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Old 06-29-2018, 10:02 PM   #1
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HI, I'm looking into converting a bus and renting it out by the night. It will mostly stay parked by a good size creek that runs through my property. Occasionally it floods so I may need to move it once or twice a year. My church/school is selling their bus. It is a 1995 Ward with a GM 366 motor. Some rust on exhaust but otherwise it's good. New battery, 2 new rear tires, and new starter. They are selling it for 2K but will consider offer. Is this a good deal? I dont want to pay for things that I wont use but I am impressed by the lack of rust. I live in an area where salt is not used on the roads. In all my research I have not run across a Ward make. Thoughts? thanks in advance.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:09 AM   #2
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Others will address the merits of that particular bus.

But because it will be making money for you, you'll need to get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Some folks find that to be a barrier and you should be aware that it will be part of the package as you make your plans.

Glad you're here! Lotsa helpful folks here, and a wealth of information.
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Old 06-30-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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Rust is particularly good at hiding under flooring mats be aware. Yours may be clean though. My 2 cents
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Others will address the merits of that particular bus.

But because it will be making money for you, you'll need to get a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). Some folks find that to be a barrier and you should be aware that it will be part of the package as you make your plans.

Glad you're here! Lotsa helpful folks here, and a wealth of information.
If it's parked by the river when he rents it out and no one is driving it, no license would be needed.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:05 PM   #5
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If it's staying on your own property, it doesn't even need a license plate. But if you're renting it out as living accommodation there are likely insurance requirements around that unrelated to it being a vehicle.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure I will be visiting this forum many times. Alot of good information here!
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