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Old 11-08-2018, 06:05 PM   #71
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Minibus vs Bus for 1 Person

Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:12 AM   #72
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Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:51 AM   #73
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Hi everybody! I am interested in buying and converting a skoolie to live on the road, but I am not sure about the size of the bus I should get. I am debating between a full-sized bus and a minibus. I am going to travel solo, so I won't need a ton of space. I am also worried about parking, since I plan on selling my car. I want a bus I can park with reasonable ease.

I do, however, need enough space for a fully functional kitchen, laundry station, bed, and a table of some sort.

What do you guys think? I've been using your site for a while to plan but I can't seem to find anyone else asking this question.

Thanks for all your help!

X2 on the start a thread part.
(For example, you mention laundry - but no bathroom? Laundry also tends to need a lot of water, and a decent hot water heater.)



Also, so look at the short bus conversion forum - just pick some threads, and start reading. Look at peoples floor plans and overall layouts and ask yourself "would this work for me?" Does it have the features you want? What is there room for, what isn't there room for?

After a while, that might give you a better idea of what you can fit into a short bus - and you can figure out if you need to adjust your expectations, or adjust the size bus you want to buy. (I'm having the same problem - I'd like a cutaway, but I think I need a short full-size to get what I want into it - but I'm not sure what I want will line up with how I'd actually use it - so I'm going around in circles.)

I think everyone is asking the same question you are, just not quite as directly.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:54 AM   #74
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So if I'm not too concerned with speed as much as making sure I can get up and down mountains without any issues, which of those engine/transmission combos would you recommend?
Hope it's ok to ask here, this thread has been super helpful thanks
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:50 PM   #76
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If it is giving you a headache....


If questions from "NOOBS" is giving you a headache....

Maybe you should turn off your computer and go outside to work on your bus.

You don't have to read/respond to every little thing on here...
That is voluntary.

Sounds like a new thread should start up... Grouchy old bus dudes that only want to talk to each other.

That entry with all caps yelling at everybody to not clutter up the thread made me want to ask a "dumb a$$ noob" question so bad it hurt... so... here goes...

I want to buy an 57 foot bus that runs on unicorn blood and gets 42 miles/gallon and has a 16 speed manual transmission and will go fast uphill and reach a top end of 110mph...

Can anybody help me?....

Hope everybody (noobs included) realize this was all in jest... no hard feelings crazy cal...
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Old 02-14-2019, 10:22 PM   #77
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If questions from "NOOBS" is giving you a headache....

Maybe you should turn off your computer and go outside to work on your bus.
Might I ask which post exactly this is in response to? One of the things I've particularly liked about this community is their goodhearted tolerance of fools. Post your "intro" message in the Cummins engine forum; no problem. Run your entire build thread out of the "newbies introduce yourself forum"; no problem. Ask an uninfomed question that's been answered a hundred times elsewhere; no problem. Lots of other behavior that rubs my anal-retentive the wrong way; no problem. We do say "go read it all" quite a bit, and that gets more difficult by the day as the archives grow, but it is what it is.



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Old 02-15-2019, 05:24 AM   #78
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Might I ask which post exactly this is in response to? One of the things I've particularly liked about this community is their goodhearted tolerance of fools. Post your "intro" message in the Cummins engine forum; no problem. Run your entire build thread out of the "newbies introduce yourself forum"; no problem. Ask an uninfomed question that's been answered a hundred times elsewhere; no problem. Lots of other behavior that rubs my anal-retentive the wrong way; no problem. We do say "go read it all" quite a bit, and that gets more difficult by the day as the archives grow, but it is what it is.



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I think it was a response to OP.
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Old 02-15-2019, 08:22 AM   #79
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If questions from "NOOBS" is giving you a headache....

Maybe you should turn off your computer and go outside to work on your bus.

You don't have to read/respond to every little thing on here...
That is voluntary.

Sounds like a new thread should start up... Grouchy old bus dudes that only want to talk to each other.

That entry with all caps yelling at everybody to not clutter up the thread made me want to ask a "dumb a$$ noob" question so bad it hurt... so... here goes...

I want to buy an 57 foot bus that runs on unicorn blood and gets 42 miles/gallon and has a 16 speed manual transmission and will go fast uphill and reach a top end of 110mph...

Can anybody help me?....

Hope everybody (noobs included) realize this was all in jest... no hard feelings crazy cal...
Or, maybe he was looking for this to be kind of a read first sticky on how to buy a bus thread and wanted it to be uncluttered? Now we have direct questions in it that imo ruined that.

Cals on the site team. Not sure why he didn't sticky this at the top and then lock it. But I don't think I'd be starting chit with him. That's a bold move cotton.

I would think he could also delete all of the clutter and move it to it's own thread? I've never managed a forum before so I can't speak directly on that, only what I've seen other mods do.

If you do start a thread for grouchy old bus dudes, what the minimum age? Is 27 old enough or should I look for another fake ID?

At the end of the day, your order of operations for question posts should be.

1.Search for posts that have already answered your question.
2.Start a new thread asking your question.
3.Ask one of the site team members or frequent posters your question.
4.Derail a thread with something unrelated.

I always thought we were a tolerant bunch, because some aren't familiar with forums and their etiquette, but maybe we're not \_(ツ)_/

Good luck with your unicorn blood.
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Old 02-15-2019, 10:31 AM   #80
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Grouchy bus people, any age..

I was referring to post #2... all caps..
And post #12... headache..

Basically a commentary on how fast the questions piled on after that request for people not to ask any... especially "noobs"... I just found it humorous, and typical..

And, if anything gives you a headache... don't do it...
Facebook, Skoolie, cell phone,.. etc..
It may come as a surprise, but none of this stuff used to exist..
And somehow we were able to survive..

That being said, I love this place, even if it gets messy..
I think I actually like it better that way..
But I can see that the moderator might have other thoughts..

Thanks for Skoolie... and grouchy bus dudes..
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