View Poll Results: Age
under 25 8 13.11%
25-35 22 36.07%
36-45 14 22.95%
46-55 12 19.67%
56-65 5 8.20%
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Old 12-12-2005, 08:52 AM   #11
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Old 12-12-2005, 03:58 PM   #12
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HA, there's only 3 of us under 25.

Well, I'll be falling out of that age range in March '06 when i turn 25. Damn, quarter century already...
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Old 12-13-2005, 01:09 AM   #13
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dammitAndy, I know what you mean. I could not wait to be 21 now I would like to just stay at 24. Cheaper car insurance will be nice though when I hit 25.
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:51 AM   #14
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Wow, a lot of you guys seemed to be making so much sense. Now that I know that a bunch of you are just young whipper snappers I'll have to go back and re-evaluate your posts! LOL! I just think it's cool that busology is a study/vocation/hobby/and in some cases, lifestyle that appeals to all generations. I think a converted skoolie appeals to the gypsy in all of us, no matter what chronological age we are at the time cause that always keeps changing. What doesn't change is how it makes me feel when I go to fuel up my rig and complete strangers walk up with a semi-wistful, far away look on their face and say things like, "Wow, did you build this?" or "Man, I always wanted to do something like this!" It's like having instant friends whenever I pull over. Sure some people just don't "get it" but for the most part, a decked out skoolie appeals to the inner child in everyone. I love it. Sometimes I feel like I'm doing missionary work by bringing a little joy and inspiration to the overtrodden masses. People just need to know they have the option to break out of the everyday mold. I think we exemplify that for them.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #15
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And the choir said "AMEN!"

By the way, now that I have turned 46, do we need to adjust the poll results?
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:42 PM   #16
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age n'stuff

I just turned 28 and have had the bus a year or so. It's great. My wife and I are seriously looking at it as an alternative to jerk landlords and high rent. I love the bus, however it is difficult to find a place to semi-perminanlty w/some hookups in the city limits. I still want to teach and My wife is in University for more degree's so the gypsie lifestyle doesn't work full time. It's funny that a thing as small as a bus (compared to traditional dwelling's) is so difficult to live in within the limits of a city.

Oh well, choices are good. I love that there are so many reasons for getting into skoolie's and that we can all find common ground here. The internet does do usefull things eh?

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Old 12-27-2005, 08:31 AM   #17
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I'm 50. Married into a family of school bus drivers. Rest of the family have those X-pensive camper things (5th wheel & coaches). Just want to show them how well they could be traveling AND have some cash in the bank.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:00 PM   #18
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34 years old. My kids are 3(girl) and 1(twin boys) my main motivation behind this is the fun I hope it will be for them. I've wanted to do this for a long time, as a motocrosser I always considered a skoolie, but a box van was just more feasible (spent many days and nights in an old U-haul packed with motorcycles and smelly friends) or was that smelly motorcycles and friends? probably the former. Anyway, I can't motocross anymore, so now I've finally got the bus, it's been fun so far and I hope it will bring many happy memories for my family. I do have a feeling that Big Blue will eventually have 2 motorcycles strapped to the "back porch". I'm all excited talking about it, I think I'll go outside and find something to work on until everyone gets home.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:35 PM   #19
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. . . My kids are 3(girl) and 1(twin boys) my main motivation behind this is the fun I hope it will be for them. . .
If they're anything like mine, they'll LOVE it! Mine would ride all day & night if we could! Hope you have as much fun with yours as I'm having with mine! (And it's no where near finished.)
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Old 12-27-2005, 11:47 PM   #20
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I'm 50. Married into a family of school bus drivers. Rest of the family have those X-pensive camper things (5th wheel & coaches). Just want to show them how well they could be traveling AND have some cash in the bank.
Ha, still have cash in the bank huh... why don't ya send some of that my way so I can finish my skoolie;) I guess us youngsters just dont have the bank roll yet.
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