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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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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Remodeling – First Came the Bathroom, Then Came the Closets

We are completely, totally, 100% insane. We have family coming to visit at the end of the month and what did we decide to do a week and a half  out? Tear almost everything out. Without finishing the bathroom first. So the bathroom is in disarray and is half tiled.…

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Winterizing Fail / Video/ Vlog Ep. 3

Guys, weather is hard. Like really hard. We’re figuring out that we will be hot when it’s hot outside and we will be cold when it’s cold outside. We are starting to get the hang of it and we do plan on implementing some changes to our winterization of the…

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