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Old 10-31-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Thinking about going nomad

Looking into options. Any usual mistakes y'all see people make over and over?
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:49 AM   #2
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Looking into options. Any usual mistakes y'all see people make over and over?
Great question for us noobs to ask
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Old 10-31-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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Also, I seem to be having trouble posting a thread in the short bus forum.

Does anyone have any advise about this conversion?

Short Bus Camper (92 GMC)

Looks nice from pics from a noob's perspective, but anything I should be aware of?
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Old 10-31-2016, 12:17 PM   #4
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one of the biggest mistakes I could foresee from someone who is truly running NoMad. where the bus needs to operate and run is not having the skills, tools, and or money to incur a major repair to the bus should it happen... ie engine, transmission, etc..
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Old 10-31-2016, 01:23 PM   #5
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one of the biggest mistakes I could foresee from someone who is truly running NoMad. where the bus needs to operate and run is not having the skills, tools, and or money to incur a major repair to the bus should it happen... ie engine, transmission, etc..
-Christopher
I agree with that completely. But i have found that everyone knows someone who either can fix it or knows someone who can. Like the saying goes about owning a house. Its good to know an electrician a plumber and an hvac guy..lol
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:26 PM   #6
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I agree with that completely. But i have found that everyone knows someone who either can fix it or knows someone who can. Like the saying goes about owning a house. Its good to know an electrician a plumber and an hvac guy..lol
the only difference with owning a house is that typically you meet these trades over a period of years.. and your house never ends up broken down along side of I-71

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Old 10-31-2016, 04:27 PM   #7
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Buying a bus that does not run often ends up costing more than the price of a good running one.


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Old 10-31-2016, 04:28 PM   #8
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I have absolutely no intention of buying anything that isn't in good running condition.
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Old 10-31-2016, 04:37 PM   #9
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Just convert and get out there. When you're dying in your bed years from now are you going to be more pissed at yourself for wasting a bunch of money and doing what you want or sitting on your hands and doing what is "safe" and never fulfilling your dreams... You don't need as big a safety net as you think.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:44 PM   #10
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the only difference with owning a house is that typically you meet these trades over a period of years.. and your house never ends up broken down along side of I-71

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You do have a point
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