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Old 01-13-2016, 06:36 AM   #21
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Congrats! I was watching close, but am looking at a different BB. If I am going to the other coast for a bus, I want to get all my boxes checked off. Post some pics of your progress once you get it.

As for shipping, also try out uBid. I have had success there, always cheaper than a commercial transport and just as good. Make sure they have insurance.

I am checking out storage lots in the area where the bus I want is. Might store it until after April so Ican fly out and drive her home myself!

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Old 01-13-2016, 07:08 AM   #22
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Anyone have any experience shipping a bus?
$3-$4 a mile is what I was quoted...
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:13 AM   #23
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Shipping the bus sounds horrible. I'm going to need if I can get a last minute flight.has to be picked up by the 20th. Alternative would be having it shipped to a storage yard and going to pick it up end of Jan beginning of Feb when i could either get a ride or cheaper flight. Any experience or advice or general price idea on that?
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:25 AM   #24
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congrats!!!


welcome to skoolie ownership. it just gets more expensive from here.

if you already have auto insurance, a recent bill of sale (less than 14 days) covers you for the trip home. waiting longer means you'll have to plate and insure it.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:56 AM   #25
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congrats!!!


welcome to skoolie ownership. it just gets more expensive from here.

if you already have auto insurance, a recent bill of sale (less than 14 days) covers you for the trip home. waiting longer means you'll have to plate and insure it.
Turf, that depends on your state and insurance company. Eric, I'd call your insurance company to make sure first.
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Old 01-13-2016, 07:58 AM   #26
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Shipping the bus sounds horrible. I'm going to need if I can get a last minute flight.has to be picked up by the 20th. Alternative would be having it shipped to a storage yard and going to pick it up end of Jan beginning of Feb when i could either get a ride or cheaper flight. Any experience or advice or general price idea on that?
Google storage yards in that area. Also check out RV parks. They often offer rv/boat storage. I haven't researched pricing out there before, but it varies quite a bit based on location.
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:23 AM   #27
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I'm flying out tomorrow to get the bus. Anyone know where I can locate any reading material for this type of bus? I've never powered one on or driven a bus. I've collected tips on how to drive but not the actual controls. Any help or direct me to a manual or bluebird for dummies?
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:57 AM   #28
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I'll look through my e-manuals and let you know.
edit- I have BB manuals, PM me your email and I'll send em.
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Old 01-14-2016, 12:16 PM   #29
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Congrats!! I'm new to the forum and a first time poster researching the affordability of a conversion. We also live in MI, though are staying in AZ for winter to be near my father-in-law. Traveled to AZ and staying in 25' travel trailer w/4 kids, it didn't take long for us all to figure out a travel trailer wasn't big enough, especially if we are going to do this again, which is likely. Anyway, get with me regarding where in MI your at, if we're close, and when we get back in April, I'd like to get with you on your experience. I'm pretty handy as a jack of all trades (wiring, plumbing, mechanical, etc.) and lived off grid for many years in my previous life. I'd love to give you a hand with your conversion if you wanted it or needed it, just for the experience before we jump in with both feet. Good luck on your trip and safe travels.
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Old 01-16-2016, 04:28 PM   #30
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Stupid question... I can't figure out how to turn on high beams, I've tried all the switches and turn signal. Idk I feel stupid lol. Smooth sailing so far tho
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