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Old 03-26-2016, 10:21 AM   #11
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I've not been able to get over the thousand dollar price tags on the composting toilets. They're just plastic bins. Fancy, but nothing one can't improvise for twenty bucks or so.
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:29 AM   #12
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Hello everyone. I just bought a shuttle bus. Maybe not a schoolbus, but I am tall and can't stand a lack of headroom. Working on getting it titled as an RV in Ohio. I got the insurance all lined up when I do. I love how well built a bus is, and it was super cheap. How else can I get a 2002 Class C style Diesel RV for $2700? No other way. My wife and I are going to use it for flea markets, and for driving the 127 Longest yard sale at the end of the summer. I am trying to get all the info I need to minimally convert it. Hope it goes well.
Awesome KC! What's the info on the bus (make, model, engine, length, odometer, etc)? Info, info, info.....we need info And pics!
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:38 AM   #13
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I've not been able to get over the thousand dollar price tags on the composting toilets. They're just plastic bins. Fancy, but nothing one can't improvise for twenty bucks or so.
HAHA Me either. At first I was thinking about getting one. But I just cannot justify pooping into a $1k bucket when I can poop into a $5 bucket.

Plus when possible use a public toilet and save the headache.
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:42 PM   #14
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It'll go anywhere pretty much. MUCH more maneuverable than my old 35' Ford/Thomas type C. Does really well up the sugar sand "road" thats a long uphill bounce fest... Thats just to get it on the property. For its purpose, its great.
I'll bet your shorty is REALLY great in the tight turns and backroads!
Yeah, I had a 40' conventional bus previously. This medium size bus has basically the same wheelbase as a suburban. It's quite maneuverable in tight areas, but that arse swings wide as you turn because of the short wheelbase.
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Old 03-26-2016, 06:18 PM   #15
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welcome from a fellow newbie in Columbus ohio!! I had a bus for a long while but didnt do much with it then it got destroyed.. now im getting another and going to make the most of it.!

shuttles are greast heavy dity and usually pretty qiuiet ride too!
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I'll see what I can do on the pics. Ford e450, 7.3l diesel. StarTrans Body. The bus has a ton of miles on it, but the engine and trans only have about 100,000 on them after rebuild. Engine, trans and undercarriage are super clean on it. I really can't find any fault with mechanicals on the van portion of it. The 25 mile drive home was very nice. Oh yeah, the fuel guage started to get flaky on the ride home. I'll have to eventually look into that. Does anyone know if the body is just plywood based? Can you get Startrans owners manuals or structural diagrams?
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