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Old 09-29-2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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Hey ya'll

I have recently started taking steps to begin my Skoolie Conversion project. I'm a college student in Detroit and am in the process of shopping around for buses right now. I want my bus, already named "The Bear's Den" to serve two purposes.
1) A mobile-dorm of sorts while I finish my marketing degree
2) An adventure mobile of sorts for camping, skiing, and kayaking trips

Looking forward to learning from everybody
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #2
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I'm a newbie, too, but I look forward to hearing about your story!
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Old 10-01-2016, 10:36 PM   #3
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Welcome Brewski Bear and Wander woman.

Sounds like an adventure is unfolding
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:50 PM   #4
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Welcome, I've been on my adventure since may of this year. A word of advice, have enough money on hand to at the very least buy the bus, rip out the inside(to the bare floor if you buy mid-west skoolie), insulation/floor and of course a spot for a bed. After that you can kinda fake it as long as you have a spot in which you can live on the bus. looking forward to seeing your story unfold
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:00 PM   #5
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That's exactly what I plan on doing. Hoping to be in the bus by the end of the month and build out on weekends.
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That's exactly what I plan on doing. Hoping to be in the bus by the end of the month and build out on weekends.
That's what I'm doing.... Been in mine since September 1st, and everything is coming along ok'ish.

I say ok'ish because I'm sure wanting to take my bus to the lake(love spending Fall/Winter at the lake)... But, there's a lot to do to get it ready to move, little projects from front bumper to rear bumper!

At least I'm in an insulated shop building through the winter, can keep all my tools, saws, appliances, materials right beside the bus.
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I pick mine up in the morning and drive it to south Florida. Can't wait to start pulling those seats out!
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