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  • Service Woes

    So it turned out that our disastrous maiden voyage wasn’t the only disaster we were destined to encounter. After waiting 3 weeks to get our vehicle back, we finally picked up the bus in Glens Falls, New York, we headed south. We spent time in…

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  • Allenspark, CO

    As we left the stifling heat of Denver, we set our sights on finding a free camping spot closer to Rocky Mountain National Park. Thanks to iOverlander.com, we found dispersed camping on a small loop just off of South St. Vrain Drive (Route 7). This…

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  • Wilson State Park, KS

    This one is going to be short and sweet but we felt like we found a gem in Kansas and we wanted to share! If you’ve ever had to drive through Kansas, then you probably drove on I70 and you know what it’s like. Long…

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  • Blue Valley Experimental Forest, NC

    Wow, we cannot recommend this place enough. Although accessing it requires driving on winding paved roads and eventually a dirt road, the Blue Valley Experimental Campground is a free and beautiful place to camp. This campground is near Highlands, North Carolina, just beyond North Carolina’s…

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  • Our Disastrous Maiden Voyage

    After completing the interior build of the bus, we were eager to head south as soon as possible for warmer weather. A warmer climate would allow us to finish our electrical setup in temperatures that are more battery-friendly. And we liked that we could sleep…

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  • Happy Holidays

    Welcome to 2021! Where We’re At Okay, yes. We gave into the trend and got matching onesie pajamas. I might have regretted it but then we played in the snow and took pictures and it was all immediately worth it. We tried to involve Brandy…

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  • Skoolie vs. Sprinter Van

    In this modern wave of vanlifers, it seems like a good idea to explain why we decided to buy a short school bus over a van. Price and space were the two main factors that swayed our decision and they both pointed us toward the…

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  • The Best School Bus To Buy

    When we entered the market to buy a school bus, we did a lot of research to figure out exactly what we were looking for. There were a lot of lifestyle and personal opinions to consider as well as objective facts that helped sway our…

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  • Demolition

    We bought our 2010 Chevy Duramax Diesel short school bus in June 2019 from a school bus dealership in New York State. As soon as it made it to Vermont, we were raring to get started with the demolition. In this post: Seats Floor Rear…

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  • Exterior Painting

    Painting the bus to anything other than school bus yellow was a high priority for us. In some states, your private school bus can’t even pass inspection if it’s still the original yellow. We didn’t find any rules about it in our home state of…

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  • Floor

    We were very excited to work on the floor because we knew it was one of the major steps in the transformation from a passenger bus into a living space. Although it was a lot of work, this was one of our favorite steps in…

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  • Walls

    The original walls of the bus are an interesting space because they are recessed by the floor and then jut out about a foot off the floor, making the wall as a whole uneven. This has created some challenges for us in customizing our build…

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  • Ceiling

    Completing the ceiling was the next big step in getting the bus to look a lot more like a home. This process meant making definitive choices about where our wires would be running, organizing and taping them, and filling all gaps with our Rockwool Batt…

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  • Kitchen

    When it came to the kitchen, we were hoping to get things moving faster. Due to a local cabinet sale and the fact that our kitchen is an even 6 feet, we decided to buy the cabinetry for this part of the build and retrofit…

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  • Plumbing

    We were really excited to get the plumbing done and test out the system. Unfortunately, we finished the plumbing during a Vermont winter and we wouldn’t be able to test it out until months later when we could make it to the south. Once it…

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