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Old 04-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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I would would consider the possibility to find a skoolie which has started the process but not finished , because of ...whatever..

any offer's are welcome

and I will drive it down to Costa Rica , dont worry about it , just met a guy which drove his
1981 Chevrolet chevy van 30


from California to Costa Rica, he like to sell is to small for me, I like to stay long time in the Bus and I am 6.4' so even I like it but its just not doable for me and his price 8000 with USA plates is not so appealing as well.
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:32 AM   #2
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Welcome meabus

It's good that you avoided the P-30. There are partially finished conversions available relatively frequently. At your height I'd suggest finding something that has already had a roof raise. It's easily possible here.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:38 PM   #3
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Welcome meabus

It's good that you avoided the P-30. There are partially finished conversions available relatively frequently. At your height I'd suggest finding something that has already had a roof raise. It's easily possible here.
thanks for your response
I will take my time, hope finding the almost right bus, in meantime I will try to figure out about registering part
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:50 PM   #4
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It's better if you have lots of eyes looking for a suitable bus for you. People here regularly monitor the auctions and point out good or bad deals. It's completely up to you when or if you pull the trigger.

So you're apparently looking for a shorty? The P-30 was likely a gasser. Are you staying away from diesels?
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:20 AM   #5
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It's better if you have lots of eyes looking for a suitable bus for you. People here regularly monitor the auctions and point out good or bad deals. It's completely up to you when or if you pull the trigger.

So you're apparently looking for a shorty? The P-30 was likely a gasser. Are you staying away from diesels?
No way, I am looking for a Diesel,
the P-30 was only an example that these guys came down from California to CostaRica alive and well..

I am really looking for a sort Skoolie, one ready to drive away, which is not easy because I have my expectations, and the Bus has to be pretty clean..no or little rust, new or almost new tires, engine and transmission has to have Service reports, I was a Truck driver myself long ago, I know things can go wrong when not good maintained.

or one where the seats are already taken out and I can convert , which I am not sure I really like it after reading e.g. your post, like insulation etc. but when I can find one has all the things done, preferred : 1) taken seats out, 2. isolation..etc than I can see that I can get the bus done in 3-6 month.
I started this thread actually, asking if I can get a Bus registered as a none US citizen.
I still dont know, but I guess I can, just dont know how and how long it would take me..
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That's good. I thought you were wanting something like the P-30.

A diesel shorty is sometimes difficult to find in a specific location. Within several months there should be a good number of buses released from the bus barns. They don't always come with maintenance records, in fact it's kind of rare. The good part is most bus barns do maintain the buses quite well.

There have been several long buses that were partially finished for sale recently. People with shorties don't often change their minds and sell their buses.

It can be difficult going through the insulation process. I lost my internet connection through most of this last summer so was floundering a little without current information. My build is not a good comparison for you because I'm an old disabled man. That was challenging for me at this age and I had a lot of difficulties. Gotta have a hobby.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:34 AM   #7
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That's good. I thought you were wanting something like the P-30.

A diesel shorty is sometimes difficult to find in a specific location. Within several months there should be a good number of buses released from the bus barns. They don't always come with maintenance records, in fact it's kind of rare. The good part is most bus barns do maintain the buses quite well.

There have been several long buses that were partially finished for sale recently. People with shorties don't often change their minds and sell their buses.

It can be difficult going through the insulation process. I lost my internet connection through most of this last summer so was floundering a little without current information. My build is not a good comparison for you because I'm an old disabled man. That was challenging for me at this age and I had a lot of difficulties. Gotta have a hobby.
I agree with you and the hobby, if you dont do something you rust as an old BUS.
I dont look for a shorty
I look for a 38 footer or so
I like to use the bus also as my home and travel companion
I hope I can find such, I have time, but not forever I might lose interest
but if you know something I would appreciate it .
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:26 AM   #8
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There's a partially finished long bus listed on here today in one of the threads. Have you read about it. It was a pusher for $2,250 if I remember right.
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There's a partially finished long bus listed on here today in one of the threads. Have you read about it. It was a pusher for $2,250 if I remember right.

I click and it comes up your bus, is this right??

just checking, before I go looking for a bus
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No, that's a link to my build. My bus is a 26' FE.

I don't have the link right now but I'll put it here when I find it.
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