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Old 03-23-2016, 11:40 AM   #1
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I'm posting this thread to get information on the best way/places to find already converted buses. My husband and I are looking to buy one we can live in so would like it to have bathroom, kitchen, and water tank system already installed. We are willing to do some repairs or upgrades but nothing too major. Any information is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:21 PM   #2
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I'd say be picky. You don't want to be buying someone else's mistakes and problems. If it still has the metal interior, you can bet its a hasty conversion.
If you're near Colorado get in contact with forum member "Charles M". He knows bus conversions.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. If we were in Colorado I'd look the guy up. Taking our time to find the right one. Unfortunately we don't have the time or space to do a major conversion ourselves.
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Tell us your surrounding area and what type of body and conversion you are looking for? That might open up a few more leed's?
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Hello,
I'm posting this thread to get information on the best way/places to find already converted buses. My husband and I are looking to buy one we can live in so would like it to have bathroom, kitchen, and water tank system already installed. We are willing to do some repairs or upgrades but nothing too major. Any information is greatly appreciated!
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With the right budget & time you could do it in a few weeks.
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Old 03-26-2016, 09:52 PM   #6
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We are in Virginia but willing to travel for the right bus. Ideally we would like a blue bird all american but willing to look at other models. Would prefer fully converted but could go for a bus that just needs a few things needed to be finished. I know we could do it ourselves but with our current jobs and living situation there is no way to do it.
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:32 AM   #7
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If it still has the metal interior, you can bet its a hasty conversion.
The metal interior? I own a skoolie and I'm still learning so many basics every day. So, mine still has the metal interior. Do most people remove it? What is this called? Is there a guide to this? What are the advantages?
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The metal interior? I own a skoolie and I'm still learning so many basics every day. So, mine still has the metal interior. Do most people remove it? What is this called? Is there a guide to this? What are the advantages?
If the bus still has the aluminum panels on the sides and the original metal ceiling then that means that there is a very strong possibility that the original fiberglass batting insulation is still behind the side panels and ceiling. That insulation is notorious for harboring mold and critters and has horrible insulation properties.

If you're going to spend any length of time living in the bus then you are better off taking the side panels and ceiling off so that moldy insulation can be removed and better insulation can be installed in it's place.

Josiah is doing a great job on his bus and you can get an idea of how to take those panels down on his site: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/re...ess-11820.html
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If you're going to spend any length of time living in the bus then you are better off taking the side panels and ceiling off so that moldy insulation can be removed and better insulation can be installed in it's place. X2

Josiah is doing a great job on his bus and you can get an idea of how to take those panels down on his site: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/re...ess-11820.html
Thanks FlyboyHPD. Totally agree with you, that insulation needs to be removed and replaced.
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