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Old 09-16-2016, 05:24 PM   #1
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New member in Washington DC

Hello everyone,
I am a new member in Washington DC, currently considering buying a bus soon. I am excited to join this community full of resources with respect to bus conversion. Hope to interact with you all soon.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:04 PM   #2
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Welcome neighbor.

Lots of buses in DC, excited to see which one finds you.
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Old 09-16-2016, 06:16 PM   #3
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you are right. Well, we'll see what kind of bus that I would eventually acquire. my preference is for the international 3800 with DTA466 engine, 40ft, FE
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:18 PM   #4
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HEY! A local for me! I live in the NOVA area, relatively close to DC and go up into the city relatively frequently. I've been keeping an eye on buses in the area - but i'm going for a 'mid size' or a Shorty, since it's just going to be me - and I have reservations about driving something full-size.

Nice to see someone basically in my back yard. Hit me up if you need help on a weekend - maybe we could help each other out.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:51 AM   #5
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hi neighbor, I like your idea of helping each other; do not hesitate to reach-out. Although I have no experience in bus conversion, though I have my head and my arms. Talk you soon.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:14 PM   #6
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I have no experience either - I barely know anything I need to know to do this, but that's not going to stop me ::LOL:: I'm hoping to find either the information or people to collaborate with when I finally get my wheels. I'm excited to meet other Skoolie peeps, and to experience and see as much as I can.
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #7
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just like you, I think taking the same approach, but I learn every day by reading the experiences of others right here and also watching videos on youtube. Personally, I do not think making a complicated conversion but I am planning to raise the roof, build a garage, etc ...
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:03 PM   #8
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I must have exhausted every youtube video there is on conversions. I've watched so many - but it's given me really good ideas about what I like and what I don't, what I want and what I need.

I'm no good on the week days, but I was planning on doing my work on the weekends. Gotta get the bus first, though.

If you end up with your wheels first, feel free to hit me up. It's always easier with more than one person.

Are you looking at a full size or are you going smaller? A garage is a great idea, though I'm going to end up trading mine in for a place to do crafting. I'm not too handy with a circular saw, but I can sew, so if you need stuff made for your bus, I'd be happy to help out with that, too. Use the skills I do have where they're the most useful.
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:08 PM   #9
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:39 PM   #10
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