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Old 05-06-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
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Smile Hello! New Member - I don't have a bus - yet

Hello! My name is Alice, I have a small business called The Kind Store. I participate as a vendor at festivals and pop-up markets. My goal was to get a retro camper and convert it to a mobile shop, then I saw someone with a bus! It would be perfect for me! After seeing many pics of conversions, I am hooked! Although, I have two problems: 1. I don't have a bus! I don't know where to look for one (sort of.) I know I will need a short one, but I don't know how to determine which one to look for, which make, model, etc. 2. I cannot do the conversion myself, my husband may help some. I am looking for someone who would be willing to take on a project like this in my area, or within a few hours drive???
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Old 05-06-2017, 09:46 PM   #2
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Hello! My name is Alice, I have a small business called The Kind Store. I participate as a vendor at festivals and pop-up markets. My goal was to get a retro camper and convert it to a mobile shop, then I saw someone with a bus! It would be perfect for me! After seeing many pics of conversions, I am hooked! Although, I have two problems: 1. I don't have a bus! I don't know where to look for one (sort of.) I know I will need a short one, but I don't know how to determine which one to look for, which make, model, etc. 2. I cannot do the conversion myself, my husband may help some. I am looking for someone who would be willing to take on a project like this in my area, or within a few hours drive???
Welcome to the community and you will have a fun time. This forum is a great resource. We bought our bus off of Craigslist. There are other auction websies I am sure another member will send you the URL>
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Old 05-06-2017, 10:31 PM   #3
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Here's a few places to look for a good bus.

Public Surplus: Browse all categories

Government Surplus Auctions at Government Liquidation

https://www.govdeals.com/

There are buses offered on this site often also.
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:22 AM   #4
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new Wiki for school bus conversions

Thanks for your answer, i have set up a wiki where we can sum up all the information about skoolie conversions. I have added your information

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Old 05-07-2017, 03:22 PM   #5
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Thank you for the warm welcome and the info! I am looking forward to participating in this forum!
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Old 05-07-2017, 05:03 PM   #7
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