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Old 04-20-2015, 11:46 PM   #1
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New and Looking to Purchase Soon!

Well I've been perusing these forums for a while now, and I figured with my bus purchase being less than two months away it was tone to join!
My name is Chris, but everyone calls me Bucky. I'm looking to buy a school bus to convert into a solar powered, veg-fueled home on wheels. I've always moved around and traveled a lot, and I look forward to building my own home and living abroad to see more of the world and study cooking everywhere I go.
I hope to get to know this community pretty well and look forward to a life on the road.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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I'm also new and looking to buy, but I'm in CA

Where are you purchasing from? Any tips for a fellow noob?
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:05 AM   #3
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Welcome, and unless you have a steady source of oil, you may want to rethink that part of conversion

It is very hard to get a lot of oil nowadays, due to places having contracts for old oil and these pay for used oil
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Old 04-27-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
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I'm also new and looking to buy, but I'm in CA

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What part of Cali??
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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What part of Cali??
I live in the mountains of central ca.
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:25 PM   #6
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I'm located in Vacaville
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:20 AM   #7
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not too far.....

I work in Mariposa. Need a 40 footer to accommodate my needs but am having a hard time finding one that's reasonable price wise. Where did you find yours at?
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:07 PM   #8
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I work in Mariposa. Need a 40 footer to accommodate my needs but am having a hard time finding one that's reasonable price wise. Where did you find yours at?
Well I was bidding on a 67 Gillig on eBay, missed it by $100.00 I emailed the guy & told him if the deal falls thru I'm still interested , he emailed back said the guy paid him in full but next day lost his job so the seller gave him back his money & told me there was a guy that outbid me by $50.00 but he lived in Japan & was trying to arrange shipping, next day got a email telling me it was just loaded on a lowboy and was being put on a ship to Japan, I said my loss if you hear about another gillig or a Crown let me know, 2 days later he sent me a craigslist ad for a Crown from Merced School District next day it was mine
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:38 PM   #9
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Welcome, and unless you have a steady source of oil, you may want to rethink that part of conversion

It is very hard to get a lot of oil nowadays, due to places having contracts for old oil and these pay for used oil
I work in a kitchen, my boss has already promised me oil from the fryers once I have my bus. I asked about starting to collect some the other day and he said "Don't worry about it; wait until you have the bus. I could get you a year's worth of oil in two weeks"
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:40 PM   #10
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I'm also new and looking to buy, but I'm in CA

Where are you purchasing from? Any tips for a fellow noob?
My main go to has been craigslist. I have also found a free local bus sellers, I told them to get in touch with me in June. They seem eager to please, one even started sending me the occasional email about bus conversions and stuff because I mentioned it when I reached out to them.
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