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Old 11-30-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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I am a skoolie will be. Right now just lost with dream. I do not know where to begin. I live in south florida. My dream is to live in a skoolie and be able to travel with it in the summer. I am not sure how to navigate this site. If someone can clue me in I would be very appreciative. Trying to find out whether I am legally allowed to park it on someone's residential property in broward county. I have called city hall but unable to reach a human. Once I settle that, I need to know if a special license is required to drive one. Then the biggie... purchasing an already livable skoolie. I have very little money but a lot of determination. Please help. What is a thread and how do I work this site?What is a tag?
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Old 11-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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Welcome read 2 post above you, this may help

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f12/fo...sics-9889.html

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Old 11-30-2015, 05:13 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome.

regarding a special license, that would be a CDL, commercial driving license. Most states just copy the wording from the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) as their law regarding if you need a CDL. In anutshell, the CFR says you need a CDL if it's still a school bus, once you convert it and retitle it as a RV you don't need a CDL. You should probably check Florida's laws specifically.

That being said, if your bus has air brakes and you have never driven a rig with air brakes, at least get a couple of lessons before you hit the highway. Please and thank you.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:21 PM   #4
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:52 AM   #5
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Hello and welcome.

regarding a special license, that would be a CDL, commercial driving license. Most states just copy the wording from the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) as their law regarding if you need a CDL. In anutshell, the CFR says you need a CDL if it's still a school bus, once you convert it and retitle it as a RV you don't need a CDL. You should probably check Florida's laws specifically.

That being said, if your bus has air brakes and you have never driven a rig with air brakes, at least get a couple of lessons before you hit the highway. Please and thank you.
thank u, i definetly will. Where does one go to get lessons and how much are they are they?
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:14 AM   #6
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i have an electric fireplace that works well. it is small and on wheels, top is flat and does not get warm. no vent needed. would that work on a skoolie for heat? that was my plan for my future skoolie.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #7
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i have an electric fireplace that works well. it is small and on wheels, top is flat and does not get warm. no vent needed. would that work on a skoolie for heat? that was my plan for my future skoolie.
the magic electric fireplace is probably a 1500W heater. I've got a 1500W oil filled radiator heater in my bus. It only keeps my bus in the 50s when temps dip down in the 20s overnight.
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:42 AM   #8
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thank u, i definetly will. Where does one go to get lessons and how much are they are they?
around here there is a shortage of school bus drivers. If you sign on as a part time/on call driver the school district will pay for your cdl classes. Added bonuses: You get experience with different bus styles, you get to know the mechanics at the bus barn, and you will probably get the first shot at surplus buses before they go to auction.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:14 AM   #9
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wow! too bad i am disabled, not able to earn $. maybe if i try as a volunteer on call.
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Old 12-03-2015, 09:26 AM   #10
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around here there is a shortage of school bus drivers. If you sign on as a part time/on call driver the school district will pay for your cdl classes.
Same here. Because nobody wants to deal with 50+ disrespectful brats for $10/hr.
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