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Old 02-25-2017, 03:22 AM   #1
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Hello from Kansas (and Idaho!)


I've been interested in tiny houses since college. I originally was going to buy a camper trailer after I graduated college and be a roaming biologist. I graduated during the recession. It didn't work out. I worked at sea for a few years and came back doing wildland firefighting. I'm back to the tiny house idea after 2 years of bunkhouses and a summer renting for the first time since college, but since I sold my truck that could pull a trailer and am down to a little Jeep Patriot, I'm thinking a Skoolie that can pull my car would be best of both worlds! I already have a Commercial Class B driver's license, no air brakes, but getting that restriction removed this summer.

I don't have a bus yet or anything planned out, but hoping to learn a lot from everybody so I can maybe get this rolling next fall when I'm not crazy busy with work! I work in Idaho in the summer, but will likely try to do the renovations at my parent's house in Kansas because my dad has a ton of tools and experience doing renovations and have an RV of their own.



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Old 02-25-2017, 09:10 AM   #2
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:12 AM   #3
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Hello, You don't need an air brake endorsement to drive an RV or Motorhome.As long as the title says RV or Motorhome. Get a Western bus with at least a MT643 Automatic and a brake retarder on it. Or a manual tranny with a brake retarder. You will love your Skoolie.
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