Hello everyone! I am glad that I found this place, although my productivity has dropped over the last couple of days. ;)
First, an introduction. My wife and I have two little girls, ages 15 months and 3.5 years. I am the proud owner of a 1995 Starcraft Starlounge XL. We just bought it this year, upgrading from a good quality and roomy REI tent. It was time, after a couple of years of camping with little ones. Also, we tried camping with our dogs (95 lb Lab and 50 lb shepherd/mut mix) when using the tent to save money on boarding but it never worked well. Camping with the popup has been a dream come true, but I have more dreams.
My grandfather, who I never met having passed away before I was born, converted a school bus to an RV back in the late 70s. I remember hearing my dad talk about it when I was growing up and I always thought how cool it would be to do the same.
So that's why I'm here. No, I'm not ready to trade in the popup for a bus. With two aging cars and two children still in diapers (one almost out), the funds just aren't there. Well, I decided that if I can't purchase anything right now at least I can learn. It has started by reading, reading, and reading some more. But I also want to work on my skills.
I figure that if I'm going to eventually remodel a bus, I need some skills. Here's my list on what to learn:
- Engine Repair
- Basic HVAC
I can do wood working, so I'm good on that front. Other than those skills that I've listed, what else would you suggest? Any other thoughts?
Thanks everyone. I've already enjoyed reading so far, and imagine that I'll spend a lot more time here in the future.