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Old 10-16-2019, 09:06 PM   #1
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Bus conversion companies or private builders in the Northwest?

Hello all! I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.

One of my major life goals is to do a tiny home bus conversion to live in. I am getting a Shuttle bus for the conversion.

I need to find someone who can do the full conversion work, all the carpentry, electrical, wiring, plumbing and so on. So looking for either a trusted company that does full bus conversions, or a carpenter/handyman/builder that has the skills to do a project of this scale. Looking for high-end professional quality.

I live in Seattle, but would be willing to travel somewhere close in the surrounding states to get the work done.

So please send me all your suggestions to help make my dream a reality. Thank you!
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:32 PM   #2
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I would be willing to do a build. I wanted to do a shuttle bus after I got my big bus done, but my shuttle turned out to be a crap bucket. I am in Townsend,MT
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:34 PM   #3
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Hello all! I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.

One of my major life goals is to do a tiny home bus conversion to live in. I am getting a Shuttle bus for the conversion.

I need to find someone who can do the full conversion work, all the carpentry, electrical, wiring, plumbing and so on. So looking for either a trusted company that does full bus conversions, or a carpenter/handyman/builder that has the skills to do a project of this scale. Looking for high-end professional quality.

I live in Seattle, but would be willing to travel somewhere close in the surrounding states to get the work done.

So please send me all your suggestions to help make my dream a reality. Thank you!

Paradise Coach Interiors in Coburg Oregon does seem real nice work.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:56 AM   #4
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Hello all! I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.

One of my major life goals is to do a tiny home bus conversion to live in. I am getting a Shuttle bus for the conversion.

I need to find someone who can do the full conversion work, all the carpentry, electrical, wiring, plumbing and so on. So looking for either a trusted company that does full bus conversions, or a carpenter/handyman/builder that has the skills to do a project of this scale. Looking for high-end professional quality.

I live in Seattle, but would be willing to travel somewhere close in the surrounding states to get the work done.

So please send me all your suggestions to help make my dream a reality. Thank you!
This is going to cost a large amount of money, and there's no way to be sure of what quality of build you're going to get out of this. There are lots of stories of people getting jacked by skoolie builders, and there's no worse feeling than watching somebody spending your money and not giving you what you want.

There are a lot of already-built skoolies around for sale, and they generally seem to sell for a lot less than the cost of the materials and the work that went into the build. Perhaps you'd do better to purchase one of these instead of having a custom one built for you. It would certainly be faster.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:22 AM   #5
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another angle is that I wouldnt choose a shuttle bus for a high end skoolie.. or I would be sure to really insopect and make sure you are getting a High quality and very-good-shape shuttle...



fiberglass shuttles are notorious for water intrusion and black mold between the layers of the outside and inside panels..

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