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Old 02-09-2019, 07:41 PM   #1
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Are there places willing to help getting a bus or people wanting work in exchange I am 6 months away from being a certified building technician and I'm looking to convert a bus for a permanent home I have most of the materials do to my job and everything I need for essentials I just can't afford the bus right now as my rent is to expensive no wiggle room to save no credit for a loan I've tried so if anybody has info on getting a bus free or in exchange for my expertise please let me know
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:56 PM   #2
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Are there places willing to help getting a bus or people wanting work in exchange I am 6 months away from being a certified building technician and I'm looking to convert a bus for a permanent home I have most of the materials do to my job and everything I need for essentials I just can't afford the bus right now as my rent is to expensive no wiggle room to save no credit for a loan I've tried so if anybody has info on getting a bus free or in exchange for my expertise please let me know
The only close to free buses i have found would need more money put in them to get running. Gonna be tough without a budget. Good luck. You might try and find others in your area that want to build a Skoolie that might be able to pay you for your skills.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:58 PM   #3
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I don't know if there are places willing to let you work in exchange for a bus or whatever. But I read your post and sort of can identify and so, wanted to chime in with a little encouragement maybe.

I've been also looking for a bus to convert. I've looked EVERYWHERE! ...ebay, Craiglist, asked around and even run ads in the local Trader's Post and Penny Trader. Here's the important thing. I have viewed literally dozens of YouTube videos of folks doing their own conversions. They all have similar stories and invariably they end up getting a good bus candidate for a really low price! But in every case, it took them a considerable amount of searching and it took time. They were patient.

I also have been patient. I've had my heart set on a Blue Bird All American RE (rear engine) with some basement storage. I used to be a school bus driver and this is what I drove. I knew that it was a really good bus adn I knew I would love it. But I've also tried to keep an open mind. Out of the clear blue, I found the bus I just bought this week and it blows the BlueBird away.

I bought a 1998 Prevost H3-45 with 164,000 miles on it for $6000. I realized that, if I had gotten impatient and made too early of a jump, I would never have found this bus. So please take heart and hunker down for a long search. There are deals out there and good buses all over. You just need to connect the dots so to speak.

My Prevost's name is "Miss Gloria."
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #4
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What's a 'certified building technician'?
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Old 02-13-2019, 08:52 PM   #5
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Thanks wood much appreciated and a building technician is just a fancy way of saying property maintenance pretty much jack of all trades so I do hvacc plumbing electric drywall carpentry landscaping anything that's in need of repair maintained on grounds so a bus project is literally perfect for me and the certified part means state certificate special training or schooled
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