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Old 06-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #11
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I always wonder why folks who want a finished unit would want someone's used school bus when factory coaches like this are a relative bargain.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:20 PM   #12
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:32 PM   #13
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Something weird is going on with this site... I can’t log in, because i’m logged in... and going through all the gmail notifications, takes me to the postings I sent to you guys!!

Just saw the beautiful coach for $149 ... way out of my budget!
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:01 PM   #14
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Something weird is going on with this site... I can’t log in, because i’m logged in... and going through all the gmail notifications, takes me to the postings I sent to you guys!!

Just saw the beautiful coach for $149 ... way out of my budget!
Both the ones I linked are less than $40k.
One is $29k. About what an un-insulated quickie skoolie job seems to sell for.
All I'm saying is if my 61 year old mother who didn't know how to even pump gas was looking to not live in a motel *tomorrow* I'd tell her to buy a nice rig already built and ready to go rather than see her rough it in someone's failed school bus build. Its personal advice to a stranger from a stranger, so take it for what it is but its my honest advice.
It takes a good long while to build a decent "skoolie". The decent ones for sale seem to go for the same price as a nice converted coach so I just don't see the point of buying a lesser product for more money.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:06 PM   #15
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The link above's asking is $43K, but not seeing a 2nd link for 29 on this thread. Is it on a different one, maybe?
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Both the ones I linked are less than $40k.
One is $29k. About what an un-insulated quickie skoolie job seems to sell for.
All I'm saying is if my 61 year old mother who didn't know how to even pump gas was looking to not live in a motel I'd tell her to buy a nice rig already built and ready to go rather than see her rough it in someone's failed school bus build. Its personal advice to a stranger from a stranger, so take it for what it is but its my honest advice.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:07 PM   #16
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The link above's asking is $43K, but not seeing a 2nd link for 29 on this thread. Is it on a different one, maybe?
Yeah on the seperate, duplicate thread.
They're just arbitrary links I pulled in like 15 seconds.
There are plenty of decent coaches for 20-30 grand out there all day.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:14 PM   #17
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Yeah on the seperate, duplicate thread.
They're just arbitrary links I pulled in like 15 seconds.
There are plenty of decent coaches for 20-30 grand out there all day.
The lady lacks confidence to do this entirely on her own.
I'll volunteer time to winnow out some of the chaff, but there are others of all y'all a helluva lot more knowledgeable than me out there could direct her towards a good thing!
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #18
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They're asking 40k for this one buts a vintage rig with a sweet drivetrain and a very nice interior-
https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/196...BUS-5004261816
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:19 PM   #19
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I can't remember who coined the term, but it works for that one!
"Bus porn"
That beauty is nearly as old as I am...
Damned sight better shape, mileage and all!
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:21 PM   #20
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Since February, I’ve been doing research and seeking a “good” bus for conversion. I have not been successful. I’m also not mechanically savvy, I don’t even know how to pump gas in a car.

I have the funds for the project, and unless, I can find a skoolie professional -expert- to consult with, someone who can make decisions and guide me, I will be forced to buy an RV.

I am a 61 year old female, the skoolie will be my home. I don’t have any family, and it will be just my cat and myself going on this journey.

During the last two months, I have gone through some very rough patches just trying to find a bus.

When I put my things in storage in February, I thought by now, the project would have been finished. But, I haven’t even started.

There are other factors of urgency which now, I’m also forced to “deal” with.

The living arrangements I made in February came to an end on Memorial Day weekend. An additional extension ends today.

With no other option, I will be going to a hotel, and unless, I can get a bus, looking for an apartment will be the next step I will be forced to make.

I’m on Long Island, and just to get into anything will be about $10k of upfront fees. I will also need to buy a car, look for employment, and start resettlement. And just to even think about that.... brings tears to my eyes.

So, this is my final approach to the final countdown.

If there’s anyone out there that can work with me, that can help with such an endeavor, someone who can help me jump over this hurdle, I will... I will forever be grateful.

Thank you for reading.

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What part of Long Island? And is there any chance you're a nurse or elder-care attendant or something like that?
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