Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2005, 10:14 PM   #1
Bus Nut
 
Eric von Kleist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grundy, Virginia
Posts: 632
Year: 1985
Coachwork: ThomasBuilt
Chassis: International Harvester S-1700
Engine: 9L IHC V-8 Diesel 180HP
Rated Cap: 60
My New Neighbor

Here's my new neighbor! We're nearly twins! I haven't met the owner(s) yet. I am told that they will be moving in in a week or so.





From what I can see, it's a Bluebird on an IH chassis. Looks to be 66 or 72 passenger. The front door has been replaced with a storm door. It has an obvious A/C unit on top. That's about all I can tell. Don't know if it's gas or diesel.

The name on the bus is "Home Grown". http://www.skoolie.net/gallery2/album36
Eric von Kleist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 04:45 AM   #2
Bus Nut
 
Griff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Off-Grid
Posts: 740
Year: 1982
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: IH S1723
Engine: IH V345 Gas V8
Rated Cap: 66
Well, there goes the neighborhood!
__________________
~(G)Q Arduously Avoiding Assimilation
Griff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 10:05 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 1,838
Send a message via AIM to Steve
They haven't invited you in?
__________________
View my 1972 Ward: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1986 Blue Bird: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1960 GMC: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Eric von Kleist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grundy, Virginia
Posts: 632
Year: 1985
Coachwork: ThomasBuilt
Chassis: International Harvester S-1700
Engine: 9L IHC V-8 Diesel 180HP
Rated Cap: 60
They haven't been around except to drop the bus off. They are moving from out of state. From what I have been told, they won't actually be here until "later in the week". Which week, I'm not sure.

OMG! I have to clean the bus! I can't have them come over with it all messy!
Eric von Kleist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
Eric von Kleist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grundy, Virginia
Posts: 632
Year: 1985
Coachwork: ThomasBuilt
Chassis: International Harvester S-1700
Engine: 9L IHC V-8 Diesel 180HP
Rated Cap: 60
Well, I got to meet my neighbor, Sonny, the day before yesterday. He's maybe in his late 30s, and is a roofer. He's married, and a woman (that I presume is his wife) has been there the past two nights, but I haven't met her yet. I did show him my bus, and he did show me his. He just bought it from his in-laws, who used it only as a weekend camper, so while it is converted for living, it is not converted completely for full time living: it has amenities, but they are configured for temporary accomodations. He wants to make some changes to it for full time living. The primary changes that he wants to make are to add a shower, a hot water heater, a water pump/storage system (city-water hook up only), and plumb a toilet (porta-potty currently).

The layout is (from front to back) living area; kitchen area; bedroom; and bathroom. I think it's a very nice layout. He shouldn't have any trouble making the modifications he has in mind.
Eric von Kleist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 12:19 AM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Central Iowa
Posts: 1,838
Send a message via AIM to Steve
Did you tell him about the board?
__________________
View my 1972 Ward: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1986 Blue Bird: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
View my 1960 GMC: Topic from the Build : The Picture Gallery
Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 05:33 PM   #7
Bus Nut
 
Eric von Kleist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grundy, Virginia
Posts: 632
Year: 1985
Coachwork: ThomasBuilt
Chassis: International Harvester S-1700
Engine: 9L IHC V-8 Diesel 180HP
Rated Cap: 60
Haven't had a chance to yet, but I certainly will. I only saw him for 10 minutes or so when we met, and I've only seen him for a few moments since then.
Eric von Kleist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My neighbor killed his kids... KC10Chief Everything Else | General Skoolie Discussions 8 04-20-2008 10:27 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.