Planning, gathering, leaving
We have a family of 4 and looking to get away for a while. We have looked into all the possible avenues and decided that the skoolie is the way to go. It will l be a purpose built rig, with as much quality as I'm able to put into it. I'm an electrician by trade and worked offshore for 8 years so I'm a capable guy.
We have for the most part, nailed down what engine we are looking for and the price we would like to pay for it. I'm sure I'll have more questions later but the biggest one so far is bus length. We plan on boondocking the majority of the time. We were trying to find out if say a 40' bus is too much. We thought about getting something shorter and doing a roof raise to make up for the shorter length. We do plan on pulling a trailer with our lil Fiat 500 on it.
We have a plant nursery that we will be converting to seasonal only. That will be our main source of income, we will be looking for other ways to make money while on the road. I'd prefer not to have to stop and look for electrical jobs to work to gain money here and there, but if that's what I have to do, we will!
There's will be numerous other challenges to consider.
Homeschool (Yikes!) We have done this before for a year when our kids were younger. We weren't the best at it then. I think that they are old enough now to do more of it on there on. Hopefully!
Finding places to Camp....for free. We have found a few sites with info on that. We'd really like to hear everyone's ways of finding sites also.
I'm sure there's more but that's all I can think of. I'll add questions to the appropriate sections as we have them! Thanks!