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Old 10-20-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Re: looking for consultants

You must have access to the internet, even in your truck, don't you? And I know from traveling that there can be times your mind can wander. This group is all about the free exchange of information. Post up some of your ideas, questions, requirements, whatever, and collectively as a group we will give you as much feedback as we can. We all have different levels of experience and different areas of expertise. The only compensation required is that you contribute some pictures and knowledge from your experiences to the next person.
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Old 11-01-2008, 03:15 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard, Jason!

I get the feeling you have not yet read much on this forum. Once you do, you will be amazed at how much information is already here. Then, when you have a rough idea about some aspects of this, then you will know what questions to ask.

In other words, you don't need to pay for anybody to come to your house. You have dozens of consultants right here -- and all their advice going back several years!

For living in a bus, you will probably want the largest bus available, and that is 40 feet. And I recommend you buy one with the engine in the rear -- they are just more convenient to deal with in every way.

And you will find several other long haul truck drivers here -- including me.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #3
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Elliot -

Just to play "Devil's Advocate" here, if "pushers" are so much more convenient and easier to deal with, why aren't you driving one? Oh wait, I guess you would have had to go up another foot or two to be able to fit Ol' Henry over top of the hump.

...Just razzin' ya a little bit!!

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Old 11-27-2008, 12:05 AM   #4
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I'm sorry, where are my manners? Welcome to the forum Jason
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:50 AM   #5
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Yep, the only reason I bought a front engine flat-nose was for the "garage" in the back. If you remember, or hunt on this forum, you will see that I even considered buying a pusher and creating a "side-loading" "garage" in the center section of it!

Since you are referring to Henry Ford Goes Surfing as "Henry"... it sounds like you have paid attention to my KSR activities. Let me know if you are interested in getting involved in the sport. It's simply the funnest hobby/sport/art-form/behavioral-disorder on the planet, and the people I have met thru it are the finest folks on Earth.

Well... I'm sure youse guys are all right too. :P
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:48 PM   #6
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Kinda sounds like you might be too busy to do the work yourself. If this is the case, the most practical thing to do would be to find one that's already converted.

Good luck.
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:18 PM   #7
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Converting a bus takes a lot of time
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:34 AM   #8
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I don't live near nj. i'm a day's drive from there, about an hour north of detroit.

i've built 4 buses now. I can't meet and chat about building buses on a regular basis, but if you'd like me to build you one to your specifications, i'd be more than happy to. There is a lot of work and a lot of money that goes into a conversion, but it sure is fun!

i only work 9 days per month at my "real" job, so that leaves me a lot of time for projects on the side.
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And I might add that lapeer20m has done & sold more skoolie conversions at profit than anyone in history. No sh*t!

You can usaully calculate that the most your bus is ever going to be worth is what you paid for it the day you bought it. Bus-bro's rule, though ther are exceptions (ie: lapeer).
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I''l back that up. Lapeer has much insight to learn from.
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