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Old 03-25-2016, 04:09 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:03 PM   #2
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Welcome KC. Nothing wrong with a shuttle bus. You'll see just about everything here.

Exactly right on the cost of a dependable vehicle to camp in. Where else? These are basically just trucks and I don't understand why they aren't valued higher when they are basically at their half life.

And you're a minimalist. A minimalist do-it-yourselfer, or a minimalist buy a composting toilet?
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:07 PM   #4
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Welcome. Ain't nothing around with a shuttle-for some (like me) it works out that its the right size for your needs.
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Sometimes an rv, especially a class c, is just too cluttered up with cabinets. The beds are also unbearable to sleep on. Usually I need a 12 pack under my belt to sleep soundly! ;) i hate all the rot in old rv's too. I have fixed up a couple of them. Buses are made to drive, and rvs are made to sit. I can do anything myself as long as I can get some info on it. My first project when I got married was to build our house. I bought a small band mill and made my own lumber for it. Projects are always fun!
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Does that mean there's a hole in your bus floor with a bucket hanging below?
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Nope, I'm no minimalist. I'd have gotten a smaller bus if I were!
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Roger that, but I'd like to see you follow me on some of these logging roads with that beasty.
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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!
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True Dat! Going to be using the bucket method.
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