Tomorrow is the day, The BOV is coming home!
I first want to start this post with a blessing and a curse. Thank all of you for the great ideas and help; curse all of you for getting me into this! ;)
Well I pick up my Bird tomorrow, a 1997 Bluebird Tc2000. I have researched and dug through A LOT of post, read up a lot, test drove, crawled around under, looked at other skoolies, and finally settled on the one. She has the 5.9 Cummings, so I can get parts at the local auto parts store, the Allison automatic, 13 window, and air brakes. I got a pretty good discount since they wanted to keep the seats. I almost felt bad, it seems to be a right of passage removing the seats from your skoolie, and so I headed up there on a Saturday and helped take them outÖ they knocked another $200 off for that. I required a DOT inspection and state weight certificate before I purchased it, as well as an independent mechanic to look over. He found a few issues, they fixed it, and tomorrow she is mine.
The wife is excited, for now, the kids canít wait, and I look forward to many a late night and long weekends converting this thing! Not sure how the neighbors will feel, but we donít get the skoolies for them. I even registered a domain name TheBOV.com to blog about the whole thing.
I am sure you will all see more from me with the normal HELP and oops how do I fix questions; and of course proud papa pictures to follow.
So let the fun begin!
Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, to liberty, to abundance, to selfishness, to complacency, to apathy, to dependence, and back again to bondage.