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Old 02-02-2018, 09:42 AM   #1
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Hello all!
My wife and I have recently decided to build our own skoolie rather than buy one already done or an RV. We love making things our own and would rather spend our time doing that than what other people our age consider "fun". We have 4 kids and plan to take them all over the country in this thing and enjoy our time together.

That all being said, we LOVE the look of Gillig/Crown buses and plan to purchase one of those. They seem very difficult to find but we'll just look harder . Eventually, once we find one, I'll do a build thread but it's basically going to be a bunkhouse with amenities that keep us from having to stop at "on grid" locations.

Thanks for having us. I'll continue reading and learning from the wealth of information on the site.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hello all!
My wife and I have recently decided to build our own skoolie rather than buy one already done or an RV. We love making things our own and would rather spend our time doing that than what other people our age consider "fun". We have 4 kids and plan to take them all over the country in this thing and enjoy our time together.

That all being said, we LOVE the look of Gillig/Crown buses and plan to purchase one of those. They seem very difficult to find but we'll just look harder . Eventually, once we find one, I'll do a build thread but it's basically going to be a bunkhouse with amenities that keep us from having to stop at "on grid" locations.

Thanks for having us. I'll continue reading and learning from the wealth of information on the site.
Crowns and Gilligs still pop up in CA on the auction sites and CL. Just gotta be willing to travel for a nice bus.
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Old 02-02-2018, 09:50 AM   #3
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Traveling is no issue at all. Heck, I'd love the adventure of flying out there and driving that thing home. Breakdowns and all! Never once been on a road-trip I didn't enjoy, disasters included. It's all about the adventure and experience for us.

I'll keep my eyes open and continue looking. What are some good auction sites you'd recommend? The wealth of information is a little overwhelming currently!

What are people paying for these? (looks like I should probably start a thread somewhere about this or find one that's already been made)

Thanks for your reply!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:03 AM   #4
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Nice Crowns pop up on Public Surplus sometimes, and once in while on GovDeals too.
expect to pay $5000 or more for a nice example.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:38 AM   #5
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Thanks EastCoastCB! Pulled up both sites and while none are currently listed, you gave me a great place to start! Back to reading and learning for me
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:58 AM   #6
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I'm not sure what others think about these guys, but I see a lot of what looks like good stuff from Northwest Bus Sales/Las Vegas Bus Sales...

There were a few I almost committed to traveling cross country for until I ended up finding one locally.

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There are 7-8 98 Gillig Phantoms here, starting at $1500. Page 3&4
https://www.govdeals.com/index.cfm?f...10&StartRow=21
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