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Old 11-01-2019, 08:37 AM   #1
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2020 Florida Skoolie Swarm Feb 3rd -10th

3rd annual Florida Skoolie Swarm. 40 buses and 20 other vehicles attended last year. Come hang out at the beautiful Doe Lake Campground in the Ocala National Forest. Not a show, just a gathering of current and future skoolie family. Except for the Saturday night potluck dinner there are no scheduled events although there are often spontaneous group meals.

Practice you're off grid skills. No power hookups in the camp ground, there are bathrooms with showers, a CCC era mess hall available, lake for kayaks or canoes, fresh water connections scattered around the camp ground. There is a Convenience store about 6 miles out. Join the Skoolie Swarm FB group for more information and discussion.

If you plan to attend please Email skoolieswarm@gmail.com with the subject "2020". Please include name, dates that you'll be staying, size/type of vehicle or if you are tent camping, facebook or instagram name, and number of animals or kids. The cost is $15 / night for the camping. You can prepay via paypal or pay cash at the campground.

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Old 11-01-2019, 08:44 AM   #2
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Is there a charge for entry if I'm just visiting and not camping?
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Old 11-02-2019, 05:24 AM   #3
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Is there a charge for entry if I'm just visiting and not camping?
Good question, CB ... inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:10 AM   #4
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Is there a charge for entry if I'm just visiting and not camping?
I can not say officailly but I do not think so. Did they charge last year when you came for the day? You (and Roxy) can be my guest.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:20 AM   #5
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I can not say officailly but I do not think so. Did they charge last year when you came for the day? You (and Roxy) can be my guest.
Cool. Thanks Ronnie.

We'll get in one way or another. But budgeting right now is tough. I make $100 every other week right now lol.
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:33 AM   #6
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I definitely won't be energy self-sufficient by then. Actually I might still be cleaning up rust by then.

I might come in my van. But I run my fridge and everything off the alternator. Without some place to charge my batteries I'm not sure how long I can stay.

But I'm pretty sure I'm coming down and meet some of y'all
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Old 11-02-2019, 10:54 AM   #7
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I definitely won't be energy self-sufficient by then. Actually I might still be cleaning up rust by then.

I might come in my van. But I run my fridge and everything off the alternator. Without some place to charge my batteries I'm not sure how long I can stay.

But I'm pretty sure I'm coming down and meet some of y'all
Come on down!
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Old 11-02-2019, 04:40 PM   #8
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I missed last year's because dumb** coworker said we were cutting over a system in lauderdale that weekend.. then he ended up going out and partying and said "nah not cutting over"... this year im just going to have to play the "im the owner of this company and see ya bye" for the weekend .. lol..

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Old 11-02-2019, 11:27 PM   #9
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I missed last year's because dumb** coworker said we were cutting over a system in lauderdale that weekend.. then he ended up going out and partying and said "nah not cutting over"... this year im just going to have to play the "im the owner of this company and see ya bye" for the weekend .. lol..

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Sounds like a deal to me!
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We probably will be there next year. Still working on getting everything ready to move in hopefully by summer!


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