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Old 08-06-2015, 09:39 AM   #11
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Before doing your floor plan and starting to build it...get under your bus for awhile and look at what is in the way, BEFORE hand a rear engine bus can not be plumbed the same as a front engine if bathroom area is in say the rear


Consider where you plan to go and even your yard/driveway before selection, I had to go with a front engine bus due to the slope of our driveway and the places we go have lots of steep in and outs, rear engine and conventionally MH's get high centered alot
This makes me think of the many threads involving "theoretical buses".
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Old 08-06-2015, 11:46 AM   #12
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If you see this in your thread with silly questions, know that you are giving more than one person a headache.



Yes many of us have said that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask. This isn't true. We were being nice and didn't want to make you feel bad. If you post about a bus you found with a price and NO DETAILS and ask if that is a good deal, we will send Smitty to your house to work you over. And we will watch and enjoy it.


If you are asking questions about a particular bus, PROVIDE DETAILS, AS MANY AS YOU CAN, or we will send Smitty after you. Hi Smitty, where you been?
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:12 PM   #13
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My advice is stay away from 350 small block engines. They aren't built to take the heavy load and you will be replacing the camshaft every 30 000 miles. This goes for rv's too. You will get better fuel mileage, durabilty and performance from a big block or a diesel.
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:58 PM   #14
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If you see this in your thread with silly questions, know that you are giving more than one person a headache.



Yes many of us have said that the only stupid question is the one you don't ask. This isn't true. We were being nice and didn't want to make you feel bad. If you post about a bus you found with a price and NO DETAILS and ask if that is a good deal, we will send Smitty to your house to work you over. And we will watch and enjoy it.


If you are asking questions about a particular bus, PROVIDE DETAILS, AS MANY AS YOU CAN, or we will send Smitty after you. Hi Smitty, where you been?
Damn it man, that's funny!
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:30 AM   #15
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good thread
maybe this link can be added to the "Everything a Noob Needs to Know About Skoolies" thread...if I can find that thread
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:52 AM   #16
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good thread
maybe this link can be added to the "Everything a Noob Needs to Know About Skoolies" thread...if I can find that thread
True, one of us needs to step up and take the time to assemble such a thread.

I have made a few tech "How To" threads in the past, but never got around to having them made a sticky.

Without a thread being made a sticky, in time it will become buried beneath all the new posts in that section.

This is part of why I feel starting new threads should be restricted. This site has far to many duplicate new threads started everyday.

For the newbies:

If you have a question, I guarantee someone before you had the same question. Therefore if you search on Google, you will find other threads where people have asked that question, and it has already been answered by multiple people.

So not only do you save us seasoned members a head ache, but you get your answer right away, and more than one answer. Many times it was a complete discussion, meaning better results and knowledge.



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Old 08-07-2015, 08:21 PM   #17
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I should make a check list

After this thread is good and long....and find the boly grail of buses!
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:38 PM   #18
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. . . If you post about a bus you found with a price and NO DETAILS and ask if that is a good deal, we will send Smitty to your house to work you over. And we will watch and enjoy it.


If you are asking questions about a particular bus, PROVIDE DETAILS, AS MANY AS YOU CAN, or we will send Smitty after you. Hi Smitty, where you been?
Wait, you know how to get hold of Smitty? . . . . I thought he drove off into the sunset, literally, in Neon Moon.
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Old 08-12-2015, 01:58 AM   #19
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Wait, you know how to get hold of Smitty? . . . . I thought he drove off into the sunset, literally, in Neon Moon.
Nope, he is like the wind in the night. We use this to get a hold of him.

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Old 08-19-2015, 10:05 PM   #20
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8 - Check your local zoning and home owner association rules regarding parking your bus at home. The Powers That Be can make your life miserable if you break the rules.

If you're planning to full-time in your bus, be aware that you can't just park anywhere you want. A big old bus suddenly showing up in a neighborhood or parking lot will attract attention in a hurry and that attention usually means you'll be moving on.
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