Skoolie Stories

Skoolie Passenger's Seat Installation

A school bus is filled with seats. In trying to save money, and make our Skoolie build as easy as possible, we reused a lot of them. However the “idea” of using a 25 year...

Skoolie Escape Hatch Replacement

The Skoolie escape hatch story continues. When last we left, the missing escape hatch was not fixed permanently. We had put something together that would keep most of the rain out, but it was far...

The Skoolie Hump

You want the Skoolie Hump! You Need the Skoolie Hump. This hump is what every roof-raiser wishes they had. And we got ours out of pure luck!

Skoolie Dash Repair

A 23 year old Skoolie often needs common repairs. Things like dashboard lights burn out. And repairing them is always a balance between repairing a problem and causing more damage.

Skoolies Should Have Toilets

Lately I have seen a trend of people building Skoolies and not including a bathroom. The justification for this ranges widely, but it all boils down to ignorance and selfishness. It is wrong, a bad...

Skoolie Painted with Rust-Oleum

Rust-Oleum paint is fine for painting a Skoolie. However there is a lot of differing information out there about how to go about it. Painting a Skoolie is not rocket science.

Skoolie Insurance Tips

Skoolie insurance is the hardest thing to deal with. It was the one thing we didn’t think would be a big problem. However it turned out to be a major pain in the butt.

Skoolie Counter Building Simplified

Skoolie counters are always a challenge to build. You have the room for the depth but the height can be a problem. And the biggest problem is we have never done this before. Not just...

Fixing the Flashers in a Skoolie

Not everything worked in our 1995 Thomas school bus when we got it. But enough was working correctly to get her on the road fairly quickly. There were a few things that when fixed would...