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Old 12-16-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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I've been researching and dreaming of buying a school bus for the last 6 months so I can live full time in it. Today I finally got my self a 2000 International DT466E Auto. Pretty stoked and ready to tackle the conversion.
Worked out perfectly that the guy I purchased it from owned a storage yard and said I could keep it there to work on it
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:21 PM   #2
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Congrats on your purchase. Good to see other people get hooked on buses.

I'm curious to know why so many Canadians come to the US to buy a bus? I know you bought yours locally, but most of the time folks come down south to buy a bus. I know you guys have buses up there too.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:56 PM   #3
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:30 PM   #4
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I'm in Alberta too. Where do you live?
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:35 PM   #5
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Congrats on your purchase. Good to see other people get hooked on buses.

I'm curious to know why so many Canadians come to the US to buy a bus? I know you bought yours locally, but most of the time folks come down south to buy a bus. I know you guys have buses up there too.
My bus is from Canada. But my second one will be from the Southern USA. The busses get very rusty up here. Secondly, I think most things just cost less in the US even with the dollar exchange.
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That makes perfect sense with the harsh northern winters. Thanks for responding.

Down south is fine for buses, but Oregon and Washington buses seem to be in very solid condition too, unless you buy a bus from the coast. On those the rust and corrosion would be obvious.
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:54 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I'm in SW Calgary.
I'm wondering how you guys that are in Alberta got your insurance and who through? I want to insure it as a private bus so I can drive to and from the storage yard and my workshop at work. Not sure how to go about it..
It is currently registered as a private use bus
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Old 12-18-2017, 02:59 PM   #10
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Howdy

I am in the process of trying to find a Skoolie myself. I'm in Austin, but am based in New Orleans. I'm a full-time house and pet sitter, and as it so happens, I'll be in Alberta (for the first time) in a few months!

I have a sit in Cluny.

I'm so excited about the possibility of getting a bus.

Super excited about your new purchase.

Congratulations.

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