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MamaPoplor 07-13-2020 03:25 PM

Ready to get going :)
Hello everyone! I already love this group and just how much Iím learning poring over old posts.

Safety is our top priority, so thatís the primary reason weíre fans of chrome yellow, but it doesnít hurt that they look so awesome, as well :)

We havenít bought a bus yet, because we have prohibitive city ordinances iced with HOA restrictions and costly / limited parking options as the cherry on top, BUT we refuse to let that deter us. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?

We think we want a mid-size, dog nose, automatic with whatever best combination of engine and transmission we can afford (I have a nice list from all your discussions about what to look for, and what to be cautious about). Weíll be using it for short trips, initially, but our travel radius will no doubt expand as our kids get older. Our kids also love rock climbing, and we love dispersed camping, so we need something that can put up with a little bit of fun ;)

Weíre also open to completed conversions, given our frustrating locale, but weíd be looking for something with super solid systems in place (e.g., electrical, plumbing). We're happy and able to add our own version of pretty once we're the proud owners ;)

We definitely will have questions, but for now Iím finding with a quick search most have already been asked and answered ten times over! When I find the rare issue that hasnít, Iíll reach out hat in hand!

Thanks again!!!


ol trunt 07-13-2020 09:43 PM

As a fellow californian my best advice is to get the heck out of HOA land. I tried to talk the city into allowing me to ad an additional upper panel to my garage door so I could get my bus off the drive. Oh No, no way, wouldn't look right etc. I solved the problem by sawing out the garage floor and lowering it 9 inches--bus slips right in but what a PITA. My solution won't work for you so you'll have to get creative.

MamaPoplor 07-15-2020 01:00 PM

LOL - we did measure out our garage to see if we could eek out enough height! I get your point on moving, but since that isn't possible right now, we'll get creative :) LOVE your bus, btw.

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