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Old 08-17-2015, 02:22 PM   #11
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You're in Ohio? Awesome, I'm over in Youngstown.

I'd dearly love to purchase your bus, if at all possible. What'd be your price? Although... note, I'm on SSI, so I'd have to pay you over time. Maybe you could use that to fund your bus conversion for the other bus?
saying you want it then asking price isn't a very good negotiation tactic man!
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #12
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saying you want it then asking price isn't a very good negotiation tactic man!
... I will have to learn to negotiate better.

Obviously as you noted, I'm not a very good negotiator. :P
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Old 08-17-2015, 02:53 PM   #13
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My 28 foot 97 international might be for sale, going to bid on another bus with AC, mine is titled as a motor home in Ohio
What's the story on the Wanderlodge?
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #14
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Any bus with a properly raised roof is worth $2000 more than is was before.

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A bus like anything else is only worth what someone will give for it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:46 PM   #15
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Wanderlodge needs work also, but there is no way to put a motorcycle inside it, school bus is getting bare minimum to classify it as a motor home so I can carry bikes inside, t he reason for the handicap lift
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:52 PM   #16
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A bus like anything else is only worth what someone will give for it.
True.

However, you lack the understanding on how necessary and nice a properly done roof raise is.

Everyone that walks into my bus loves the ceiling height and vaulted design. It's the first thing they comment on.

Next is the Massive Windows and the Real Door, that would not be possible without the roof raise.

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Old 08-18-2015, 08:58 PM   #17
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True.

However, you lack the understanding on how necessary and nice a properly done roof raise is.

Everyone that walks into my bus loves the ceiling height and vaulted design. It's the first thing they comment on.

Next is the Massive Windows and the Real Door, that would not be possible without the roof raise.

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Umm, Everyone that walks into my conversion loves what I have done to it too. They are amazed at how much room there is and what can be built from a bus. They love the woodwork, the floor plan, the roomy shower.
Your other comment was that a bus with a roof raise is worth $2000 more than one without. Myself and others I know would not give a dime for a vehicle where work was done that altered the original structure.
Appearance is another piece of it. Some people would pay more for a car that is original and others would pay more for a car that is custom. Some might say they love a bus that has lights and a dance pole and might even pay more for it. Some might not. My comment was that something is only worth what someone will give for it. In my town, Mecum car auctions don't get the same money for a vehicle as it does in other towns.
You gotta have a buyer, they have to have the money and want to spend it and have to want the vehicle.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:06 PM   #18
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Nat, to each his own. Lets stop the bickering. Comments like, "However, you lack the understanding on how necessary and nice a properly done roof raise is." don't have a place in a forum where everyone gets along.
I don't live under a rock; I've seen custom homes, RVs, buses, cars, bikes, etc. I've built custom vehicles and restored vehicles. Everyone here builds their own bus their way. No way is perfect or the only way.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:15 PM   #19
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It's a free market kinda thing. My wife and I don't have the resources required to do a well engineered and properly done roof raise. We talked about it for over two years, weighed the possibilities and researched what is required. Figuring out the resources we lack would make the build less-than-desirable and more of a safety hazard than a cubic foot boon, we opted out. Without the proper resources or finances required dictated our ultimate decision. We admired Mr. Bailey's raise, as well as several others. But to say everyone needs to raise a roof is to disregard the builder's limitations, for whatever reasons, and substitute a judgmental verdict. There are pros and cons to each decision. I just try to do the best I can with what I have earned, and/or been granted, or given.
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:30 PM   #20
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If I were going to live in the bus, a raised roof would be needed, but since I only plan on using it a couple of times a year as mainly a tent replacement and bike hauler, I can stoop over to walk through it, at 6 foot 6 inches, I can not even walk through my Bluebird Wanderlodge without ducking, it is 6' 3" inside, good enough for 99.9% of the people to fit in
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