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Old 06-02-2016, 10:22 AM   #21
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Re: $$$

I'm hoping to stay below $6K, including price of the bus which was $3500.
Keep in mind my build is extremely simple, bare minimum necessities for a family of 4 to spend a long w/e at the RV park
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Old 06-02-2016, 05:11 PM   #22
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I'm hoping to stay below $6K, including price of the bus which was $3500.
Keep in mind my build is extremely simple, bare minimum necessities for a family of 4 to spend a long w/e at the RV park
If you are using it just to camp and not live i retract my previous statement. Most of your stuff wont be permanently installed as a guess. And shower and bathroom is not requirdd either. Then yeah, the ac and genny will be your biggest expenses then.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:25 AM   #23
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My wife and I are planning on converting a bus with our 2 soon to be 3 kids and travel while there young and get out of the city we're tired of the drugs and crime and high population so we figured we'd travel until we found a place to call home. Can't wait to sell my house
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:27 PM   #24
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I have talked to more than one person that has Lived mobile recently (seems getting a bus everyone thinks I want to live in it).. who has said factoring in the cost of a national chain gym membership was made their move possible...

most gyms offer specials for 1 year at a time... so they would play devils advocate at back N forth pricing.. the gym membership gave them access to always clean showers and of course real bathrooms..

in the one guy's case he had a small chemical style toilet for the " I gotta go now" scenerios but otherwise they hit the gym once a day for real showers.. exercise, and such.. thus he never had to really worry where to "dump" as his chemical style / composting?? toilet wasnt used crazy amounts and was easy to dispose of without tanks..

paper plates and plastic forks were go-to for dishes.. and he wasnt much a cook.. so he ate light, or ate out... so cleaning cookware wasnt a huge concern.. he did grill which was cheap and easy to clean..

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Old 06-22-2016, 12:06 PM   #25
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Planet fitness black card...way to go. 20.00/mo. The newer ones have amazing shower facilities.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:52 PM   #26
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I haven't bathed in years. 3 i think.

Yep, the chemicals in tap water make me feel awful, so i use a magnesium oil on my underarms, feet, and private area. I was told many years ago by a homeless man in California, that the body can mostly clean itself. I wasn't sure i believed but here i am.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:31 AM   #27
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I haven't bathed in years. 3 i think.

Yep, the chemicals in tap water make me feel awful, so i use a magnesium oil on my underarms, feet, and private area. I was told many years ago by a homeless man in California, that the body can mostly clean itself. I wasn't sure i believed but here i am.
not sure i could get into that... but why not capture rain water and use that.. after one of our major league storm events here in the city a few years back we had power but lost water.. so for awhile I was getting water from my office in 5 gallon "cubes" and found sponge bathing every 2 days that I felt and smelled quite clean.. 5 gallons was more than enough... at one point it started to rain again so I borrowed the neighbors baby pool and connected the downspout to it and collected water for us.. it worked great even after it ran off an asphalt roof... (our houses were 6 years old then).. im guessing there were a lot less chemicals in the rain water ?

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Old 06-23-2016, 10:56 AM   #28
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None of you people must sweat at all... I go 12 hrs without a shower and I smell like a pig farm set on fire...
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Old 06-23-2016, 11:05 AM   #29
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