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Old 09-02-2019, 03:04 AM   #1
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Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Year: 2001
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All-American flat face
Bus Buying Checklist - advice wanted

I created a bus buying checklist of things to ask the seller. As you can see I am very weak on the electrical system. Please feel free to add/subtract from this list.
I am looking for a bus I can travel and live in full time. I plan to be parked for 2-4 weeks at a time.

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CorbettO

BUS BUYING CHECK LIST

AD LISTING URL
Contact Person / phone number

PRICE

LOCATION OF BUS

MECHANICAL
BUS TYPE
GVWR
DRIVE TYPE
BRAKES TYPE
ENGINE
CYLINDERS
ENGINE CONFIGURATION
FUEL TYPE
TRANSMISSION
DRIVE
ODOMETER
REAR AXLE - SINGLE OR DUAL

BUS BATTERIES
TYPE / AGE

BUS EXTERNAL LENGTH
BUS USABLE INTERNAL LENGTH

TIRES
HOW MANY
AGE

SERVICE RECORDS

BUS TITLE
IN WHOS NAME
REGISTERED NOW
INSURED NOW
INSURANCE COMPANY

BEEN TREATED FOR RUST
INSULATION
Floor
Walls
Ceiling

12OV SYSTEM
Installed / Working/ Parts

12v SYSTEM
Installed / Working/ Parts

AUTOMATIC SWITCH between shore and batteries

SHORE HOOKUP
Installed / Working/ Parts

BOONDOCKING
Installed / Working/ Parts

HOUSE BATTERIES
How many / type / size
Installed / Working/ Parts

SOLAR
How many / type / size
Installed / Working/ Parts

SOLAR PANEL

CONVERTER

INVERTER

GENERATOR
type / size / power
Installed / Working/ Part


PROPANE
Size / location

WATER PUMP
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

KITCHEN
FRIDGE
type / size / power
Installed / Working/ Parts

COOKING
STOVE TOP
type / size / power
Installed / Working/ Parts

OVEN
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

SINK
type / size / power
Installed / Working/ Parts

TANKS
FRESH WATER
type / size / hoses
Installed / Working/ Parts

GRAY WATER
type / size / hoses
Installed / Working/ Parts

BLACK TANK
type / size / hoses
Installed / Working/ Parts



TEMPERATURE
HEAT
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts


COOLING
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts


WATER HEATER
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

TOILET
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

SHOWER
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

BATHTUB
type / size/ power
Installed / Working/ Parts

FLOORING
type / Installed / finished

WALLS
type / Installed / finished

CEILING
type / Installed / finished

WINDOWS
type / size/
Installed / Working/ Parts
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Old 09-02-2019, 11:59 AM   #2
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Your list looks like you're looking for a completed conversion. What is your budget?
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:22 PM   #3
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Year: 2001
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All-American flat face
Before I go on the road, I want a full conversion (but no black tank system). I am finding different buses have some of what I am looking for. So the checklist is very long. I do not expect to find all of what I want. But I do want to gather the information from each bus ad that I see so I can compare them.

My budget for the whole thing is $20k with lots of sweat done by me and my friends. I want to get as much infrastructure (tanks, electric, etc) as possible in the bus I buy.

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