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Old 10-03-2019, 08:59 AM   #21
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My 15 year old daughter wants to buy a school bus and convert it. I thinks that's cool but is she being ridiculous at 15?
does she quit when the going gets rough or tough things out?

it will probably take 3 years until it's ready, but she'll learn a ton and it will be great experience
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:42 PM   #22
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Old 10-03-2019, 01:47 PM   #23
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I agree, I see far too many kids these days that don't seem to want to do or build anything. I would encourage her as much as possible. I would caution that if you aren't able to do it where you actually live it is much more likely to get bogged down.


I must be a bit slow, didn't build my first engine until I was 16 but, it was the fastest car in town for awhile.

I am REALLY slow since I built my first motor when I was 19... it was a Diesel though.. and definitely NOT the fastest car in our garage.,



to the OP i say go for it!! enjoy the time building it together.. in a world today of kids that seemingly would rather play on their iPads , i see this as an opportunity to teach real life skills.. and then the travelling... nothing takes the place in Life of travelling..
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Old 10-04-2019, 04:53 PM   #24
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What’s her work ethic? That’s pretty much the one thing that will tell you if it’s something that should be discouraged.

It won’t be cheap, if she’s working and can save up and pay for these things then encourage her to think about it because it could be a very financially responsible thing to do long term.

Or it can drain your wallet and never get used.
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