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That's pretty neat. In addition, the interior is fairly tastefully decorated.

Donna
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I like the wood ceiling and wood burning stove. I like the curtains over the windows, but keeping all of the windows makes for pretty limited cabinet storage - perhaps *could* have closed some of them off: http://skewly.com/outside.php However, I might have preferred starting with a sizable box truck. I've insured some buses for bands - not too hard to place, as long as they're not too significantly modified. The market for insuring them after they've been significantly, privately converted to RVs is more limited.

Bob
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I like the wood ceiling and wood burning stove.

If this converted bus is actually an RV conversion, then that wood stove and wood ceiling is going to weigh down the mpgs greatly.

It is amazing how cheaply you can get a used RV. Don't know how practical a conversion is.

IP
wishing Bob a Happy Fooliversary!
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wishing Bob a Happy Fooliversary!

Thanks. Time has flown by for me - So many considerate people with great ideas and sound advice has made that happen.
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If this converted bus is actually an RV conversion, then that wood stove and wood ceiling is going to weigh down the mpgs greatly.

It is amazing how cheaply you can get a used RV. Don't know how practical a conversion is.



A friend bought a used RV some years ago. He said that he got 6-8 miles per gallon, depending on whether or not he was going down hill. OTR truck drivers have told me that they get around the same mileage, sometimes less, depending on what they're hauling, but probably around 6 miles per gallon of fuel, on average.

Bob
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A friend bought a used RV some years ago. He said that he got 6-8 miles per gallon, depending on whether or not he was going down hill.

My parents lived full time for 10 years in a 27' Holiday Rambler that got about 7 mpg. They also towed a compact car behind them, so when they got to their destination they had cheaper transportation. Dad tracked the mileage quite a bit, as well as their expenses. They found their full time nomadic life to be much cheaper than owning/renting a house, even with the cost of gas. Of course, they were not "If it's Tuesday it Must Be Belgium" kind of people. Instead, they would drive to an area and stay a while, getting to explore/experience it fully.

I lived in an even smaller motor home with them and my brother for a year when I was 12. I would do it again in a heart beat.

IP
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Hi Bob!

Happy MF Balloon Day to my 2nd favorite Fool.

Best,

R4M
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A friend bought a used RV some years ago. He said that he got 6-8 miles per gallon

More typical these days is 8-12 for a motorhome, 15-18 for a van.

If you aren't camping for free by boondocking on public lands and parking stealthily elsewhere, camping fees are likely a greater expense than fuel. With solar panels and good house batteries, you can boondock indefinitely and keep your lights, water pump & fans running and computers & phones charged. You can do the same with a generator, but the generator costs more than the solar panels, uses expensive fuel, and is a heckuva lot noisier!
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If you aren't camping for free by boondocking on public lands and parking stealthily elsewhere, camping fees are likely a greater expense than fuel.

My parents had one of those golden something passes to national parks for seniors, which saved them significant dollars. We also "free camped" quite a bit the year the four of us gypsied Europe in our 17' Open Road. Only got kicked out twice: once from the parking lots at the Casinos in Monaco, and another time by the road side in what was at that time Yugoslavia. Actually had guns waved at us that time, with the police shouting "leave" at us in German, accompanied by the gesticulated gun to make sure we understood no matter what the language used. It was amazing how often we crossed paths with the same people that year, other gypsies like ourselves.

IP,
grateful to get kicked out of Monaco and over to France, where the next morning we had front row seats to a hang gliding competition happening over head
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