Hi everyone! I've been busy.... but not buying and building a skoolie! I've been lurking and dreaming, and thinking.
My design phase has been only in my head for the last 3/4 of a year. I have just started to actually put paper to pencil, and am picking and sourcing the different components for the systems of the bus. I've also been living full time in my 1980 22.5' Winnebego Brave for almost two months. Just to get a feel for it, and experience what full timing is like. I'm calling it an experiment so I know what I need in my Skoolie build. I'm currently boondocked on a forest reserve, and just flushed with collected rain water (I'm almost out of fresh water after only a week!).
Any how, I ran into a four wheel drive bus this past winter, and talked to the driver. The bus is owned by an international geophysical company that does a lot of work around here. The driver told me that they bought 20 of these new busses, bought the 4x4 kits from a supplier in the U.S. and had a shop in a small to mid sized city install them. So I've got a lead on someone to talk to about it. I just can't remember the shops name for the life of me, but I can get that information.
I know how you all like pictures.
(I couldn't seem to embed just the picture from flickr)
One of the busses that Smitty provided above comes from Rocky Mountain Bus Sales, and they still have it. It was listed at $30,000, and has been reduced to $20,000. Has anyone delt with these people before? Obviously sitting isn't too good for a bus, but maybe there is something wrong with it? Or is it just way over priced and nobody wants to buy it? Here's the link;
I've got some questions about generators, but I'm still informing myself as best as I can. I'll post another thread on the topic if I can't figure it out myself.