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Old 03-13-2014, 08:01 AM   #1
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Anyone know anything about this?

I was going through old files on CDs and found these. Saw this in a Manassas, VA store parking lot a little over ten years back. Looked really great, but the owner wasn't around.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:38 AM   #2
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I was going through old files on CDs and found these. Saw this in a Manassas, VA store parking lot a little over ten years back. Looked really great, but the owner wasn't around.
All I can say is that people sure can get inventive.... wow. The cupola is a particularly interesting touch. Almost bought a schoolbus conversion a lifetime ago, but price was too steep at $3k. It was a very nice conversion too. Wish I could get anything that cheap now!

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Old 03-26-2014, 12:03 AM   #3
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Creative and probably dandy for a long term camping spot.

But for going down the road there are two problems: clearance and weight of the wood siding...and probably an abundance of side issues.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:23 AM   #4
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I think as time goes by we are going to see more Skoolies.
I drive a school bus and from what I have seen starting back about 97-99 almost all bus chassis are built now with a rear air ride axle, the traditional 9-10 leaf front axle springs have gone to the more modern 2 leaf front end, and almost all have either 5 speed Allsion auto trans.

It quite a change.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:17 AM   #5
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Anyone know anything about this?

I'm a tad late for responding here, but that "woodie schoolie" makes a unique statement, for sure. Although I've never owned one, nor will I attempt to go the hippy route for a conversion, I still enjoy seeing the creative stuff that shows up at RV parks. Of course a few RV parks will flatly reject a schoolie for fear it will "offend" the other RVers, or something like that.

My wife phoned ahead to a so-called "resort" park last winter, and all went well until they asked what type of RV we had. She just said "a bus" without elaborating. The park manager got on the phone and asked that we file attach a photo so they could determine if it would be acceptable. I pulled over in a highway rest stop, got out the computer, hooked up to the MiFi, and sent a photo. Soon, we were on the way to the park and phoned to see if they had the e-mail and photo. Yep, they did and we were "approved". An hour or so later we motored up the highway and were nearing the entrance then we got a good look at the park. We rolled right on past! The place was the pits. Wife phoned them and cancelled. Next stop was a Wal-Mart, where by ironic coincidence, we parked near a very neatly converted schoolie. I didn't have a lot of time to chat, but the owner did give us a quick history of the exterior work. Wish I had taken photos. It had a small covered rear porch complete with railing.
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The wood shingles look painted on. I like it.

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