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Old 04-02-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hello everyone so glad i found this site. Ill be purchasing a bus by June to start converting immediately. My lease for my apt is up in November which i dont plan on renewing on hopes that ill have most of this completed or at least livable by then. Also plan on taking a 15k loan to fund this project. Does everyone think this is enough time and money to complete if i devote most of my time and energy into it? Also whats everyone experience with towing a vehicle?

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ENGINE - CUMMINS 8.3 OR DT466
TRANS - MD3060 OR MT643
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Old 04-02-2016, 12:46 PM   #2
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You're in the right place because people here love to help you make a decision on the right bus with the right engine, transmission and rear end. Lots of free advice coming shortly.
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:51 PM   #3
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Where are you going to park the bus? It's hard to find places in a city like Tampa where it's mostly snooty RV parks where parking spots are expensive and mostly off limits to skoolies.
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Old 04-02-2016, 06:11 PM   #4
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my apt complex has a gated lot down the road from me that ive seen people keep boat so hoping theyll let me keep the bus there. if not ill have to find a storage facility where i can park and work on it
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:43 PM   #5
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Welcome, we're in Sarasota, Florida. If you need anything don't be afraid to contact. In the middle of our build and have gone through a lot of the same process you're about to!
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Old 04-02-2016, 07:50 PM   #6
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Another Floridian too...Eustis/Umatilla. Welcome!
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:23 PM   #8
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Umatilla?? or Eustis>
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:18 PM   #9
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I don't think so, new to forum but yeah I know exactly where you are. I'm in Dona Vista. We just bought our bus this weekend.
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:49 PM   #10
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