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Old 08-29-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Considering selling our bus.

Here's a link to some photos of my conversion that was deleted on the forum here. The reason I'm upset about getting wiped out is that I am considering selling it as we are looking to move to Europe. It would have been nice to point people to the build details and they could read what went into it. Please don't ever do that again to your loyal users. Not nice.

If we decide to sell it (decision coming soon) I'll post it here on classifieds.
P.S. It won't be cheap.

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Old 08-29-2013, 05:38 AM   #2
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Re: Considering selling our bus.

so I'm guessing RoRo to Europe isn't an option
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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so I'm guessing RoRo to Europe isn't an option
That would be great and it isn't as costly as I would have thought, but we're moving to the Mediterranean island of Malta where the roads are narrow and winding. I'm doing good to navigate the small rental car I'm driving here now. Having been a former British colony, they drive on the left. We're helping to set up a sailing operation based here.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:09 AM   #4
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Re: Considering selling our bus.

I know this sounds crazy, but buy a barge and park the bus on that.... make your bus a houseboat!!! Or you could go with Das Mel's pontoon plan... just a thought!
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:29 AM   #5
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I know this sounds crazy, but buy a barge and park the bus on that.... make your bus a houseboat!!! Or you could go with Das Mel's pontoon plan... just a thought!
That's not a bad idea, especially considering all of the work we've put into the bus, we REALLY have enjoyed living and traveling in it. If we were on a lake it might make more sense, but the Mediterranean can get quite rough, even in the harbors, if a storm comes in.

That's what has always been great about this forum, the people here are dreamers and innovators - always looking at new possibilities.

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:59 AM   #6
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Beatiful place
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:50 AM   #7
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I know this sounds crazy, but buy a barge and park the bus on that.... make your bus a houseboat!!! Or you could go with Das Mel's pontoon plan... just a thought!
That's not a bad idea, especially considering all of the work we've put into the bus, we REALLY have enjoyed living and traveling in it.

Not a bad idea? I have terrible ideas! Absolutely dreadful! Dang, if one of my ideas isn't bad then I must be slipping. Uhhhhh, quick, help me build a battery bank so I can lick a fork and poke it! How many AMPs does it take to light up a Das Mel? Are Das Mels more conductive with a full belly or an empty one? WAIT! WE NEED A CAMERA TO DOCUMENT! *Flails*



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Old 09-01-2013, 04:14 PM   #8
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Re: Considering selling our bus.

That's an awesome bus! What would you sell it for?
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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That's an awesome bus! What would you sell it for?
That would be a bit premature for two reasons.

We haven't come to a final decision on selling it yet, still considering the options.

To mention a price without listing everything that went into it would be premature. For example, it has 6 brand new tires = $3,500. Paint job done by a body shop: sanded, epoxy primer, automotive enamel with hardener = $4,000. 3000 watt Honda inverter generator with maybe 2 hours run time. 4 brand new golf cart batteries with a 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter. 2 new 13.5 roof air units with heat. 3D hi-def TV with surround sound. There's lots more but you get the idea, we did not cut any corners. I'll get the list up as soon as we make our decision.

Worth noting: there are a few cosmetic things and some system items yet to be done. Nice things we bought but haven't installed. Fully functional, though.

I'm not naively thinking that we'll get everything out of it that we put in, but I'm guessing there's someone out there who wouldn't mind paying a decent price for a well done build. That's the hope anyway. I will likely post it on classifieds here, eBay and Craigslist. An attractive offer would help us decide. Go ahead - we're listening. Send me a private message.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:47 PM   #10
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Re: Considering selling our bus.

Why did your build details get deleted? Who deleted them? When did they get deleted (cause we were just looking at your bus a few months ago, had a lot of good info).
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:11 AM   #11
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Why did your build details get deleted? Who deleted them? When did they get deleted (cause we were just looking at your bus a few months ago, had a lot of good info).
Accounts with email addresses from certain domain (*GOOGLE* (cough) were deleted because of idiots who spam from anonymously registered gmail accounts... I was one such unfortunate soul wiped out without warning.

More pics of this bus, please ;)
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:51 PM   #12
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Re: Considering selling our bus.

Why not put the bus in storage and have a friend keep an eye on her? That way she will be waiting for you if or when you come back.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:56 AM   #13
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Why not put the bus in storage and have a friend keep an eye on her? That way she will be waiting for you if or when you come back.
That's the current plan, just can't think about parting with it. So many great memories, even in the few months we traveled in it. The only reason we were considering selling was that, if we stay long, it would lose value just sitting there.

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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Why not put the bus in storage and have a friend keep an eye on her? That way she will be waiting for you if or when you come back.
That's the current plan, just can't think about parting with it. So many great memories, even in the few months we traveled in it. The only reason we were considering selling was that, if we stay long, it would lose value just sitting there.

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You might also consider putting it in an RV park or some other property with hookups and rent it out as a residence. Not sure how I'd feel about someone else living in my bus, but at least it would be generating income. Just brainstorming here...
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:04 PM   #15
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Why not put the bus in storage and have a friend keep an eye on her? That way she will be waiting for you if or when you come back.
That's the current plan, just can't think about parting with it. So many great memories, even in the few months we traveled in it. The only reason we were considering selling was that, if we stay long, it would lose value just sitting there.

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Don't get mad but here comes the voice of reason. How much value do you think you are going to lose? You wont lose much more in two years than you would if you sold today. New school buses cost upwards of $100,000 and sell for a couple of thousand when the school is done with them. You must have known that putting $4000 into a paint job would not return $4000. That same goes for tires. You can't sell a bus without tires. You built the bus exactly how you want it for enjoyment. You didn't build it to make money. I say keep it. Prepare it for long term storage. Maybe buy a set of old tires and sell off the tires while they are still fresh. Sell the generator to. Buy another one when you come back. Anything that will go bad in storage, get rid of. Anything that can be replaced at a future date, bye, bye.

Now here comes the really shitty part, sometimes I wish I would take my own advice.
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Old 03-01-2015, 03:26 PM   #16
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Nice to see what's been going on here after being off for quite a while. We'll be back in the good old USofA soon and we're seriously considering selling our bus as it we really love living in Malta and having Europe in our 'backyard'. We'll see how she's been doing in our absence and decide.
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Do they have a lot of falcons in Malta?
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Boy, if I had the funds I'd buy that beauty in a heartbeat.
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:51 AM   #19
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Do they have a lot of falcons in Malta?
Not so much, I've seen a few. But here's more than you ever wanted to know about 'Maltese Falcon':

HERE is the original reference.

HERE is the amazing yacht by that name. (I just saw it in Malta recently)

Of course, there's the Humphrey Bogart movie.

And, finally the fact that the statue from that movie sold for a crazy amount.
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Very nice, I've heard Malta is amazing.
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