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AmandatoryAdventure 07-13-2017 03:53 PM

Hey guys! 24 years old, traveler, originally from Cali. I'm brand new to this and am still in the "where the heck do I start?" phase. Hoping to figure it out and get going on my own skoolie! 🤙🏼

CaptSquid 07-13-2017 04:08 PM

Start by defining your needs.
  1. How much room do you need?
  2. How much are you willing to shell out for the purchase?
  3. How big is your budget?
  4. Front Engine?
  5. Rear Engine?
  6. Transit Style? (Flat nose)
  7. Conventional Style? (Dog nose)
  8. Toy Hauler?
  9. Handicapped?

AmandatoryAdventure 07-13-2017 04:26 PM

I have about half of those figured out, are there any major differences between engine placement and front style besides basic personal preference?

brokedown 07-13-2017 04:54 PM

Dog nose is easiest to work on. Rear engine is quieter on the road. Front engine under floor gives you more square footage but is harder to service. Generally the parts are the same, just located in different places.

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AmandatoryAdventure 07-13-2017 11:00 PM

That makes total sense! Thanks for that!

Kevin HOLLISTER 07-16-2017 03:31 PM

New as well. Think rear engine is best
We are new as well to this. We took a stroll through a used bus lot recently and we are arguing the same thing. I feel with the engine in the back, you can still utilize as much of the space as possible with easier steering and visuals in front without the hood in the way. Just saying

AmandatoryAdventure 07-16-2017 03:59 PM

Interesting point! That makes some sense.

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