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Old 10-03-2017, 12:34 PM   #21
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How far off i95 are you? I don't know if we'll get that far today. We're just heading into SC.


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I would love to meet either or both of you! 20 minutes south of Ellicott City in Burtonsville. I will PM both of you my cell. Unfortunately, no room for a bus in the driveway.

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Old 10-04-2017, 11:40 AM   #22
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about ten minutes... I95... to 195 west (Catonsville) take to the end... right on 166... take to the end... left on Frederick road... plenty of room for you to camp out in your bus but would be good to have a heads up if you decide to come... gonce4@gmail.com
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:56 AM   #23
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I live where Frederick Road (144) and Old Frederick Road meet
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:36 PM   #24
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I know it well. Is there anything happening?

If you have a bus or get one, I'd be happy to help in return for learning what I can.
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Old 10-05-2017, 07:16 AM   #25
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IDK why, but I thought there were two of you.
You're doing an AMAZING job!
THANKS!!
Nope, just me but I'm a Gemini so sometimes there are two of me LOL

BUT a met up with an old family friend of my sister and her husband who saw the bus and was totally into it and blown away by the progress so far. He said when I was ready for the ceiling, walls, floor etc that he would love to help me. It's a relief to know that I can have help if i need it and I guess it would be silly if I didn't call him.


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Old 10-05-2017, 07:20 AM   #26
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Hi, I'm Jessi and I just bought a 91 Bluebird b700F turbodiesel. I've wanted to do a conversion for a few years, since helping an ex bf with his (he's on here somewhere). When the chance came around to buy a great bus for not much money I jumped and now I'm elbow deep. My goal is to do this conversion as beautifully as possible for the least money possible. I'm going to salvage parts and materials and make the space cozy and welcoming. Fireplace, shower, composting toilet, a bunk for my daughter and a beautiful mural on the outside. I'm taking the seats out now, will tear up the rubber and install the floor so I can get things rolling!!

Just curious how many women are here doing their conversions. I'd like to be plugged in to a badass community of skoolie women!
Do you have help?

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Old 10-05-2017, 07:23 AM   #27
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single female skoolie here... got help rippin out seats but the rest is solo project for me...I am not going to be traveling in mine so this helps with not having to deal with engine type issues... It is a retirement space for me on property I bought.... seats are now out and am moving forward... wander woman was encouraging and has some great pictures... Good Luck and enjoy the ride
That's awesome! Have you been able to do anything since the seats?

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Old 10-05-2017, 07:25 AM   #28
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I'm doing mine solo.
Just--literally-- joined this group.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:10 PM   #29
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Solo Female Starting out

Just saw this thread as I join the skoolie.net forum now in nov 2020. Lookin to convert a mini skoolie and hoping to make friends and experts to help out. Looking for other women locally in San Diego doing the same. Any information or comments(helpful) appreciated!
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:12 PM   #30
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How did your conversion go? I'm a solo female new to the forum
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:07 AM   #31
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STILL working on the conversion (are we ever really done??) but traveling anyway ��.
We’ve got a 5-window gasser ( and I say “we” because in the 3 years since I joined this forum, I met and married my wife ��) and each time we come back from an adventure, we tweak things a bit.
I recommend doing some basics, then take it out and see what needs to be fine-tuned or tweaked to your specific wants and needs.....
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Old 11-13-2020, 11:19 AM   #32
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I’m not single but Im a woman converting my own skoolie! It’s been an adventure to say the least. I had no clue about any of it so it’s been a lot of research, trial and error.
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:52 PM   #33
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Solo female here! Just beginning the process of looking for busses. I'm glad there's a community of women with skoolies because I rarely see them on instagram or youtube. Planning on converting in New Jersey, would love to meet any cool skoolie women around this area.
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Old 11-13-2020, 04:00 PM   #34
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Solo female here! Just beginning the process of looking for busses. I'm glad there's a community of women with skoolies because I rarely see them on instagram or youtube. Planning on converting in New Jersey, would love to meet any cool skoolie women around this area.
Anecdotally, On Youtube, anything skoolie or vanlife related sells better (or at least does better in the algorithms) if its a young couple or big white family w/ a bundle of kids.

Tons of content out there from people of all walks of life but its rarely recommended in the sidebar.

Makes me happy to see women and girls getting into this in their own right more and more!
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:17 PM   #35
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Anecdotally, On Youtube, anything skoolie or vanlife related sells better (or at least does better in the algorithms) if its a young couple or big white family w/ a bundle of kids.

Tons of content out there from people of all walks of life but its rarely recommended in the sidebar.

Makes me happy to see women and girls getting into this in their own right more and more!
Ahhh the youtube algorithm fails me again! Lol yes so many white families and kids and I'm like "This is cute or whatever but I can't relate to this". Do you have any recommendations for skoolie youtubers?
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:10 AM   #36
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Old 11-14-2020, 05:13 AM   #37
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also while you are on you tube look at mistakes and things they wish they did while building. that will be your best source of info
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:13 AM   #38
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Old 11-14-2020, 10:21 AM   #39
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I learned how to use power tools. Pretty sure I’ve picked the wrong one a few times but no major issues. I research absolutely everything before I start a project. Only thing I will need help with us the electrical/solar.
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:50 PM   #40
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Hi there,


I am doing my own conversion. No previous experience, except building a key locking box...if that counts


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