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Old 11-25-2019, 09:14 AM   #21
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Anything is quieter then running my bus engine....if Johnny Mullet was not already using "Thunder bus" I would....

Yea I have been places it is nice and quiet then someone starts a genny and let's it run all night. Yuck,

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Old 11-25-2019, 09:23 AM   #22
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Anything is quieter then running my bus engine....if Johnny Mullet was not already using "Thunder bus" I would....

Yea I have been places it is nice and quiet then someone starts a genny and let's it run all night. Yuck,
Even worse is when you learn they ran their 10kw 110db jobsite generator all night just to keep their refrigerator running.
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:37 PM   #23
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Check out Trent & Allie channel on YouTube. They have a shower in a Dodge Van.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:45 AM   #24
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Old 01-03-2020, 04:01 AM   #25
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Awww no pets allowed😮😣
Is this true? My problem is that I just got a blue heeler pup, and I really do want to go to this thing, but I can't see putting him up for boarding for a whole week.
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Old 01-04-2020, 02:15 PM   #26
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Awww no pets allowed😮😣
The event is a bit too far away for me to make it this year. If I were closer, I would love to attend as long as my dogs are welcome. They are part of my family.

At this point, Florida and Arizona events are not practical for me to attend due to the distance. I suspect that there are a number of folks up here in the NW in the same boat.

Anyone else have any interest in a get together in OR, WA or ID this summer?

I could host here in Dayton WA . Unfortunately I am not in the most central location. There are a number of nice spots along I-90 in WA and I-84 in Oregon that would be suitable. There are likely some good spots in ID as well. I am not very familiar with the options there.

If there is any interest, I will start a thread dedicated to a NW get together.
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:02 PM   #27
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The event is a bit too far away for me to make it this year. If I were closer, I would love to attend as long as my dogs are welcome. They are part of my family.

At this point, Florida and Arizona events are not practical for me to attend due to the distance. I suspect that there are a number of folks up here in the NW in the same boat.

Anyone else have any interest in a get together in OR, WA or ID this summer?

I could host here in Dayton WA . Unfortunately I am not in the most central location. There are a number of nice spots along I-90 in WA and I-84 in Oregon that would be suitable. There are likely some good spots in ID as well. I am not very familiar with the options there.

If there is any interest, I will start a thread dedicated to a NW get together.
Man I'll have to hit you up some time. The wife and I have never visited WA. Would be cool to go out there and get a real good bus for cheap and bring it back home.
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:06 PM   #28
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Man I'll have to hit you up some time. The wife and I have never visited WA. Would be cool to go out there and get a real good bus for cheap and bring it back home.
Come on up!

I need a couple of hours notice to rearrange vehicles to accommodate bus parking.

I have two spare bedrooms and a very livable 5th wheel to accommodate guests.
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Old 01-04-2020, 04:33 PM   #29
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Other than the AZ event this month and the FL one next month, any other worthwhile events this year?
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:31 PM   #30
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Right now my bus won't even leave my town been trying to leave since the 18th a clog line was cleared and just noticed the transmission fluid is not even half full����������
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Old 01-04-2020, 06:42 PM   #31
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I would like to get together in WA. I am on the west side it's not a big deal to get over to the east side.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:10 PM   #32
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I'm not yet sure when my bus will be mobile, but I am very interested and will most likely be available for some kind of get together in the PNW this summer, hopefully.
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Old 01-04-2020, 07:36 PM   #33
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I would like to get together in WA. I am on the west side it's not a big deal to get over to the east side.
Link to NW meetup thread: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f9/nor...tml#post366713
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:04 AM   #34
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So, I'm registered for the H.O.W. event in Gainsville and have a hotel all set up. The thing is, I really only have a couple of days after that before I have to get back (I've got an 11 week old puppy that's my project ahead of the bus).
My question is: Do you think it's "worth it" to go to the Skoolie Slam for those two days after the Gainsville show (Feb 3 and 4, I tihnk)? I know the even in Ocala goes until the 10th, but due to my personal lack of experience, I don't know if that means that most people won't show up until later in the week. Bearing in mind that this is a different year and a different site than in the past, any shared experience is appreciated.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:40 AM   #35
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It is worth it if you like the people and enjoy being with fellow skoolies, of course.

As far as worth it because of number of people there, as of last time I checked many are going from the Know How expo right to the Swarm, including us. So yes plenty of buses going to be at both. Buses will drift in and out all week.
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:52 AM   #36
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It is worth it if you like the people and enjoy being with fellow skoolies, of course.

As far as worth it because of number of people there, as of last time I checked many are going from the Know How expo right to the Swarm, including us. So yes plenty of buses going to be at both. Buses will drift in and out all week.

Well, I'm going to duck the "like people" part, and say that the rest of your answer is super useful. I'm on an educational quest, so any chance to see what folks have done and hear war stories is very valuable for me. Thanks for the reply.
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