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Old 06-12-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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we went camping

3 rd time out so far camping, everthing is working good. have bathroom, and kitchen sink, just put in upper cabnets.

will post more pics with latest progress.

we stayed at a park in kenora ontario, we were the red necks of the parks, all nice new fiffe wheels and the guy next door had a 150,000 motor home, nice, but with that being said more people came over to see our bus, and where all positive comments.

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Old 06-14-2011, 08:07 AM   #2
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How many asked how much it cost / fuel mileage? (did you compare fuel mileage with your neighbor?) <--
yes he did asked what I had into it, he gets 6 mpg towing hes little truck, hes total cost for his rig was 198,000. he had a grin when I told him we had 8400 into ours and get 9-12 mpg. we got 12 mpg on the way there. (took it easy)(drove the speed limit)


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Old 06-14-2011, 11:42 AM   #3
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Re: we went camping

I love that photo of your bus parked next to the RV! I hope to take many photos of my own just like that one.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:08 PM   #4
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How about doing all of us a favour and leave a review in http://www.rvparkreviews.com and don't forget to say "We camped here in a skoolie".
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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lorna, will do that

D.Dan I hope you do to, Its a blast driving this thing, and nice easy to set up and take down camping, as soon as I can Ill take pics of my holding tanks and how I put them in, everything is coming together nice, we have a big trip to the east coast starting around the 4 of july, planning about 35 nights 5-8 thousand miles , so everything has to work on the bus.

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Old 06-26-2011, 03:50 PM   #6
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I like the idea of being the "Red Neck" in the campground. I have found in the places I go to, everyone wants to ask questions about the conversion and all have been really nice people...even the one's that own the $100,000 plus rigs with the slide-outs.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:29 PM   #7
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I agree, its a blast to camp with a bus, we just got back from a weekend camping, had 3 people take the tour of the bus, theres lots of nice folks, and its nice to meet different folks. Iv been keeping a log book this year , of camp sites we have been, people we meet, fuel etc, I always jot down about the people that take a tour inside, some day it will make for interesting reading. we will be heading out around the 4 or 5 of july to take a 30 plus days run to the east coast from here, should be about 5-8thousand mile trip. im sure we will hit wifi so I can go on line and check out this site, also I have a Magic jack phone so I can use on the road, it will save my cell phone bill.

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Old 09-07-2011, 07:11 PM   #8
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well its been a month since we been back from our long trip, we headed out last saturday and spent the night at camp ground , wx was bad but it was nice to be back in the bus again, we will be doing a few more camping days till about oct, give or take,most likley boon docking then time to but the bus away, how sad, so far its been a good year , travelled 9810 kms this year 44 nights so far and all good.
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Old 09-11-2011, 09:27 AM   #9
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GB what did you get for mileage on your journey?
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We drove up (not camping) to Pie Town yesterday for the Pie festival and checked out a couple of public campgrounds on the way. I have started a photo bucket page with pics and info. I have listed what sites our 40 ft bus will fit into. Datil Well is a nice campground and the roads are not as rough as I was lead to believe. I wish our gravel roads had been that nice back when we lived on gravel roads! Only $5 per night but no dump station and a 7 day max stay. There is a camphost on site (noted) so I guess we could ask where a dump station is at. No bath houses only pit toilets (1 handicapped station -pic- and 1 regular). Based on the "view" in the pit toilets, I would say this place isn't really used alot. We also checked out the FREE city park in Pie Town. I haven't gotten the pics up for it yet. High grass, dispersed camping. Does have pit toilets (operational?) and a threaded water pipe. Commercial RV park in town (tiny). Perhaps they allow dumping? If you go to Pie Town for the pie... skip the Pie-oneer.. expensive pie and it wasn't that great. We sell a better pie and it's a "store-bought" one that we sell for less! We did not try the "Daily Pie Cafe".

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