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Old 07-21-2015, 08:28 AM   #11
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^^^ Hell yeah ^^^^
Same here if a bus comes up in Florida.
I can help anyone out who needs it, as long as you don't ask me to drive to Miami.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:20 AM   #12
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Thank you for your offer M1031! I sure appreciate that!
May I add you as a friend on this board?
I might come back to you about this when i'm ready to buy.

I had 2 replies on my emails i've sent to various campings in my area.
Both can't have a camper staying around the year and the government checks in on them from time to time to keep it that way.
They advised me to check on some farmers who might let me stay on their land.
I'll keep looking.

Thanks for your offer M1031, if anyone ever want to visit Amsterdam or travel through the Netherlands or want me to sent something from Amsterdam (except the illegal stuff) make sure you let me know.

I'll be continuing me search for a good place to stay and keep you guy's posted.
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Old 07-21-2015, 10:23 AM   #13
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Thanks EastCoastCB! Thats great! Same go's for you, if I can be of any help let me know.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:10 PM   #14
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Bryce,

Sure, add me to your friends! The only time I was in Europe was a gas-and-go in Germany (45 minutes) to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Kinda like to stay State-side after being shot at by Iraqis.... I have no idea what I'd like from The Netherlands..... Cool idea though..... Maybe something for the bus..... That would have to be small since we're downsizing big-time.. Wait, that was an oxymoron.....
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:17 PM   #15
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Thanks, Bryce. I'd say send some vla, but it wouldn't mail very well...
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:29 PM   #16
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Lol, I understand M1031, better stay safe.
Funny foreigners like vla, thought it would be available in any country who has cows and milkfarms.
It sure won't taste like vla anymore after mailing, lol.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:08 AM   #17
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I just did some more research on our horrible tax system and I found a way to have a diesel for an affordable (very cheap) roadtax rate!

If I buy one from before 31 December 1987 I can register it as a truck for private use.
That way I have to pay €121,- a year.

It's a bit complicated because recently they changed the law concerning 'oldtimers'.
A car was considered to be an oldtimer (regarding the law) when it was 25 years or older and if so, you don't have to pay tax.
Now with the new law, your car has to be at least 40 years old to be considered an oldtimer.
It was changed because of the damage to the environment. (They say, lol)
But they decided to rule some out for some reason.
-Trucks for private use can still pay the oldtimertax if from 1987 or older.
-cars with gas engines can also still pay oldtimertax if from 1987.
This keeps this way till 2028, in 2028 they are 40 years old and taxfree.
After 2028 all cars and trucks have to be 40 years or older to be considered an oldtimer.
They call it a fade over rate and it is €121,- road tax per year.

Only thing I have to do is make te furniture removable so it can actually be a truck.
At least 50% of the floor has to be loading space to be considered a truck. (Who makes those laws?)
remove the coach, bed and furniture... Here is your truck mr. Government!
So it will be a bus with a diesel engine from 1987 or older.

Now I have to start all over again, bur I'm looking forwarth to it!
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:32 AM   #18
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You may want to look at some older Crowns.
If you're gonna spend the money to ship it, and it has to be older than that, may as well go with the BEST.
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Old 07-24-2015, 07:17 AM   #19
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I agree! If you want the best from the early '80's go with Crown. As a matter of fact here's a good dealer in California that has a bunch of Crowns up for sale:

Used School bus - 1989 Crown school bus for sale at Buswest Preowned, California.

He was above my budget, but may be exactly what you are looking for. Give these folks a try and see if they have what you're looking for.

He has more than just the '89 listed. The '89 is just an example.

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Old 07-24-2015, 09:04 AM   #20
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Damn... That is a nice bus!
How much do they go for? It sure looks expensive.
Not sure if I want a bus without a dognose but damn... This got me thinking.
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