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Old 10-08-2016, 10:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Canadian folks looking within Canada for mostly finished skoolie conversion

Hi all,
As the title of this post says we are looking to buy ASAP an already converted or at least partly converted (with holding tanks already in) schoolbus tiny house traveling home.

The bus should have lots of 'Shakka' Cool earthy vibe to it.
Preferably it should be a diesel dog nose Auto trans, with fresh, grey and black water holding tanks, custom bathroom and kitchen with chunky wood counter and sink and a woodstove but we will consider any variation that comes close including a compost toilet.

It should NOT have 70's style cabinetry, carpeting or velour seating, and other cheesy crap etc etc.

Please contact us if you have an awesome bus to sell OR if you have any leads on someone who does.
We offer a $500 REWARD to the person who can connect us to the bus we buy.

We are willing to purchase the right bus from ANYWHERE IN CANADA.
No US bus conversions please - they are inadmissible to Canada.

Thanks all!
Regards, David and Laura
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Old 10-08-2016, 11:51 PM   #2
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Hi all,
As the title of this post says we are looking to buy ASAP an already converted or at least partly converted (with holding tanks already in) schoolbus tiny house traveling home.

The bus should have lots of 'Shakka' Cool earthy vibe to it.
Preferably it should be a diesel dog nose Auto trans, with fresh, grey and black water holding tanks, custom bathroom and kitchen with chunky wood counter and sink and a woodstove but we will consider any variation that comes close including a compost toilet.

It should NOT have 70's style cabinetry, carpeting or velour seating, and other cheesy crap etc etc.

Please contact us if you have an awesome bus to sell OR if you have any leads on someone who does.
We offer a $500 REWARD to the person who can connect us to the bus we buy.

We are willing to purchase the right bus from ANYWHERE IN CANADA.
No US bus conversions please - they are inadmissible to Canada.

Thanks all!
Regards, David and Laura
I have one that is ready to be customizable but you will have to put all together......
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Old 10-19-2016, 12:46 AM   #3
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Hey David and Laura!

How is your search going!

I currently am building an incredible bus here in Saskatchewan. I'd put it at 70% finished. I'd be willing to produce a project bus to your liking?

What is your price range, desired layout, desired engine, etc.

I am willing to part with my bus once completed, but just know that it will be beautiful.
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98 International 72 Passenger
7.3 diesel
80,000km (runs mint)
Complete RV utilities with 50 amp hookup.

Looking forward to chatting!

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Old 10-19-2016, 02:06 AM   #4
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Just curious, why and how exactly are US conversions inadmissible to Canada? Does this mean that a US converted bus cannot enter Canada AT ALL, or just that they're not legal to import on a permanent basis?
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:03 PM   #5
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Hi Janet, It means that they cannot be imported on a permanent basis. There is no problem for a US citizen to drive a US plated bus into Canada - say for a vacation etc. But the bus may NOT stay in Canada. In other words it cannot be sold to a Canadian who intends to re-plate and insure it in Canada.
Nor can a Canadian buy the bus in the US and drive it into Canada because it is illegal for a Canadian to drive a US plated vehicle into Canada unless you are IMPORTING IT. And as I have said conversion buses are NOT permitted to be imported into Canada unfortunately!
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Old 10-19-2016, 09:24 PM   #6
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Hey guys - what you are looking for would be a really rare find. The only converted buses I've seen in AB are old gas engine skoolies that look like the 70's conversions. Not what I would want either.
Good luck - scour kijiji as I think that's your best bet up here.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:24 PM   #7
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Sorry I meant to to say Hi Alley Cat 67!
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:30 PM   #8
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Hi Slidewayz, I hear ya! Yes it is a difficult search for sure which is why we were hoping to buy a beauty in the States only to discover that our government in all its wisdom does not allow this. We may decide to design and build our own custom dream bus using a school bus as a raw canvas. In fact we have already started drawing up some concepts.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:35 PM   #9
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Hi thevanchronicles, We would be interested in more details and photos of your bus.
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Old 10-19-2016, 10:36 PM   #10
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Hi Pepito, Please send me details.
Thanks!
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