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Old 08-19-2021, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hello all! I'm considering starting a Skoolie build after I sell my house. I figured asking the experts is the way to go. I'm here to soak up knowledge, ask questions, and hopefully show y'all an epic build after a bit.

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Old 08-19-2021, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hello all! I'm considering starting a Skoolie build after I sell my house. I figured asking the experts is the way to go. I'm here to soak up knowledge, ask questions, and hopefully show y'all an epic build after a bit.

While this is a good place to be I'd recommend spending a few HUNDRED hours watching YouTube university and some of the builds there. Be Adventure Partners channel is an awesome resource with detailed enough information. Also watch lots of "skoolie tours" for ideas for your build as well as what did and didn't work for people.


Decide on the "mission" for your build. Is it going to be a "weekender" or a week or two at a time, or full time living? Planning to stay at improved parks with hookups or the side of the road, and the boonies? Living full time on the road?
Every build is a unique experiment that should be designed to fulfill your NEEDS and then your wants and desires.


Ours is to be a full time live aboard with extended off grid capability so we have high investment in space, weight, labor, and budget on water, solar, batteries, and comfort items such as air conditioning, heating, insulation, long showers, etc.
A weekender can cut back on all of those depending on your use, NEEDS, and desires.


But start with YouTube university and watch everything "skoolie" you can find.
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