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Old 03-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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New Skoolie here... 1995 Thomas 12row rear Engine

Hello... well myself and my Folks have been looking into this and finally decided this is the route to go. We bought one and will look into buying another this summer. Here is the specs...
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My son and I cleaned up and removed the Wall Bolts for the seats last night so we are just getting started. Hope to have it ready for flooring this weekend but we'll see how it goes!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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Re: New Skoolie here... 1995 Thomas 12row rear Engine

congrats on the bus!
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Welcome!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:11 PM   #4
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for some reason it looks just like mine...
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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for some reason it looks just like mine...
Good thing mine has a Number~! Ha ha... not for long though. Hope to get some paint on it ASAP! School bus yellow is just School bus yellow!!! ha
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Welcome!

Good looking platform you have there.

What kinda plans do you have for it?
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Nice looking bus...welcome!
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nice ride welcome onboard

good see some new projects get started
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:33 AM   #9
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Thanks again for the Welcome... as for the Plans I was thinking about smugglling Illegals but that seems to be a dead end road~! Ha ha..

Okay seriously - RV w/ Rear Bed, Bunks for the Kids, Kitchen, living area and this will be my main residence come June 1st for irreconcilable reasons! We have RV hookups at our offices (electrical) and I will be close to my kids. So - not the best of circumstances but I'm more than willing to live this way and be happy about it. More money in the Bank and I'll be off the Grid for a while. Plus, it's WAY cheaper than building a Bridge to live under~!!!! Ha...

I'm pretty handy at doing things to precision when it comes to fixing up... plus with the help of my folks they know RV's in and out. They've gutted and redone many a RV over the years. So that will be a huge advantage. They are considering putting their place up for sale after they have really made it up nice and doing the RV thing again so that they can sock money away as well. Just not that interested in living the way "Your Supposed To" anymore. Way overrated in my opinion.

So there's the nuts and bolts of my plans... This site has really encouraged me / us that this can be done.

I really like the look of the photo somewhere out there of the Bus that has Wood Slats on the Ceiling and the Wood Burning Stove... I won't need a Stove but an Electric Fireplace may be in order~! (Good idea from my Folks...)

Anyway this should move along pretty fast and I'll post photos and lessons learned along the way!

Our kids aren't normally this filthy... but it's a work day!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #10
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Wow... looking for a place to buy headlights and saw this...

Sad indeed - but are these things tough or what~!!! Notice that there's a Car or SUV in there too!

I heard these things were way tougher than RV construction. That's good to know. Sorry it was at the expense of someone else!
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