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Old 06-24-2016, 04:02 PM   #1
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newly made decision...

Good afternoon! My name is Joel and i have just decided that i want to build my own skoolie I probably have had the same thoughts as some of you all. "man i wish i had a camper...well i don't have a truck to tow one...man, i wish i had an r/v...man r/vs are expensive as heck"(not that i think a build is cheap).
I had considered modifying a bus for some time and never really researched any informative resources etc. Since doing more research and finding this site, i think we've got this.


My ultimate goal will be to travel around and vend different music festivals/shows but we have a loooong ways to go! I look forward to getting to know and learn from you all
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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Good afternoon! My name is Joel and i have just decided that i want to build my own skoolie I probably have had the same thoughts as some of you all. "man i wish i had a camper...well i don't have a truck to tow one...man, i wish i had an r/v...man r/vs are expensive as heck"(not that i think a build is cheap).
I had considered modifying a bus for some time and never really researched any informative resources etc. Since doing more research and finding this site, i think we've got this.


My ultimate goal will be to travel around and vend different music festivals/shows but we have a loooong ways to go! I look forward to getting to know and learn from you all
Festivals and shows would make some good money, I love seeing people's skoolie/food truck builds!
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:16 PM   #3
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A skoolie food truck conversion would be cool and the profit margin on food is so ridiculous. I just don't know how converting it into a food truck and living it it would go lol. We will probably be making clothing/accessories etc so there will have to be a sewing/work area.
As long as we make enough to cover overhead, put some aside for maintenance and get us to the next stop, i'll be happy
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:38 PM   #4
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Welcome Joel!

How exciting, look forward to seeing the bus that finds you
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Old 06-24-2016, 06:56 PM   #5
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A skoolie food truck conversion would be cool and the profit margin on food is so ridiculous. I just don't know how converting it into a food truck and living it it would go lol. We will probably be making clothing/accessories etc so there will have to be a sewing/work area.
As long as we make enough to cover overhead, put some aside for maintenance and get us to the next stop, i'll be happy
I modified the back of my bus to serve as my woodworking shop, I'll make pallet stuff throughout my trip as it's easy and free behind Wally worlds. You can see it at _nowherefast on Instagram! But I hope to catch up with you at some festivals
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:33 PM   #6
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A skoolie food truck conversion would be cool and the profit margin on food is so ridiculous. I just don't know how converting it into a food truck and living it it would go lol. We will probably be making clothing/accessories etc so there will have to be a sewing/work area.
As long as we make enough to cover overhead, put some aside for maintenance and get us to the next stop, i'll be happy
I'll snap some pics next time I'm out in Kissimmee. There are three food truck buses. Not very appetizing though. Rather dingy and dirty.
The best bang for the buck selling food on the road is the "hippie pb&j thing".
I've met lots of deadheads that got around the county selling grilled cheese and pb&j.
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Old 06-25-2016, 10:32 AM   #7
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I'll snap some pics next time I'm out in Kissimmee. There are three food truck buses. Not very appetizing though. Rather dingy and dirty.
The best bang for the buck selling food on the road is the "hippie pb&j thing".
I've met lots of deadheads that got around the county selling grilled cheese and pb&j.

I seek out grilled cheese from trucks / busses like these.. they are always the greasiest cheesiest buttery grilled cheese on the planet!! pkease build one and then come to the - ComFest in columbus!!!

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Old 07-07-2016, 03:24 PM   #8
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Thanks guys!

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Welcome Joel!

How exciting, look forward to seeing the bus that finds you
I love the way you worded that

WOW! I was not expecting so many responses! I love you guys already! This is going to be a long journey but i can already tell its going to be a fun ride with you guys.

-Joel
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:31 PM   #9
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I modified the back of my bus to serve as my woodworking shop, I'll make pallet stuff throughout my trip as it's easy and free behind Wally worlds. You can see it at _nowherefast on Instagram! But I hope to catch up with you at some festivals
Very interesting! The seemingly unlimited possibilities for the interior of these buses is blowing my mind right now, You guys are so creative. Seems like you are all part engineer, part artist, part weirdo
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Old 07-07-2016, 03:33 PM   #10
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I love the way you worded that

...i can already tell its going to be a fun ride with you guys.

-Joel
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