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Old 04-23-2017, 09:36 PM   #1
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Hello from Indiana

Been posting for a few days, I suppose I should do introduce myself to everyone. My name is Travis, this will be our first bus project. I did 6 years active duty, got out and went to school and worked for a few years doing different things. Now I'm a union electrician (apprentice) and looking forward to sharing and learning.

Our bus is an '88 Chevy with the 8.2L Detroit turd. She'll make do for now though. It's very low mileage and in excellent shape mechanically.

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Old 04-23-2017, 09:57 PM   #2
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Sounds like you'll fit right in. Welcome.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:50 AM   #3
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Just so you're aware... Indiana is the RV surplus capital of the world. You should be able to find lots of stuff to help you along. Welcome!

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:02 AM   #4
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:16 AM   #5
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:17 AM   #6
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Dude, you are everywhere! Lol

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:23 AM   #7
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I do travel everywhere... I have physical addresses in OH and FL..

in the past year ive driven 20K miles between my 2 school busses.. lol

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:38 AM   #8
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I do travel everywhere... I have physical addresses in OH and FL..

in the past year ive driven 20K miles between my 2 school busses.. lol

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Old 04-24-2017, 07:16 PM   #9
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Sounds like you'll fit right in. Welcome.
Thanks!

[QUOTE=Njsurf73;199057]Just so you're aware... Indiana is the RV surplus capital of the world. You should be able to find lots of stuff to help you along. Welcome!/QUOTE]

I did not know that actually. Very glad to know it. Any suggestions on where to start?
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:17 PM   #10
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Welcome from another Hoosier, where are you located?
Terre Haute currently
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:32 PM   #11
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Elkhart is the RV capital of the world.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #12
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Hello from an Okie turned Hoosier! And I just got my, er, our (my wife would frown on that...) bus today! I'm in the Indianapolis area.
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Old 04-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #13
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I thought AZ was the RV capitol with the retirement community.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:33 PM   #14
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I think they build a bunch in elkhart... its also the place where many NISSAN NV vans get outfitted with A/C.. all my Road A/C parts for DEV came from elkhart..

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Old 04-24-2017, 08:47 PM   #15
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Just so you're aware... Indiana is the RV surplus capital of the world. You should be able to find lots of stuff to help you along. Welcome!/QUOTE]

I did not know that actually. Very glad to know it. Any suggestions on where to start?
Search for RV surplus Indiana. About 30 places pop up. Elkhart seems to have a few centralized.

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:11 PM   #16
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Hello from an Okie turned Hoosier! And I just got my, er, our (my wife would frown on that...) bus today! I'm in the Indianapolis area.
Hello and congrats!
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:28 PM   #17
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Elkhart is the RV capital of the world.
Haha. I didn't see that when I posted. I was in Elkhart the day I picked up my bus. There were about 40 haul away driver's picking up RV's at the train station.

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Old 04-24-2017, 11:22 PM   #18
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Hello and congrats!
Thank you! I hope to have my build thread up soon....
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:41 AM   #19
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Here's a link to a map and list of the RV surplus sights that I know of.

RV Surplus stores

If anyone knows of any more in any part of the country send me the info and I'll add it.

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Old 04-28-2017, 05:14 AM   #20
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South Bend 10 minutes from Elkhart the Rv capital of the world where they are shipping 30000 units plus a month.

Nice to meet. You I block everyone's way.

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