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Old 10-02-2017, 08:18 AM   #41
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I own a skoolie for the windows! How many RV's give you a wrap around view as you sit down to breakfast with a cup of coffee? It's all about the windows!
Windows was also a big factor for me.

I have been in too many dark and cramped RVs that were just depressing. School buses might be cramped but the windows give it a much more open and pleasant feel.

Wood stove, real heat in the winter. Not some 12"x12" heater heating a small pocket of air while everyone wears sweaters.

Durability school buses can sit under snow without collapsing they won't melt and rot away 2 month after a small leak.

Options.. So many customization's you can do. It is endless.
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:49 AM   #42
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Been thru 2 tornados in a 30 camper while i was full timing the first time it survived i thought but soon after the smell of wet wood started and i could not get rid of it. Second one i tried to get away and run down a ditch but got knocked down. Ended up junking it. my 2 walls wil incorporate a steel roll bar for a safe area in the shower room. I know i already have steel struts but i had a limp for a Year as i dont heal as fast so maybe overkill
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:44 AM   #43
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Been thru 2 tornados in a 30 camper while i was full timing the first time it survived i thought but soon after the smell of wet wood started and i could not get rid of it. Second one i tried to get away and run down a ditch but got knocked down. Ended up junking it. my 2 walls wil incorporate a steel roll bar for a safe area in the shower room. I know i already have steel struts but i had a limp for a Year as i dont heal as fast so maybe overkill
Preparedness is never Overkill. Good plan!

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Old 10-02-2017, 11:13 AM   #44
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Been thru 2 tornados in a 30 camper while i was full timing the first time it survived i thought but soon after the smell of wet wood started and i could not get rid of it. Second one i tried to get away and run down a ditch but got knocked down. Ended up junking it. my 2 walls wil incorporate a steel roll bar for a safe area in the shower room. I know i already have steel struts but i had a limp for a Year as i dont heal as fast so maybe overkill
Don't be fooled into thinking you will be safe, as described. a 2 x 4 flying at over 200 mph will go straight through your bus, steel and all.

If you are in a tornado warning, you MUST get to a safe place, and that means a substantial building with no windows. Underground is best.

If you are planning to stay anywhere in tornado alley during the Spring and Fall, make sure you know where the nearest safe place is, and watch the weather very carefully.

We live close to Tulsa, this stuff is routine and we take it very seriously.

If you are traveling, the big coolers in gas stations are decent .. and the employees will be in there with you.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:05 PM   #45
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Don't be fooled into thinking you will be safe, as described. a 2 x 4 flying at over 200 mph will go straight through your bus, steel and all.

If you are in a tornado warning, you MUST get to a safe place, and that means a substantial building with no windows. Underground is best.

If you are planning to stay anywhere in tornado alley during the Spring and Fall, make sure you know where the nearest safe place is, and watch the weather very carefully.

We live close to Tulsa, this stuff is routine and we take it very seriously.

If you are traveling, the big coolers in gas stations are decent .. and the employees will be in there with you.
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Old 10-02-2017, 06:19 PM   #46
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I was 5 miles away from even a barn thats why i went for a ditch so your advice is usless as i intend to boondock a lot more so as to get away from people that think they have to tell me what to do
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:06 PM   #47
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