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Old 11-11-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet! I'm a college student on the east coast with plans to take a year off and travel the country. Ideally I want to build the bus in six months and can dedicate at least 8 hours a day to it. That being said, I'm not the most experienced with this kind of work. My budget is $10k to have a fully converted, road-ready bus. I have no idea where to start. I'm looking for any advice and pointers that can help me get started.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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I was a student and now I'm working upwards of 65 hours of week between two jobs. My budget is also 10k, but I want to have it done within a year. Hopefully less, though, haha. I know the basics.. buy the bus in an auction or on Craigslist then gut it out, seats and all. From there, the insulation and everything. I'm not 100% sure on any of that but I'm pretty sure that's the basics on how to start. I've been eyeing some buses on Craigslist for less than 3k in South Florida.
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Old 11-12-2015, 10:02 PM   #3
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Hey...maybe the two of you might want to get together and see if you hit it off. You could work together on building a bus and traveling.
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Old 11-19-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Just a word of advice depending on what u can live with its very easy to get carried away i had a 10k budget and im about 25k now lol
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:17 AM   #5
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Am I hearing this right? You want to start/finish a bus by the end of this coming spring semester? If that's the case, good luck to you, I wouldn't want to be in your shoes, especially with that budget. Welcome to the community though.
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