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Old 07-29-2016, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hello again, one year later!😊

Hi fellow skoolies. Over a year ago I bought a 1990 shorty and parked it at 9,000 ft in Colorado national forest outside my favorite ski area. It was bare bones empty and usually started. I was buried to the windows in snow and I skiied and worked every day. The town eventually sent in a very large highway plow tractor to pull me out, despite me being on national forest land. It was difficult to live in it and build it to live in at the same time but I learned alot. Possess less, live more! It was and still is an amazing adventure! One thing I was not prepared for was getting kicked out of almost every town for their "no camping in town" laws, which I just learned has been ruled unconstitutional but good luck explaining that to a bunch of sheriffs at 3am when they roll you. There were lots of very lonely times but I have my wonderful little dog. There were also lots of crazy fun party times with all sorts of new road friends from different towns. I was full time in my bus for over a year, minus times I spent living with girlfriends or family. I have taken the bus from Colorado, down to Florida, and everywhere inbetween. The feeling of hitting the road for a new town still gets me excited and the freedom to find new places to park and camp at will is unbelievably fun, as I'm sure many of you can relate. I'm currently land locked in Tennessee and working full time saving money. I found a decent small motel to stay in, because my bus is not prepared for this southern summer heat. I have no electricity and no AC. My new goal is to strip the bus down and rebuild her correctly and comfortably. I want a toilet and a generator! So I will be around asking lots of questions! Thanks for reading, see ya!
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:59 PM   #2
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Hi fellow skoolies. Over a year ago I bought a 1990 shorty and parked it at 9,000 ft in Colorado national forest outside my favorite ski area. It was bare bones empty and usually started. I was buried to the windows in snow and I skiied and worked every day. The town eventually sent in a very large highway plow tractor to pull me out, despite me being on national forest land. It was difficult to live in it and build it to live in at the same time but I learned alot. Possess less, live more! It was and still is an amazing adventure! One thing I was not prepared for was getting kicked out of almost every town for their "no camping in town" laws, which I just learned has been ruled unconstitutional but good luck explaining that to a bunch of sheriffs at 3am when they roll you. There were lots of very lonely times but I have my wonderful little dog. There were also lots of crazy fun party times with all sorts of new road friends from different towns. I was full time in my bus for over a year, minus times I spent living with girlfriends or family. I have taken the bus from Colorado, down to Florida, and everywhere inbetween. The feeling of hitting the road for a new town still gets me excited and the freedom to find new places to park and camp at will is unbelievably fun, as I'm sure many of you can relate. I'm currently land locked in Tennessee and working full time saving money. I found a decent small motel to stay in, because my bus is not prepared for this southern summer heat. I have no electricity and no AC. My new goal is to strip the bus down and rebuild her correctly and comfortably. I want a toilet and a generator! So I will be around asking lots of questions! Thanks for reading, see ya!
Very cool. I wanna take my bus from FL to CO eventually.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:16 PM   #3
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Me too! I have 7 years til retirement. Full time roadie/traveler in my bus seeing all the things I've read about and dreamed of.
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Old 07-29-2016, 06:53 PM   #4
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Ya'all let me know when you travel I-40 through Oklahoma and I'll drive 45 minutes north and meet ya!

Sallisaw Oklahoma is about 20 minutes west of Arkansas / Oklahoma State line on I-40
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:04 PM   #5
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Colorado was great fun. I was in every town along i70 from Denver to Greenwood Springs. There's tons of places to hideout there. Cheryl, do it! Make a list of locations, that's what I do. Carlsbad Caverns was my most recent favorite, amazing place. I want to get out west again very soon, so much to explore. Milkmania, I know your area, it's beautiful! Tornado season scares me though. When I see packs of mini vans with all their science equipment on the roof I try to go the opposite direction. ����
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:22 PM   #6
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The offer reaches out to anyone passing through on I-40....

Tornado season in the reason for the bus!!!!

When things get rough, I can just strap on my helmet

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Old 08-01-2016, 01:17 PM   #7
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I used to live in okc. And now not only tornados there are earthquakes. But I still love the state. It has beautiful spaces. No vacancy I am making a list and it is detailed. Now just have to finish bus and stay well enough to finish it!‼️
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:31 PM   #8
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Hell we feel those quakes all the way up into north-eastern Kanas too...
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:22 PM   #9
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Texas is having those buggers too. Can you say "Fracking"? Actually it is the injection wells where they dump all their toxic crap into the aquifers that cause most of those shakes. But then...that's just what a bunch of scientists have concluded. Me...I'll believe whatever Exxon tells me to.
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