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Old 08-18-2017, 10:19 AM   #1
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Crys from Colorado

Hi everybody! I've lurked for a while and finally decided to register and say hi...

I'm Crys, I live in Boulder-ish Colorado, and I'm a graphic designer. I'm planning on buying me a short bus and commencing conversion this coming February. Now is the research stage, so I'm trying to absorb everything I can. Any and all tips welcome!
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:29 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Madhouse! --- you have found the right place to do your homework. Best of luck on the hunt & build.
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Old 08-18-2017, 11:54 AM   #3
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welcome to the forum! there are lots of us Coloradans on here. great minds think alike!

looking forward to your build
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Welcome to our fun factory. Hope you find 'your' bus, and let the fine folks, on this forum, guide you to your dream. I have a couple of favors to ask of you. 1st, will you pronounce your name. I hate not knowing how to say a name in my head, and then wonder if I got it correct. (I'm thick, I guess) 2nd, if you see a black 1975 BMW motorcycle, with a sidecar, driving around town, please remind the rider that he promised me (the seller) fisrt right of refusal, when he's ready to sell it.
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Hi everybody! I've lurked for a while and finally decided to register and say hi...

I'm Crys, I live in Boulder-ish Colorado, and I'm a graphic designer. I'm planning on buying me a short bus and commencing conversion this coming February. Now is the research stage, so I'm trying to absorb everything I can. Any and all tips welcome!
I love Colorado! Lots of really nice folks and nice tokes out there. I only spent an afternoon in Boulder. But it seemed VERY upscale. Like a rich area of Miami or something, only with mountains instead of beaches. Looked like a very expensive place! But beautiful scenery for sure!
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Old 08-18-2017, 05:02 PM   #6
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I have a couple of favors to ask of you. 1st, will you pronounce your name. I hate not knowing how to say a name in my head, and then wonder if I got it correct. (I'm thick, I guess) 2nd, if you see a black 1975 BMW motorcycle, with a sidecar, driving around town, please remind the rider that he promised me (the seller) fisrt right of refusal, when he's ready to sell it.
I will keep an eye out! It's like "Chris." Short for Crystal.
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Hello from Fort Collins! I still mostly just lurk, but working on our first bus conversion. Good luck on your project!
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Hello from Fort Collins! I still mostly just lurk, but working on our first bus conversion. Good luck on your project!
They have a great tea shop there called Happy Lucky.
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Old 08-19-2017, 12:05 PM   #9
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Crys,
Thanks for the 'name/mental picture' help. I've learned never assume anything, so now I know.
Any thoughts on what size bus you will want, or need? What are your plans for the bus? Live in it full time? Live and office, full time? Travel?
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Any thoughts on what size bus you will want, or need? What are your plans for the bus? Live in it full time? Live and office, full time? Travel?
The plan is to have the bus done at some point next year, then totally weigh anchor from the rent system and live in it full-time. I'm not sure how much travelling I'll do but my hope is to steer away from cold winter weather whenever I can.

I'm leaning toward a larger shortie, in the 30-passenger range. I've done some rough draft floor plans and this seems like it'll be a good middle-size for what I need.
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