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Old 08-21-2015, 11:55 PM   #1
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Hello from Minnesota!

Hi everyone! I am currently a bus driver and waiting for my boss to sell me a bus. My fiancé and I will be newbies to bus conversions so anyone that is willing to give us advice would be wonderful.
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Old 08-22-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Howdy! We're living in in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. What sort of unit are you hoping to purchase?

We bought ours from Florida, and then moved it out here to MN. We were shocked at the sheer number of school buses in this area. It's unreal how many private operators there seem to be, and how many delicious equipment combinations I've seen driving around. Very different from Maine, where we both came from.
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:08 PM   #3
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Hello from MN as well! we are just south of the cities a bit. The bus we bought was from a private operator and was in excellent condition, nothing wrong with it except some rust.
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Old 08-23-2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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The company I work for has locations all over the southwestern part of the state and near/in the cities. I can't remember what type of bus exactly only that it is a manual. Due to school starting soon they are very preoccupied with that for the moment. We should be getting it later this year and I would love to pick your brains for information when the time comes. I know the first thing we would like to do is insulate it and get a corn or pellet stove inside due to the cold winters here
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Old 10-10-2016, 12:31 PM   #5
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So are any of you guys from minnesota living in your busses yet. I live in southern mn but would love to live in my bus by fall of 2017. Where in mn can one park thier bus without getting harrased by the law or getting kicked out of a campground for the winter.
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Hi Blueman,

I posted a ad on Craigslist wanted section for "Skoolie parking"
and received a few responses from people with space for bus.

Good luck!
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:47 PM   #7
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Welcome to the madness. This Skoolie thing is addictive, hope you get a bus soon to fuel your passion.
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Old 10-10-2016, 09:59 PM   #8
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Hi Blueman,

I posted a ad on Craigslist wanted section for "Skoolie parking"
and received a few responses from people with space for bus.

Good luck!
Are they gonna let you park it for free? And will they let you snag up on electric and water (paid or free)?

Maybe I need to post an ad like that, can you link yours so I can get an idea of how to word it?
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Old 10-10-2016, 11:18 PM   #9
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Here is the ad, actually i just remebered that the Nightwatchman thing worked well too; there are a lot of people and construction sites that need someone to watch their property and basically just be there in case people come around looking to steal stuff. They often offer free parking in trade for our presence there. Something to consider.

Skoolie parking

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Thanks, that will help.... I hadn't thought about the night watchman thing, I'm a night owl anyway so that might be a selling point. I just wonder if they would be ok with me converting while on site...
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