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Old 09-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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Interested in Short Bus Conversion

Hey Guys,

Total newb here. I recently became aware of the bus conversion lifestyle, and I'm very interested in doing one myself. I was thinking of an early 2000's E450 short bus with a 7.3L powerstroke. Mainly going to be used for weekend camping and mountain biking adventures in California and probably Oregon/Washington. I've been watching craigslist for the right bus to pop up. I would like to have a bed, kitchen area with a sink and fridge powered by a solar system on the roof. Also probably a pressurized water system of some sort for an outside shower. Open to anything at this point.

My main question at the moment is how I would carry passengers. Is it possible to install a passenger seat? What are the legalities around carrying passengers in the rear area of a converted bus?

Any tips are welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 09-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #2
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First off-get out of the habit of calling it a bus. At least until you get it registered + insured, Its a CAMPER or MOTORHOME.
That being said-its camper-you can put seats wherever you want.
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Welcome, sounds like a fun dream. Where are you located?
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Old 09-22-2016, 12:27 AM   #4
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Welcome dude.
That's exactly the bus I bought.
I plan on keeping 1-2 seats. Converting the rest.

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Welcome, sounds like a fun dream. Where are you located?
I'm in San Diego.
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