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Old 12-25-2014, 10:37 AM   #41
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Merry Xmas!

Everyone has their own opinion.
I think buying sight unseen is much safer now in the days of internet that in the past.
I don't think its taking THAT huge a risk to save thousands of dollars.
I am very monetarily challenged so to speak, and I'd not hesitate to buy ANOTHER at auction. You can buy two or three auction buses for the price of one dealer bus.
Oh definitely, that's why i'm here, to read everyone's opinion! My fear is to come across....a little harsh...some times, but everyone that knows me personally knows I'm pretty open minded
I'm also keeping a close eye on this: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/4797865986.html
I've half way convinced my brother in law to drive it back for me, he has a cdl ;)
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #42
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you wont need a cdl.But having someone to drive it to you is great.
The reason I prefer an auction, even sight unseen, is that the school board auctioning off the vehicle is much more forthcoming about any issues. I called the sweet little lady who worked at the school board who owned the bus and spoke to her about it before bidding. She wasn't making a penny off the sale and had no reason to exaggerate its condition or deceive me in any way. They gave me a full tank of diesel, a brand new battery, and had the maintenance guy come out and help us get everything figured out. They even had a huge empty lot to get used to driving it around. She even got me coffee!
I too try not to come across as harsh. So much is lost in internet conversation. It's all good. You seem like a very nice guy to me.
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:23 PM   #43
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Ah.....when i saw the ebay auction ended with a "sold" label my heart cried a little :'(
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On to the next!
How was everybody's Xmas?
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Old 12-26-2014, 01:55 PM   #44
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Mine was good, first time in more years than I can remember that I didn't snowboard christmas day with the fam, but it didn't work out this year.

We did christmas dinner on the eve, so christmas day was pretty chill. Spend a few hours monkeying with my macbook, but I removed the optical drive (who the hell uses cd/dvd's anymore) and swapped in a SSD and did a clean install of OSX Yosemite. Left the stock 500gb drive in for mass storage and put my os/programs on the SSD. Its running AMAZINGLY. Feels like a brand new computer. Anyone who is not running solid state already should seriously consider this. Anything requiring disk read/write happens about 5x the previous speed. Also nice for anyone who uses their laptop on the road as spinning drive platters and bumpy roads don't play nicely together.

Next step is setting it up to dual boot windows, for those pesky things I still need to do in windows once in a while.

Edit: 100th post, I'm now a skoolie! Well if I had a bus yet... *sob*
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:45 PM   #45
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What do you guys think of this:
http://m.sears.com/iheat-ahsh2500-ho...-SPM8024382329
I'm thinking about getting one of these for the shower and one for the sink, and a single portable water tank like this:
http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...45-gallon/1605
This should limit the need for a large generator/battery pack.
Any thought?
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:06 PM   #46
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Water tank

The portable water tank is an interesting idea for camping. Throw it on the roof of the bus, fill it up, hook it into your plumbing, and let gravity do the work. You might not need an electric pump at all.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:31 PM   #47
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No love for the handheld shower heater? I wonder if it gets too hot to hold....that would defeat the purpose, would it not? lol
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:00 PM   #48
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shower

Ya not so sure about the on demand shower head. 120 volts in the shower just doesn't seem like a good combination to me.
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:32 PM   #49
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They both seem like ok products for casual use. I don't see either as any sort of revolution in RV'ing though.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:10 PM   #50
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They both seem like ok products for casual use. I don't see either as any sort of revolution in RV'ing though.
Hmmmm....no, you are right. You have to admit though, a handheld on-demand heater is pretty cool! I've never seen one before. Have I been leaving under a rock?!?

As for the portable water tank....I know it's just a giant heavy duty iv , but this is for a temp solution in case I find the "right bus" right away and can make the conversion by mid-feb for a trip to Disney! It would be the little one's first trip! Can you imagine how special that would be in our skoolie? That's the main reason why I was rushing with my planning ;)

And how rude of me, after a weeks of absence, not event a "hello!" But you'll forgive me, family was visiting from overseas, so I was....a little busy...
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