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Old 01-28-2015, 11:29 AM   #31
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Good idea on the Toyota. I would also do a regular stick built "tiny house" attic. If I went for a vehicle it would be a American made van. Ever seen an Econoline up there? I would love that.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:37 AM   #32
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I addition to cost, I would feel awful cutting into one of those VWs. Just seems wrong.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:56 PM   #33
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I see what you guys mean about the dealers making the price go up to insane levels. I'm wataching a couple auctions right now and both buses were at great prices, but now the same damn names keep increasing the bids to stupid levels.
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Old 02-03-2015, 11:03 AM   #34
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I see what you guys mean about the dealers making the price go up to insane levels. I'm watching a couple auctions right now and both buses were at great prices, but now the same damn names keep increasing the bids to stupid levels.
Makes you wonder if they are not shills, doesn't it. I've run into that at auctions before. They drive prices up to make other buyers "spend all their monry" so that they can't buy at the end of the auction. Stupid when you consider that most auctioneers put the expensive stuff up after the short "warm up" run. I've also been at auctions that had shills in the audience. I would have to think the same things happen with online auctions. There are other sources for buses. And don't discount the "already converted" or "partially converted". While you may need to strip it back down to a shell, you could get some useful "parts". Then again, I have seen a lot of "converted and ready to go" buses that needed to be converted. A portipotti, camping cot and grill are not what I consider to be "converted". Keep your budget in mind, cash in hand and the right bus will turn up when you are ready for it. You may be surprised as to where you find it at. Keep your eyes open and don't limit yourself.
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