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Old 08-08-2015, 03:00 PM   #31
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They all come with belts as a option in the USA and Canada.

All you need to do is ask where the school bus shop gets them from. They install them into the buses that have children that won't stay in the seats. Often times kids with ADHD, down syndrome, ect.

Do they not have a Acklands Grainger in that awful province?

Or a Bus Center?

They have one here in every major city.

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Old 08-09-2015, 03:36 PM   #32
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Just wanted to add my 2 about all the stuff the province of Quebec asks of a RV. In the SAAQ thing, it also says that the RV is a permanent residence.

So if you're more going the campervan way, I don't think you actually need all that. If you think about the Westfalias, Safari condo and such, they don't have propane, shower, etc.

The seatbelts thing is a problem though... But! If you're going the campervan way instead of the full RV, I think you can buy used seats. I wrote to SAAQ today asking some question. I'll share the info as soon as I get an answer.

Also, I'd love to pool the info with you and the other person from Quebec, but I can't write pm yet (not a trusted member...), so you can contact me at raistlain14@hotmail.com if you with so!

Good luck with all that! I'll keep following your thread!

BTW, I found two 2000 Ford E350 with the 7.3L powerstroke for 1800$ in Ontario in you'd like to have a link to that!

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Old 08-09-2015, 05:36 PM   #33
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Ackland granger delivers yeah.

That might be a very good idea. Buy the bus and add optional oem belts.

Thanks!
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:40 AM   #34
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Pooling the info on hiw to do it in qc with regards to the SAAQ is a great idea.

A "legal" sub forum woyld be a good addition in general but that's not my call!!

The problem I have is imm not sure if you can plate an empty bys as a leasure vehicle. I think it's either a bus or an rv.... but I need to write to them to clarify this.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:20 PM   #35
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Pooling the info on hiw to do it in qc with regards to the SAAQ is a great idea.

A "legal" sub forum woyld be a good addition in general but that's not my call!!

The problem I have is imm not sure if you can plate an empty bys as a leasure vehicle. I think it's either a bus or an rv.... but I need to write to them to clarify this.
What does this mean in English?

As far as a legal sub-forum, maybe this is what you are looking for.

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Old 08-10-2015, 01:04 PM   #36
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Sorry if my english isnt on par with US standard. it's not my native language.

As for the typos, I have a new phone and I'm still getting used to the new keypad. Apologies.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:52 PM   #37
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Nothing wrong with your English but you are using abbreviations that are confusing.
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Old 08-10-2015, 03:53 PM   #38
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Just got answer from the SAAQ (that's Quebec's Car insurance society; the branch of the governments that regulates cars/trucks/rvs/etc.).

They told me that a minibus can be either plated as a personally owned minibus or an RV. As a minibus, you need to have a mechanical inspection every 6 months and quite expensive fees for matriculation (643,61$ CAN per year). As an RV, it's easier once it's done, but you need to have to complete list you wrote a couple of posts ago...

This is getting me depressed. I'll have a quick look to see what's the regulation in Ontario. I might be able to find a relative/friend there to get an address and work under these regulations...

But with Quebec's legislation, I can't afford to go the minibus way. Full RV conversion is way over my budget and mechanical inspection every 6 months + special driver licence + higher matriculation plate are just too much for me.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:49 PM   #39
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This is what I was afraid of. Bus or RV.

It's been fun reading and dreaming but it's lights out in the bus project...
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Old 08-12-2015, 12:31 AM   #40
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Guys,

I'm choosing between bus or step van plated as a camper and I still believe that it is possible.
Here is my math:
Bus (Ford, Chevy, Sprinter) comes with seats or I can buy the new one from maker
Step Van (Freightliner, Ford, Workhorse, GM) comes without the seats, but I will buy spare driver seats and will use them for passengers.
Price could be 300-500USD shipped. This is not the super comfortable RV-class seats, but I need to pass the conversion and get the plates. It will remove yearly inspection obligation.

Where am I wrong?

Anyway, 12-18ft long van/bus converted to RV will cost me $500-700 yearly+insurance.
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