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Old 03-15-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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hello from va.

hello all, thanks in advance. i plan on buying a full size bus in the next month or so an convert it to a rv/tiny home. i live in va. now but would like to move out west this summer. so i will be reading on what to buy and not to buy, any info or links would be great . looking forward to posting pics on my adventure. i have 3 dogs that will be making the trip with me. i also have a solar system that i plan on installing. i plan on living in it once i get out west,looking for good work and good dirt. i hope to live off grid,thanks again
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:33 PM   #2
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Welcome. Lots of kind folks around here, let us know if you have any questions.
Anywhere out west in particular?
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:45 PM   #3
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ft morgan, co. just looking at a map. i dont like cities, but id like to be able to see a ball or hockey game.i like to garden, grow what i eat.i might just hopp around and look a few years
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:15 AM   #4
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Oh, right on...
We fell in love with northern Colorado.
That's the first place out west we are gonna head. Ft Collins.
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Superdave welcome, where in VA? Near TN?
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Old 03-16-2015, 07:49 AM   #6
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sugar grove ,stones throw from mountain city. looking around charlotte for a bus, so many out there
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I've seen a lot of Va buses at the online auctions lately.
Will keep my eyes peeled for deals.
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yes there are lots of them out there, looking at areas away from the road salt, its crazy the amount of salt they dump out here. ive seen them as cheap as 2000.but it looks like 4500 is what a good bus will cost.
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yes there are lots of them out there, looking at areas away from the road salt, its crazy the amount of salt they dump out here. ive seen them as cheap as 2000.but it looks like 4500 is what a good bus will cost.
Depends.
I bought mine from GovDeals and it was 2285 out the door. Got a little surface rust up top but none on the frame or chassis. The rust on mine was from leaky horribly designed roof hatches.
I got it in Kentucky, as well as my last bus and Ky buses don't seem to have any real rust issues. They are cheap there too.
I do think great buses can be had for even less than 2k if you shop around enough. I'm really cheap, though. To some folks 4500 is nothing. I'm doing an ultra budget build.
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