Any other converted school bus (skoolie) owners here? We just picked up our 2000 Blue Bird TC1000 medium-length (26’) skoolie - we call him Ernest - and we’re planning on doing some updates and hitting the road later in the fall. We’re fully self-sufficent, with solar power, fresh water and a composting toilet.
I know this probably isn’t the place for technical talk about conversions, but I am interested to hear about other people’s experiences with skoolie travels. We have a lot in common with conventional RV owners, but we also have a particular set of issues with acceptance and access. For example, some RV parks and private campgrounds don’t allow converted schoolbuses.
I know we can all feel protective of our favorite spots since we don’t want them to get too crowded, but does anyone have stories to tell about good (and bad) experiences they’ve had camping and boondocking in skoolies and/or converted shuttle buses?
We hope to head to the Southwest and probably stay on BLM land, and look forward to sharing our experiences.