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Old 08-31-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Angry OOPS! Landlord says the bus must go

So my landlord says the bus can't qualify under my lease as a Recreational Vehicle, so I have to find somewhere else to stow it. My bad, I should have verified with him before I made the purchase.

Does anyone in the Everett/Snohomish County area have any good recommendations about where to park it? Preferably low cost and they would allow me to work on the conversion. I have contacted a couple of folks on Craigslist, but they either won't allow work on the bus at their site or are kind of squirrely.

If I have to pay $100 a month for parking, (that's the cheapest professional storage place I have found) I may have to sell it before I really get started on converting it.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:43 PM   #2
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No luck in trying to convince the landlord to change their mind?

I'm 24 and I was living in Kirkland where I work but I moved back home to my parents' house on Tiger Mountain (near Snoqualmie) after my lease was up so I could buy/work on my bus (they have about 5 acres). I spent a moderate amount of time trying to look at RV storage for it closer to Kirkland but like you I found it to be really expensive and you have only limited access to it.

It also sucks that every house within 20 miles of that area is on like .5 acres or less, so you don't really even have the option to barter with people for a spot on their property. Up north where you are you may have more of a chance.

Honestly if your place has enough room to store an RV but they just won't let you because its not "qualified" as a recreational vehicle, I would try to convince the landlord otherwise. Ask them like "well what if it was painted?" because some people just don't like this obnoxious yellow thing but they don't mind a painted one. Or ask what it takes to make it qualified, and then do that work first thing. Let me tell you it is WAY more convenient to just be able to work on it at home where you have easy access to your tools and stuff than having to bring everything and drive all the way to wherever it is stored.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:09 PM   #3
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I tried convincing him, I told him the plan was to paint it almond this Labor Day weekend when the weather clears back up, even offered to pay an extra $50 in rent for every month it's back there. No dice.

His stated reason is that another tenant put a sailboat in the back yard where he was renting, tore it apart to restore it, then died and the landlord was stuck with the bill trying to get the boat junk off of the property. He's worried I'll get halfway into the conversion and kick the bucket I guess.
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I tried convincing him, I told him the plan was to paint it almond this Labor Day weekend when the weather clears back up, even offered to pay an extra $50 in rent for every month it's back there. No dice.

His stated reason is that another tenant put a sailboat in the back yard where he was renting, tore it apart to restore it, then died and the landlord was stuck with the bill trying to get the boat junk off of the property. He's worried I'll get halfway into the conversion and kick the bucket I guess.
What a moron. Everyone dies, just at different times.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:52 PM   #5
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Welcome to the club.

I just had to move everything I own again.

Three buses and a shed. Not fun and I'm Fvcking sick of it.

Every time I move something not complete, stuff gets wrecked.

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Old 09-01-2015, 02:40 AM   #6
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Even out in the country on a "friend's" 20 acres, my bus somehow "gets in the way" and I'm shopping around for somewhere else to keep it.

The bane of bus life is finding somewhere else to park every few months.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:32 AM   #7
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Sounds like an opportunity for entrepreneurialism! Of course no one location will suit everyone but that would be cool to have a commercial skoolie-focused storage and conversion center.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:54 AM   #8
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Sounds like an opportunity for entrepreneurialism! Of course no one location will suit everyone but that would be cool to have a commercial skoolie-focused storage and conversion center.
Big enough for internal storage -get them out of the elements- and tall enough to put them on lifts to safely get underneath them...
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:52 AM   #9
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You are describing an abandonned assembly line.

Detroit must have a few on sale right now...
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Old 09-05-2015, 01:10 PM   #10
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Found a place to store it and work on it, about half an hour drive from home.





I stacked some 1x6 planks under the driver side wheels to level it a little better for now. I'll get some better leveling blocks for it; I saw some at Walmart that looked like big, flat legos.
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