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Old 01-31-2016, 11:23 PM   #1
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Um. So. I just bought a bus. O.o

This isn't my first posting on here; I introduced myself before. But, now, I have a bus. Which is still really weird to say and slightly daunting to think about. Where the heck do I start? I mean, obviously I have to empty the darn thing out of seats and rubber flooring, old plywood and grime, but....

Anyway. She's a 1993 Bluebird, 78 passenger pusher. Drives like a dream, well maintained and documented through her 28X,XXX miles. Heat doesn't work, though, as I found out on the hour long drive back. Anyway, yeah. I got her from a VW dealership in Salem, OR for 2750, which is 750 less than they were asking originally. So. Yeah. Just thought I'd share. ^.^
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:14 AM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase! Looking forward to pictures

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Heat doesn't work, though, as I found out on the hour long drive back. Anyway, yeah.
Check that all of the coolant valves are open. There are often some coming off of the engine and one by the driver's left foot. They look like
typical valves that you would find in household plumbing.
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Old 02-01-2016, 12:21 AM   #3
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I'll definitely check that out! Thank you for the tip. I saw the knobs, i just wasnt sure what they were used for and i didnt wanna mess anything up.

As for the pictures, i already have em, but, how do post them?
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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my re has valves on the side of the motor and it also has a booster pump. switch is marked pump-heater with all the other switches
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:35 PM   #5
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Hi SimplySophie and welcome aboard. It is a little daunting but man what an adventure. I always like the looks I get when I tell people I bought a bus. Oh and by the way, we're all a little goofy around here if you haven't noticed.
If you go to the Conversion Tutorials and How-To's section the 4th post down tells you how to post pics. You have to put them on Photobucket etc first. It will explain everything to you. Oh yeah, we LOVE pics here. Good luck in your adventure.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:28 PM   #6
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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There ya go. Pix. :3
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:25 PM   #8
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:36 PM   #9
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Haven't done anything to it yet besides get it insured, back to portland and storaged nearby (walking distance, even). Any thoughts on how much space I have to play with in this baby? I wanna start drawing up floorplans, but I haven't gotten around to measuring the inside yet.
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Old 02-01-2016, 10:48 PM   #10
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Regarding insurance, we found that it's easiest to simply tell your prospective company that YOU ARE INSURING AN RV. If it comes to it, and they notice that your make and model is a bus and not an RV: IT HAS ALREADY BEEN CONVERTED TO AN RV. IT IS NOT A BUS. And then park it and convert it ASAP

Have fun! It's daunting, and I'm certainly not done with my own conversion yet, but YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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