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Old 01-28-2017, 04:12 PM   #1
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Thinking about a Skoolie - Utah

Hi everyone ... I've been toying with the idea of a Skoolie for a while. I've never actually seen one in person.
Ideally I would like to find people in Utah that have them and hopefully check a few out.
Do we have any such groups? (state or region based)
Just trying to find my way through .....
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:14 PM   #2
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One thing I can tell you from personal experience and I'm sure Tango would agree--you live in a used school bus mecca. Tango's and my ancient skoolies came from Utah and were in excellent condition even considering their age. Miles driven and hours run are lower in your state than anywhere else I can think of. Add to that the lack of road salt and I can't think of a better place to start looking for a skoolie.

Yes, I am being paid $150,000 by the Utah chamber of commerce, they tell me the check is in the mail.

Oh, before I forget, Welcome and good luck bus hunting! Jack
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:58 PM   #3
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Welcome, glad you are here. I lived in Utah.
I post on Craigslist to find others interested as well. Made a friend around the corner who is planning to go off gridd too.

Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2017, 09:56 AM   #4
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Yay for Utah! What part of the state are you located? My Skoolie is mostly done, it's more Function before Form, but works. Some buses here are great for rust, others are terrible. I found mine on KSL. I have friends that have bought them online also..
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:32 PM   #5
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@ol trunt ... good to know, thanks! I drove on the side for a couple of years for a district out here and they did seem very on the ball with bus maintenance. Our mechanics knew the personality and history of bus. Impressive group. Thanks again.
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Old 01-29-2017, 08:36 PM   #6
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@Carytowncat ... hadn't thought of craigslist posting for looking for local skoolie folk; interesting idea.

@SDR76 Function before form? Right up my alley. I'm located in the Ogden area, you? I would love to have a look at it some time. I've played with this idea for a while now, but so far I know no one that has one nor have I seen on in person. Friends here in the state that have bought them, or elsewhere?
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:22 PM   #7
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I'm a little to the south, about 2 hours... Near Nephi. If you are ever down this way, come check things out, take her for a spin, kick the tires ect.
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@SDR76 ... when the weather warms if you don't mind, I may just arrange a time to swing down with the ol' motorcycle and give 'er a peak.
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Old 01-30-2017, 10:26 PM   #9
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I;ll second Ol' Trunt on your area being a good one. And if you can buy directly from a school district...even better. For one you will be paying the "wholesale " price...plus you can often get your hands on the maintenance records. And chatting the technicians will give you an inside line one which are "the good ones".

Happy hunting!
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Old 01-31-2017, 07:27 AM   #10
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@Terriyaki-- Yes, come on down, Even motorcylce Skooloigans are welcome!
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