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Old 12-28-2019, 10:17 AM   #1
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Skooliemom here

Hi y’all (from Texas so I can say y’all😉)

I am a single mom living in a simple no-build build. I only had 30 days to covert my 6 window bus. It runs off propane had all the seats removed and the floor was already insulated. I have a little boy who will be 5 in February. I am looking at buying some land in my area to live off grid. Then travel once we have more of a money nest egg. I have a YouTube channel(nothing posted yet) and Instagram. Tell me what you want to see.👇🏻 Skooliemom 🚌
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Old 12-28-2019, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2019, 03:38 PM   #3
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Sounds like you have your hands full!
I'd seriously think about converting it to gasoline, as LP isn't available everywhere out on the open road.

Your land idea sounds good too, if you can find the right location. That way you wouldn't have to worry about fuel type or converting it, just find a small fuel efficient car to run errands etc. in once you're setup somewhere.

Good luck on your no-build build...
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Old 12-28-2019, 05:25 PM   #4
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I found a small plot of land in my area. I plan to convert it more just didn’t have the time. I like that it’s propane burns clean and doesn’t give me any issues. I have a tow car already 2016 Chevy that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:56 PM   #5
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Hi Zandria06, Welcome to the forum.

As for things I would like to see, I would love to see and here more about your plot of land in TX. I am interested in skoolies as a homestead starter/shelter/home, TX seems to have some great land for camping and homesteading.
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:42 PM   #6
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I'd seriously think about converting it to gasoline, as LP isn't available everywhere out on the open road.
I've seen others on this site throw that statement out the window, and travel all over with their propane bus. I'm diesel though, so I can't say myself. I really do see it everywhere, though I haven't found myself actually depending on it...
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:59 PM   #7
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Propane is everywhere! I can go 300 miles before I need to look for it again and I still have plenty to go. I have an app that shows all the refill stations locations the only place I would be careful is the RV parks they are always more expensive.
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Old 12-29-2019, 01:18 PM   #8
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Propane is everywhere! I can go 300 miles before I need to look for it again and I still have plenty to go. I have an app that shows all the refill stations locations the only place I would be careful is the RV parks they are always more expensive.
Key statement here is "before I have to look for it again. Gas stations are everywhere. LP stations , not so much.
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:13 PM   #9
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Yeah I don't have an a huge tank so I have to think about where I’m going to stop and get LPG but I can fine propane in every town.
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Old 12-29-2019, 06:23 PM   #10
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Old 12-29-2019, 06:57 PM   #11
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Welcome to you too. Female, with young kid, plot of land... Sounds cozy and exciting.
I'm the total opposite of you. Lol
Single man, no kids (just a dog) plan on making my bus my next daily driver
Just beginning to build (been brainstorming for years)

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Old 12-29-2019, 07:00 PM   #12
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I want to save some money and get my business going before I leave on a trip again.
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Old 12-29-2019, 07:03 PM   #13
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I have a few on my Instagram. I also have a youtube channel all of it is under ”Skooliemom”. I don't have a video up yet hope to get it up in a week.
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Old 01-02-2020, 03:33 AM   #14
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Hi! I am a single mom too with a similar plan in mind. I’m hoping to buy my plot of land first so I can work on my bus there. The goal is to make both the land and bus purchase this year. Best wishes to you!!
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