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Old 12-26-2017, 03:38 PM   #1
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Any Skoolies around Louisiana?

Hey!

I'm trying to get a more grounded perspective on skoolies and how they "feel," so I was hoping I could examine some converted buses in person. I've got the rest of this week off of work so now seems like a decent time to check one out!

I live in South Louisiana right now, about an hour from most of the major cities and I don't mind bringing myself to you. I also would be happy to buy you lunch or some beverage for the hassle and intrusion!

Feel free to PM me, I'd just like to take a look around your skoolie and pick someone's brain in a more conversational manner. It'd also be helpful to hear about what you really do or do not like about how things turned out.
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:44 PM   #2
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If you wanna come see one stripped out and one converted take a road trip on down here to FL. I'm working on some bodywork on Sandi's WanderBus.
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Old 12-27-2017, 09:14 AM   #3
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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Dang, EastCoastCB, I wish I could justify taking that trip right now. Maybe in the future!

Houston is a feasible trip for me, I have a friend who lives out there I could visit too! I'll be in touch with you, maybe a few weekends from now we can set something up. Thanks, Tango.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:53 AM   #5
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Having been through Louisiana a few times, you really need to look for a bus with "Air Ride" suspension. My teeth are still rattling from my last visit!
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:15 PM   #6
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Having been through Louisiana a few times, you really need to look for a bus with "Air Ride" suspension. My teeth are still rattling from my last visit!
I wanted Air-Ride too, but I figured that you can't have everything.

So I have springs. I also have a rear engine and 277" wheelbase. I have to say, the ride down the highway was pretty smooth.

I'd still like Air-Ride, but as compromises go mine seems okay. With a different bus configuration, I might feel differently.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:21 PM   #7
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I'm convinced air ride is optional for the other 47 contiguous states. I don't have it and that's the only time I thought maybe I needed it.
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Old 12-27-2017, 12:48 PM   #8
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I'm convinced air ride is optional for the other 47 contiguous states. I don't have it and that's the only time I thought maybe I needed it.

you havent driven that section of I-71 in ohio from just south of columbus to mile marker 55.. if you never knew what bump-steer was you would after that!

even I-10 in louisiana is better than that 71 stretch

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Old 12-27-2017, 03:36 PM   #9
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I'm convinced air ride is optional for the other 47 contiguous states. I don't have it and that's the only time I thought maybe I needed it.
Air ride is awesome. I miss it a bit already.
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