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Old 09-21-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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We hope to become official bus or ambulance owners in the coming months. For now, it's the fun of research before the fun and hard work begins.

My three kids and I hope to convert a short bus/microbus/ambulance into a very simple sleeping camper. Just bunk beds, belted seats and a basic kitchen (maybe outside). No bath for us.

Nationwide Insurance has already said no to insuring our future vehicle so I will search the forum for other insurers.

Looking forward to being here!
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:55 PM   #2
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I've been interested in ambulance conversions too.
For a weekend camper, it could be pretty cool. Ambulances are usually pretty well beat on by the time they're sold, though not always.
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:39 PM   #3
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The ambulance is interesting because of all the built in storage and solid contruction. But it might be tough to me to fit us all into given all the built-in. The open floor plan of a gutted bus might work better.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:41 PM   #4
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Too many people have likely died in them or suffered too much in one for me to even think about it. That and you know those things were driven HARD. Why not an old diesel box truck?
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:35 PM   #5
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I have seen some very sick 4x4 "amberlamps" ford e350's using ujoint bolt in kits for a dana 60 front, one even has pictures on the rubi

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Old 09-25-2015, 09:11 PM   #6
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When I was calling around for insurance the only company that would insure me specifically said they WOULD NOT insure a conversion done on a van chassis

Where in Cali are you? I'm in Vacaville
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I think an exorcism would be in order if I went with an ambo. School buses will just have ghosts of bullying and car sickness.
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In Fairfax. We get our share of funky buses passing through.
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In Fairfax. We get our share of funky buses passing through.
Close to Oakland?? we're about 50 miles apart
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