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Old 03-28-2017, 08:35 AM   #1
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Texas newb!

Hello to all,

Texas skoolie newb from Katy TX to be exact. Anyone from Houston?
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:18 AM   #2
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Howdy & Welcome! Yep...there are a bunch of Houston area bus crazies on here. One...(M1031A1) who drove for the Katy School District as I recall and has some great lines and info on local buses.

Once again...Welcome to the Madhouse!
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:38 AM   #3
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I'm working for South Transportation at Katy ISD. I live by Katy Mills Mall. PM me if you're wanting to learn more and maybe see my build......

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Old 04-03-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
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Waco bus conversion here

I am in Waco, so Central Texas is well represented...
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:03 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. We too are in the Houston area, but are in Crosby, which is 60 miles East of Katy. There does seem to be a robust group in the area, and they all seem to be good for ideas on your build. There has even been the threat of getting together for a "Howdy Folks, Hoo Hah" but it aint easy to get us off at the same time.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:48 AM   #6
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Phatman Here!! Myself & Graycoyote are out here in the Alvin area. Graycoyote is a tad further south. A few of us have talked about doing a Texas get together. Time wise it has been somewhat difficult. Weather has been the other factor. Summer time is coming, so the weather issue should not be a problem. Sounds like a time to hit The Rehab with Tango and have a few cold ones and discuss the issue. Welcome aboard Del Aquila!!
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Old 04-04-2017, 07:09 AM   #7
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Hey Del, welcome to the Skoolie madness. I'm up on the NW side of Houston. Lots of Texas folks on this site.

Chances are good you'll find answers to any question you may have on this site.

What type of bus did you get?
1999 International AmTran, DT466E, MD3060
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Old 04-05-2017, 01:52 PM   #8
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Angry Hey! We"re Neighbors!

Im in Richmond/Katy,TX myself! Off 1093 & 99 Hello!
Im barly getting
started. First thing I need is A/C!!! What type have you used? I was thinking rooftop. But im Not an electrician. So im probably gonna go for a generator and a couple of small window units??? Thinking of a way to try and make them look cool instead of an eyesore..Also looking for some good used tires for sale. I believe mine were retreads because after only 2 yrs-(barely any driving)but sun exposed, they have begun to get splits?! My bus is shorter w a handicap lift. Im gonna use it to travel...Blessings..Hey,text back,maybe we can exchange ideas or people we have found who do good work?
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Old 04-05-2017, 02:03 PM   #9
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Sally, hello from Oregon

Most people are using the mini-split heat pumps for AC now. Apparently they're much more efficient and you can have several zones.

Ok, back to Texas talk.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:35 AM   #10
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Thank you Robin. That was sweet to give me any idea's. I had never heard of those up until a few days ago? I will look into those. Thank you again and have a great day.
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