Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2019, 03:35 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 4
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Blue Bird FE
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
New Skoolie near Columbus!

Hello everybody! Iíve been lurking on the site and others for a while researching what it takes to build a skoolie. I found this 2002 Bluebird with 42k miles on Craigslist and decided to make the leap! My wife and I own a seasonal campground in Sunbury Oh so we decided to do a bit of warm weather traveling in the winter months. We wanted to make something our own style so we decided on a skoolie! I will try to use the search as much as possible but Iíll be picking your brains from time to time (:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CBEBDC4C-2884-474D-BA1C-46FD7D1A179D.jpg (428.3 KB, 6 views)
CampLifeKOA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 03:44 PM   #2
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 18,531
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Nice! We've got a few members in your area.

Do you own a KOA?
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 03:49 PM   #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 4
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Blue Bird FE
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Yes, we own the one here in Sunbury. I didn’t know if it was appropriate to actually post the name of our campground. I don’t want to seem like were trying to advertise ourselves here!
CampLifeKOA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 03:50 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
HazMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: E Central Tejas
Posts: 1,997
Year: 1998
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: IH 3800, 8 window
Engine: T444E w/ Spicer 5-speed MT
Rated Cap: I prefer broad-brims hats
Yours is probably the only KOA in existence that's let a Skoolie in!
Welcome to the nut house.
__________________
Those who say that it cannot be done should not interrupt the people doing it.
HazMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 03:52 PM   #5
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 18,531
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampLifeKOA View Post
Yes, we own the one here in Sunbury. I didnít know if it was appropriate to actually post the name of our campground. I donít want to seem like were trying to advertise ourselves here!
I don't see a problem. A lot of folks say KOA won't let em in with a skoolie. Do you allow converted school buses?
__________________
.
Roll Your Own Build Thread
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 03:59 PM   #6
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 4
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Blue Bird FE
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Of course we allow skoolies! I didn’t know they were discriminated against! I’m going to have to ask about that at our fall conference. I know most campgrounds(ours included) have an age limit on full time seasonal members. We don’t have any restrictions that I can think of that would keep a skoolie out as an overnight/weekend camper.
CampLifeKOA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 04:03 PM   #7
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Eastern WA
Posts: 5,008
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
The biggest problem I had when full timing in my first bus was not that it was a bus. What kept me out of a number of parks Was The age. I converted a 15 year old bus. I found a number of places that have restrictions on rigs 10 or 15 years old.
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 04:06 PM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
Sleddgracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: south east BC, close to the Canadian/US border
Posts: 2,004
Chassis: still looking for my bus
Quote:
Originally Posted by CampLifeKOA View Post
Hello everybody! Iíve been lurking on the site and others for a while researching what it takes to build a skoolie. I found this 2002 Bluebird with 42k miles on Craigslist and decided to make the leap! My wife and I own a seasonal campground in Sunbury Oh so we decided to do a bit of warm weather traveling in the winter months. We wanted to make something our own style so we decided on a skoolie! I will try to use the search as much as possible but Iíll be picking your brains from time to time (:
Welcome to the forum
Sleddgracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 07:56 PM   #9
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 4
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Blue Bird FE
Engine: 5.9
Rated Cap: 72
Thanks for the warm welcome!


Quote:
Originally Posted by PNW_Steve View Post
The biggest problem I had when full timing in my first bus was not that it was a bus. What kept me out of a number of parks Was The age. I converted a 15 year old bus. I found a number of places that have restrictions on rigs 10 or 15 years old.
Steve! I almost read your entire build thread! I learned how to bypass the vandelock system through your build! I appreciate that! I went ahead and preemptively knocked that out today and also removed all of the seats. I am not excited for all of these rivets o: My neighbor offered to help and seems pretty confident we can ďget er knocked out in a couple of hours.Ē I wonít be able to work on the bus anymore until Sunday when everybody leaves the campground.
CampLifeKOA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2019, 08:01 PM   #10
Site Team
 
Johnny Mullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Posts: 1,164
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: International
Engine: T444E 7.3L
Welcome fellow Buckeye!
Johnny Mullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.