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Old 05-26-2019, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hi guys!

New to this whole thing! Im up here in B.C., Canada. Look forward to being apart of this forum.

My family and I are currently looking at building a skoolie this year!

Can you guys point me in the direction of good resources for pricing - solar panels, appliances, all that Jazz for this sort of thing?

Much appreciated!
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:40 PM   #2
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Hi guys!

New to this whole thing! Im up here in B.C., Canada. Look forward to being apart of this forum.

My family and I are currently looking at building a skoolie this year!

Can you guys point me in the direction of good resources for pricing - solar panels, appliances, all that Jazz for this sort of thing?

Much appreciated!
welcome to the forum - where in BC are you? - I'm in the West Kootenays and looking for my first bus - I spent much of my morning checking out solar and solar power kits, and summed up the experience with, 'I need to learn a lot more about the subject before I buy anything'
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:05 PM   #3
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welcome to the forum - where in BC are you? - I'm in the West Kootenays and looking for my first bus - I spent much of my morning checking out solar and solar power kits, and summed up the experience with, 'I need to learn a lot more about the subject before I buy anything'


Were down in the Fraser valley. My goal this week is to go talk to ICBC about rules. Have you talked to them at all?
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Old 05-26-2019, 11:18 PM   #4
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Were down in the Fraser valley. My goal this week is to go talk to ICBC about rules. Have you talked to them at all?
yes, I phoned our local agent - like most things ICBC, the rules are strong, but quite straight forward - once a conversion is complete with the necessary items and it has been inspected, re-classification to a MH is not a problem - they also shared the process of getting a temporary tag to bring a bus home from out of province -best for you to give them a call and get it all from the horse's mouth as I may steer you wrong by accident
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At this point, the search box is most useful. Enter ICBC in the box and search away. There are a number of threads dealing with that subject.
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Ah....more valley folk
Welcome to the board, once you get things squared with ICBC, then you need to figure out what you want in your bus. Then begin the hunt...
This can sometimes take a away depending on the list of "MUST haves"
other times a bus will just fall into your lap (as mine did) its not a perfect rig, but its ours and we like it just fine.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:25 PM   #7
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have you guys ever bought a bus out of province and brought it into BC? how does that work with bringing it back to BC? thinking about Washington too, though I think Alberta might be easier.
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have you guys ever bought a bus out of province and brought it into BC? how does that work with bringing it back to BC? thinking about Washington too, though I think Alberta might be easier.
I haven't brought a bus from out of province, but I have brought trucks and one car, and I recently checked with our local ICBC agent - 1st get a travel permit from the province you purchased the bus in, then phone your ICBC agent, fax a copy of the permit, email a bank transfer for the temporary insurance and they fax back the temporary insurance paper
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