View Poll Results: What is your skoolie used for?
A primary home 8 42.11%
A second (or third...) home 1 5.26%
As an RV 6 31.58%
Something else (please explain) 5 26.32%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-15-2018, 09:47 AM   #1
Almost There
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Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: New Mexico (USA)
Posts: 95
Year: TBD
Coachwork: TBD (Bluebird?)
Chassis: TBD
Engine: Will be diesel
Rated Cap: As big as possible
Cool What do you use your Skoolie for?

Is your skoolie used as:
  • A primary home
  • A second (or third...) home
  • Strictly as an RV
  • Something else, or a combination of the above (please explain)
Driven to get skooled.
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:50 AM   #2
Bus Nut
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Join Date: May 2016
Location: Minnehaha Co., SD
Posts: 533
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 65
Primary Home, as soon as we sell our house. Right now it's an casual getaway place/project.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:07 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Central Idaho
Posts: 41
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 1998 TC/1000 Bluebird Handybus
Engine: 6BTA 5.9 Cummins Diesel AT545
Rated Cap: 25 ft
I'm technically still converting it until Thursday afternoon. Then I must live in it from Friday on through the winter--haha. So close yet so much to do.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:08 AM   #4
Bus Crazy
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Andrews,Indiana
Posts: 1,983
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: AARE
Engine: 3116 Cat 250hp
Rated Cap: Just the two of us.
I use mine to keep me from amassing large piles of money. It's an RV.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:10 AM   #5
Bus Geek
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 17,792
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
I just want a big diesel powered van to haul my dog and friends around. Seating for 6-8 with somewhere to take a nap and a crap.
So- used school bus!
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:38 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
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Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,023
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
I use mine as an RV and we use it almost every weekend. We also use it if the power goes out. I also use it to drive to work and back now and then and sometimes on the weekend we take the bus grocery shopping and running errands. I had the bus less than a year and we put over 2500 miles on it!

I don't plan on selling everything and going full time right away. I will continue to work for the next several years since I have a stable job and place to live. If anything changes, then we retire earlier.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:16 PM   #7
Bus Nut
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Brevard County, FL
Posts: 858
Year: 1990
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: Ford
Engine: 6.6 New Holland Diesel
Rated Cap: 60 kids, 10 window
As our home. At least.for the next 2-3 years
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:04 PM   #8
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 205
The wife and I are not campers as such so we think of our GMC Micro Bird as a cheap motel room on wheels. It's not fancy, nor very big, but it gets us where we want to go and allows us overnight to long weekend accommodation.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:12 PM   #9
Bus Geek
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 11,366
Year: 1991
Coachwork: Carpenter
Chassis: International 3800
Engine: DTA360 / MT643
Rated Cap: 7 Row Handicap
my red one is almost like my daily driver ( I put more miles on it than my car.. its also my Rest-O-Mod) "hotrod.. not fast but a toy"..

DEV bus is my mobiole software/hardware Dev lab... when im working on tough projects and need new scenery I install my server racks and test systemns and take off..

my Superior is my Classic.. recently acquired and will be restored to Nearly original. (some parts just arent made anymore like the exact seat vinyl).. (will be painted yellow with all school lights and systems functional.. (to ohio spec) I acquired it as a Church bus that the church replaced with a newer one)..

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Old 11-03-2018, 04:19 PM   #10
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: Washington State
Posts: 80
Year: 2001
Coachwork: International
Chassis: Amtran
Engine: DT466E
Currently our house since July 18 and love traveling in it because people are always soooo curious and love to compliment!!! And driving it is a joy like no other
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