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Old 04-17-2019, 03:52 AM   #1
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Hello all! New here! I'm Erin, my boyfriend Steven, and our chihuahua Maysie. We are looking purchase a bus and because of certain circumstances we may have to start living out of it immediately, while converting. I'm talking seats still in, ect. I'm really nervous thou my boyfriend is confident thou itll be hard itll be good. I'm thinking we can have the seats out in a day or two. We do have a small storage unit to store clothes, ect while converting and somewhere to park it. Planning on going to the store to get all camping things we'll need like a burner, ect. Does anyone think this is possible? Has anyone done this? We will be in eugene oregon. Any tips from this new community is welcome! ✌💕
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:59 AM   #2
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:13 AM   #3
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Anything can be done. think of your space as an enclosed camping spot until you can get it outfitted the way you want. It is much harder to live in the same space you are renovating, but certainly can be done.

Get something that is running well, and has been maintained. Test drive with someone who knows busses, or take it to a shop you trust. Don't buy a bus without being reasonably sure that you can drive it wherever you want right away.

Fixing the interior is hard enough without having to work on the drive-train at the same time.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:14 AM   #4
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Hello fellow Oregonian. Sure. I bet it can be done. gonna have to move stuff around a lot. keep living simple and focus on the conversion first. As we approach summer, it will be easier to leave things outside while you work on the inside. Don't rush a bus purchase. make sure you get a good bus at a good price. haste may end up costing you money that you could be using towards your build.

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Yes, you *can* do it. It will take time and lots of patience and y'all have to communicate with one another well for it to go smoothly.


You may want to get some duct tape and plastic sheathing so you can isolate areas of the bus while you work on them.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:38 AM   #7
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Of course it's possible. Just remember to quadruple both the time and money you think it'll take to convert it. There's a lot of part-finished skoolies for sale because people didn't realize how slow it really is to convert.
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Hello all! New here! I'm Erin, my boyfriend Steven, and our chihuahua Maysie. We are looking purchase a bus and because of certain circumstances we may have to start living out of it immediately, while converting. I'm talking seats still in, ect. I'm really nervous thou my boyfriend is confident thou itll be hard itll be good. I'm thinking we can have the seats out in a day or two. We do have a small storage unit to store clothes, ect while converting and somewhere to park it. Planning on going to the store to get all camping things we'll need like a burner, ect. Does anyone think this is possible? Has anyone done this? We will be in eugene oregon. Any tips from this new community is welcome! ✌💕
you might want to get a big tent to live in while parts of the conversion are happening - i was a contractor for many years, and I can vouch that if you have to work around people and 'stuff' in a house, it almost quadruples the time it takes to do the job, whether it's carpentry, flooring or painting, GET THAT STUFF OUT OF YOUR WAY!
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