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Old 05-16-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I'm brand new to this but just in the early stage of looking to buy a bus. Quite unsure about what would be the best size etc to go for any advise would be of great help. Some information on us below.

We are a couple in our 20's we are both designers so keen to make a masterpiece. Our goal is to travel around Canada and America.
We would like to have a slightly bigger bus than small. Any makes you would recommend? Budget to look for? or a good place to start?

As we would be travelling over from New Zealand we would also be looking for a place to build this all from. Possibly a mentor who has done this before.

Thank you!!!
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:19 AM   #2
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Hi everyone,

I'm brand new to this but just in the early stage of looking to buy a bus. Quite unsure about what would be the best size etc to go for any advise would be of great help. Some information on us below.

We are a couple in our 20's we are both designers so keen to make a masterpiece. Our goal is to travel around Canada and America.
We would like to have a slightly bigger bus than small. Any makes you would recommend? Budget to look for? or a good place to start?

As we would be travelling over from New Zealand we would also be looking for a place to build this all from. Possibly a mentor who has done this before.

Thank you!!!
I'm at a similar stage to you two. I also have ambitious goals for my build so I'd be interested in keeping track of your progress. If I read correctly you are planning to come to North America before you purchase a bus?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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We started with a few potential floorplans to see how much room we needed at a minimum to get everything in the bus that we wanted. It really helped when's​ we started looking even though we ended up with a completely different layout.

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Old 05-20-2017, 08:16 AM   #4
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If you are thinking bigger , my personal view , is go big ! You will get used to driving a big rig and the incognito thing is out the window anyhow. 12 years in my bus and if you follow the rule " leave a place better than when you came , you will always be welcome back " always worked for me. Try and be as self sufficient as possible , low key is always better. Have a blast and come visit when your in Moab !!
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