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Old 12-15-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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Skill Set Before You Built

I wanted to know what was your knowledge of building before you started a skoolie? I would love to do this on my own. I know basics. That's it.
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Old 12-15-2018, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-15-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
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Old 12-15-2018, 05:54 PM   #4
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I know basics. That's it.
If you can operate hand tools (screwdriver, saws, grinder, sander, etc...), you can handle just about everything except electricity.....even plumbing is easy to install once you decide on the system's structure.

The very cool thing about building a bus is that there is already a video for literally anything you may have questions about, or feel stumped on. And if you're still stuck, just ask.......the folks on this site are a walking encyclopedia on all things bus.

Just break it down into small, manageable tasks and don't get overwhelmed by trying to do everything at once....although it IS good to THINK of everything all the time, as an overall plan will keep you from having to re-do things later.

You got this.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:10 PM   #5
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LOL... Great minds clearly think alike. Nunchuck, bow hunting, computer hacking,,, All essential skills.
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:47 PM   #6
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:55 PM   #7
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Each steps to building out a bus is simple and easy, it just that there are a lot of them and order is important.
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Old 12-29-2018, 05:04 PM   #8
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Each steps to building out a bus is simple and easy, it just that there are a lot of them and order is important.

And remember TIME is NOT your friend during a bus build.
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Old 12-30-2018, 06:57 PM   #9
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And remember TIME is NOT your friend during a bus build.
But I think that is one of the goals embedded in the switch to bus-life, to make time my friend. I need to change my relationship to time. Its hard to break the slave mentality.
I do see your point though, we are losing access to our national treasures like national monuments and parks and maybe we should be in a hurry to see them before all of them are given away.



I'm looking at building-the-bus time as bus-time in my new world, I'm broke down but not along side the road or in some distant campsite. I'm just camped out in my back yard with easy access to showers and a good BBQ; and no need to be in hurry to move on. Its also helping me to think about what should be with me in the bus, what stays at base camp and what should get sold.
I don't ever see myself as a true nomad, but as a slow moving, long term relaxed traveler with a base camp a long ways away that I will return to once in a while for repairs, refits etc.
I really enjoy my shop and shop-time but I'm prepping for my last adventure. If I'm lucky I may have more than one last adventure, it just depends on health and money.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:29 AM   #10
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You have hit the nail on the head. The time we spend on the build is part of the journey. Learn as much as we can. Love What you do and live intentionally!
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:57 AM   #11
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The unfortunate part of that "Journey" that I see time and time again on this site is the needed sale of that "Journey" long before that "Journey" is every complete and hits the road for the first time!

There's that TIME problem AGAIN that NEVER seems to be your "Friend"!
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:37 PM   #12
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