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Old 08-31-2022, 10:19 PM   #1
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Hello Yall!
We are Sam and Gabby but you can call us S&G!
as of last week we have purchased a 2007 Chevy 3500 Collins bus.
Truth be told, we weren't too sure about buying it because we've seen how expensive this endeavor can be. But we figured "lets just call and see how much they want for the bus and go from there". Boy are we glad we called. We ended up scoring this thing for $1,400!!! And with only 41000 miles on the clock!
Now that doesn't mean this bus doesn't have her issues. 15 years of Wisconsin winters have put some crust on the metal. but nothing we cant handle! Our budget to start is pretty low. We just want to get a bed and floor and hit the road! But we are soo excited to have this project together. we hope you can join us as we start this process. This forum has already been helpful in answering questions and giving us inspiration!
Hopefully, we will see some of yall out on the open road! -S&G

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Old 08-31-2022, 10:43 PM   #2
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Hello Yall!
We are Sam and Gabby but you can call us S&G!
as of last week we have purchased a 2007 Chevy 3500 Collins bus.
Truth be told, we weren't too sure about buying it because we've seen how expensive this endeavor can be. But we figured "lets just call and see how much they want for the bus and go from there". Boy are we glad we called. We ended up scoring this thing for $1,400!!! And with only 41000 miles on the clock!
Now that doesn't mean this bus doesn't have her issues. 15 years of Wisconsin winters have put some crust on the metal. but nothing we cant handle! Our budget to start is pretty low. We just want to get a bed and floor and hit the road! But we are soo excited to have this project together. we hope you can join us as we start this process. This forum has already been helpful in answering questions and giving us inspiration!
Hopefully, we will see some of yall out on the open road! -S&G
Welcome to the life. Hope you enjoy your skoolie as much as we enjoy ours. Hope you don't mind me asking.....but, why do you have a bag over your head?
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Old 08-31-2022, 10:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to the life. Hope you enjoy your skoolie as much as we enjoy ours. Hope you don't mind me asking.....but, why do you have a bag over your head?
not sure if you are asking as a joke or for real. either wauy it's just a post-photo edit to keep our faces secret. we don't really want our identities floating around online
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Old 09-01-2022, 07:23 AM   #4
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Welcome S&G! You crazy bag heads![emoji1]

I like your bus. You will have fun with it!
We ran into a guy with your type of bus in Montana last year. He is the “Turtle”.Click image for larger version

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I understand from reading this forum that you have to watch your weight when building on a van chassis. You can’t load em up lake a traditional school bus.

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Old 09-01-2022, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thats good to know! We are doing this pretty minimalistic. So hopefully that wont be an issue. The bus is insulated just fine. We just wanna add some of those puzzle mats, a bed, a sink and a counter. No showers, no solar, or crazy off grid stuff. Just a nice road trip van.
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Old 09-02-2022, 12:01 PM   #6
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I thought it was an executioners hood

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Old 09-07-2022, 09:30 PM   #7
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WELCOME!! Any way we can follow you?
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Old 09-09-2022, 04:55 PM   #8
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WELCOME!! Any way we can follow you?
Yup! I have a ton of other projects around cars as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTi...84H89Ah09uZcpw
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