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Old 05-29-2017, 10:48 PM   #1
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Hiya! Newbie from NYC here.

Hello everyone. I'm here because I want to learn about converting a school bus and whether or not it is possible to live in one and travel full-time. I'm nowhere near ready to embark on my dream of nomadship, but my research has to start sometime. I will definitely have a steep learning curve about a lot of things, but I think small mini-buses are pretty cool and I'm glad a forum like this exists. Don't worry - I'm not shy about asking questions!

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Old 05-29-2017, 10:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the warm welcome

Many thanks to both of you!

I've been searching the conversion threads to see if there are any pics of completed conversions from members who are on the road as full-time nomads, but haven't found any yet. There are a lot of threads about the conversion process, but I'd like to see pictures of the end results to see what's possible. Can either of you - and anyone else - point me in the right direction? Which members are full-timers?
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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Pinterest is full of completed conversion photos. This is kind of a build site, but there are a few that full time here.

Something you should note, most of these buses are never finished. There's always something to make a bus better.
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:53 PM   #6
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Welcome!

I'm in Brooklyn ready to start my conversion process. Same here if you have any questions.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:36 PM   #7
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Pinterest is full of completed conversion photos.
Oh, gee, of course. Thanks. I hate Pinterest and never go there, so I didn't think of it. I prefer to visit the site a picture came from rather than someone's Pinterest board. I'll keep googling around.

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This is kind of a build site, but there are a few that full time here.
Yes, that this is a build-focused site seems obvious since it is the "school bus conversion network," but wouldn't a predominant purpose of all the building and converting be geared for RVing and/or F/T living? Otherwise, what else would anyone be converting buses for, other than for mobile businesses? I'm curious. I'm totally new to the idea of nomadding in a bus, and have been focused on researching other types of vehicles, so I have no idea what other uses there are for converted buses.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:53 PM   #8
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Welcome!

I'm in Brooklyn ready to start my conversion process. Same here if you have any questions.
I just checked out your thread where you say you fell in love with the first bus you saw. Good for you! Are you going to rent a garage or small warehouse somewhere in or near the city to work on it?
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Once people get their conversions completed they seem to be out of touch more frequently.

If I was boondocking I'd have no internet unless I went to a free wifi spot in town, and I don't spend much time in town.
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Once people get their conversions completed they seem to be out of touch more frequently.

If I was boondocking I'd have no internet unless I went to a free wifi spot in town, and I don't spend much time in town.
That makes sense.
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