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Old 03-18-2015, 04:49 PM   #1
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Finally going to do it.

Been pondering this over for nearly 5 months now. I'm busy selling off almost everything I own and listed my car to buy a short bus.

Spotted a very very nice 95 GMC on Craigslist and I have the airline miles to make it there. As soon as I have the money in hand I'll be off. This is the start of something fun and exciting. This will be my home for awhile and I plan to travel full time.

I've been lurking for awhile, reading and learning about all the things I need to think about before I commit to a bus. I have my list of wants and must haves and a loose idea of a floor plan though I haven't even committed to a thing.

My name is Jawa and it's nice to meet you.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:02 PM   #2
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Welcome and post pictures of the adventure retrieving your Shorty
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Hey-hi Jawa,

Ther are a lot of great folks here with all kinds of knowledgable experience. And there are others who just seem to enjoy the adventure. Either way, welcome, enjoy and share.

We are Newbies and still exploring bus type--Crown's are being highly considered; a sweet, classic and classy bus. Can hardly wait to get to the stage of purchase!

Anndru & chuck
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:39 PM   #4
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Welcome Jawa

Glad you found us here. We look forward to sharing your adventures.

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Old 03-19-2015, 09:02 PM   #5
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I feel ya there on the selling stuff off thing.

Glad to have you here, and yes, please post some pics when you get the shorty.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:58 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard!

It is always nice having new people. There are a ton of pictures to get ideas on how to convert your bus. The people here are so nice and very helpful. Enjoy the site and welcome to the best Skoolie place on the net.
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Old 03-20-2015, 02:05 PM   #7
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I'm kind of bummed out. The owner sold the bus and I still don't have the money together. Can't blame the guy, it was a very pretty bus. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1426874639.973683.jpg

The search continues. Anyone in the market for a Chrysler 300 let me know.

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Old 03-20-2015, 04:07 PM   #8
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Keep saving and don't sell of your only source of transportation.

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Old 03-20-2015, 04:22 PM   #9
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It's actually feasible in my case. I live with 3 roommates, all of whom are my coworkers. Need to sell it to free up money to buy a bus. I have about $10,000 tied up in this thing and, while I love it to death, it's time with me is over. I am paying nearly $500 month between the loan and insurance and want to cash out what little equity I can get out of it (paint, wheels, front clip, etc.) while I can. It's such a money sink at this point that I pretty much live paycheck to paycheck. It'd be nice to free that much money up and I could save much more quickly that way. Especially since my lease is up in June.

I am literally going nomad here. I don't want to babble and rant over the Internet but I am so fed up with being stuck somewhere with a lease and full time work that's the same thing every day. I am selling nearly everything I own in an attempt to build a new part of my life.

I plan to fly wherever I get the bus and drive it back anyways. I've spotted a few more that have caught my eye. It's all window shopping though until I have the money.
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Old 03-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #10
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I salute your ambition, jawa.
I drove 775 miles and a friend followed me back in my car while drove the bus. Was a fun roatrip to say the least.
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