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Old 01-04-2018, 12:20 AM   #1
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Bought this 1995 International 3800 DT466 with 49,000 miles with the intent to transport kids from our youth makerspace to a nearby ranch where we do some outdoor activities. After getting pretty far along in the process with the DOT# and the CA#, we were stopped short by the PUC motor carrier permit # which required a 3 million dollar umbrella policy above and beyond our existing liability coverage. Well, that really jerked us to a halt like a rookie bus driver and air brakes.

The teens in our program had been wanting to find their own hang out space at the ranch, and had even asked about converting a shipping container already on the property. Guess what kids, I think we can do you one better! Say hello to the mobile seminar/chill out room. Yes, we will take out the seats and make it nice. Yes, if we even make it nice enough my family and I may use it for short vacation jaunts in the summertime. Looking forward to working with our students and doing this Skoolie conversion!

Just got started on removing the seats today. The energy was high and all ages of kids on our program were totally excited. I’m thinking this conversion will be a perfect fit with the learn by doing philosophy of our makerspace.

I’m sure I’ll be lurking and reading around in here, but if anybody has any experienced advice they feel like offering, I’ll read it!
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:09 AM   #2
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:25 AM   #3
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Bought this 1995 International 3800 DT466 with 49,000 miles with the intent to transport kids from our youth makerspace to a nearby ranch where we do some outdoor activities. After getting pretty far along in the process with the DOT# and the CA#, we were stopped short by the PUC motor carrier permit # which required a 3 million dollar umbrella policy above and beyond our existing liability coverage. Well, that really jerked us to a halt like a rookie bus driver and air brakes.

The teens in our program had been wanting to find their own hang out space at the ranch, and had even asked about converting a shipping container already on the property. Guess what kids, I think we can do you one better! Say hello to the mobile seminar/chill out room. Yes, we will take out the seats and make it nice. Yes, if we even make it nice enough my family and I may use it for short vacation jaunts in the summertime. Looking forward to working with our students and doing this Skoolie conversion!

Just got started on removing the seats today. The energy was high and all ages of kids on our program were totally excited. Iím thinking this conversion will be a perfect fit with the learn by doing philosophy of our makerspace.

Iím sure Iíll be lurking and reading around in here, but if anybody has any experienced advice they feel like offering, Iíll read it!
And may the adventure be grand indeed!!!!

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Old 01-04-2018, 09:35 AM   #5
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Welcome! Sounds like a great program. Too many kids today have no real world experience with anything and never get to experience the feeling that comes from actually building/making something with their own two hands.
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:55 AM   #6
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Welcome! Sounds like a great program. Too many kids today have no real world experience with anything and never get to experience the feeling that comes from actually building/making something with their own two hands.
I TOTALLY love maker-space.. esp if it can be rented for individuals for art / hobby / etc.. some of it can only be rented for startup businesses.. tango has it right so many peoiple these days have no idea how to build anything.. so many times I hear people say "wow you actually *BUILT* that? "when it comes to many things.. some times things that are pretty simple..

theres something that really gives a huge drive to one's enthusiasm for Living Life and accomplishment when you Build or fabricate something tangible..

even more-so if you see someone using something you made ...
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I TOTALLY love maker-space.. esp if it can be rented for individuals for art / hobby / etc.. some of it can only be rented for startup businesses.. tango has it right so many peoiple these days have no idea how to build anything.. so many times I hear people say "wow you actually *BUILT* that? "when it comes to many things.. some times things that are pretty simple..

theres something that really gives a huge drive to one's enthusiasm for Living Life and accomplishment when you Build or fabricate something tangible..

even more-so if you see someone using something you made ...
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For sure...I love to watch the bus conversion videos, the ship builders...and before YT (gasp!) I'd watch This Old House and New Yankee Workshop...and I forget the quilting shows

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Oh, come on. We know you were watching "Sewing with Nancy."
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Oh, come on. We know you were watching "Sewing with Nancy."
Yep...awesome show...I think her show was where I learned how to replace a zipper...I used to have a Juki...thinking about getting a Sail-Rite this tax season

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I simplified sewing. Back to a needle and waxed dental floss. It doesn't come apart.
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