Are School Bus Conversion Safe? Are Skoolies Safer than RVs?

Are School buses safe for conversion?

Often we receive messages about how we are bound to get ourselves killed because school buses are supposedly unsafe. The argument is largely based on misconceptions about the safety of school buses and how those compare with Recreational Vehicles. In this Video Katy sets the record straight by pointing out how school buses are simply better built vehicles than your standard RV.

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Reality Check – Why You Should Not Get a Skoolie

Bus conversions are great but they are not easy. This is a reality check for anyone thinking about embarking on a bus conversion project. We love our skoolie conversion, but heed our warnings, before you are lured into a project you wish you had never started.

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How to Shop at a Salvage Yard

How to shop at a salvage yard.

Shopping at a salvage yard can be an intimidating process for the first timer.  Understandably, the whole concept of rummaging through the discarded hulks of vehicles that once where but are no more is an unnatural activity for most of us, but do it once and you will quickly learn…

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Severe Weather on a Skoolie

Mike and I are no strangers to severe weather. We grew up in Florida where afternoon thunderstorms are the norm during the spring, summer, fall…we get a brief break during “winter”. So we have a lot of experience with different types of severe weather and that combined with my general…

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What we wished we had done differently? Our Top 6 Build Regrets

If I were given the chance to time travel back to one year ago, when we were in the midst of converting our school bus, I would have more than a few words for my slightly younger self.  There’s a good chance we would end up arguing, but I would…

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Converting from 30 amps to 50 amps

After roughly nine months of fulltime living with 30 amp power we decided to upgrade our school bus conversion from 30 amps to 50 amps. Maybe our experience will help someone out there with this same decision.

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Insurance, Tag, and Title / Video

Read our earlier post about all of the legal nitty gritty here. Or watch it. Multiple formats! Yay!

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