RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-17-2018, 09:19 PM   #1
New Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
Please lead me in the right direction


I'm new here and am seriously considering a Skoolie for my wife and I's next home as we travel all of North America/Canada/Alaska for 5 or 6 years.

I've considered a lot of options from converted Sprinters and Transits, converted cargo trailers and even a custom Class C build on a 4x4 cab chassis truck. I always seem to come back to the Skoolie.

I'd like a little help pointing me in the right direction. What I envision is a Skoolie is one that's not to short or long. Not too much sticking out behind the rear axle so that I can pull a toad(car) or cargo trailer with. Something that does well on unimproved BLM and National Forest Service dirt roads for boondocking. (read rutts, pot holes, 6" branches and rocks etc) I'd like it to be long enough for a Queen or King bed, a 3' x 5' wet bath, closet for 2 adults full time, kitchen, possible desk/work area for on line work and a sitting/couch area. We really like Fern the Bus but as already mentioned we need a wet bath.

I also read in another recent post about high altitude driving that I should consider a bus that has already been equipped for high altitude service. Perhaps from the area of the Rockies.

I'm also tall at 6'3" so it would have to be a higher roof version especially if I'm gonna add 3" or 4" of insulation in the roof and walls.

I have a few other questions but I'll write separate posts for each of those.

Thanks in advance.

tommyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 09:54 PM   #2
Bus Geek
o1marc's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Dawsonville, Ga.
Posts: 9,364
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Genesis
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466/3060
Rated Cap: 77
You can add 2" of ceiling insulation between the ribs under the roof skin without losing any height. I have found Pinterest.com to be a great source for pics of ideas. Go there and search Bus bathrooms or showers or whatever and there are hundreds of pics of some really cool stuff.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg wetroom.jpg (156.1 KB, 10 views)
o1marc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #3
New Member
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 7
So if I'm looking for a bus with a usable interior length of 26' to 30' feet with a high roof, plenty of ground clearance and a relatively short overhang behind the rear axle for easier towing what should I be looking at?

Would also prefer a diesel.


tommyt is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.