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Old 07-07-2017, 01:23 PM   #381
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:53 AM   #382
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:32 AM   #383
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The cabin bus will be traveling across florida today from east coast to west! our final destination is cape canaveral jetty park campground. we will be taking the florida turnpike across the state until orlando, i believe this comes close to east coast charlie brown and scott marcano. if you two or anyone else is near and up for lunch just let us know we will make it happen !
Were you able to get in Jetty Park? Was planning to be there in September and noticed on their website must have RVIA.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:43 AM   #384
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Yes i was i printed an rvia sticker of my own and slapped it onto the bumper they verbally asked if i had one upon check in and that was the only mention

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Old 08-15-2017, 11:46 AM   #385
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Yes i was i printed an rvia sticker of my own and slapped it onto the bumper they verbally asked if i had one upon check in and that was the only mention

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Nice! Looks like I will be visiting my sticker maker soon.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:53 PM   #386
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the image is on google just come up with your own numbers
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:41 PM   #387
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Hey guys, finally have the Youtube channel up and just posted the first VLOG about the bus. If you don't mind I would appreciate it if you stop by and subscribe and post a comment. We are trying to get to 100 subscribers so we can have our own custom URL.

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Old 09-02-2017, 03:20 AM   #388
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Are you coming to hang out with us in 4 weeks?
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Old 09-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #389
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Maybe.

Depends as long as its not on our diving lessons weekend. When and where is at.
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:27 PM   #390
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Depends as long as its not on our diving lessons weekend. When and where is at.
If you private message EastCoastCB He'll send you the details on the address.

It's Sept 29 - Oct 1st in Apopka... a good time guaranteed!

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Old 09-02-2017, 04:09 PM   #391
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Meet up

There is a good chance we can do that! I sent him a PM but had not heard back yet. I suppose he is working on his skoolie!
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:48 PM   #392
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There is a good chance we can do that! I sent him a PM but had not heard back yet. I suppose he is working on his skoolie!
Was mowing lawns trying to catch up...
I'll send you the info now.
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:02 AM   #393
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Was mowing lawns trying to catch up...
I'll send you the info now.


I bet you have lots of work right now, CB!
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Old 09-10-2017, 10:52 AM   #394
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:59 PM   #395
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Definately brother cabinbus is staying upright out here in lakeland
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:50 AM   #396
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Anybody from Orlando know of a good place to park my bus during my build?
I live out in East Orlando. Dont really want to pay $100/month to store if I dont have to!

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Old 09-18-2017, 05:13 PM   #397
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Cracked the code of insurance

OMG I've been searching for over 4 months in able to insure my Chevy Eldorado conversion. Because the make and model (and VIN) are not usually insured, it's been a nightmare!

So here's the steps (after all the rejections) that finally led to successfully insuring my 27ft diesel chevy eldorado as a motorhome with roadside assistance, towing, Mexican coverage, PIP, comprehensive, and trailer insurance for $1016.

(Please note, I'm in Florida, the vehicle was purchased in CA and registered as a commercial shuttle)
  1. Called a weird number in FL and ended up speaking with a travel department guy who knew what I wanted to do. He said everything regarding updating VIN number to change a vehicle to an RV was done at the DMV/tax office. There was a document he emailed me to verify a few things that were necessary to be considered an RV (only one had to apply to the vehicle)
    • 110v wiring
    • plumbed bathroom
    • working kitchen with propane fridge
  2. My bus has wiring and solar power currently. I have a composting toilet and a kitchen with an electric fridge, but only the wiring is done right now. everything else is bones.
  3. Collect documents to head to the DMV. this required my change of name, updated drivers license, and the old title
  4. Head to the DMV. Luckily this didn't take long. The woman who helped had never done the paperwork before, but after going in the back and speaking with a coworker, I signed an affidavit confirming that the wiring was in place and the vehicle was indeed a motorhome. Nothing else was required, just about $90 to update everything.
  5. I had looked at insurance EVERYWHERE and no one would insure a commercial vehicle/bus conversion. I think this is different than most Skoolies, since a shuttle is a different model type. Stumbled upon AIS information from when I'd lived in CA (it was, luckily, an old email left in my inbox!) Called AIS - 800-826-3270 - and ONLY GAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
    • I'd like to insure my motorhome
    • The vehicle is a Chevy 'Eldo' (eldo is all it said on the new title, I PLAYED DUMB to AVOID TELLING THEM IT WAS COMMERCIAL)
    • VIN number, which now reflects a Motorhome, and necessary personal information to give me a quote

He called around and called me back with the quote within a day!

This was through AIS which I'm sure is a CA company. They had no problem insuring me living and registered in FL.

The contents are also covered, and the amount to cover (once it's built and full of all my cute shoes and Le Creuset cookware are packed in)can be updated and upgraded.

It took me MONTHS to figure this out. I hope it works for you if you're struggling with a conversion. LEAVE OUT the term 'conversion' or anything like it. PLAY DUMB if you have to, white lies are necessary after so long without insurance on my baby <3
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:06 PM   #398
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:30 PM   #399
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:31 PM   #400
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Anyone headed to the tiny home show in Bowling Green, Fl.? I think we'll be there on the 11th to check stuff out.
https://visitcentralflorida.org/even...iny-house-expo

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