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Old 04-18-2018, 11:54 PM   #1
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Newbie looking to buy a school bus

Hello,

Iím looking to purchase a used mid-size 25-30í wheelchair lift school bus to convert into a RV. What engine/transmission combination would best suit me as I will be using this RV tiny home for traveling (highway, mountains, varies regions) ? Also I am interested in purchasing from a school district auction or site ie govdeals.com publicsurplus.com or onlinepros.com as I am located in Texas Any recommendations, tips?
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:24 AM   #2
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Something with an OD or lockup trans. Most guys stick to non emissions to keep it simple. I think pre 03 but dont hold me to it. I preferred to be able to view it before bidding so I knew what I was getting into. More experienced guys will chime in but thats my .02
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Old 04-19-2018, 12:35 AM   #3
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Thanks that helps. Do you happen to know any places where I can go in person here in Texas ?
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Old 04-19-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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https://www.onlinepros.com/servlet/S...?auctionId=538

These auctions have closed but I have seen TX buses on their site from time to time.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:41 AM   #5
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I think gov surplus lets you view. Usually they will say viewing available.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:26 PM   #6
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https://www.onlinepros.com/servlet/S...?auctionId=538

These auctions have closed but I have seen TX buses on their site from time to time.

Yes Thanks Iíve been checking daily.
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