...p=70494#p70494 would appreciate your input.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:56 AM   #23
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Hi Glenn
It looks like we have sister buses, down to the drivetrain.
Have you done any corrected interior drawings using the actual interior dimensions of your Thomas? I've found that the inside of the bus somehow shrinks when translating from drawn plan to reality.
We're raising the roof by 16 1/2" when we've accumulated the money for the steel, etc. meanwhile we've acquired the windows, and the floorplan firmed up.
You have a great, clean looking design going. I'm looking forward to watching your progress!
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #24
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I have been playing with sketchup, could you send your plans for me to play with?
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:24 PM   #25
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Yes, please, Glenn... if you could send those to: willem (at) the 88 (dot) org
that would be great!
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:11 PM   #26
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

Hi there:
I really like your plan, the only thing that I would change would be the table and seats in the bunk area (you have another table at the front). IMHO that area could be used for something else. But I had been wrong before, just ask my wife.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:53 AM   #27
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... We still have two wonderful children at home who will traveling with us (we are planning to full time) ... the kids can each have a table and seating for homeschooling...
Just make sure you are "legal" according to your home state's homeschooling laws. We never had a problem with park rangers regarding homeschooling. But I did carry all my paperwork with me. We used an umbrella school in TN (and none in SC... not required at the time). Other campers had a problem. I suspect a couple times someone called the park rangers (in Chester Frost) but the park rangers already knew my kids were homeschooled, along with all the other kids who were bouncing public campgrounds along with us. Chattanooga had a rather large transient campground population back in the 1990's in everything from tents to newer Class A's. I suspect it hasn't changed. We were last in Chester Frost for Riverbend Fest 2007. You learn how to spot the transients/fulltimers. The public parks are open all year in that area due to the mild winters and there are several to stay at. We did discover that we could stay at a private park on a monthly rate cheaper then the public parks though.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:10 PM   #28
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to many of us, homeschooling/unschooling has a lot to do with not participating in a system that we see as artificial, destructive, and illegitimate. registering with it, or being "legal," is complicity in that light.
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I wouldnt glue it down. Let it float and flex, especially with temp changes.
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Re: There and back again... Our future adventure transport.

That's some good flooring. We used a bunch on the last big 2 million dollar home we built. I like your system to avoid damage, good thinking.

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to many of us, homeschooling/unschooling has a lot to do with not participating in a system that we see as artificial, destructive, and illegitimate. registering with it, or being "legal," is complicity in that light.

None of there business. Here in Canada, they tried to force us to public school our kids, so social workers could have access to them whenever they wanted. They didn't win. My wife's shortfalls are the only rezone my kids are in public school.

Tell the park ranger to eat one, and go some where more secluded. (I'm just so sick of overbearing government agency's, as they are currently trying to shut my bus build down.)

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