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Old 09-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #1
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Care to brag a little, or express some joy over your skoolie triumphs and good times?

Please don't click away from this thread without sharing something about your bus or skoolie lifestyle that is a happy thought for you.

Be jubilant! Spread a little cheer to keep us excited about this lifestyle.

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Old 09-14-2018, 06:14 PM   #2
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I was overjoyed to learn my bus would do 85mph on cruise control with no ill effects for a full tank. Not so overjoyed at the 7mpg.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:21 AM   #3
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I was overjoyed to learn my bus would do 85mph on cruise control with no ill effects for a full tank. Not so overjoyed at the 7mpg.
Woh. I'd like to see a bus go that fast (my bus).
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:34 AM   #4
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Woh. I'd like to see a bus go that fast (my bus).
My buses are both capable of 80+

95% of school buses aren't, but that doesn't mean they don't build em that way on request.
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #5
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My buses are both capable of 80+

95% of school buses aren't, but that doesn't mean they don't build em that way on request.
How'd you do it?
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #6
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How'd you do it?
I just bought em that way.
Well- one was electronically limited to 50 but Chris reset that to 80.
If you've got a computer controlled IC its easy.
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Old 09-16-2018, 12:41 PM   #7
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Woh. I'd like to see a bus go that fast (my bus).
Go to my bucket list build thread I have pictures posted.
You need the right drivetrain.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:01 PM   #8
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I love being comfortable with everything I really need, including food, workspace, stove, fridge, bathroom, air conditioning, and a comfy bed. Itís an amazing place to avoid all distractions and clear the mind. Thatís not why I made it, but spending time by myself in it is a little piece of heaven!
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:51 PM   #9
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I do not consider myself to be very artistic, yet I love the fact that my stripped out bus is a blank canvas, waiting for me to express myself
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:03 PM   #10
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I love being comfortable with everything I really need, including food, workspace, stove, fridge, bathroom, air conditioning, and a comfy bed. Itís an amazing place to avoid all distractions and clear the mind. Thatís not why I made it, but spending time by myself in it is a little piece of heaven!
Thanks for sharing.

One of the reasons I'm all about getting a bus is the ability to make it my own, just mine, all mine.
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Old 09-17-2018, 08:04 PM   #11
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Enjoy the journey!
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:06 PM   #12
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Happy to have figured out AC, close to figuring out DC, think I figured out starting problem. Bus has gorgeous cedar paneling, lots of different colors, all windows still in place and is a comfortable, though incomplete home.
A skoolie (at least for those of us with modest skill sets) is a lesson in perseverance and trusting in your dream.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:23 PM   #13
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:28 AM   #14
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I love the fact that my hotel/motel travels with me and I don't have to worry about what kind of sex, drug and beer party took place in my bed with the last 300 occupants.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:57 AM   #15
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Love my full house 40 footer renting $100 a month on the beach in Southern Mexico
Renting "sounds" like a nice option to recover some money. But the logistics sound like a nightmare. What kind of insurance to carry. What liability the renter has. Will they break stuff? Personally I think it would be more than $100 a weekend let alone a month. What has your experience been renting it out.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:11 PM   #16
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We were determined to block as few windows as possible. This meant raising the kitchen sink so we didn't hunch over it and coming up with amazing curtains. After hours days weeks of discussion, we went with heavy blockout fabric (84 inches wide-$21 a yard), clips, magnets and steel cables. We have a wonderful view of our surroundings that fancy RVers are jealous of but when night comes, viola', we very easily have a wonderful private haven!
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