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Old 11-21-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Do you need a place to work on/live in your bus?

Hey Everyone,

I am fortunate that I have a driveway that fits my bus and neighbors that put up with me

I hear a number of folk talk about the challenges they have finding a space to park their bus.

Here goes..... I am about to make an offer on a small RV park in Southern Kansas. About 90 minutes from Wichita.

I don't know how well this my work out for folks geographically but I think that I could make it work out economically.

Tentative rates(Fall-Winter-Spring):

Full Hookups (50A): $200 + metered electric

Partial hookup (20A elect only): $150 + metered electric

Summer rates will be somewhat higher but I am still working on the numbers.

The location is in town and will have (eventually) showers, laundry and a limited canteen.

Would this be of interest to any of you that need a spot?

Thanks

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Old 11-21-2018, 03:58 PM   #2
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Asking for business case here:

Other than a place to work on the buses, why would your park be chosen over the next guy’s?

PoI in the area?

Is it a destination or a passing through location?

What kind of refs will you have in place so it doesn’t turn into a junk yard? - if people can work on their busses there.

Are there local sources of material and parts: Big box hardware, auto parts, truck/diesel repair etc near by?

I like the idea, but not a lot of info here to go on.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:35 PM   #3
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Asking for business case here:

Other than a place to work on the buses, why would your park be chosen over the next guy’s?

PoI in the area?

Is it a destination or a passing through location?

What kind of refs will you have in place so it doesn’t turn into a junk yard? - if people can work on their busses there.

Are there local sources of material and parts: Big box hardware, auto parts, truck/diesel repair etc near by?

I like the idea, but not a lot of info here to go on.
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Asking for business case here:

Other than a place to work on the buses, why would your park be chosen over the next guy’s?

PoI in the area?

Is it a destination or a passing through location?

What kind of refs will you have in place so it doesn’t turn into a junk yard? - if people can work on their busses there.

Are there local sources of material and parts: Big box hardware, auto parts, truck/diesel repair etc near by?

I like the idea, but not a lot of info here to go on.

Well.... Share with me what the next guy looks like and I can draw a comparison. I have stayed in plenty of parks that were so restrictive that you couldn't do ANY maintenance or repair. Not even washing your toad. They were not much of a bargain either at $450-$800 a month.

It is a somewhat remote location. That is the root of my question. Would any of you all be interested in a rather remote, affordable spot?
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Old 11-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #4
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I can see the appeal for such a place. I could spend a month or two. Others I’m sure longer.
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Old 11-22-2018, 08:40 AM   #5
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Steve, That is a great plan. If you can get a critical mass of like minded people then that could work really well for speed and quality of conversions.
It would become the materialization of skoolie.net..May be skoolie city? May be a "professional converter" would want to live there and help others out? How close is a hardware store.



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Old 11-22-2018, 08:47 AM   #6
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Steve, you should head on down here to FL. We don't have snow so folks could work all year!

Anyhow- I like your idea. We hope to do something similar, but we need to paint then sell our house first.
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:26 AM   #7
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Steve, you should head on down here to FL. We don't have snow so folks could work all year!

Anyhow- I like your idea. We hope to do something similar, but we need to paint then sell our house first.
I would love to. Unfortunately life and family are moving me another direction.

I have family members that live within a few blocks of the RV park that are going to help out while I'm back in Washington.

There is a hardware store a few minutes away and Home Depot about 35 minutes.

I do eventually plan on moving my home base there and help others with their builds.
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:06 PM   #8
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That could be a really neat idea - a place where you could live/work on your conversion with like-minded people.

The one thing I'd add that people might need are tools. While I'd imagine there are certain things I'd keep with me on the road, there's a bunch more that I'd want to do the initial conversion.
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:49 PM   #9
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When I get there, I will have basic metal and some woodworking tools available for loan.

My only condition there would be "you break it, you buy it".

Just booked my flight to Wichita for a final inspection and offer. Wish me luck!
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Old 11-22-2018, 04:24 PM   #10
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Good luck on this big step Steve.

Rome wasn't built in a day so..
I think you are onto a good path forward.


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