Our Skoolie Garage

How we built a garage into our school bus conversion

Living on the road often requires that you take with you a full compliment of tools to keep the bus going. So we decided it was time to show you how we carry all those tools in our Skoolie Garage.

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Fixing Our Broken Window from Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma came and left through our area of Florida with a lot of rain and wind, some of which ended up breaking through one of our bus windows. We decided to replace the window with a sheet metal panel which we riveted onto the bus.

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You’ve Decided to Stay- What You Need to Ride Out a Hurricane

Hurricane Checklist Image

Mike and I have been keeping a close eye on the recent developments of Hurricane Irma which is barreling towards the Caribbean and Florida. We are currently in Central Florida, near the Orlando area, making some alterations to the bus and riding out our current “broke-ness” with family. Pretty much…

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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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The Texas Expedition: South Padre Island

South Padre Island is lovely. It’s a giant pain in the ass to get to. After we left San Antonio we headed further south to South Padre Island which sits on the Gulf Coast near the Texas-Mexico border. We ended up having to make a detour into Corpus Christi to…

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Our Visit to Battleship Park on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Skoolie parked in front of the USS Alabama.

It doesn’t take much to excite the 5 year-old-boy in me, and the promise of military equipment lying about ready to be touched and prodded by these hands was a little too much to resist. When I saw the sign for Battleship Park on the the I-10 causeway driving over…

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We Ride the Galveston – Port Bolivar Ferry

We were not sure if we could, but we decided to go for it. After driving north through Galveston Island all along the sea wall, we decided to exit the island through the ferry service. We did not know at the time if it was possible for a school bus…

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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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