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Old 10-31-2017, 08:28 AM   #1
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Good morning to all ! We are the Miller's from Oxford,Ga. We are new to the site. We are a family of 6, and are interested in doing a bus conversion. We have watched over 100 wonderful videos of how families have been converting buses to beautiful living quarters. I would personally like to say thank you to all who have posted their videos, they were very informative. Being that we are seriously interested, and very excited about doing a conversion, We joined this site so that we may obtain information. We would like to ask if anyone has a suggestion on the type of bus that may be the best to fit our family.
Thank you, and have a wonderful day. We look forward to hearing from you
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:35 AM   #2
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A BIG bus. A really big bus.

Welcome guys
! --- You found the right place to start. Best bet is to read as many of the "build threads" here as possible. Tons of brilliant ideas and hacks that will suit your needs and wishes. Take your time, decide on a platform then do not jump on the first rig you see. Be very picky going in and it will reward you later.

Also...not good idea to buy a bus until you have locked down a place to store/work on it.

Done right this should make for an excellent family project the kiddos will remember (and learn from) forever.

Again...Welcome.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:50 AM   #3
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Thank you Tango, very much appreciated for the welcome and the information. We will definitely keep that information in mind.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:05 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:31 PM   #5
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Thank you Johnny
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:21 PM   #6
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I'm going to hazard a guess and say that y'all will need a BIG bus
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:47 PM   #7
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Yes Spenceronehalf, though in our research and floor plan we have designed, we really need a minimum of 35 ft useable space. With that we would still have about 8ft unused so we could actually expand some things. The wife likes the idea of a flat nose bus. She likes the look. Would you by chance know what passenger size bus that we could get that would give us 35-40 ft useable behind the cockpit?
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:56 PM   #8
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Yes Spenceronehalf, though in our research and floor plan we have designed, we really need a minimum of 35 ft useable space. With that we would still have about 8ft unused so we could actually expand some things. The wife likes the idea of a flat nose bus. She likes the look. Would you by chance know what passenger size bus that we could get that would give us 35-40 ft useable behind the cockpit?
12 to 15 windows normally covers around 34 to 40 foot overall length.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:05 PM   #9
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Thank you Steve. Was really unsure how to figure the feet without measuring.






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Old 11-01-2017, 10:49 AM   #10
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Passenger count can be confusing since these buses can be configured differently. My old 40 Blue Bird was a 72 passenger but I have also seen the same rig as a 66. Any seller should be able to provide the actual length.
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