Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-12-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
West coast best coast :)

Hello knowledgeable wonders of the schoolie world. Me and my boyfriend are looking to buy our first bus in Vancouver BC. What I want to know is if there are rules for parking the bus as you do the conversion, if it's possible to live in the city of Vancouver with one and the process of insurance. We hope to get our hands on a Ford e450 with the 7.3. Currently we are working in the Caribbean but will be coming home in September. The plan is to do up the bus live and work for about a year in bc then drove to South America! Please any info or advice!
Moonbeam604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2017, 03:04 PM   #2
Bus Nut
 
oricha1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 633
Chassis: GMC or Chevrolet, I hope
Engine: gasser probably
the first thing to do is to dive into old threads and learn as much as possible about each topic.
When I first started, I created a list and tried to read about each item on it. now, i just keep up with recent threads.
gl
__________________
the more i learn, the less I know what to buy . . .
oricha1984 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 12:58 PM   #3
Bus Nut
 
Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 582
Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Rated Cap: '00
__________________
Big and slow...
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 01:15 PM   #4
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Pacific North Wet
Posts: 1,065
Year: 2002
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: All American RE (A3RE)
Engine: Cummins ISC (8.3)
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by oricha1984 View Post
the first thing to do is to dive into old threads and learn as much as possible about each topic.
When I first started, I created a list and tried to read about each item on it. now, i just keep up with recent threads.
gl
Good advice.

If you are thinking of parking it in the street the news is not good: Large vehicles | City of Vancouver

If on private property then you may want to check with the local zoning office.

I think we have some other members here are in Vancouver. Maybe they will chime in?

I would also suggest that you take advantage of the sites search function as well as Google.

Good luck!
PNW_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 03:13 PM   #5
Bus Nut
 
Rusty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Midwest
Posts: 582
Year: 2003
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: TC2000
Engine: 5.9L Cummins
Rated Cap: '00
Yikes.

Quote:
-Not primarily designed to move people

-Seats 10 or more passengers
Sorta have you either way...
__________________
Big and slow...
Rusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #6
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Posts: 399
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Thomas Vista
Chassis: International 3600
Engine: Navistar T444E 7.3 Turbo Diesel
Depending on the year, that'll either be the Powerstroke or the IDI. The IDI was almost always non-turbo and is a completely different engine than the Powerstroke. Both were Navistar motors. The Powerstroke was also known as the T444E.

IDI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern..._Harvester_IDI
T444E: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navistar_T444E_engine

Both are great motors!

Can't help you on the parking thing though, I know very little about Vancouver that I didn't learn from South Park or Strange Brew.
brokedown is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
e450, friends, insurance, newbies, vancouver

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.