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Old 05-24-2017, 07:37 AM   #1
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:55 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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As big and boxy as our Skoolies are, even the ones with roof raises, the mass is just greater.

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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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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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