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Old 06-04-2021, 09:39 AM   #301
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Delayed intro

I am a few weeks late on the intro. I got lost. When there was new comment, I grabbed that thread and followed it in. 😁

Hello! I have been a lurker here since .... the 90's? Close to, if not. I joined several years ago to make a comment or ask a question or I don't remember. I have wanted a skoolie for 50 years. Once i saw a real skoolie and not a PileIn AndDrive, there was no turning back. Why so slow? Work, family and strong opposition from the ones who matter.

Husband and I are both retired Health Care. We both retired a couple of years before we planned because age got in the way. He has had MS for over 40 years and it was starting to interfere and i had a bad back that was just an irritation that a couple of rods would fix until i broke my shoulder. The aggressive PT to get that working, lifting my husband from bed to chair and back again and I'm down. Funny how life works.

I planned to retire and travel then all that crap and I will NOT spend our remaining years in this 80's built house and he sits and looks at a screen for the rest of his life. All opposition aside, although now that he is a complete quadriplegic with one kind of working arm and I say for the 357th time that the first time i use that wall mounted lift in and RV to pick him up, he and the lift will crash to the ground with a wall on top, the light bulb FINALLY turned on. I am surrounded by people completely lacking in foresight. So now that they are onboard, I am going to be building a Skoolie, at my age and with my back, those geniuses are going to find themselves out there helping me build it. When they started whining and complaining, i will ignore most of it but when I have had enough, I will tell them that they spent all of their whining and complaini g over the last twenty years on why this is a bad idea and they will suck it up and get back to work. So here we are

I am looking at a Ford F450 Super Duty 6 window (12 counting both sides) front lift shuttle bus. It is hard to find them with the lift in the front, but they can be found. I just found one in decent shape only 2 hours from good friends who can look for rust and listen for knocks and feel for a spastic transmission. Here's hoping they find nothing and the bank is in a decent mood when Iask them to front me the cash. I won't have a rear lift since he has cast iron foot rests and his travel is as the crow flies. If his destination is off to the left or right, I am going to have no corners left on any cabinets.

I cannot remember what else I thought was worth saying with the first intro that i had lost. It is clearly no so important, today. Hello everyone!

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Old 06-04-2021, 05:38 PM   #302
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Yeah. I wiped their noses and everything else......so they owe me!

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Old 06-04-2021, 06:44 PM   #303
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:37 AM   #304
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Thank you very much for providing a wonderful site! Also,
thank you to everyone for taking the time helping everyone out.
I just started on my skoolie, oh boy its a learning experience! So far, I suggest investing in a floor scraper it has a long handle! its great for 1. not killing your back 2. getting the old sealant off, A wet/ dry shop vac, and a pressure washer. They save you abit of time.

Man, its awesome being apart of a community were we all do our part helping each other! We are lucky.

To this thread post. I agree fully. Im pretty sure they have specific sites for that kinda other talk. Lol.

Thanks again for everything.
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:30 PM   #305
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Hello

I am a Skooli conversion travel and live life wanna be. Currently waiting on much needed back surgery while I figure out where I want to relocate my downsized sticks and bricks so I can begin my build and experience life.

Thinking a 10 window (30-35ft) length. Do not know much about Diesel engines so am a little intimidated by the prospect but know best choice. I am on several fb forums where I have learned a lot and am trying g to navigate my way through sone local Louisiana amd mississippi s hook district sales.

Open for all advice. Experience is after all the best teacher.
I welcome it Ö.. happy motoring!
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Old 06-16-2021, 07:11 AM   #306
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Yeah. I wiped their noses and everything else......so they owe me!

Whip it good!

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I ignored that at first. My kids and other children i raised do NOT owe for anything under 30. But if you want to return home after 30 with children in tow for me to raise? And living in my house rent free when I planned to sell it years before. Saddle up, son, and meet me outside.

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Old 07-29-2021, 09:25 AM   #307
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Cool Hi. Iím new.

Hi all. I am new here. Iím in NC and looking for a converted bus for about $10,000. Iím willing to do some cosmetic work. But it is just me and I work full time and run a business. I would appreciate any assistance as I am still learning. Feel free to send information, possible buses for sale, resources, etc. I am open to all. I am willing to travel to purchase. Thank you and Many Blessings . 🖤🖤🖤✨✨✨
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Old 08-10-2021, 08:05 PM   #308
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Hiya, we are a family of 2 adults 4 children from 7 down to 6months and a dog. We might be a little crazy trying to cram so much life in 17 ft of live-able space along with a mobile vintage store but that’s exactly what the plan is. We of course are new to nomadic living and are just beginning our build.

Why? Well we have talked about it but felt there were too many reason not to go for it. Then I guess all the lights came on and we realized we just need to go for the things we want and not wait “until all the kids are grown up”. I expect having them with us will complicate but also richen the experience. I don’t know how long we will do this but we’re going for it!!
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Old 08-11-2021, 12:13 PM   #309
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Vicki, I applaud your bravery and think it will be amazing! Happy travels!
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:22 PM   #310
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Hi, I am fixitvik13 in New Jersey. I have 2005 Blue bird, I have removed all the seats except driver seat. Now I was told I can register this as a cab & chassis. What is the most cost effective way to register it so I can drive it to the shops to make repairs & buy while I am converting it to an RV? Any direction would be greatly appreciated Thanks.
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:16 PM   #311
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Hi, I am fixitvik13 in New Jersey. I have 2005 Blue bird, I have removed all the seats except driver seat. Now I was told I can register this as a cab & chassis. What is the most cost effective way to register it so I can drive it to the shops to make repairs & buy while I am converting it to an RV? Any direction would be greatly appreciated Thanks.
Immediately register it in Vt. by mail as an RV. Then get appropriate insurance, possibly a commercial for private use policy for now, and then the cheaper RV insurance when completed.
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Old 08-30-2021, 09:13 AM   #312
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Judging by the site rules, I'm in the right place. I'm looking for info on skoolies to see if my thinking is correct.
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Old 08-30-2021, 01:11 PM   #313
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Judging by the site rules, I'm in the right place. I'm looking for info on skoolies to see if my thinking is correct.
Pull up a chair and prepare to spend some time reading as much as you an here. All your answers are here. Welcome to the madness.
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