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Old 03-02-2012, 11:25 AM   #11
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smart ass to u 49...she a robot
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
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Hiphippie, sell the expensive bed separately. Its absence won't affect what your bus is worth and you'll likely lose less than if you let the bed go with the bus. The above remarks reveal the price reality in all its ugliness. I'm glad I know about it now, before getting a bus.
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I see things like "limo tint" windows and think..."damn another heat sink"
I dunno...I think dark tint is popular in the desert Southwest (Lorna would know better than I, living in NM) to keep the sun out. A friend of mine bought a used car that had made its way to Nebraska from Albuquerque; it had limo tint and my friend got a warning from Omaha police to remove the tint or get a ticket (laws vary by state). My girlfriend had a Plymouth Voyager with middling tinted glass (people in it were still visible to outsiders) and it surrre made a difference in comfort for the person on the sunny side of the van.

Could insulation be a more important factor? My 30+ year old Winnebago doesn't get as ferociously hot as a car does even though it's essentially a Styrofoam cooler on wheels.
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #13
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...I was hoping to get what I put into it back...
Rule #1 of bus conversions of ANY kind.... You will never get your money back when you sell. Makes no difference how nice of a job you did on it....
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I have a 1977 Class C that we bought in 2006 for $2K, put roughly $1K and sweat (repairs, new appliances, new AC/LP water heater) back into it, so we can sell it for $3K? I think not! It runs pretty good, that makes it worth roughly $1K MAX. Realistically, we can unload it fast for $500. We lived in it from 2006 to 2010. My daughter is now living in it (I need to title it into her name at some point, but she's not going anywhere yet). Have we gotten our $$ out of it? YES! Will we let it go for "less than we have in it"? YES!
Winnebago brand products and Dodge chassis have a cult following; therefore I hope I can get a little more out of my '76 Class C than that. Nevertheless, the only reason we could get anywhere near what my girlfriend and I put into the rig is the fact that I inherited it (i.e., I got it for "free.") I plan on remodeling the bathroom so we can use the shower, because right now the access door is too high and narrow for anyone larger and less limber than a teenage female gymnast. Will my improvements increase the appeal to buyers? Yes. Recover the cost of said project? No.

Lorna's experiences illustrate quite vividly that, whether it's an old stix-&-staples RV or a skoolie, "blue-chip home on wheels" is an oxymoron.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #14
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HUGE thanks to such a loving community reception for a newbie! (SO much sarcasm) I have NO idea what it is worth, you are right. I didn't expect to get any bites at this level, but rather list it high than get 15 responses b.c I low balled it. Also, I'm a girl, so you can call the idiot a she in any following rude remarks. I don't know much about the electrical because I hired someone to do it right, instead of guessing at it myself. The beginning of the conversion wasn't done by my, but you can look at old pictures on the 5gypsykings account. I have decided not to sell it, but I hope you give others a warmer reception than I received. Looking forward to learning more, and making Wayne a better bus for it!
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Welcome to the forum, sorry nobody welcomed you sooner. Thats cool that your going to keep your bus, do you get to travel in it much? How about some more pictures, I Like the clean simple look it has. Hope all is well with your move. Cheers
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #16
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Thank you!! I love looking at all the fabulous conversions on here, so inspiring! I understand that I am new to this, and to those more experienced, I must look silly. I am planning a BIG cross country drive soon, hoping to use some online media to educate others on how awesome skoolies are. Thanks for the welcome
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Don't worry about the silly part. Please feel free to ask questions, there really is a wealth of great infortmation on this site. Occassionally rude comments are made, but overall the people here are very helpful and understanding. After all we are or were newbies to this. Cheers
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #18
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Yeah, some of us are complete idiots...that's why we have a skoolie
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Price / value of a conversion is just one of those topics that gets people in the mood to throw mud... could be that some people have been in your shoes and feel embarrassed *shrug* . Good luck and have fun.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #20
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Hiphippie, sorry your start here was rough.

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I see things like "limo tint" windows and think..."damn another heat sink"
I dunno...My girlfriend had a Plymouth Voyager with [medium-dark] tinted glass (people in it were still visible to outsiders) and it surrre made a difference in comfort for the person on the sunny side of the van.
You can be "brand new" to Skoolie.net and still teach the older dogs new tricks. How do you like the limo tint? Does it have a benefit like my g.f.'s Voyager mentioned above? It looks like "5gypsykings" didn't have tint on it and wonder if you got to feel a difference before-vs.-after adding it.
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