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Old 02-25-2016, 02:34 AM   #11
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LOL I started reading this & thought we had a master Ryhmer on board.
that was purely coincidental.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:41 PM   #12
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I had a friend that lived in Geist. i actually used to live in Carmel, and went to high school there. i lived in Muncie for a few years, and down south of Broad Ripple for a couple of years before i moved west in the middle 90`s. Welcome Aboard, i hope you get your bus soon
Nice! My early childhood was spent in Carmel. (or as my mom liked to say, the "slums of Carmel- Homeplace", haha) I lived in the Castleton area throughout my 20s. Once I get on the road, I'll definitely be heading West!
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:55 PM   #13
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Just as I was revving up...bus plans are on hold.

Received notice from my employer that they will be changing my role with the company to "as-needed". That's not really tenable, so looks like I'm in transition. Had recently started looking at buses, but will now need to fall back on what I had saved for the bus to sustain myself. Hoped to be building by May, but looks like it'll be postponed indefinitely.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:20 PM   #14
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My biggest learning curve but, most useful tool has been welding.
When, I first started looking into the whole skoolie concept I was working for a college.
Part of the benefits were a free class or two.
I signed up for a single semester welding class basics.
Learned what I needed and felt comfortable.
Bought my own little buzz box stick welder and that has been the best formal learning aspect of my bus time.


Other suggest is spare no expense.
You are going to live, work and maintain your bus.
Go the extra mile, buy solid materials, cough up the extra two bucks per whatever to get that slightly better rating or possibility.

Other than that use safety gear. Cover your eyes, ears, fingers, knees and everything or you will regret it.
Have fun and you found the right place to get Bus advise, help and friends with the same passion.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:01 PM   #15
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Just as I was revving up...bus plans are on hold.

Sucks about your job, but doesn't mean you need to stop planning/learning the skills. Someone mentioned welding class- may lead you into very lucrative career. Carpentry, electrician- same.

Somefolks on the board have gotten busses for free- or close to it (CB EC). Even if a beater, fix it up, sell and get one you want..ie stepping stones, I call it.

Help other people on their builds and learn on their conversion. This could end-up an actual home for a single young person.

Good luck, read read read.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:00 PM   #16
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closed door = open window so good luck on the job thing... I will be bartering my way through the more complicated process of the conversion...just got my bus and was more than excited to find this site ... have already learned sooooo much even before removing the seats...happy trails!
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:10 PM   #17
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closed door = open window so good luck on the job thing... I will be bartering my way through the more complicated process of the conversion...just got my bus and was more than excited to find this site ... have already learned sooooo much even before removing the seats...happy trails!
Not so fast. What the heck is going on here? I think you belong in the Jeep Forum

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Old 02-16-2017, 10:31 PM   #18
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In keeping with the 12 step program... I'll admit I have a problem.
But keep in mind, my ex-wife will not be getting an apology.

Now, whether one step conflicts with another step.... I don't care!
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:17 PM   #19
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In keeping with the 12 step program... I'll admit I have a problem.
But keep in mind, my ex-wife will not be getting an apology.

Now, whether one step conflicts with another step.... I don't care!
You think you have a problem? Mine isn't just limited to buses. It's auctions, in general.

In the past week, I've taken receipt of an ambulance from NM w/ 7.3L and 33K mi. and a MKT 99 field Kitchen today.

A what??? For $325, I 'won' a $145,000 trailer full of cooking gear, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Not my video, but same damn thing in my yard. Thought it would be cool in a bus, but is... utilitarian. Will use a diesel burner for outdoor fish boil on bus, though-- 1 fuel, happy dude- no propane here; Mr Hank Hill

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Old 02-17-2017, 02:26 AM   #20
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You think you have a problem? Mine isn't just limited to buses. It's auctions, in general.

In the past week, I've taken receipt of an ambulance from NM w/ 7.3L and 33K mi. and a MKT 99 field Kitchen today.

A what??? For $325, I 'won' a $145,000 trailer full of cooking gear, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

Not my video, but same damn thing in my yard. Thought it would be cool in a bus, but is... utilitarian. Will use a diesel burner for outdoor fish boil on bus, though-- 1 fuel, happy dude- no propane here; Mr Hank Hill

A field kitchen? OK, that is pretty cool. Maybe you can find someone who wants to make an Army themed food truck. ;)
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