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Old 04-11-2018, 08:46 PM   #1
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Skoolie projects un Québec, Canada

Hi everyone,

Newbie here with, like many of you, a skoolie conversion to RV project.

Been researching extensively this amazing site and other for ideas and valuable info on the what, when, how, where and why.

Thruout my research, came to realize that here in Québec, we are governed by the strictest transportation Laws in north America, which makes a skoolie conversion project almost impossible. A lot of info out here do not apply to us regarding safety and regulations. Very few project info on bus conversion in Québec exist and the info is sparse and hidden here and there.

I suggest this thread be the place where us, from Québec and it's Laws, meet, share info, experiences, the good and the bad. Has anyone done a complete skoolie conversion in Québec? Has anyone given up on the project? If so, why?

So please, if you live in Québec, let us know you exist in this thread and we'll try to create a little Québec community. We are very few enthousiasts out there in Québec, might as well share info and talk

Thanks and cheers! Looking forward to see who's out There.

Jean-François
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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why don't just buy an rv schoolies done right probably cost more.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:37 PM   #3
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Because actually doing the skoolie is half of the fun!!
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:32 AM   #4
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Hello J-F!

We're based in the Eastern Townships and have a GMC shortbus from Girardin. The rules in Quebec are indeed very strict. We've registered our bus as a heavy personal-use vehicle (no annual inspection because it's under 3500kg). We were looking at a taller bus with a double rear-axle until we realized we'd have to do annual inspections.

We've got a bed in ours and use if for boondocking-style roadtrips with our three kids. We went up the North Shore last year and had a blast.

what our bus looked like for its first season. We're now moving to diner-style seating and a little kitchen area.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:57 AM   #5
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Hey, thanks for your post. Good looking skoolie. W 3 kids, what did you do for seating? Kept a few original seats w/o seat belts? How did you solve that problem?

Cheers!

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Old 04-16-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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We kept 2 rows of seats (four benches in total). We bought factory seatbelts from Girardin. Converting a bus to sleep and drive five is a bit different than sleeping and driving 2!
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