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Old 06-18-2016, 09:39 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mightymainermite View Post
I believe it! I have lived a very dynamic, unconventional life by most people's standards, but since I got my big yellow chariot... let's just say I have a permanent welt from pinching myself on my arm now. If you think you have been through it all and life holds no more surprises, then you my friend, need to acquire a school bus! Even if I never make it to Burning Man or anything, my schoolie has more than paid for itself in terms of "That just happened!" moments!
Totally understood.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:02 PM   #12
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I third the motion; i too have lived a pretty unconventional life and now am moving into a skoolie. Funny how right it feels. Before the bus i got a calling to start looking for a home. I checked a few houses, all seemed cool enough but sorts made my spirit sad. Figured it was just life, then after some Universe guidance i found something that makes my spirit happy.

And yeah... door interlock. lol

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Old 06-19-2016, 12:33 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by mightymainermite View Post
I got pulled over for not having plates when I purchased my bus. I was flying an "in transit' sign with the title and insurance papers in the rear window, so it was all good... apparently good enough that the bus decided it was the perfect time to pull this non-starting stunt of hers! Haha, I already have some pretty good war stories from the six months that I have actually been able to drive her!
Mine started the shifter problem the first time I took it for inspection?
It was starting to act funny when I started up to go and I wiggled a little and off we went but the mechanic wanted to start it for whatever reason.
For the Jolly Roger I just have to find the sweet spot in the neutral position.
Key twisted to crank and wiggle the shifter to find the neutral sweet spot for me.
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