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Old 02-26-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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Seeking tips for converting a short bus

Hey guys, I am new to the skoolie conversion world and although I've been trying to do as much research as possible, I still have hardly any idea what I'm doing. What advice do you all have for a newbie like myself? Looking for tips on creating a floor plan for optimal space management specifically, but really I need any insight that I can get! I want to make my bus the best that it can be.
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:19 AM   #2
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Your enthusiazm is showing. I went for the mediocre build.

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Old 02-26-2018, 11:46 AM   #3
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Short bus can be an exercise in compromise. It's like a 4 sided war between your space, your skills, your needs, and your budget. Remember that everything is bigger once its inside the bus, and you can never have too much insulation.
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The right insulation and the right AC unit and you can hang quartered beef in the bus.
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Old 02-26-2018, 01:48 PM   #5
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Short bus can be an exercise in compromise. It's like a 4 sided war between your space, your skills, your needs, and your budget. Remember that everything is bigger once its inside the bus, and you can never have too much insulation.
Good to know thank you!

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The right insulation and the right AC unit and you can hang quartered beef in the bus.
Who needs a fridge!
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I wouldn't want to live full time in a shortie but we managed to get the basic creature comforts into a 26 footer.

Everything depends on what you have in mind to do with it.
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