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Old 10-31-2016, 06:49 PM   #11
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Just convert and get out there. When you're dying in your bed years from now are you going to be more pissed at yourself for wasting a bunch of money and doing what you want or sitting on your hands and doing what is "safe" and never fulfilling your dreams... You don't need as big a safety net as you think.
You are so right!
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:55 PM   #12
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Just convert and get out there. When you're dying in your bed years from now are you going to be more pissed at yourself for wasting a bunch of money and doing what you want or sitting on your hands and doing what is "safe" and never fulfilling your dreams... You don't need as big a safety net as you think.
well said. don't be cheap lots of good buses out there that will cost you less in the long run
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Old 10-31-2016, 08:32 PM   #13
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A good place is a surplus. Ive been driving school buses for a bit now and seen that most districts take excellent care for their busses. So even seeing an old one being sold will have had all of its oil changes done, transmission in pretty good condition and body work hardly noticeable. And a small heads up, after a bus goes to the surplus auction and it doesn't sell, go directly to the garage, they normally cut the prices in half just to get them off the yard. I'm in the process of doing just that with my parish.

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Old 10-31-2016, 08:52 PM   #14
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Just convert and get out there. When you're dying in your bed years from now are you going to be more pissed at yourself for wasting a bunch of money and doing what you want or sitting on your hands and doing what is "safe" and never fulfilling your dreams... You don't need as big a safety net as you think.
Preach!
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:29 PM   #15
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SOME OF YOU DON'T HAVE BUS TRUST FUND.

If you can afford to live on your own now. Then the nomad life style can and should be less money. The amount can be argued do to places to stay and distance traveled but all in all some one very thrifty could be out there for $1500 maybe a bit less. But this shouldn't be your starting numbers but the allowance you take from your budget that your not putting into saving for Bail or towing and serious repairs.

A good girlfriend with a online job that can pay your bills is a excellent start.

I think the traveling trick is not to treat it like its vacation and try and stay in places as long as you can (free) and try and move the least distance as possible like 60 miles every week or two would be a good start. Don't worry about food or gas you'll probably drive your schoolie less than you do now going to work. your eating now so you'll be eating then.

Spend all your money on buying a low mileage bus. Don't worry about stuff breaking you can fix it while you go and you'll have more time than money if your on a budget.

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every one paint your bus another color or two. Drive slow you'll get some where soon. always BE READY TO SAY i APOLOGIZE I'LL MOVE RIGHT AWAY.

IF YOU NEED A FEW BUCK OR A PARK TO BE IN FOR WHAT EVER REASON ALWAYS MAKE SURE TO ASK THEM IF THERE LOOKING TO TRADE RENT FOR LABOR. You would be surprised how often trading a night or two for mowing a lawn happens.
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Old 11-01-2016, 10:14 AM   #16
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Anyone got any thoughts or commentary about this bus? And what a fair price might be?

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I'm listening to the general advise and definitely hear y'all.
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