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Old 05-24-2017, 08:37 AM   #1
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Why we own skoolies

Holy wow!!!

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Old 05-24-2017, 08:55 AM   #2
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and ive never seen a skoolie blow over on the highway in the wind either.. ive seen 5th wheels and once a 'bounder' literally blown off the road years ago in the mountains
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:37 AM   #3
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As big and boxy as our Skoolies are, even the ones with roof raises, the mass is just greater.

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Old 05-24-2017, 10:04 AM   #4
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That wasn't just the top blown off. That was the entire shell. There is a manufacturing defect here. The shell was not properly secured to the platform. I don't see much damage at the floor to shell joint. hardly any fasteners.
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That wasn't just the top blown off. That was the entire shell. There is a manufacturing defect here. The shell was not properly secured to the platform. I don't see much damage at the floor to shell joint. hardly any fasteners.
It's a big mess, that's all I know!! Can you imagine? I was totally thinking of going with a motorhome... I'm glad my research brought me to my skoolie!
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I had looked at campers too. Anything bigger than a pop-up​ and I would have to get a pickup truck. Anything really big and I would need a heavy duty pickup.
So... Used camper in the neighborhood of say 5k and then a truck to pull it at least 5k.. why not spread out the expense, have something to work on and make exactly what I want instead of settling... Oh yeah and Skoolies are cool.

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Old 05-24-2017, 02:27 PM   #8
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I had looked at campers too. Anything bigger than a pop-up​ and I would have to get a pickup truck. Anything really big and I would need a heavy duty pickup.
So... Used camper in the neighborhood of say 5k and then a truck to pull it at least 5k.. why not spread out the expense, have something to work on and make exactly what I want instead of settling... Oh yeah and Skoolies are cool.

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Exactly!!! And I think I'm actually going to stay under my $10K budget
The way it's looking, I may come in under $8K!

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Exactly!!! And I think I'm actually going to stay under my $10K budget
The way it's looking, I may come in under $8K!

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I've only got maybe $4500 in mine even after raising the roof. I doubt even that much. I should keep better track of that kinda stuff.That's NOT counting the tools I've bought but I haven't actually had to spend a ton since I've had all the time in the world to gather stuff.
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:31 PM   #10
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Why we own Skoolies?

I thought it was a mental condition........ My Wife agrees......
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Why we own Skoolies?

I thought it was a mental condition........ My Wife agrees......

Now thats funny! Thats exactly what some of my friends thought when I told them I was getting a bus to live in.
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I own a skoolie to go get groceries, and go to starbucks, and the mall, and pizza, and take my friends to dinner, and roadtrip, and go to the office...
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Why we own Skoolies?

I thought it was a mental condition........ My Wife agrees......
LOL... she may have a point
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Since 1995 I've been trying to get myself into a BUS LIFE.
Only 20 something years later, I'm about halfway there.
I went shopping for my first RV in 1993 and wound up buying an Eagle 10 bus and converting it.

Spent 6+ years living in it and traveling.

Always wanted to convert another one. Took me 20+ years to get around to it.
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"Bus Life" is what I'm talking about. My problem is i can't get anything done. As soon as i think i know what i want to do i come up with a different idea. Maybe i do want to add a shower. Should i put a black water tank. Maybe a new rear end. Haha it never ends. I'm obsessed to say the least.
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We're selling it by the end of the year and moving out of town in our bus. Finished or not, we're ready.
I want ten acres out in BFE so I can pile up buses, mopeds, and burn tires when I want to!
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ECCB we talk the same language. Thats the life, especially if its in an area where you can grow any plants you want. If you catch my drift. Anyway, do you guys do any meet up kind of things? I'd sure love to get together with other like minded people
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ECCB we talk the same language. Thats the life, especially if its in an area where you can grow any plants you want. If you catch my drift. Anyway, do you guys do any meet up kind of things? I'd sure love to get together with other like minded people
All the time!
I've made several local friends through this forum.
We're having a skoolie bbq and party for Sandi. She's taking off on the road in her bus she's finishing up. Last weekend in Sept!
Of course, any time you'd like to come out on a weekend let me know and I'll pm you my number and stuff.
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