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Old 05-12-2019, 10:14 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Hello from Southern Idaho

I just joined this forum and thought I would introduce myself....

I am Norm and live in the Sun Valley Area and am starting to convert my 3rd school bus - the other 2 have been somewhat of a hack job, used parts and pieces from other places - this bus I plan on living full time in it. I am a remodeling contractor - build cabinets and furniture and small remodels - My plan is to make the back 1/3 my tool storage, and the front 2/3 living space - going to raise the roof...I am thinking about 14 - 18 inches... still planning that out.

My thought is when I am all done with the build, I will be able to travel around, show up at a jobsite, setup my shop in someones garage (will have portable workbenches...etc) and could easily build a custom set of cabinets, remodel - maybe in remote areas... I have been sorting and organizing my tools etc...

looking forward to using this forum!

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Old 05-12-2019, 10:36 PM   #2
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Norm! (Sorry, couldn't resist the, "Cheers," reference.)

Sounds like you're already ahead of the curve.

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:01 AM   #3
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I love seeing people tackling the work/life balance and incorporating it all into one vehicle. I'll try to find a link for it, but I watched a cool video of a guy doing something similar to what you're talking about. However he uses two quick tents and a modified enclosed trailer.

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