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Old 09-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #21
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My bus was $4k. My bus has actual rooms with real walls. Nothing cobbled together there.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:23 PM   #22
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Wow $20k on conversion??? I think my conversion is $3k-$3k
Good to hear! I really don't want to be putting in that kind of money into my project.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:27 PM   #23
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Good to hear! I really don't want to be putting in that kind of money into my project.
I advise you to look at his posts and credibility before believe anything he rights.

His bus is the most dangerous conversion we have seen on this site in a long time. That and he is far from done.

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:35 PM   #24
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I advise you to look at his posts and credibility before believe anything he rights.

His bus is the most dangerous conversion we have seen on this site in a long time. That and he is far from done.

Nat
Thanks Nat I appreciate the advice. I'm still hoping I can stay below 10k for what I need. That being said I own a home an know just how quickly projects can add up.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:39 PM   #25
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I advise you to look at his posts and credibility before believe anything he rights.

His bus is the most dangerous conversion we have seen on this site in a long time. That and he is far from done.

Nat
I think you need to examine that chip on your shoulder.
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Old 09-09-2015, 11:42 PM   #26
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I think you need to examine that chip on your shoulder.
You need to get your act together and take a good look in the mirror.

Many new members here are willing to believe anything they read.

Please stop misleading people with false info.

This is why I bring real info backed by real credibility.

I'm not some newbie that just strolled in.

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Old 09-09-2015, 11:45 PM   #27
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You need to get your act together and take a good look in the mirror.

Many new members here are willing to believe anything they read.

Please stop misleading people with false info.

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Old 09-10-2015, 12:32 AM   #28
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I think you need to examine that chip on your shoulder.
Well he IS president of the whole galaxy! Even I know who Zephod Beeblebrox is...
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:22 AM   #29
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Well he IS president of the whole galaxy! Even I know who Zephod Beeblebrox is...
That and he clearly has had one too many Pan-Galactic Gargalblasters.

Look Zephod's choices are not what I would suggest if you wanted to live in the conversion for more than a week or two a year and has knowingly or unknowingly left safety and durability by the wayside long ago.

Nat_ster is very opinionated, fairly knowledgeable, and quick to make his opinions known. He will also not listen to people with goals and opinions different than his own (or if he does he won't say it, must be an aries).

Mr SomewhereintheUSA's bus it a top notch A+ conversion. You could easily convert a bus into a good weekender for $3-5k depending on what you want.
things that don't matter as much if it is just a camping enabler are:
Electricity: if it is just a glorified self propelled tent camper and you are using a cooler and a Coleman stove an old car battery and low voltage lighting from a yard sale is all you need. If you want to live in it for months and years it will cost $3-4k to have a safe, durable semi self sufficient power system.

Insulation: If you say to yourself I've slept on the ground in a tent in colder weather than this, I can make it 2 weeks in here. You might not need to spend a dime on insulation. However if it is you home for long durations spend $2k on spray foam you will save on heating and cooling, and generally live better.

Bathrooms: You can use the campgrounds facilities for FREE, or crap in a home depot bucket for $10. like wise you can purchase a composting toilet, or a black water tank and a flushing toilet and a custom shower surround...

Kitchens: there are many a bus that have little more than 5 gallon bucket (don't get this confused with your poo bucket) and a $20 butane stove. Or you could have an 4 burner induction cooktop and convection oven with a marble counter top and sink.

These differences are why some people will always turn their nose at a skoolie as the can be as dodgy as worn out school bus stripped of its seats and filled with random 5 gallon buckets, to a master piece made from an old crown with custom everything that cost more to build than the entire GDP of a small island nation. That said a damn fine conversion that you (and your family ) can be really proud of yeah about $30k seams right, Also just like a house you don't have to spend this all at once. You can start by crapping into a bucket and build you way into a custom marble shower.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:42 AM   #30
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I like this answer it is well thought out. All conversions are different and will cost ultimately whatever you determine they are worth committing to.

Nat, I think you could tone down the rhetoric a bit. Zaphod has asked a lot of questions that unfamiliar or new folks might ask. In those other threads they have solicited well thought out answers, including yours.
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