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Corland 08-26-2015 02:37 PM

Hello from Colorado!
 
Hi There!!!
Just wanted to take a minute and introduce us. I'm Chad and my GF is Corrie. We are into the planning stages for our bus conversion and soaking up as much information as we can. We still have not purchased our very own Skoolie but are researching to find the best one for our needs. We have a long term plan that involves living full time in our build for probably 2 years with our 2 dogs. We are super excited to build our "Dream" and start our new adventure together with our custom home. ;-)
So please excuse us if we ask a "stupid" question for this is a completely new endeavor for us both. I have been in construction for just about 30 years but building an awesome bus will be a new experience.
We are glad that we may be part of your community and are excited to learn as much as we can from all you experienced "Skoolers" :-) and hopefully can give back as we progress through our journey.
Thank you for being here!!
Happy Trails
Chad and Corrie

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

EastCoastCB 08-26-2015 02:41 PM

Awesome to hear. I LOVE Colorado.
What part are you in?

Corland 08-26-2015 02:45 PM

We are living in Bailey ( 50 miles SW of Denver) until we get our bus completed then we plan to head over to the western slope around Grand Junction somewhere.

EastCoastCB 08-26-2015 02:48 PM

Very nice. I have friends out there in different areas. I LOVE the Ft Collins area myself.
We want to get our bus out to Steamboat, actually.

Got a bus yet? If so post pics. If not- post some anyhow. We love to meet new folks here.

Corland 08-26-2015 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by EastCoastCB (Post 121845)
Very nice. I have friends out there in different areas. I LOVE the Ft Collins area myself.
We want to get our bus out to Steamboat, actually.

Got a bus yet? If so post pics. If not- post some anyhow. We love to meet new folks here.

Still researching the bus. we hope to have it in the next month or so.
Love Steamboat too. Ouray/Silverton area is where we want to be eventually.

EastCoastCB 08-26-2015 03:09 PM

Well definitely buy a REAL Colorado bus even if it costs a bit more.
Electronic retarder will save ya in the steep western grades, which is why they spec them for all CO school buses.
Your buses out there often have higher HP ratings too which is GREAT.
If I were out there I'd be ALL OVER one of these in Aurora-http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...ew?auc=1431906

http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...ew?auc=1431798

Corland 08-26-2015 03:11 PM

Awesome
That's some great information. Thanks.

EastCoastCB 08-26-2015 03:17 PM

I just noticed they may all have 545 transmissions. DON'T buy one with that transmission...
Call about any bus you're interested in and ask for details or even better go check out a bus yourselves. Be sure you know what you're getting.
But yeah for any kind of mountain travel it would be advisable to get a CO bus!

THIS is such a sweet bus, I'm scrambling to raise some money so I can bid on it and then I'll have to figure out how to get it home! Last year of mechanical engine, And its got the 3060 tranny... SWEET bus here-
http://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/auc...ew?auc=1431889
http://cdn.publicsurplus.com/sms/doc...31889/13967004
http://cdn.publicsurplus.com/sms/doc...31889/13966944

Corland 08-26-2015 03:55 PM

Haha
I actually was looking at this one too.

EastCoastCB 08-26-2015 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Corland (Post 121859)
Haha
I actually was looking at this one too.

I say go for it if you have the means and can store it somewhere reliably.:thumb:


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