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Cat Carroll

Cat is originally from Seattle, WA but has traveled around the US and Canada full-time in a self-converted school bus with her boyfriend Aaron since April of 2018. She enjoys rock climbing, paddleboarding, hiking, and generally being outdoors! You can follow her adventures on Instagram at @stu.the.bus.

What’s The Best Roof Coating for an RV? (7 Crowd Favorites)

Your RV’s roof is subjected to harsh weather conditions more than any other part of your RV, and as a result, it can wear out faster than the rest of your rig. However, there are many different RV roof coating products that can help extend the life of your roof by preventing leaks, UV damage, …

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Cheap School Bus Conversion (4 Buslifers Share Money Saving Tips)

Are you looking for a cheap school bus conversion or ways to save big bucks on your current skoolie build? While converting a school bus is generally much cheaper than converting a van or purchasing a manufactured RV, the costs can still add up. You can certainly spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a …

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Are Winnebago Travel Trailers Good? (4 Common Issues)

Unfortunately, it’s rather well-known that some modern RVs and travel trailers are constructed with substandard materials and techniques in order to save time, money, and weight. But, some travel trailer brands have better reputations for quality than others, and in some cases paying the premium prices of name brands can indeed purchase better quality. In …

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How Much Solar Does a Skoolie Need? (5 Buslifers Share Specs)

Building a skoolie solar system is often the most intimidating part of the entire conversion process since it’s complex, requires some specialized knowledge (and math, oof), and is potentially dangerous if you make a mistake. One of the most important aspects of the process is figuring out how many solar panels and batteries to install.  …

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How Big Are Skoolie Bathrooms? (7 Buslifers Share Specs)

Most skoolies have only between about 100 and 200 square feet of total interior space, so it can be difficult to decide how much room to set aside for your skoolie bathroom. While there’s no right or wrong answer to how big a skoolie bathroom should be, I have rounded up some information and insights …

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Best Class A RV for Winter Living? (7 Crowd Favorites)

Traveling and living in your Class A RV during the winter has never been more comfortable, thanks to the development of efficient and highly effective heating methods. In this article, we’ll look at 7 crowd favorites for toasty-warm winter RVing. Plus, look at the different heating systems available and answer a few FAQs. 7 best …

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How Many MPG Does a Skoolie Get? (Bus Life FAQs)

A Skoolie generally won’t have the greatest fuel mileage in the world, but then again, neither do similarly sized manufactured RVs. It’s kind of to be expected when you drive a vehicle that is about as aerodynamic as a loaf of bread. However, as we always tell people, a skoolie’s fuel economy is not great …

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What To Know Before Building a Skoolie? (4 Full-Timers Share All)

Converting a school bus into a tiny home on wheels is, without a doubt, a huge job. It requires you to wear many hats: demolition crew, engineer, construction worker, interior designer, plumber, electrician, painter, problem solver – the list goes on. Fortunately, there are many resources available now to help you through the process. In …

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