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Old 02-28-2018, 01:50 AM   #1
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Prison Bus?

Has anyone here ever converted a prison bus. The guy we bought our short bus from was selling it because he bought and was converting a prison bus instead. He said it was a really good way to go because it already had the plumbing stuff done and had an on board bathroom already in place. Anyone ever done a conversion like that. Is that something that is worth looking at doing?
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:52 AM   #2
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Has anyone here ever converted a prison bus. The guy we bought our short bus from was selling it because he bought and was converting a prison bus instead. He said it was a really good way to go because it already had the plumbing stuff done and had an on board bathroom already in place. Anyone ever done a conversion like that. Is that something that is worth looking at doing?
The windows are weird shaped and don't open. I saw one in a parking lot once.

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Old 02-28-2018, 02:24 AM   #3
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The windows are weird shaped and don't open. I saw one in a parking lot once.
Were you able to see the inside of it? Was the bathroom any good on it?
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:52 AM   #4
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They're like Greyhound bathrooms, only with less privacy from the couple I've seen at auction. Stainless steel bowls in a corner. But on the plus side, those buses are usually very well maintained and are easy to "gut".
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:10 AM   #5
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Has anyone here ever converted a prison bus. The guy we bought our short bus from was selling it because he bought and was converting a prison bus instead. He said it was a really good way to go because it already had the plumbing stuff done and had an on board bathroom already in place. Anyone ever done a conversion like that. Is that something that is worth looking at doing?
There's one on YT...the "bathroom" is a stainless steel thingy similar to a porta-can...some wire partitions...all depends on your level of creativity...saw one NW Bus Sales that a rear door with steps... I've ridden in a few in TX...so, yeah, I think a bus is a bus until it's a skoolie...if the price is right and the drivetrain has usable life then go for it...

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:04 AM   #6
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Search for "bondage" on this site and you will find a prison bus conversion.

The bathroom is unlikely to be something that you would want to keep.

Good luck!
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Search for "bondage" on this site and you will find a prison bus conversion.

The bathroom is unlikely to be something that you would want to keep.

Good luck!
Bondage?

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Old 02-28-2018, 10:14 AM   #8
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http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f6/im-...bus-16511.html
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Thx...same guy I was referring too...

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Were you able to see the inside of it? Was the bathroom any good on it?
No, because there were prisoners in it!

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Super helpful info! Thank you all! That one thread has a ton of info on it.
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We just watched a YouTube video on a couple who built a prison bus. Pretty interesting build.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes...qEOECUe_3Qwx2A
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