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Old 03-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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DITTO on the floor plan!!! RV's are RECREATIONAL vehicles and set up for weekend trips. Our bus conversion is a RESIDENTIAL vehicle and set up for living in fulltime. AND IT'S NOT WHITE, OFF-WHITE OR BEIGE!!!!
Man is that a bad thing, because I was going to paint my bus Beige to blend in

Now I will have to re-think my color scheme.
Well that's the big thing. You can choose to have your bus any colour you want. If you want beige, then go for it. But to blend in you've got to be a light beige, not a dark beige or a medium beige. Sorta dirty sock beige. Not the black dirt dirty sock but the tan dirt dirty sock that's been washed a lot but the stain just doesn't ever quite go away. Just hope you can find your bus in the "Sea of White". It's called a CUSTOM conversion for a reason. So make it what YOU want. To really blend in you need to paint it beige and have a drunken painting party to get the graphics on it. That's what they tend to look like to me. Like they taped off the parts of the RV they didn't want painted. Opened up several cans of white, beige (slightly darker than body paint beige), an "accent" colour like black or red and a keg or two of beer. Then after everyone was partially sloshed but still standing, handed out 4" paint brushes.

You could always paint "The Dirty Sock" on the front... in a dark beige.... or in Dirty Sock Grey.




Can you tell I'm not a big fan of the abstract splashes they call graphics.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:36 PM   #12
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Re: Skoolie vs Prefab

dont forget, when you get a bus you become a skoolie!! I read the other rv forums (I also see lorna on them) and I have learned lots from there to and theres lots of great people on them, but what ruffles my feathers is there replies, you must buy a honda generator,you must tow 4 down, you must only buy the best michelin tires, you must have atleast 2 guns with you ,money is never a issue. But here at the skoolie site you get good honest advice from a wide range of people the seem down to earth, I have a chinese generator that i will recomend to anyone (cant afford a honda), I might two on a dolly, heck I might even buy chinese tires (do the research) and theres not much talk about packing guns on this forum(lets stay away from that topic) It just nice to have a good bunch of skoolie people that are living in the real world, who can build with there own hands .

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:51 PM   #13
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what ruffles my feathers is their replies, you must buy a honda generator,you must tow 4 down, you must only buy the best michelin tires, you must have at least 2 guns with you ,money is never a issue.
Money is always an issue with us. We're po and converting the bus isn't helping our cash on hand situation! Those RVers hate contractor generators. Guess we need to buy a contractor genny and park next to a few of them.

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there's not much talk about packing guns on this forum(lets stay away from that topic)
Most foolish thing I have seen is the folks who post online to the whole world that they carry guns... along with detailed info on what they drive, where they are and all the toys they own.

For the benefit of the gov storm troopers who may be reading this... I do not have a gun!

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They most certainly do!

I also like how the RVers will tell anyone interested in buying a skoolie that they can't get them into any campgrounds. Needless to say, I always correct them on that one. Makes them mad too

They are way too hung up on being RV PC. Too many are against staying more than one night in a parking lot. Other don't think you should even spend one night in a parking lot because you OWE the campground your business. Needless to say I do have a few things to say about that as well!

Ticking the PC RVers off is fun.
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Re: Skoolie vs Prefab

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there's not much talk about packing guns on this forum(lets stay away from that topic)
Most foolish thing I have seen is the folks who post online to the whole world that they carry guns... along with detailed info on what they drive, where they are and all the toys they own.

For the benefit of the gov storm troopers who may be reading this... I do not have a gun!
I was going to make a comment about Secret Service, the NSA, etc., reading this site...um, never mind.

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They most certainly do!

I also like how the RVers will tell anyone interested in buying a skoolie that they can't get them into any campgrounds. Needless to say, I always correct them on that one. Makes them mad too

They are way too hung up on being RV PC. Too many are against staying more than one night in a parking lot. Other don't think you should even spend one night in a parking lot because you OWE the campground your business. Needless to say I do have a few things to say about that as well!

Ticking the PC RVers off is fun.
Now those "PC" killjoy RVers would have a fit at this un-blue Blue Bird being anywhere near them! You can't get an S&S that looks like this. (Photographed this on my way home from work. I rather like it.)

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Old 06-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #15
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Remember back in the 70's when having a custom airbrushed mural on your Chevy van meant you were cool?
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