Originally Posted by MckenzieFree
Sounds pretty straight forward! I am looking to buy a short bus in the next few months and trying to figure out the best place to purchase, register and insure. I am not tied to any state in particular.
Did you buy your bus in Vermont??
I bought my bus from Florida Church Bus when I was traveling in Ohio and had it delivered later to Vermont. If I had to do over again, I'm not sure what I would do. I know of a few people here that have short buses they bought from the local schools and they're all doing ok.
It might be worth while to look at states with heavy regulations as far as schoolbus upkeep, etc... and it might also be good to look at states that don't put a lot of salt on the roads to minimize rust. But then you have to keep delivery / voyage in mind too.
It's a tough decision, but with the proper research, you should come through ok. Go look at buses, but don't buy the first one you find, plan on looking at a couple before you leap in. When you do leap in, take someone along with you that knows buses, or at least trucks.