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Old 01-25-2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, me and 7 or so of my friends have begun to spitball ideas for a skoolie conversion. We plan on going on a road trip in the bus right after we graduate high school next May, if anyone has any advice for us that would be great.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:24 PM   #2
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Not to be a pessimist, but I learned shortly after high school to never do business with friends or family because you'll either lose friends or you'll lose money. It sounds like an awesome idea for maybe a pair of friends, but more people add more complications. How will everything be split? A lot of people want to do things like this, but it's the other people that end up footing the bill. Hence, loosing money or friends. The same goes for any commune. They work until people stop working. You may have the best friends in the world, again, I'm not trying to be a pessimist, just something HUGE to consider right off the bat.

Whom will pay for the bus?
Whom will pay for the conversion?
How will everything be split up?
Will some be mad they are doing more work that others?
Does everyone have a job that they can contribute a huge majority of their paychecks to?
How will gas be split?
How fill food be split? (a big issue in dorms)
How will you decided where you're going?

Anyways, good luck with everything. I will definitely be following this if you plan to take it on. I wish I had did it sooner, just with myself though.
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I agree with the sasquatter on this one. However, my two cents of advice: I'd find a way to do it, try to make it fair and even with money and responsibilities as you can. In the end, most people only keep one or two, if any friends from high school long term. IN school, everyone thinks things will go on forever, but in reality, everyone all goes their seperate ways. SO, if possible, do the trip- it's a once in a lifetime thing, but keep it all positive, use it as a last hail-Mary of fun before the real world steps in.....
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Hey Sasquatter!! Be nice! Don't scare the children! They still have hopes and dreams! They still have a few years before they realize its better to give up on life and sit and wait for the sweet relief of death..... SHOOT for the moon! If you miss; you will be amongst the stars,.... But in reality, you will die in the cold dark vacuum of space!!!!!!
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Look up posts from Porkchopsandwiches. He did the exact thing you speak of.
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Im not being dark, Im being insightful. After all, I AM encouraging the youths to take the trip!! I remember my first road trip that was out of my normal comfort zone just out of school.... I actually became a surf-bum, but that got old, and I ran out of money, so i ended up getting a job..
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