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Offline azozeo

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Hitting the road
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:28:39 AM »

Why “skoolies” are one of the fastest-growing subsets of the van life community
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Re: Hitting the road
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 05:41:52 AM »

Why “skoolies” are one of the fastest-growing subsets of the van life community

A fair number of these hit the market around here, and I still look at RV porn on CL occasionally. I think they're popular because the used bus market is cheaper for school buses than other types. My belief is you would get more bang for your buck with a real pro conversion, and lots of them are cheap too. Rich people want slide-outs and humongous coaches, so the passenger bus conversions from say the 90's....pretty cheap.

You can buy the cheap skoolie but you'll put a lot into it to make it function. Not cheap in the long run, in my view.

Like a boat. Not worth owning one unless you do live in it as your primary dwelling. Needs to be self-contained and have solar so you can boondock instead of plugging in. Plugging in makes the cost of RV living go way up.

If you can find one with a solid rebuilt 2 stroke diesel it'll probably outlive the availability of fuel.  Like this one.

RE, what did you pay nightly for the campsite up at Denali?
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 05:45:03 AM by Eddie »
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