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Old 04-02-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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Howdy yall!

Me and my wife have been reading this forum for awhile. Quick backstory as to why we are here. About 3 years ago we were both stricken with separate debilitating health issues. We recovered well however it left us evaluating our life. I'm 37 shes 35 were young enough to take a chance and old enough to know the longer we live this life the longer we suffer. We took an inventory of what we cared about and it wasn't real estate or possessions or the possessions required to maintain the real estate or possessions we dont care about which make up 99% of our surroundings. It was time with each other and throwing fear and worry away. So we decided to do something about that while we could.

A few weeks back we took a bus half way across the country to drive our new home to our old home. We bought a 2000 Rear engine bluebird 40" with complete underbelly storage the thing is gorgeous! Thus far we have the "expected" materials required to complete conversion stored and have removed the seats. Tomorrow we remove the heaters and reconnect the front factory heat system.

We decided it was getting real and it was time to say hi!
So from the Allen family hello skoolie community we hope to learn and contribute!
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:36 PM   #2
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Engine: T444e w/ 2000 Allison Trans
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Welcome Allen family!!! happy to have you join us. Please share some more details about where you are, what the specs of your bus are. you can update these in your user profile. Looking forward to watching your build and seeing the progress!
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Old 04-02-2019, 10:48 PM   #3
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Location: Palmer, AK
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Year: 2004
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Saf T Liner MVP 11 window 32’
Engine: CAT 3126E
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I'm jealous of all that storage! Watching the space open up as we ripped out all the seats was fun for us. So much room. Good Luck!
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:11 AM   #4
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:11 AM   #5
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Location: Barrie ON
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Welcome and Enjoy the experience

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