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Old 02-04-2016, 02:10 PM   #11
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for sure, thank you bansil. i just using more like minds to generate ideas. this forum Rocks!
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:52 PM   #12
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I think there is a definite market for buying pre-build Skoolies.. but I believe there is more of a market for cheaper skoolies. As in, it costs 5k to build and you may up sell it for 7k or so. Something along those lines. Nothing too expensive or you'll scare away all the buyers.
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:14 PM   #13
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:01 PM   #14
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:35 PM   #15
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Realistically something like a high end schoolie requires a lot of hours and craftsmanship. As a result folks want theirs to be custom and made to spec. This means its more of a "pay me to do it" than a "make and sell them" area. I imagine there are retrofiters that charge an arm and a leg to make it to whatever spec they get.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #16
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how do i do it? my bad wont happen again. wasn't trying to raise money, just ideas.
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:13 PM   #17
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Does anyone have any anecdotal evidence of what a skoolie can sell for? I've also spent a lot of time thinking about what a business based around skoolies would look like (haven't we all???)

Based on the numbers I've crunched, the best potential may be in prepping the buses but not actually converting them. This allows people to get their custom build, without the hassle of finding a bus.

To get more in detail, I would set up shop in a state with loose re-titling rules so that the buses could come with an RV title. Buy buses, service all the major systems, gut the interior, put in floors, ceilings, insulation etc and perhaps do roof raises on some. Retitle it as an RV, and you've got the ideal buses for people wanting an easy way to build their own bus...
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:18 PM   #18
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Man, I would NEVER sell a bus that I had done a roof raise on without getting a signature on a heavy duty disclaimer. Like, "I agree that I'm a fool for even contemplating this."
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:23 PM   #19
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Man, I would NEVER sell a bus that I had done a roof raise on without getting a signature on a heavy duty disclaimer. Like, "I agree that I'm a fool for even contemplating this."
Well liability waivers go without saying, and the roof raise would be just one of the problems. That hypothetical business was just an idea of what may attract the most customers while avoiding time/labor that doesn't add to the profitability.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:41 PM   #20
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I already do this for a living. It didnt take an investor to get me started, just a positive winning attitude and about a decade of experience.

I also do consulting on it which is basically the best thing ever.

Everyone wants some of that tiny house money.
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