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Old 06-30-2018, 07:39 AM   #1
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Tim & Nikki, making plans... Ohio, for now.

Hello Skoolies,

So, we are looking to buy a bus( or something) Our plan is to sell our house, take a year off life and road school our twins who will turn 11 while we are on the road.

Our needs.

Space for 4. So a full size bus,.

We are outdoorsy & like to get off the beaten path, so a conventional bus seems to be the ticket.

We will probably tow a small car.

Anticipating leaving in 6-12 months, in the mean time I will be working & Nikki may have knee surgery, So time will be a factor if we choose to do a conversion ourselves... Ideally we would find something at least started...

We live in Ohio and would love to meet some people who have been through all this.

Cheers!

Tim & Nikki
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:49 AM   #2
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And just for fun, a photo of our current "bus"...
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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When you get to actual shopping for your bus; think about states that don't salt their roads. Rusty busses are no fun! I'm down here in NC. My Pryscilla has no rust to speak of.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks. Rust will be the challenge in Ohio...

We looked at our first bus today, 91 Thomas / International. Definitely not rust free...
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:45 AM   #6
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Thanks. Rust will be the challenge in Ohio...

We looked at our first bus today, 91 Thomas / International. Definitely not rust free...
It's a shame if you're in Ohio. I would not look for a bus from anywhere in your area.
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Old 06-30-2018, 12:06 PM   #7
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I am in Ohio and it took me 2 months to find the right bus that was not rotted out and traveled almost four hours one way to get it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:16 AM   #8
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Maybe this one...

http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f14/pa...les-23203.html


First and foremost I want a solid,simple drive train and a rugged chassis, for any motorcycle guys out there I want the KLR of busses.... I was thinking conventional because we intend to boondock about half the time and am worried a flatnose/transit bus will suffer off pavement...

...but the extra couple feet would be nice...
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