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Old 09-29-2017, 03:57 PM   #1
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I started converting my Bus in May - and now... The house is sold!
I should be closing on Oct. 30th!
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So a few weeks to get everything onto the Bus and get it ready to roll. I am not sure where I will be going - but there is no better way to do it than to just do it!

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I am looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow later afternoon at Sandi's Gathering!!


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Old 09-29-2017, 04:50 PM   #2
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I started converting my Bus in May - and now... The house is sold!
I should be closing on Oct. 30th!
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So a few weeks to get everything onto the Bus and get it ready to roll. I am not sure where I will be going - but there is no better way to do it than to just do it!

Attachment 16176

I am looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow later afternoon at Sandi's Gathering!!


Glad you got the house sold, and YES!!! You just do it! Stuff is stuff... the super, duper important stuff can go to storage. With the two couches I built and the 42 sq ft under my bed, I have more storage than I need

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Old 10-05-2017, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thanks to the sound advice from Sandi - I brought my affidavit in to the DMV - and walked out with my Motor Home Title (-$87.75) - but worth it for peace of mind.
Thanks!

Got the Diverter installed! Ready to use.

I am going to rethink the "kitchen" and take a trip to IKEA - I would like to have cabinets.

Closing Date is creeping up on me! Inspectors and Appraisal done...
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Thanks to the sound advice from Sandi - I brought my affidavit in to the DMV - and walked out with my Motor Home Title (-$87.75) - but worth it for peace of mind.
Thanks!

Got the Diverter installed! Ready to use.

I am going to rethink the "kitchen" and take a trip to IKEA - I would like to have cabinets.

Closing Date is creeping up on me! Inspectors and Appraisal done...
They didn't charge me anything to change the title to MH. All I did was walk in with the affidavit.
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Old 10-05-2017, 04:04 PM   #5
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They didn't charge me anything to change the title to MH. All I did was walk in with the affidavit.
That is what I was hoping would be the case here...
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:29 PM   #6
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I started converting my Bus in May - and now... The house is sold!
I should be closing on Oct. 30th!
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So a few weeks to get everything onto the Bus and get it ready to roll. I am not sure where I will be going - but there is no better way to do it than to just do it!

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I am looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow later afternoon at Sandi's Gathering!!


Good lookin bus.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:30 PM   #7
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i really like your color scheme. I am also jealous you are on the road already.
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Old 10-05-2017, 05:43 PM   #8
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it *IS* a great lookin Bus!!! its also got an allison 2000 and a rare 210 HP variant of the T-444E.. super clean under the hood too .. and i love his colors!!! real nice and peaceful inside!

its a Cruisin machine!!!

only thing I would want different is Air-Conditioning for the road..

and yep the only way to make a change sometimes is to set in motion things you cant turn back...

when I was doi g my allison swap to the RedByrd.. I really wasnt so sure of myself in the beginning.. but once I pulled a few bolts out and the old trans shifted, pinching some cables.. I realized the only way I could put it back up if I wanted to was to first take it out.. there was only one way to go - forward! so i chose it..

Kudos to you for selling the house and going for it!!!! reality is if you hate bus life you just go get a home-base somewhere and re-think.. but with your personality? you'll probably love bus life!

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Old 10-05-2017, 06:33 PM   #9
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Christopher - I must say - you are one of the most positive and inspiring guys I've been honored to meet! I look forward to hitting the road - and, hopefully, meeting up with you and others on my adventure!

Our roads will always cross at some point!

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it *IS* a great lookin Bus!!! its also got an allison 2000 and a rare 210 HP variant of the T-444E.. super clean under the hood too .. and i love his colors!!! real nice and peaceful inside!

its a Cruisin machine!!!

only thing I would want different is Air-Conditioning for the road..

and yep the only way to make a change sometimes is to set in motion things you cant turn back...

when I was doi g my allison swap to the RedByrd.. I really wasnt so sure of myself in the beginning.. but once I pulled a few bolts out and the old trans shifted, pinching some cables.. I realized the only way I could put it back up if I wanted to was to first take it out.. there was only one way to go - forward! so i chose it..

Kudos to you for selling the house and going for it!!!! reality is if you hate bus life you just go get a home-base somewhere and re-think.. but with your personality? you'll probably love bus life!

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Old 10-05-2017, 06:45 PM   #10
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Thanks to the sound advice from Sandi - I brought my affidavit in to the DMV - and walked out with my Motor Home Title (-$87.75) - but worth it for peace of mind.
Thanks!

Got the Diverter installed! Ready to use.

I am going to rethink the "kitchen" and take a trip to IKEA - I would like to have cabinets.

Closing Date is creeping up on me! Inspectors and Appraisal done...
WOO HOO!!! It's so awesome when things happen the way they are suppose to!
Looking forward to the photos of the cabinets! And excited that your closing is coming up! Full time skoolie coming up!

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They didn't charge me anything to change the title to MH. All I did was walk in with the affidavit.
I was also charged $87.75... somehow you got lucky...

Title transfer from out of state: Electronic title: $85.25. Paper title: $87.75. New to FL vehicle fee: $225... I didn't get charged the "new to FL fee" which I'm happy about
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I was also charged $87.75... somehow you got lucky...

Title transfer from out of state: Electronic title: $85.25. Paper title: $87.75. New to FL vehicle fee: $225... I didn't get charged the "new to FL fee" which I'm happy about
Oh, well I already had mine titled, tagged, and all that. I just changed the designation from BU to MH so the city would have to let me park in my yard.
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Oh, that's why... but you had to pay the fee when you changed the title to your name originally, yes?
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Oh, that's why... but you had to pay the fee when you changed the title to your name originally, yes?
OH yeah there's always a fee for title transfer.
But if you already own the bus its free to change the BU to MH.
That makes sense.
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I started converting my Bus in May - and now... The house is sold!
I should be closing on Oct. 30th!
Attachment 16175
So a few weeks to get everything onto the Bus and get it ready to roll. I am not sure where I will be going - but there is no better way to do it than to just do it!

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I am looking forward to chatting with everyone tomorrow later afternoon at Sandi's Gathering!!


Congrats on selling your house...and how exciting that full timing is coming sooner than you thought just take a deep breath and carry on.....
I'm also jealous

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Christopher - I must say - you are one of the most positive and inspiring guys I've been honored to meet! I look forward to hitting the road - and, hopefully, meeting up with you and others on my adventure!

Our roads will always cross at some point!
I don't think he sleeps....I'd be (am) a miserable SOB.
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I don't think he sleeps....I'd be (am) a miserable SOB.
ha! i dont sleep a lot.. my SLeepIQ bed tells me to sleep more... sleeping is wasted time to me.. im not one who lays around on sunday mornings.. I like to be in motion.. in actuality if I didnt like having a home base with real toilets, showers, central air, internet, etc then Bus-life would be perfect for me because im almost never home except for the above.. lol..

Roger - I sure hope we run across each other in our travels!! i look forward to hearing of your adventures as you embark! I love seeing people out travelling!.. travelling and the ability to do it is an awesome thing!

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Roger, i assume you won't go North just before the winter but if you happen to go thru central PA then we have a place you can stay.

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That is so kind - thank you! I hope to head to Blue Ridge Mountain area in November... who knows what will happen after that!
So much to do - so many roads to travel!!

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