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Old 11-23-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Greetings,
We have been looking over trawlers for a few years now but just have not been able to pull the plug on one.

Then I saw a schoolie and next thing I know I am watching school bus conversions daily. Lol Thank you you tube.

Anyway I joined to gain more insight from those who are actually doing it.

Thank you for allowing me to join.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:05 AM   #2
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Welcome !

Sorry to hear you got bit by the bug.

Really only 1 cure....
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:09 AM   #3
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Sorry to hear you got bit by the bug.

Really only 1 cure....
From what I can see, it's incurable! Raise your hand if you own or have owned more than one bus!

Welcome to the madness! Read, read, read. Especially the threads that will not die, like "do I really have to pull the old insulation out of the wall and put new in?". (Hint: yes.) There's a whole college degree in bus renovation and restoration here, with minors available in solar electrical systems, plumbing, and obsolete drivetrains.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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Just got bus #4, and I'm sure it won't be my last.

Welcome to the addictive world of bus.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:03 PM   #5
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Just got bus #4, and I'm sure it won't be my last.

Welcome to the addictive world of bus.
There is a 12-Step Program for that!
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:05 PM   #6
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There is a 12-Step Program for that!
I'm leaning more towards indulging this compulsion, rather than curtailing it.
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I'm leaning more towards indulging this compulsion, rather than curtailing it.


I now have the money in place, and a great space cleared in front of the house. It's 86' from the garage door to the road, just right to drop a 40' bus into.

Just waiting for the right bus.
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:49 PM   #8
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There is a 12-Step Program for that!
Y'know, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I don't think our boy Charles is quite there yet.
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Y'know, the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I don't think our boy Charles is quite there yet.
The entire auction process is very addicting.

I enjoy doing the research, seeing an item, googling it, learning about it's strengths and weaknesses.

Doing research, past sales, problems, parts availability.

Adding the item to your watch list and repeatedly checking on it. Thinking about it . Obsessing over it.

Then the bid. When to jump-in. How high to spread each bid. Watching the players and past bids, scrutinizing over them.

Clock ticks down....bidders thin out. And then there were 2. Unless we count that douchebag from outta nowhere with 25 seconds left....

A blur and the auction is closed. You wished you woulda bid more or you are glad you didn't get it and got to run it up a bit.

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Old 11-24-2017, 09:02 PM   #10
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ha!! 2 busses in a storage unit near my house as we speak.. was nice,m i could drive one while the other was in pieces.. now they are both rollin.. yep my starbucks runs wouldnt be complete if i didnt park a bus in the lot...

today it was "hey! who's driving the red school bus out there?".. I said "me!" guy introduced himself and said "how neat.. mine is next door at the tire shop getting one fixed..".. sure enough he had been bitten by the bug and bought a blue-bird!

no shame in that bug bite! we are everywhere.. get you a bus and bring it on!!!

welcome!
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