New member, in need of place to stay.
Hey guys, Iím new to the Skoolie community. My name is Reuben, Iím 21 and live south of Kansas City.
About my bus:
In February I bought Dave. Heís a forty foot 1986 ward bus on a ford chassis. I bought Dave from a couple near Las Vegas. Was a little nervous about flying out there and driving it back, but all went well! The gas mileage on the 1,200 mile drive back was lesss then ideal. Averaged around 7 miles a gallon. Not completely sure if this is normal or not. The bus is powered by a ford 429 engine put there some time in the past.(donít know the history on that) This isnít the stock engine. Anyway.. Dave has had the roof raised 16 inches and been completely gutted and new inch and a half insulation added on the walls floor and ceiling before I bought him.
I grew up in the Kansas City area till I was 16 and moved out to southern California and worked as a bee keeper there for two years. Moved back to Kansas City and went to college and earned my associates in automotive technology. Right now Iím working at a crane manufacturing plant, saving up to finish the conversion on Dave.
Dave is stored at a friends house and Iím unable to work on it there, and have nowhere to take it to do all that needs to be done. I canít have it where I live cause of space restrictions.
What Iím looking for:
Iím looking for a place to store Dave and live while I fix him up. Iím open to something near the Kansas City area, or anywhere across the country. Iíd like it to be somewhere thatíd Iíd have access to tools that I donít own, mainly a welder.
What I have to offer:
In return I can pay rent, or do handyman type projects for you. Iím am quite smart and understand how to do most things. From cars, wood working, landscaping and lawn care, I can operate heavy machinery or use a shovel, can do electrical work
-thereís not too much I canít figure out and get done. Iím a hard working person, was never given anything I didnít get for myself.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. Iím just trying to feel out the waters here and see if thereís anything anybody has available, or any ideas.
Thank you -Reuben