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Old 05-09-2018, 11:09 PM   #1
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:49 PM   #2
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17k? Really????

I don't even know what to say. If that thing sells, I'm changing careers.

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Old 05-10-2018, 12:55 AM   #3
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:06 AM   #4
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:18 AM   #5
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The worst is the that crowd-funded bus that was advertised for 70 grand!

But yeah- this is up there.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:59 AM   #6
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Burning Man. . .

Pocket change for lots of tech workers without time for much DIY.

But yes from crazy from any normal POV.

Why wouldn't you start with a lower-miles platform?

One part is inspirational to me, anyone seen a bus converted to a flatbed / tow platform?

Would it need re-registering as a truck?

Who would insure something like that?
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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The engineering on the roof raise looks pretty good from what I can see, but certainly not $17K good
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:44 AM   #8
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I dont understand doing the lift behind the 1st window. why not behind driver like most do to maximize the space?
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:53 AM   #10
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I dont understand doing the lift behind the 1st window. why not behind driver like most do to maximize the space?
Yeah, I thought that bit was odd, too. It looks like they did a really good job with it, but they did it in a weird spot.
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:00 PM   #11
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #12
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I dont understand doing the lift behind the 1st window. why not behind driver like most do to maximize the space?
I guess the builder wanted the already overloaded chassis to be extra heavy in the rear and figured it would make crosswinds even more fun too lol.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:43 PM   #13
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no freakin' way
LOL totally!!!

Maybe they paid $16,500 then spent the other $500 on the materials for that roof lift.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:44 PM   #14
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I dont understand doing the lift behind the 1st window. why not behind driver like most do to maximize the space?
unique look maybe?
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no freakin' way
If overpaid for the bus in the first place, maybe expensive repairs, counting labor at a very high hourly rate, maybe covering the equipment purchases.

Maybe, but only if a foolish DIYer with changed situation aborting his plans.

If intended as a money-making project, then I agree no way, and even sillier idea.
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Old 05-10-2018, 02:28 PM   #16
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I know things are stupid expensive in the Bay area

A regular car mechanic out there charges around the labor rate of big truck shops in the rest of the country, so it probably did cost alot more than most of us would spend, but 17k+?
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:22 PM   #17
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Makes me think I should ask 50k for mine,,
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:54 PM   #18
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I have yet to see a converted bus being listed for sale here that anyone said "Ya, that's a good deal." What do you all think your years of work are worth? If I put $20k in my bus I don't see why it wouldn't be worth $30k with my labor. RV's build labor time into their builds.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:35 PM   #19
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I have yet to see a converted bus being listed for sale here that anyone said "Ya, that's a good deal." What do you all think your years of work are worth? If I put $20k in my bus I don't see why it wouldn't be worth $30k with my labor. RV's build labor time into their builds.
It's worth what someone else will pay.

We are not selling into the used RV market, where buyers expect to be paying $500 per month, for ever.

Occasionally, a bus done right will find a buyer who is prepared to pay, but mostly you should be doing this for yourself.
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I have yet to see a converted bus being listed for sale here that anyone said "Ya, that's a good deal." What do you all think your years of work are worth? If I put $20k in my bus I don't see why it wouldn't be worth $30k with my labor. RV's build labor time into their builds.
It's like rebuilding a classic car, most of the time you spend more than the end result is worth.

And that person is not sell anything more than a fairly well done shell, not an rv
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