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Old 01-22-2017, 12:06 AM   #1
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I was a Droolie (Dreamer) for years ...

... and on Monday, the 16th of Jan, I became a Noolie (Noob Skoolie) when I won Josephine, a 2004 Navistar International 3000 IC 41 passenger school bus w/ Ricon lift at a GovtDeals auction. Out of abundance of caution, I brought Josephine a brand new battery when I picked her up. She responded with a robust start sequence and a spirited 150 mile sprint home, which I was truly grateful for!

I met Skoolie.com today when Josephine threw me the buzzer / interlock conundrum ... a frustrating puzzle when you have the full suite of exits AND the lift door to contend with. After reading and watching Skoolie content on the matter, I went and found the buzzer and cut the ground wire to it. End of story.

So now I'm joined. I've got some ideas to share. I look forward to becoming a Skoolie!
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:30 AM   #2
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Welcome !

I'm a rookie myself, but also bought a GovDeals bus that I have yet to recover- Monday. Mine has to make it 150 miles, as well.....

Post some pics of your beast. I haven't even seen mine in person yet, but here is gov deals pic.

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Old 01-22-2017, 01:09 AM   #3
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Best of luck on your trip. The bookmobiles already have generator/shore power electrics which is a good head start. The twin AC's are nice too.
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:16 AM   #4
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Nice score ! Looks clean. Time to tear-it up !
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:35 AM   #5
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that engine compartment looks in good shape! hope the best for you
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:17 AM   #6
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Contgrats and welcome, time to make good friends with an angle grinder and get those seats out. What's your plan for it?
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:57 PM   #7
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Going to clear the seats and set about designing and wiring in LED lighting, solar and shore power/emergency generator. I want to have 110 and USB 5V available throughout the cabin.
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