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Old 10-01-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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We went to a Southeast Cruisers bus rally at. WILDERNESS RV PARK ESTATES ,10313 NE 102ND ave,,Silver springs .FL
be advised ,,,SKOOLIE bus conversions ,and all BUS CONVERSIONS,are NOT WELCOME they told us that SKOOLIE bus conversions are a fire hazard and are unsafe,,after 2days of travel from southeast AL and almost 400 dollars in fuel ...thanks to all for a long remembered lesson
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Please post that on www.rvparkreviews.com. By posting whether skoolies are accepted or refused will show campground owners that we are out there.The more times we can show that the campground owners are doing themselves a disservice by refusing us, the more that will accept us. The internet can be a powerful tool of persuasion. We need to use it.
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We went to a Southeast Cruisers bus rally at. WILDERNESS RV PARK ESTATES ,10313 NE 102ND ave,,Silver springs .FL
be advised ,,,SKOOLIE bus conversions ,and all BUS CONVERSIONS,are NOT WELCOME they told us that SKOOLIE bus conversions are a fire hazard and are unsafe,,after 2days of travel from southeast AL and almost 400 dollars in fuel ...thanks to all for a long remembered lesson
fire hazard? does your bus have a flame thrower on it? its just wrong of them to do that, I bet that most of the camper people that went to it would love to have you there, its the people that organize the event that make the stupid rules, well its there lose for you not being there.

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Peter, you should post a picture of your bus so we can see what might possibly cause them concern from a quick visual.

When (& if) I need to tell a park what my bus is, I'm going to tell them "it's a Blue Bird Wonderlodge". That's no lie, because I even wonder what it is.
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I tell the dum ass's at the camp's that its a Pierce bus and it was by them,if u look at the grill, thats i got on it.i ask them if they ever see a Pierce fire bus ?????and i show them that iam a fireman.....

they don't know ,just make sure that u have a the fire ext mark and got big exstinger's ,,i carrie two 40lb,,,,
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Please post that on http://www.rvparkreviews.com. By posting whether skoolies are accepted or refused will show campground owners that we are out there.The more times we can show that the campground owners are doing themselves a disservice by refusing us, the more that will accept us. The internet can be a powerful tool of persuasion. We need to use it.
Perhaps one of us can start a page either as another forum here or a separate website (please, not Facebook et al; some of us don't use that) with a breakdown of skoolie-friendly and skoolie-hostile campgrounds?
Lorna, you mentioned to me in a separate thread Don Wright's Guides to Free Campgrounds as a potential source of places that accept skoolies - as long as they physically accommodate them. I remember you warning me that some listed sites aren't accessible to any motor vehicle - let alone buses.

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I guess they would instead prefer to have some crappy 30-year-old S&S with a worn-out propane fridge and gen-u-ine wood and plastic construction (just feel the quality). Look at the number of burnt-out remains of RVs in junk yards all over the country. How many burnt-out bus conversions are out there?
Who do you think you are - you got something against cabinets made of furring strips covered in 1/8" paneling?

I'm fond of my '76 Winnebago (lots of sentimental value) but most school-bus coversions are far superior (all are with respect to crashworthiness). Which is why I'm here, getting ideas for the Skunky Bus. For example, someone (can't remember who) used angle iron screwed to the steel body as the anchor for the cabinets. 2x2 or 2x4 wall frames with thicker panels. House refrigerator instead of RV one. And that stupid campground in Florida still wouldn't take it.

Keith, that Pierce/BB rig is gorgeous.
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:17 PM   #7
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Keith... bee you teefull bus!

State Parks... Do they take Skoolie's?? Not much of a "park" fan, but curious, while driving 101 or something...
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Keith... bee you teefull bus!

State Parks... Do they take Skoolie's?? Not much of a "park" fan, but curious, while driving 101 or something...
We LOVE state Parks. Georgia Veterans in Cordele Ga is our fav GA State Park. I really like Fall Creek Falls in TN but Tim's Ford is well worth a trip (close to the FREEEEEE tour of the Jack Daniels distillery). High Falls in Seneca, SC, ChauRam (used to be state park, now county) in Westminster SC are good parks we used to frequent a lot. Rabun Beach (NF) between Clarksville & Clayton GA is close to Helen Ga and we used to stay there and daytrip to Bavarian Helen. Chester Frost (Hixson/Chattanooga, TN) is one of the nicest county parks we have ever stayed in. We LOVE public parks!

All PUBLIC parks take skoolies. That's Corps of Engineers (COE), State, Federal, County, City, BLM, National Forests (NF's) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) among others that I probably forgot. Basically, if it's listed in Don Wrights directory or on The Ultimate US Public Campground Project then you can stay there in a skoolie.
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We went to a Southeast Cruisers bus rally at. WILDERNESS RV PARK ESTATES ,10313 NE 102ND ave,,Silver springs .FL
be advised ,,,SKOOLIE bus conversions ,and all BUS CONVERSIONS,are NOT WELCOME they told us that SKOOLIE bus conversions are a fire hazard...
Yeah, here is a Wilderness RV Park Estates-approved RV after a malfunction in a defective refrigerator. Both Norcold and Dometic (the top 2 RV refrigerator brands) have had fire-related recalls.

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And how many on this forum have put the RV refrigerators in? We pulled ours out of the Class C. We already knew their reputation for fires. they also do not cool well and they will freeze up and stop working in freezing weather. Basically not good for full-timers. An under counter AC powered refrigerator will perform much better in all type of weather AND uses less power!
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