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Old 07-16-2017, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I bought this bus last year in June and moved right in. Been full time since.

So many great things about skoolies.

Right now i am loosing hope; though the police have been wonderful, the bus has been run off of most the neighborhood roads where i lived. I am currently Walmart surfing. I keep reaching out and doing the next right thing, but unless the Universe wants me in Walmart parking lots for a reason it wont tell me, i feel pretty lost.

I even listed the bus for sale in an attempt to be open to any option life may have for me. My Mom lives 2800 miles away in Utah and has a spot i could park there. Goodness that option just doesn't ring true, but again i am open and searching and considering all possibilities right now. Feeling down and lost and sad.

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Old 07-16-2017, 03:07 PM   #2
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Your closer than that I drove my bus from Greencastle Pennsylvania to Roseburg Oregon 2700 800 miles further


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Old 07-16-2017, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 07-16-2017, 06:14 PM   #4
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maybe the east coast isnt the right place... im not sure what work you do so I cant say whether you can make your career in another state..

super-dave is in virginia somewhere and is able to find places to full time in his bus.. maybe he has some helping advice for you...

I know of a guy who lives in a Van (soon to be skoolie).. that "house-sits" for peoiple who live in the country that want to take vacations but are concerned about their property being vacant for weeks at a time.. he advertised on craisglist and around small towns in ohio, PA, WV, michigan. and indiana.. he parks his van and it shows there is activity on people's property.. he doesnt charge much if any. and people give him access to water and shore power..

at one point he got to live on the construction site of anew home build where previously theives qwere stealing tools and materials and evading police and alarm systems... he stayed there 3 months and not one thing was stolen..

think of ways to market yourself... install a lot of cameras and surveillance recording on your bus and then put out flyers to HOA's and see if you can be part of a "watch group" in an area to cut down on crime.. your bus parked on a street and records cars and people going in and out.. you take your exercise walks in said neighborhood...

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Old 07-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #5
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Wow - those are some amazing tips for anyone considering going full time. I had an offer to park on a farm and keep an eye on some goats - basically not do anything - except sometimes putting out feed in the morning. There is no house at the farm - so it will help keep away people looking to steal the goats or chickens (which I did not realize people do...

Some ranches might like having someone living on the far end of their property - to keep an eye on fence lines..




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maybe the east coast isnt the right place... im not sure what work you do so I cant say whether you can make your career in another state..

super-dave is in virginia somewhere and is able to find places to full time in his bus.. maybe he has some helping advice for you...

I know of a guy who lives in a Van (soon to be skoolie).. that "house-sits" for peoiple who live in the country that want to take vacations but are concerned about their property being vacant for weeks at a time.. he advertised on craisglist and around small towns in ohio, PA, WV, michigan. and indiana.. he parks his van and it shows there is activity on people's property.. he doesnt charge much if any. and people give him access to water and shore power..

at one point he got to live on the construction site of anew home build where previously theives qwere stealing tools and materials and evading police and alarm systems... he stayed there 3 months and not one thing was stolen..

think of ways to market yourself... install a lot of cameras and surveillance recording on your bus and then put out flyers to HOA's and see if you can be part of a "watch group" in an area to cut down on crime.. your bus parked on a street and records cars and people going in and out.. you take your exercise walks in said neighborhood...

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Old 07-16-2017, 11:20 PM   #6
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some good suggestions here.. for steath, do get a box van body and paint it as a tool supply or construction van as mentioned before.
Also you can paint or wrap it to match the business ideas in whatever section of industrial area, n parking is easy...also makes it very easy to park by home depot type stores, wal mart, construction areas, etc.
printed hat/ name on shirt, etc., may greatly help with the staff n law...\
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies everyone. I did install cameras and post an ad on Craigslist to do just that; nightwatch. Did get two call for it a first of this year. Nothing since.

Doing better today. Was down and just let it flow through, and took a nap lol.

One day at a time now. Amazing what happens just in a walmart parking lot to help me feel i am where i am supposed to be. Wont go into it but a few things already. Sure miss my kitty friend though, because of the heat she is staying with a friend for now. Will go visit her tomorrow .

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:47 PM   #8
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Get your kitty. Why isn't she with you full time? I think that would be a tremendous help to your state of mind

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Old 07-17-2017, 04:53 PM   #9
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Also....I'm taking off in October, finished with my build or not and I have no idea where I'll be living. I'll be full-timing it as well. So I'll be in the same boat. I'll be getting a dog for companionship.

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