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Old 02-25-2015, 08:36 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

I'm obviously new to this site. What a great source of information. So glad that I stumbled upon this.

I have the funds and am looking to purchase a used skoolie as soon as the right one hits my eye. With that in mind, I'm a retired single guy and not really needing or wanting all the space that a 40+ footer takes up. However, I'm not really wanting a short bus either. Do they make medium size diesel skoolies? If so, would any of you happen to know any particular makes and models that I should Google? Any particular engines or transmissions that I should stay away from?

I have so many questions but do not want to inundate those willing to help me. So I have to remind myself to take it slow . Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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Have a peek at the Bluebird tc1000, there are a few others of a similar length.
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:38 PM   #3
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A couple of my favorite short bus's are :
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/di...olie-4458.html
And:
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ybus-5718.html

Those threads alone will keep you for a bit....
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Old 02-25-2015, 09:49 PM   #4
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Much appreciated Malkieri. I'll take a look at those.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:20 PM   #5
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Here's our BB TC1000

http://i1352.photobucket.com/albums/...psogucl7sw.jpg
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Old 02-26-2015, 01:30 AM   #6
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Thanks Dond. Great photos. I picked up a few ideas .
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TC 2000's come short too, with the cummins 5.9.

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Thanks Nat, I'll check those out.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:20 PM   #9
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A couple of my favorite short bus's are :
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/di...olie-4458.html
And:
http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f27/th...ybus-5718.html

Those threads alone will keep you for a bit....
Geez Malkeri you weren't kidding. I'm only on page 26 of the first build you mentioned....lol.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:47 PM   #10
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Geez Malkeri you weren't kidding. I'm only on page 26 of the first build you mentioned....lol.
How much have you learned so far? There is a TON of good info in every build thread. Best part is getting towards the end and seeing what changes they made to accommodate real uses and needs. Browncrown has built 1 of the nicest crowns and he just recently renovated to remove a dinette he never used and changed around his bathroom a bit as well. I enjoy the evolution that occurs as builders work and use their systems. That is the real gold here in my opinion, the building and hard work are just that and can be learned and gleaned from other trades and projects, but the wisdom of real time uses and thoughts of what should be different are priceless.

Keep reading!
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