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Old 10-05-2015, 08:56 AM   #1
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Smile New Skoolie in Austin, TX

Howdy from Austin, TX

My wife and I are excited to get into the world of Skoolie RV'ing.

We've done a ton of research and it's time to pull the trigger and buy our first bus. We're going down to a place we found that has a large inventory of buses today and we expect to come home with one and start working on it!!!

We have a budget set aside of $15K so we should be able to get pretty much all the way through completion. We've been scouring this site and others for tips and tricks to make our bus great. Thank y'all for taking the time posting such great information.

We will post regularly on our progress.

Here we go on our greatest adventure...


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Old 10-05-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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Welcome to another Texan! --- You have indeed found the best resource on the planet for building a skoolie and it sounds like you have gotten off to the right start by digging through the build threads here. Start with the best bus you can find/afford for your purpose and it will pay back as you work to completion and down the road.

Best of luck and post all the build pix you can.
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:06 AM   #3
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Hey Drew! We are in central TX as well - Where are you going to look at buses? Pearsall? If so, let me know how it is...

Welcome aboard! Look forward to everyone's adventures.

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Old 10-05-2015, 10:18 AM   #4
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I am from Dallas and am in about the same stage as you. I am going to be a little slower about purchasing since I am not quite ready at this point. I will be devising a master plan first and then moving forward with the purchase. I would love to share my process with you and learn from each other if possible. I am having a hard time finding buses in my area. You would think living in Dallas that there would be a plentiful supply of buses to choose from. I just have not found out where as of yet. I have shot an email to the Dallas School District transportation website in hopes of finding out where they ditch their undesirables. I would like to hear what bus you think is best for you and why and I will share my thoughts as well. Thanks, TexasJordan.
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