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Old 01-05-2019, 04:08 AM   #21
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I looked for the Facebook group “Midwest Skoolie and Bus Meetup” without any luck.

Possibly I just don’t know how to use Facebook to find it. I really don’t Facebook much.

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Old 01-05-2019, 04:46 AM   #22
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Lucky this December and January but that’s all going to change soon. About feb 1, if you are full timing in the north or northeast stock up on fuel. We are likely to go back to the pattern that brought us nearly record cold mid October through November. I’m those months the norms are much higher than Jan and feb.. so we could be looking at extended times with daytime temps of below 20.. and with the storm tracks somewhat missing us not a ton of snow but many cloudy days rendering solar useless..

The further west you go the less impact in respect to seasonal nirmals. Obviously going south results in higher actual temps but still will be below the averages.. even into Florida where rain will tend to keep things cooler than average.

Of course this is all speculative since the pattern is so volatile this year the accuracy index of 7 days plus is dismal for the Midwest ..
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:50 PM   #23
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Hey Bill!! We are full timers just south of Indianapolis!! Give us a shout sometime

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Hello from a wanna-be full-timer! We are just south of Indy in Greenwood converting a transit bus! Let's get together soon!
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:16 AM   #24
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We are going to try to park in front of the big RV show at the state fairgrounds this coming weekend to share our skoolie. I bet the camping world people run me off.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:14 AM   #25
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there was an RV show here in columbus this weekend.. seemed like Camping world had that place locked up pretty tight as in camping world signs everywhere.. and not many other RV dealers in the convention hall.. of course it was indoors downtown so no real chance of a skoolie sneaking in..



the big RV dealer thats located at the old outlet mall on I-71 did have a few spots in the hall.. the nearest camping world is 20 miles away from this city...


they were in there wow-ing people with their "Low-payment" van cutaway RV.. im sure they probably finance it as long as a house...



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Old 01-07-2019, 10:52 AM   #26
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When I start typing in the search bar it comes up first. Probably because I have searched before. As you can see all I got typed was mid. It should come up though. I'll try a link too, not sure if it will get you there.



Link. I'm not sure if a link from my facebook will work on yours.

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...epa=SEARCH_BOX




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Old 01-07-2019, 10:26 PM   #27
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Hey, I'm in Chicagoland. No bus yet, but I'd drive over there if there was a meet up planned.
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:50 PM   #28
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I would be in if it is not on a race weekend
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:07 PM   #29
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Get together Indiana

I live in Decatur would love a Indiana Swarm
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:46 PM   #30
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Was at the Indy RV show last night w/ my wife and most of my kids (just missing the oldest). Middle son lost one of his gloves and we backtracked looking for it (never found it, though).



Anyway, didn't see any skoolies there, unfortunately. Camping World had a good-sized section, but the Mount Comfort RV people seemed to have the best prices and best quality (well, for an RV, anyway). Alas, no $1Mil+ Class A's - at least I didn't see any.


Lots of good ideas for layouts, but the paperboard walls just screamed "CHEAP!" My wife just kept muttering, "oh, that's interesting - but my boys would destroy this in a week!"


So, when and where are we going to get together??
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:30 PM   #31
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RV Show

I sent in a request for a spot in this show with my skoolie. They denied us!! said all spots were full. Soooo this weekend I am going to park right in front of the front door this coming weekend. Stop by and say hi to us!!
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:02 PM   #32
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I sent in a request for a spot in this show with my skoolie. They denied us!! said all spots were full.

Wow, they denied you? They don't want the competition....



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Soooo this weekend I am going to park right in front of the front door this coming weekend. Stop by and say hi to us!!

I will definitely try! Just be aware of our winter storm watch and 4" of forecasted snow this weekend.
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:09 PM   #33
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Rv show? I thought it was the Indy 1500 gun show at the state fairgrounds this weekend?
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Old 01-10-2019, 08:21 PM   #34
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So I was thinking to plan it at my house July 26th to 28th, but “somewhereinusa” pointed out that there was a get together at chain-o-lakes that weekend.

So I could keep it the last weekend in July at my house, or move mine to an earlier weekend In July.

What does everyone think?

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Old 01-10-2019, 08:29 PM   #35
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I can make chain o lakes weekend but the weekend before im in Lancaster PA at a vintage Christmas Convention...

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Old 01-11-2019, 09:41 AM   #36
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Miltruckman its your party have it when its best for you. I am pretty sure you will have a good turnout either date you pick.


The gun and knife show might be in another pavilion. We are expecting 7 inches starting tonight so I will prolly have to cancel our trip to the rv show this weekend. Not that I couldn't make it but none the idiots around here can drive in it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:58 AM   #37
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Plus no reason to get salt all underneath your bus either just to go to a show.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:36 AM   #38
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I can do any other weekend in July. Mumsywumsy isn't likely to attend so it would be just me. I would need to rum genny for AC though. It's pretty quiet.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:37 PM   #39
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This will be the first halfway significant snowfall of the season here in Indianapolis and I've observed that it takes at least 2 or 3 snowfalls before people stop driving like they are in the Indy 500....


Just got the notice that INDOT has issued a full call-out for their salt trucks and maintenance folks from Indy south. They'll be working "12 hour on / 12 hour off" shifts until sometime late Sunday (if the forecast holds).


It might be best just to stay off the roads....
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:22 PM   #40
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latest weather guidance is a line from indy to wilmington oh is in the up to 7-8" range possinbl;e (4-8 is the spread the pretty boys are giving.. the models are pretty clear on the midrange amounts).. Dayton, cincy, columbus. are in the general 3-6" range.. colder temperatures will be present in the indy, dayton and columbus areas along I-70. vs the southern I-71 corridor..
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